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.

  1. The Pantone Spring 2016 Colors Are Alive And Well In The Handbag World

    The Pantone Spring 2016 Colors Are Alive And Well In The Handbag World
    Every year, the style influencers at the Pantone Institute disappear into a little room for several days, and when they re-emerge, the new color trend forecasts are announced. This year, the theme for the selected colors was “A Transporting and Transformative Canvas”, and boasted a wide variety of color from powdery pastel blue and pink to more vibrant shades of...
  2. New Designer Capsule Collection: Jonathan Saunders + Radley

    New Designer Capsule Collection: Jonathan Saunders + Radley
    While there is certainly no shortage of designer capsule collections being done for well-known brands, it's simply inevitable that some collections are going to be more memorable than others. This month, popular British leather goods and accessories brand, Radley, has launched one such memorable collection. The brand has teamed-up with Glasgow-born designer Jonathan Saunders to create a striking, graphic-inspired collection...
  3. The Welcome Arrival of the Mid-Range Designer Bag

    The Welcome Arrival of the Mid-Range Designer Bag
    At the very peak of the “it” bag era, a very strange thing happened. Well yes, the market crashed pretty much killing consumer confidence, but there was something else; unexpectedly, the prices of designer handbags not only continued to peak, but actually suddenly took off, achieving new stratospheric heights. A recent article in the UK publication, The Telegraph, documented this...
  4. Celebrities are Rocking Bags with Exotic Skins — Yea or Nay?

    Celebrities are Rocking Bags with Exotic Skins — Yea or Nay?
    One of the trends that surfaced during the Fall/Winter 2015-2016 shows was an increase in the use of exotic animal skins in many prominent designer handbag lines. While exotic leathers like alligator, crocodile, and python have always been present in the upper echelons of handbag collections, this season, it seems that we simply cannot get enough exotic skin. There is...
  5. A Feeling of Deja Vu: Handbag Trends for Fall/Winter 2015-2016

    A Feeling of Deja Vu: Handbag Trends for Fall/Winter 2015-2016
    Handbag lovers are always keen for the start of a new fashion season, curious for a glimpse at the next big thing in handbag trends. This season however, we can't help but feel that perhaps we've been down this road before. The predominant trends of Fall/Winter 2015-2016 played like a “greatest hits” retrospective from the last five years of handbag...
  6. Three Examples of How Tan is the New Black

    Three Examples of How Tan is the New Black
    Once upon a time, if a fashion insider described something as “tan” or “beige,” it was most certainly not something that was intended as a complement. However, things appear to be changing. This season, there has been a virtual explosion of popular handbags in just about every shade of beigey-tan imaginable. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out...
  7. There's a New Print In Town: The Balenciaga Marble Print Collection

    There's a New Print In Town: The Balenciaga Marble Print Collection
    Back in 2013, Women's Wear Daily predicted that Roman-inspired marble print would rise from the ashes and enjoy a second coming in the fashion world. Soon thereafter, marble print began appearing in everything from furniture to accessories and clothing lines, and leading the charge was Spanish design house Balenciaga. Although the marble print craze never caught on to the degree...
  8. The Double-Handled Tote - Focus on a New Classic

    The Double-Handled Tote - Focus on a New Classic
    While it’s true that the past few seasons have seen handbags of all different sizes and shapes enjoying a degree of popularity, there seems to be a common design trend among the fashion world’s most lauded “must-have” bags. The double-handled tote seems to be rapidly taking pole position in handbag designers’ race to come up with the handbag of the...
  9. Trend Report: Our Pick of Spring’s Fringe Handbags

    Trend Report: Our Pick of Spring’s Fringe Handbags
    There is an undeniable 70’s influence sweeping the fashion world right now, and the handbag market has dutifully followed-suit. Handbag styles that were popular during the 70s are back; bucket bags and cross-body bags have been spotted slung across the shoulders of some of fashion’s most influential fashionistas. But perhaps there is no handbag that is more reminiscent of the...
  10. The Handbags of the 60s and 70s: A Brief History

    The Handbags of the 60s and 70s: A Brief History
    Even if you're not someone who follows fashion, it would be hard not to notice how the trends that have been emerging these past few fashion cycles have been heavily influenced by the styles of the 60s and 70s. Flare leg jeans, high-waisted trousers, and bell-sleeved tunics can all be spotted in the stores at this very moment in time...

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