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Trend Report: For Spring 2016, These Aren’t Your Typical Denim Handbags and Shoes

Whatever previous notions you have of denim accessories, be prepared for Spring 2016 to do away with them once and for all. Denim is back in full force in the accessories realm, and these handbags and shoes aren’t like the frayed, patchwork versions that came before. And that’s great, because the look is shaping up to be a warm-weather staple.

Denim handbags and shoes may sound too casual and sloppy, but this season’s crop looks surprisingly sophisticated. Embellished denim bags can be true works of art, as you’ll notice on Valentino‘s and Stella McCartney‘s versions, and even more simple implementations look surprisingly clean and tailored.

Denim footwear also works really well because of the modern ways the material is used. Instead of playing to traditional ideas of how the fabric should be styled, designers have given it a new life in clean, well-edited pumps and sandals that treat it like a high-end textile.

Check out some of the season’s best denim accessories below and tell us what you think of this rising trend!

Fendi Peekaboo Mini Beaded Denim Satchel
$4,850 via Saks

Fendi Peekaboo Mini Beaded Denim Satchel

Gianvito Rossi Denim Pumps
$660 via NEt-a-Porter

Gianvito Rossi Denim Pumps

Valentino My Rockstud Embroidered Denim and Textured-Leather Tote
$3,445 via Net-a-Porter

Valentino My Rockstud Embroidered Denim and Textured-Leather Tote

Givenchy Shark Tooth Denim Peep-Toe Booties
$950 via Saks

Givenchy Shark Tooth Denim Peep-Toe Booties

Saint Laurent Monogramme Medium Denim Shoulder Bag
$1,790 via Net-a-Porter

Saint Laurent Monogramme Medium Denim Shoulder Bag

Aquazzura Christy Crystal & Denim Lace-Up Flats
$1,050 via Saks

Aquazzura Christy Crystal & Denim Lace-Up Flats

Stella McCartney Floral-Embroidered Denim Espadrille
$465 via Bergdorf Goodman

Stella McCartney Floral-Embroidered Denim Espadrille

Stella McCartney Falabella Mini Embroidered Denim Tote Bag
$1,100 via Bergdorf Goodman

Stella McCartney Falabella Mini Embroidered Denim

3.1 Phillip Lim Quinn Pointy Toe Block Heel Loafer
$550 via Nordstrom

3.1 Phillip Lim Quinn Pointy Toe Block Heel Loafer

Christian Louboutin Senora Denim 100mm Sandal
$895 via Bergdorf Goodman

Christian Louboutin Senora Denim 100mm Sandal

Saint Laurent Platform Denim Espadrille Wedge Sandal
$595 via Bergdorf Goodman

Saint Laurent Platform Denim Espadrille Wedge Sandal

Tom Ford Natalia Leather-Trimmed Denim Shoulder Bag
$2,990 via Net-a-Porter

Tom Ford Natalia Leather-Trimmed Denim Shoulder Bag

Jimmy Choo Flora Leather-Trimmed Denim Sandals
$895 via Net-a-Porter

Jimmy Choo Flora Leather-Trimmed Denim Sandals

Ralph Lauren Ricky 33 Denim Satchel
$3,500 via Saks

Ralph Lauren Ricky 33 Denim Satchel

Alexander McQueen Embroidered Skimmer Flat
$725 via Bergdorf Goodman

Alexander McQueen Embroidered Skimmer Flat

Givenchy Denim Nightingale Satchel
$2,290 via Saks

Givenchy Denim Nightingale Satchel

Manolo Blahnik BB Paint-Splatter 105mm Pump
$695 via Bergdorf Goodman

Manolo Blahnik  BB Paint-Splatter 105mm Pump

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Sandy
Sandy
8 years ago

Wow, the Nightingale and the Valentino are really great. I noticed that Chanel has a lot of denim bags coming in SS act 1 that were nice as well.

CMah
CMah
8 years ago

No thank you. I will never accept this!

Gigi
Gigi
8 years ago

Someone call Britney and K-Fed

Sparkletastic
Sparkletastic
8 years ago
Reply to  Gigi

ROFLMAO!! ????????????????

Sparky
Sparky
8 years ago

Favs are: 3,9,10,11,13
When denim is done well in accessories (like here) it looks great. Fresh and fun. Problem is longevity. Lucky if you get 18 months use out of them because the fabric yellows quickly. Also dye transfer is an issue, especially with dark denim. My first thought on the Nightingale was: do not wear with white – EVER!!

ECooper
ECooper
8 years ago

I wouldn’t invest much in this look.

Tinsley Proust
Tinsley Proust
8 years ago

I can’t get into denim in bags or shoes. It reads too Holly Hobby to me.

Violet
Violet
8 years ago

It’s enough stress as it is to worry about my denim pants rubbing off on my light leather bags.. Now it’s the opposite?! If I get these bags I have to worry about them rubbing off on my lighter clothes! Ha! Catch 22!!

Eva
Eva
8 years ago

and a hippy chick look with embroidered denim Rockstud mini-tote by Valentino?

Sparky
Sparky
8 years ago

You’d think. Especially since they don’t last.
Chanel did the FELT bags a few seasons ago and charged like $3000 for them. Crazy.

zoopath
zoopath
8 years ago

Nope!

Jacqueline Yee
Jacqueline Yee
8 years ago

I love the denim flat shoes. Good everyday comfortable shoes. However I always struggle with putting denim with denim so I end up not wearing them as much as I should.

Finem Lauda
Finem Lauda
8 years ago

Wake me up when it’s gone. Ugh.