Now that Milan Fashion Week has wrapped up, it’s official: It’s no surprise that the best bags on the Italian runways belong to Fendi, from the incomparable Karl Lagerfeld.
Love! This is an Alexander Wang bag I can get behind wholeheartedly: sophisticated, cool, functional, and gimmick-free. A gorgeous toned-down tote to carry every day? I’m all in.
Bally, is that you? I hardly recognized you! But Bally it is; the brand’s just upped their game. The clean lines and exquisite craftsmanship, hallmarks of their bags, remain firmly in tact, but everything else is new, different, and unfamiliar territory for the Swiss brand whose longstanding heritage dates all the way back to 1851.
This Fashion Month, we’ve watched street style stars attract camera lenses with everything from McDonald’s-inspired bags to little Karlitos. You rarely find minimalism outside of Lincoln Center, but at the end of the day, that’s what we really want and that’s what designers Byron and Dexter Peart offer with their latest collection…
I’m having a monogram moment. This is no doubt due to Petite Malle mania, but even more so because of Louis Vuitton’s latest collaborations. In honor of its 160th birthday, the house is celebrating the iconic LVs with the help of six art and design legends.
The search for the perfect day-to-night tote is about as easy as the search for Prince Charming. It takes years! I waded through quite the sea of frogs (or shapeless black totes, if you will) before stumbling upon Ann Taylor’s Signature tote. They sent me a sample to play with, and I almost didn’t mail it back!
Be honest – do you find this bag repulsive, intriguing, or gorgeous? Or maybe all three? No matter how you feel about it, something that automatically forces so many emotional states has its merits. You have to give it that.