Studs on bags are nothing new, and neither are prints and patterns. While the combination of the two may not be brand-new, per se, there’s something about a bag that sports a deliberate arrangement of studs that feels deeply cool and refreshing right now. From diamonds to floral-inspired to tough and geometric, this is a pattern that’s not going to get dull anytime soon.
1. Alaïa Studded Leather Totes: When it comes to all-over laser-cut perforation, Alaïa is the master. Turns out he has perfectly subtle yet attention-grabbing way with studs, too. Whether they are bold on black leather ($3,535) or more ornate on burgundy ($3,495). Both available on NET-A-PORTER.
2. Alaïa Studded Leather Clutch: In case you couldn’t tell, I still want more Alaïa. I’ll be switching over to this gunmetal stud-topped clutch after a day of carrying the coordinating tote. On NET-A-PORTER for $1,670.
3. Jason Wu Jourdan Clutch: With caviar-esque studs and black calf hair, this no-nonsense clutch is for the girl about town who can’t get enough of transfixing textures. On Farfetch for $1,895.
4. Alexander McQueen Padlock Skull Studded Tote: Combining the inherent chicness of McQueen’s aesthetic with their lust for badass rock ‘n’ roll, this tote is the best of both worlds. On Matches Fashion for $1,642.