What's new and upcoming or what's popular right now? This section will tell you all you need to know about the latest craze and purse trends.

The Threat of a Fanny Pack Comeback Looms Large
The Threat of a Fanny Pack Comeback Looms Large
No, we're not kidding. It seems that on the streets of major cities like New York and LA, big-name influencers like the Kardashians and model sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid are all trying to breathe some new life into that oft-maligned staple of days gone by. Yes ladies and gentlemen, the fanny pack (affectionately known in the UK as the "bum bag") has once again started appearing in the sartorial expressions of many a major celebrity, and quite frankly, we're more than a little suspicious. For those of us who are old enough to remember the first iteration of the fanny pack in the 80s and early 90s, this...
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Frame Bags: New Trend on the Horizon?
Frame Bags: New Trend on the Horizon?
The fashion and accessories industries have always been obsessed with “newness”. Each season, it seems that the collections are getting rolled out earlier and earlier, shoving us towards our springtime wardrobe planning long before the subarctic temperatures of the cold season have begun to let up. To that end, designers are always keen to be the purveyors of The Next Big Thing: the next Speedy Bag, Chanel Flap, or some such accessories icon that will not only entice the masses, but perhaps endure for decades. Design house, Celine, has long been one of the arbiters of all that is cool in fashion. Their minimalistic yet forward-looking architectural designs speak...
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The Bamboo is Back: Gucci's Bamboo Handle Bags are Still Going Strong
The Bamboo is Back: Gucci's Bamboo Handle Bags are Still Going Strong
Gucci has been bringing us their bamboo top handle bags for multiple seasons now. While you would expect that something that might be considered a specialty bag with a warm weather appeal would have a finite life span, the bamboo top handle bags that Gucci are putting-out have exceeded everyone's expectations and are still going strong. While this might seem a bit counter-intuitive, a closer look at their current offerings reveals that when it comes to the Gucci Bamboo handle bags, there is truly something for everyone. Below are two of our favorites. For the Minimalist The Nymphaea Leather Top Handle - $2,390 The sleek...
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Vanity Case-Inspired Bags Are The Next “Bag” Thing
Vanity Case-Inspired Bags Are The Next “Bag” Thing
Each and every season, you certainly could not complain of a shortage of trends in the handbag world. However, this spring the fashion world appears to be ushering-in one of the most practical handbag trends we've seen in a long time; the vanity case bag. While soft-box type bags are certainly nothing new to the handbag scene (as any collector worth their salt will tell you, Chanel and Louis Vuitton have been doing these for years), there is a pragmatism to this roomy, accessibly simple design that comes like a breath of fresh air after seasons of furry “monster” bags, fiddly backpacks, and the never-ending depths of the revival...
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BOYY Bags: Creating Quiet Classics for a Decade.
BOYY Bags: Creating Quiet Classics for a Decade.
While any handbag fan can rattle-off his or her favorite luxury handbag brands such as Prada, Louis Vuitton, or Dior, those of us who love handbags are no less enthusiastic about a lesser-known brand that hits all the right sartorial notes. Sometimes, it even turns out that these smaller brands have been operating successfully under our noses for longer than we ever knew. One such brand is BOYY. Launched in 2006, BOYY is the brainchild of designers Jesse Dorsey and Wannasiri Kongman, who met in New York City in 2004. The brand's webpage describes their ethos as having “steadfast spirit with an undeniably unique edge” - a combination that...
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Lighten Up: Two of Our Favorite Affordable Pastel Bags for Summer
Lighten Up: Two of Our Favorite Affordable Pastel Bags for Summer
Summer has finally arrived, and if you're like me, with the warmer temperatures, comes a desire to lighten-up your sartorial game. One great way to incorporate a sense of lightness into your look is with pastels. Lucky for us, this season boasts quite a few pastel handbag offerings. We've taken a look at some of summer's new bags and picked two of our favorites that we think will not only serve you well this season, but into the future as well! The Elizabeth and James Zoe Saddle Bag — starting at $395 This simple saddle bag has everything you love about the past few season's pared-down...
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Two of Our Favorite Camera Bags: Summer's Go-To Accessory
Two of Our Favorite Camera Bags: Summer's Go-To Accessory
There has certainly been no shortage of handbag options for spring and summer; bag options are as widely varying as the people who carry them. Perhaps you're a backpack gal who lives out of her well-worn leather rucksack, or perhaps after all this time you still have a soft spot in your heart for a classic double-handled tote. Whatever your “thing” is, you may want to take a look at what handbag aficionados everywhere are declaring Summer's most versatile bag — the camera bag. The camera bag is certainly not a new invention, but rather a sporty variation on the cross-body theme that has been playing for a...
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The Handbag Soothsayer: Two Fall 2016 Trends You'll Definitely Recognize
The Handbag Soothsayer: Two Fall 2016 Trends You'll Definitely Recognize
Back in February, while the rest of us were looking forward to Spring's promise of a newer, greener, and hopefully warmer season, the fashion world was busying itself trying to figure out what we all might want to be wearing in the fall. The handbags that are predicted to be all the rage in the Fall have a familiar look to them. Shapes have been revisited, and graphic patterns and unusual designs, something that the Spring season sort of shrugged-off (temporarily, as it turns out) are back for a second turn. Here are some of the Fall 2016 handbags that have seem to be on the tip of ever...
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Bag Trends We're Sick and Tired Of
Bag Trends We're Sick and Tired Of
Recently, the venerable all-things-handbag blog PurseBlog ran a reader-led piece on handbag trends. But this wasn't just another seasonal trend article — quite the opposite. It was a piece on bag trends that we are quite simply tired of looking at. We found ourselves nodding in agreement with so many of the reader-inspired entries, that we couldn't help but share our top three picks! Novelty Bags Purses in the shape of everything from squeezy bottles of honey to fuzzy monsters have been all over the runways for the past few seasons, and quite frankly, we're ready for something a bit more elegant and serviceable. Micro...
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Peace & Love At The Coach Pre-Fall 2016 Collection: Adorably Retro or Ugh?
Peace & Love At The Coach Pre-Fall 2016 Collection: Adorably Retro or Ugh?
Iconic American handbag line Coach has given the fashion media an early-look at their pre-fall 2016 handbag collection, and we’re not exactly sure what to think. While there is absolutely no denying that the 60s and 70s trends have been dominating the runways for the past few seasons, most of the successful collections that have drawn heavily from these periods of reference (like Louis Vuitton ad Gucci) have managed to take design elements from these periods and turn them into modern interpretations of a recognizable retro inspiration. With the Coach Pre-Fall 2016 collection, we’re not entirely sure that they’ve managed to pull this off. While the clean design lines...
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