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.

A Sure Sign of Summer: The Straw Tote
A Sure Sign of Summer: The Straw Tote
There are few handbags that signal the arrival of warmer weather like the straw tote does. Whether you use a straw tote every week to make your visit to the farmer's market or once in a while for a trip to the beach, there is just something very light-hearted and appealing about a classic straw tote that makes it one of the most versatile and universally loved accessories out there. Specifically, straw totes are likely to be made from such flexible fibers as raffia, lupis, pandan, or sea grass. Raffia is a particular favorite, largely because it is soft, flexible, durable, and easy to dye. Raffia comes from the...
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Two of the Most Awkward Handbag Styles We've Ever Loved
Two of the Most Awkward Handbag Styles We've Ever Loved
The ever-evolving nature of fashion is both its best and its most vulnerable feature. One season, we just can't get enough of a certain item, while the next we're ridiculing it for being unspeakably passé. The world of handbag design is just as susceptible to this kind of trend-driven fickleness as any other part of the fashion industry, and while there are definitely certain bags that will never go out of style, there are plenty more that will, and have. If you're a handbag lover, this look back at two of the most awkward popular handbag styles will most assuredly bring back memories of some handbag styles that you either...
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The Man Bag, Reinvented
The Man Bag, Reinvented
The man bag, the butt of many a joke, as well as one very memorable episode of the iconic 90s sitcom Seinfeld, appears to be making somewhat of a comeback for the spring/summer 2015 season. During Men’s Fashion Week in London and Milan, there were man bags aplenty. In and of itself this is not so unusual during the men’s shows, but this time, things were just a little bit different. This time, the man bags walking down the runway were clutch bags. Many, if not most of the clutches for men seen during the shows were designed to look like oversized envelope and messenger clutches, only...
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Handbags Under the Influence: The Pantone Color of the Year for 2015
Handbags Under the Influence: The Pantone Color of the Year for 2015
Anyone who has an affinity for fashion will be used to hearing the yearly, if not seasonal declaration of “it” colors. However, what most people don't realize is that the emergence of a popular shade is not merely a coincidence, nor is it only the result of some sort of secret survey conducted by bloggers or street style stars. At the very heart of all things color-related is the Pantone Institute, and their Color of the Year. To sum up the Pantone Institute’s mission in a single phrase, you need only to look to their website. Their mission is to “use technology to provide accurate color communication to a...
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Spring Ushers in the Smallest of the Small
Spring Ushers in the Smallest of the Small
During the Spring 2015 collections at Paris Fashion Week, something that could only be described as a disturbance in the force of handbag karma took place. For the first time in recent memory, daytime handbags have shrunk exponentially in size, providing fashion lovers with an alternative to the oversized totes and satchel bags that have dominated the scene for such a long time now. While the offerings for the season appear to be many, we've managed to narrow down our edit to two of our absolute favorites. In no particular order, here are two of the smallest, best-looking day bags for spring 2015. Tod's Micro Mini D-Styling Bag ...
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Emerging Trend for Spring 2015: Circle Bags
Emerging Trend for Spring 2015: Circle Bags
The ever-changing face of what's trendy in the fashion world has morphed once again, this time taking the form of a fresh new crop of handbags for spring 2015. It's true that the past few fashion cycles have seen a lot of different handbag styles come and go. Pouches, cross-body bags, buckets, trapezoidal totes, and fold over clutches (among others) have all had their fifteen minutes of fame over the past few seasons. However, this spring, something truly fresh appears to be on the horizon, the likes of which we have not seen since MC Hammer showed us his moves in that now infamous pair of oversized trousers. Circular...
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Trend Report: Burgundy Bags
Trend Report: Burgundy Bags
Call it what you will: burgundy, cabernet, oxblood - the list goes on and on. Name notwithstanding, the arrival of Fall always brings a fresh crop of burgundy handbags, and this season there are some standout specimens. Here are two of the most luxurious and user-friendly burgundy handbag offerings for Fall 2014. The Fendi Peekaboo Bag ($3,400) If you're looking for something that is the very definition of elegant, understated luxury, look no further than the Fendi Peekaboo Bag. Crafted with the kind of high-end materials and luxury detailing that you would expect from the house of Fendi, the Peekaboo is made from lush calfskin leather that...
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The 2014 Fall Forecast for Handbags
The 2014 Fall Forecast for Handbags
This fall, the trends in handbags and accessories have proved to be a bit of a game-changer. While in seasons past the most memorable accessories have quite predictably been one or two coveted “it” bags from designers such as Céline, Mulberry, or Valentino, this year the accessories market seems to have broadened its definition of what covetable is to include everything from necklaces to gloves, scarves, and beyond. While one might assume that this would be a bad thing for the handbag industry, in reality the opposite is true. This new embracing of the unexpected has led to a season with some of the most diverse and creative offerings yet...
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Looking Forward to Fall 2014 Purse Trends
Looking Forward to Fall 2014 Purse Trends
The Fall 2014 collections had some surprises in store for those who follow fashion trends in accessories with as much dedication as they do the clothes. While we may not be ready to put down the sunblock and embrace the fur-lined, sweater-clad ethos of fall just yet, it's never too early to start planning your fall handbag wardrobe. Here are a few of the strongest handbag trends that were spotted during the Fall/Winter 2014 collections. Large Clutches for Day Just when we started getting used to the idea of smaller clutches and cross-body bags, the fashion world has pulled a 180-degree turn on us and declared oversized clutch bags...
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