The Find: Metallic Handbags

Metallic handbags have made yet another appearance this season. On the spring ’09 runways everyone from Prada to Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga garnished their models in shimmery head to toe gold, silver or bronze metallics. Handbags are a clever way to embrace metallics, but keep in mind “less is more”. Just a hint of shimmer is all you need. The metallic handbag runs the gamut of styles: clutches, hobos, satchels and totes. Shown here are the Versace Large Metallic Hobo Bag, Jimmy Choo “Keeya” metallic tote, Corto Moltedo box clutch with tassle and a Zagliani Python Puffy Satchel.

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  • Alyson

    Looks like my Anya Hindmarch gold hobo from last summer is going to be in style again this year!

  • Shawna

    I was just out shopping today and almost every woman I saw had on metallic sandals, but no metallic purses. I know it’s a bit matchy-matchy, but it’s a nice touch. I don’t currently own any metallic handbags (wait, I do have a Dylan clutch by Linea Pelle in silver), but I’m not opposed to looking at one – if the right one were to come along (Miu Miu makes some nice ones…..)

  • Muneeba

    AH ! that clutch is too cute, i want it!!! now!! lol

  • Debbie

    You hit the nail on the head…less is more when it comes to metallics. I also often like metallic color better than silver and gold metallic. I would like to find a nice metallic clutch for spring/summer…I was never much of a clutch girl until the great Goldenbleu blow-out!

  • stella

    Hmm, I like that bag on the top left. It’s PURDY! :D

  • Diana

    i do’nt know why buy i find metallic accessories especially bags and shoes a HUGE HIT!!! love them. but if it ain’t leather it does look awfully cheap! i’m all hailing the metallic again!!!

  • Sarahsaurus

    That Zagliani is to die for! What a perfect shape!

  • Kelly

    I love metallic handbags. Day or night they add glamour and fun to every outfit and because they are neutrals they work well with everything.

  • hazel

    I find that I have trouble pulling off metallic with out looking cheap. More power to you people who look good with it!

  • chirpy_gal

    I think metallics are a bit too loud .

  • dierregi

    Love metallics, as long as it’s subtle and does not look like a gold (or silver) foil.

  • Ji

    I’m not feeling gold right now..but yea metallics are great

  • janis

    Love metallics…so glad it is still going strong! Love that J Choo keeya!

  • goldie21

    love metallic bags, i can’t wait to carry my MK gold bag this spring and am glad this trend is back once again!

  • Olga

    I like metallics in my accessories.. I have a D&G metallic explosion pouchette and it is AMAZING. I highly recommend it. It doesnt feel like a hard hit, since it was only about $500-$600 range and it’s something that I can wear alone on a night out as a clutch, as a handbag with the attachment on a quick run to the store, or as a wallet tucked inside my purse.=)

  • Olga

    P.S. The Zagliani satchel is TDF!

  • Cats

    Metallics are not for me.

  • Carolyn

    I love metallics. Since i only wear white gold and platinum, i look silly caring gold. I do like them for night but they might be much for the day

  • karolynka

    well it depends..because the balenciaga metallic bowlers seem so knock-offs..don’t you think?! i have a pair of paciotti metallic wedges, i adore them! and you are right, just add a lil’ bit of sparkle..if you don’t want to look as a chandelier…lol

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  • Merve

    I love metallics but a gold python will make me feel like i belong with the cast of Dynasty.

  • Goldie9899

    I love the idea of metallic handbags for night or special events, but not really sure about wearing them during the day??? I guess if the metallic sheen and color were just right it coul work.

  • QueenMAB

    I think a good metallic purse is a cornerstone a a good wardrobe. It’s become like the little black dress or a classic strand of pearls. I’ll never be without one – it’s a neutral and FABULOUS.

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  • Julia

    At first I thought metallic was too out-there but I’m glad it’s in! Less will always be more especially for the metallics. But sadly when metallics are out of style eventually, you have to put it away because it’s so obvious!! :( I’m gonna enjoy it while it lasts.

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