I'll get straight to the point: I'm seriously perplexed by the concept of a puffy, padded, pillow-like handbag. Yes, many of them are sleek and chic, but they don't come cheap either. And yet, I still don't quite understand how this trend became a "trend."
Clearly I'm in the minority here, as puffy and padded bags have continued to gain popularity since they first appeared in late summer and early fall.
Maybe it's because I'm from Miami, and wearing a padded bag with the texture and look of a puffy coat may appear as a bit odd. Or, maybe I'm simply not trendy enough for this specific style. Either way, these bags overwhelm me. I just don't know how to feel when I look at one. (Does anyone else agree? Or am I alone on this? It's OK if I am! Sigh.)
What's even crazier is I never (ever) considered buying one for myself, but (and there's always a but), the more I see the Bottega Veneta Padded Cassette Crossbody Bag (and all of the magnificent colors it comes in), the more I wonder if I should consider adding it to my collection.
But then I remember I live in Miami, and something about a padded, plushy bag seems a little heavy and overwhelming for the climate down here – especially with summer only a few months away. (Time flies, people!)
Check out some of the newest pillow bags below. Would you consider adding one to your arsenal?