If you've been paging through various retailers' spring arrivals in the past couple weeks (and if you're a PB reader, you probably have been), then you've probably noticed at least one thing: a lot of brands are really going for it, if you know what I mean. Bright, embellished, in-your-face statement bags are popping up left and right. And why not? After all, the idea seems to be working for Gucci so far.
Although Gucci is likely not responsible in total for so many brands deciding to take their creative impulses to their logical extremes, the brand's signature mix of piled-on prints, studs, jewels, embroidery and other embellishments have been hugely successful with consumers. Those shoppers are looking for bags that feel suited to their personalities without necessarily being personalized with their initials or some other customization, and this spring, they'll have more options than ever. Check out over two dozen of the best below and let us know whether this trend appeals to you or you'd rather stick with something more traditional.