Fashion's accessibility on the Internet means trends churn fast than they ever have because we get sick of looking at things more quickly than ever before, and when it comes to handbags, that means it's more important than ever for brands to find new shapes and structures to offer to their customers. Recently, it's starting to look like designers are starting to settle on a bag type they hope will follow up bucket and saddle bags: vanity cases or other, similar types of soft box bags.
As with many other things, the recent resurgence of this trend can more or less be traced to Rihanna. Last year, she carried a little MCM train case like a handbag on and off for months, and before long, that bag was selling out. On a longer timeline, Chanel has been the shape's biggest champion for years, and it's possible to find a wide variety of vanity-style Chanel bags on the resale market, if vintage finds are your thing.
Below, check out the vanity case handbag offerings from brands at a whole host of price points.