Everyone shops for handbags in their own way, that I am sure of. Some may see a bag from a designer they recognize on a celebrity or a stylish stranger and decide that they must have it immediately, while others may mull over a specific bag for months on end until they finally pull the trigger
My love of handbags and beauty go hand in hand. I have always loved beauty products, but I have a special place on my vanity and in my heart for perfumes. I own countless perfumes, and they are special to me for their ability to deepen memories
While it may seem that bags are getting smaller and smaller there is also a movement towards larger, more practical everyday bags. In fact Lyst’s ‘ The Year in Fashion ‘ report predicted a shift towards the large shoppers of the 2000s for 2020, which will come as a welcome change to many. It seems that brands are already starting to capitalize on this shift, releasing bags that are not only bigger in size, but cleaner and sleeker looking overall
The handbag market is dominated by huge designer brands, and many fall under the same luxury conglomerate, but in the past few years, a slew of smaller designers have made waves in the market. It’s arguable that this trend started back in 2012, with the introduction of New York based brand Mansur Gavriel . The original indie brand, Mansur Gavriel’s bucket bag burst onto the scene and became an instant hit among fashion’s most elite insiders.
It is one of the great tragedies of my life that I will never look as glamorous in cropped sweats, sneakers and a beanie as most of the women featured in this post. Just kidding, it is not even one of the top ten great tragedies of my life, but I am still envious that they can leave the house like this and somehow still look irrefutably rich and famous.
2019 could easily be dubbed the year of the comeback, with vintage inspired bags and full on revivals being the number one trend in the handbag market this year. This comes as no surprise considering as a whole fashion has looked to the past (particularly the 90s) as a source of inspiration. Trends like mom jeans, crop tops, neon and logos were all the rage this year
The women’s handbag market has seen dramatic shifts in shopping trends over the last few years.
I can’t believe it’s only been about two months since the first Louis Vuitton Multi Pochette Accessoires sighting . With the amount of press, influencer marketing, and overall popularity, it feels like this little bag has been around for years… but it hasn’t. Just let that sink in for a moment
When I buy a bag, one of the biggest factors I take into consideration before taking the plunge is versatility. I want to know that I can wear my bag in multiple scenarios and that I can carry it nearly anywhere I go
While the it bag craze didn’t really take hold until a few years later, at the turn of the century Miuccia Prada sent the first it bag of the millennium down her Spring/Summer 2000 runway show.