Although the immediate response to this piece is, “Cute but juvenile,” as it is with many things Charlotte Olympia, this actually works. On a big, serious bag, Charlotte’s now-trademark kitty cat mug wouldn’t feel right. But a mini bag, meant for fun times? I say why not.
There’s a reason this Alexander McQueen style is named the Legend. A tote like this is in it for the long haul. We’ve already loved in it graphic floral-printed form, as well as a more structured and shapely incarnation, but it’s this newest edition that has me staring.
Yes, it is finally time to get ready for summer! So start getting your gear in order. First up on the list is, of course, the big, beachy tote. This frugal-minded vinyl tote by Mara Hoffman is easy on the old budget, but it’s definitely not short on mega-watt personality.
Sometimes an unhesitant way with proportion play is enough to make a relatively simple crossbody bag feel extraordinary. Stella McCartney’s alarmingly oversized buckle may seem like a bit much at first, but trust me: it will grow on you. And in time, you’ll be seeing it on everyone.
Leave it to Alexander Wang to rethink and revamp the way a frame bag should look. I love the level of ingenuity and original design at play. The silver bar looks crazy-modern, while Balenciaga’s bicycle-inspired theme continues, with a polished roller chain…
This simple envelope-style bag by Marni piqued my interest when it was plain and unadorned, and now it’s been turned up to another level. With the addition of gorgeous floral python appliqués, it’s beyond and I can’t get enough.
This season, Marni is wisely offering the look of woven rattan for summer, without any of the prickly maintenance that comes with it.