Who doesn't love a 'top trends' list, I know I do. So here's my latest list of the hottest bag trends right now...
MAKE A STATEMENT – IF YOU CAN HANDLE IT
Huge right now, quite literally, is the trend of statement handles. Whether they be oversized, studded, made of rope, gilded – the point is that handles are now becoming a feature in themselves. No longer just a way of picking up your bag; now it’s a bag pick me up!
Top: Louis Vuitton. Bottom: Givenchy.
GOOD THINGS COME IN SMALL BAGS
Remember as a kid when you used to get your empty chip packet and shrink it in the oven? (If you don’t you’ve had a deprived childhood – sorry you missed out on this!). Anyway, this trend reminds me of it. These bags literally look like shrunken down versions of ‘real bags’. Of course, these bags are real, only thing is, if you need to fit more than a Tic Tac in some of them, you might struggle. Cute but not sure how practical this trend is. But hey, when has fashion ever really been practical; it should be about fun after all. And fun this is.
Top Left: Hermès; Top Right: Akris. Bottom Left: Valentino; Bottom Right: Coach.
BAGS ON STEROIDS
Proof that we live in a crazy world of opposites and extremes, the other big trend is big; actually, make that massive bags! Yep, oversized bags are hot right now. With these bags you can fit the whole Tic Tac factory inside; only problem is, you may not be able to pick it up after you’ve done so. A Chiropractor's dream.
Two of my faves are by Sonia Rykiel and Loewe.
Left: Sonia Rykiel; Right: Loewe.
IT’S A CINCH
Just think of these as the bucket bag evolved. Fashion is most often an evolution instead of revolution, and this is a great and beautiful example. I personally love this trend, a ‘cinch’ always feels soft and feminine so a winner in my book.
My top picks for ‘cinchers’ right now are Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham, Altuzuarra, Givenchy and Marni.
Left: Alexander Wang; Right: Victoria Beckham.
But no matter what bag you choose, remember to always treat it with love; and its own handbag hanger. And now, in line with the shrunken down bag trend, we’ve shrunk our International shipping rate to a flat $22 worldwide. Tic Tac size tiny! So now, no matter where in the world you are, you and your bags can enjoy our brilliant Aussie invention. We love it, and we know you will too, so jump on the handbag hanger trend.
If you'd like to know more, or can tell us about any other great trends you’ve come across, please comment below. Please also share this with anyone else who is as crazy about bags as you are.