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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 red, green, turquoise, and yellow. With the Spring 2016 season just around the corner, we've been noticing that the people at Pantone appear to have been right on the money with their predictions of what handbag designers would want to create, and what their customers would want to buy...
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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 of just 8 pieces that are not only incredibly beautiful to behold, but have an amazing trans-seasonal wearability as well. Using a simple color palette of black, white, and muted rose, Saunders' collection is sporty enough for everyday use, while refined enough to be able to work well against...
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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 very phenomenon and they gave it a name. “Bag inflation”, as they called it, was not just about the successful marketing of high-end designer goods — it spoke to a new sense of entitlement that the new, “I'm worth it” generation possessed. Whereas once an aspiring customer could purchase...
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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 perhaps no better indicator of how a trend will play than whether or not celebrities will embrace it. By all appearances, the exotic skin bag trend appears to a trend that celebrities are firmly embracing, eye-watering price tags and all. Here are some of the frontrunners for the season. ...
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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 trends. Below, we've chosen some of our favorites from the shows that we think are worth a second round of popularity. Fur is still going strong. We wouldn't have believed it either, but for the past several seasons, fur handbags have continually appeared on top trend lists...
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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 why this classic shade is so popular. As sophisticated as it is versatile, this time-tested neutral is available in every shade from the most delicate taupe hue to a rich, weathered saddle brown that will see you through many a season. We've taken a look at some of the...
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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 that WWD predicted, Balenciaga's streamlined pieces (which were head designer Aleander Wang's debut collection for the house) proved quite popular indeed. We are pleased to announce that Balenciaga is having another kick at the marble print ball, this time with a streamlined edit of handbags. The marble print...
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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 season, and this can be confirmed by no more than a quick look at some of the most popular styles that have graced the runways (and fashion editors’ arms). We’ve done our research, and singled-out some of the most popular double-handled tote styles that we think are destined to...
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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 1970s than the fringe handbag. This season, fringe handbags have an undeniably strong presence, with choices ranging from small cross-body pouches to giant, oversized hobo-style carryalls. We’ve undertaken the difficult task of sifting through the numerous options, and come up with three of our favorite styles for spring. ...
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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. It seems like a natural progression that the handbag industry would follow suit; tassels, cross-body bags, and bucket bags have all been spotted in stores and online, and fashionistas the world over are once again enjoying these familiar bag shapes. But just how did some of these particular...
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