With 2015 comfortably behind us, we’re looking forward towards a fresh year, at least for the most part. As awards season quickly approaches, it’s time we take stock of the best, worst, and most memorable bags of the past year. Make your voice heard, and vote from now until Sunday, January 10th! The winners will be announced on Monday, January 11th. The fate of the brands is in your hands, perhaps literally.
So you have a true Bag Snob on your list, but you just can’t seem to track down the elusive Himalayan Birkin. Oh, and your bank account isn’t an endless pit of hundred dollar bills. Alright, then, what does she reasonably want? Bag accessories, of course. Nobody can get enough of cute pouches, dangly charms, or little coin purses to complement their most fabulous bags. The trick is to find something truly unique that will get an emotional reaction, like one of these top Snobby picks…
Pushing the envelope is a must. As a designer, you should always strive to create something unique and personality-driven. But it’s possible to push the envelope past the point of no return. And as a designer, you should also know when to stop.
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.