Friday, September 12, 2008

Patterned Bags Galore!

Designers are mad for prints!
At left, the Marc Jacobs Spring 2009 runway, via
CC is really loving how striped and patterned dresses are paired with equally fanciful clutches!
Anna Sui always has the most amazingly intricate handbags!
Below left, a mini duffel tote for Anna Sui Spring 2009. Below right, a beaded, fringed handbag for Anna Sui's Fall 2008 collection.
Runway photos via; all are Fall 2008 unless otherwise specified.

Bottega Veneta
Dolce & Gabbana

Matthew Williamson

Emilio Pucci

In the shops:
Giuseppe Zanotti silk satin clutch and Celine calfskin tote; photo via
Dolce & Gabbana Miss Catch large lock tote and Tory Burch Betty quilted tote. Both at

At right, Joanna Louca large doctor bag. Visit
Dolce & Gabbana Lily satchel, at Neiman Marcus
Fendi Python Bag de Jour, at Bergdorf Goodman
Ghetto Blaster Weekend Bag $58. Go to
L.A.M.B. Signature Carlisle foldover clutch, at
Tsumori Chisato Clouds silk and velvet bag, at lagarconne.comTed Baker printed canvas shoulder bag; on sale for $44 at

At left: Matthew Williamson beaded shoulder bag. Visit
Below: Vintage street style, via Spanish Vogue

Gherardini suede bag; photo courtesy
Deal of the Day: Mossimo multicolor print tote, $19.99 at Target
(Held by model) Hayden Harnett Toulouse clutch
Leiber Henna Box, at
Tory Burch Happy clutch, at
Alexander McQueen clutch; photo courtesy; available for purchase at
Felix Ray Jorden mesh clutch. Visit
Kaia Peterka Opera leather clutch
Emilio Pucci clutch; picture via


La Belette Rouge said...

I am strangely drawn to the one with flowers and the skull clasp. I couldn't make out who made that bag.

Have a lovely weekend.

Anonymous said...

LAMB & Pucci are my favourites !

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

i think i could handle a patterned bag in a really small size, especially that little white clutch towards the bottom!

Alison Purple said...

First of all, I Love, love those orange boots in the first pic. HOT! I love he D&G striped satchel. so cute! Great, NOW I am going to want it, and want it until I find a way to get it! Thanks.... : )

S (formerly of Modern-Guilt) said...

LOVE IT. The Matthew Williamson shoulder bags are to die for gorgeous. I am really craving a bag like this so much right now.
You are always SO en pointe with your posts CC!! Here's wishing you a FABULOUS weekend :)

agnes said...

those bags from MArc Jacobs SS09 drive me crazy. definitely an eye-candy!

emsie said...

i really like the mixtures of colours in patterned bags.

bronwyn said...

Wow, I must say, loving all the patterns and variations. I'm the kind of person that 99% of the time goes for mono coloured bags, especially over the last couple of years. I'm thinking, after seeing this post that I should be more open minded, I especially love the Gherardini bag and the vintage beaded bag from Spanish Vogue....infact now that I think of it I have two vintage bags, one tapestry patterned and one beaded....I'm going to dig them out of retirement!!!

Anonymous said...

i like the blaster bag
fav: pucci

Johanna - Life by Me said...

Patterned bags is not really for me, but I really liked the Kaia Peterka bag, lovely colors!
And maybe it would make a statement in my black-grey wardrobe :)

Thank you sweetie!
I will add you to my blogroll as well :)

Ellie Lee said...

Patterned bags?!!? I'm having a little trouble adjusting to my gorgeous but utterly colorful pencil tin so~~ I guess I'm gna stick to my one coloured bags! haha

Siljesfashion said...

Love the LAMB handbag!

WendyB said...

That ghetto blaster would go well with the four giant rings I'm wearing on one hand.

Bedroom Talk said...

awww mouth watering! lol I can't wait to get my hands on a medium pattern bag.

LEESH said...

i think marc did SO much better this time around... so much more inspiring and creative designs. bravvoooo for him!


Unknown said...

I thought I was set on green and now ...ugh, I don't know...I'm loving everything! I'll probably end up with black

Fifi Flowers said...

WOW... lots of colour too! FUN!
Love your new header... Catherine D is STUNNING! She seems to get even better with age!

Merily said...

All those bags are just fantastic!

Seeker said...

Amazing bags!!!
And you picked such beautiful ones.
I would say Marc did it well, lets see how real style will do it.

Thank you so much lovely beautiful for your words about my health.
I'm much tiered, stressed and overwhelmed, so to prevent a breakdown I must slow a bit.
I think I'm not stopping blogging, I'm too addicted to it, but I would spend less time blogging, so visiting blogs will not be on a daily basis as I was doing.

Take care


Susanna-Cole King said...

OMG. That Ghetto Blaster bag is the shizzle! I want it, though it's a tad expensive for a bag (well, it is, when you're a starving artist like me :P)

Thanks for the sweet comment! And glad you have a fellow fashionista friend on hand to help you! :) Blogger drove me CRAZY disorganizing my pictures without my consent, haha, and then it hit me that hello, there's HTML edit, which is what I use to put in my pictures. :D

Anyway, thanks, and I think your blog rocks too! :)


leeselooks said...

ahh dangerous post.
LOVE bags.
love the D & G lily... zippers galore.

thanks for your sweet comment ! ! !

Rebecca, A Clothes Horse said...

Those are stunning. I especially like the Bottega Veneta one!

Da Fashionista said...

love the pucci. looks like kryptonite. MY kryptonite :)

Anonymous said...

Love Love LOVE the D&G Bag! Zippers galore! Cheers! LuVvy

Elizabeth said...

I love the boombox bag!

L\ said...

Tres cute fashion blog.
I love it.
Care to check mine out?

Hunters Glory said...

Jam box purse is cool but just askin for someone to pick it up and steal it.

L\ said...

Thank you!
I love Leighton, and I think she is brilliant on gossip Girl.

Btw, I love the Kaia Peterka clutch. I must google her now...

Trish Baluyot said...

I so love all the bags you posted. :( I want them all! :)

SparkleQueen said...

they are all so pretty, i cant even pick my fav

Angela said...

pucci and mossoni are prob the 2 pattern i will accept on bags, can't be too large of a bag though.

michelle said...

Ohh how exciting!

Sasi said...

Is it possible that I'd like to own them all!?

Anonymous said... the Gherardini suede bag is incredible! And the McQueen clutch comes a very close second. I want to go bag shopping right now!

Mónica said...

the last Pucci clutch is amazing. I love MJ collection!

ivoreece said...

Ерфt is my fave post ever! :) I'm a huge fan of bags... ^^

Anonymous said...

Crazy prints, so cool.

Marian said...

Think as usual you are soo right,its all about the patterned bag!The details on the Pucci box clutch is to die for Carrie! that clasp,the metal rim edges.OH how fabulous!Can we say decadent?!
Carrie I'm lurving your new page layout honey and the banner rocks!

SET said...

This i so bad, u are tempting me, i love the tuleh day clutch and the Botega is very very pretty I wish I cud have them all.

Willow said...

I need a new handbag. These are excellent!

Sydneydoll said...

clutches are so useful.

Fashion_Girl22 said...

So many intresting bags so little time...
Marc's show really was all about prints. One trend that is bound to carry over from season to season I guess. Not too sure how I feel about it though. <3

LuLu124 said...

great finds CC!!! i love the pucci and D&G ones :D xoxo, lulu

Calming Corners said...

Bags are my fav. These are a great selection!