Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Huge Handbags

These ones double as a weekender (or a hotel room!).
First photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista Miranda of Sparkle Dust Fantasy; runway coverage via style.com except where noted.
Balenciaga pre-fall
Diane von Furstenberg
Burberry Prorsum
Chloé
Gucci
Devi Kroell
Louis Vuitton
Halston
Maison Martin Margiela
Moschino
Michael Kors
The Jackie bag gets a BIG makeover at Gucci for Spring 2009
Nicole Miller, via nymag.com
Salvatore Ferragamo
Emilio Pucci, via nymag.com
Versace pre-fall
What to buy?
A slouchy bag or roomy tote is de rigeur!
Velvetine Iggy hobo, at shoplanguage.com.
Antik Batik Gossip Big Bag, at shopbop.com.
Deal of the Day: Deux Lux tab handle bag, $68 at urbanoutfitters.com.
American Apparel faux leather oversized tote.
Jessica Kagan Cushman blue check Whatever logo tote, at bunnyhugco.uk.
Boondocks handbag, at lulus.com.
Last look: See by Chloé Daytripper large tote at net-a-porter.com.

How do you feel about these humongous handbags, darlings?

Do you own or are you coveting one of these magical monsters?

xoxox,
CC

75 comments:

Gigi said...

That Halston dress is a knock out! The bag ain't too shabby either! :)

Emily said...

i can't help it...i just ADORE big handbags. they allow me to be a bit careless when throwing stuff into them, but they're just so nice to have.

Dana said...

I'm the biggest fan of this trend, I love them, the bigger the better!

My mom makes fun of me, my bags are soooo huge I could use them as a suitcase!

X.

MakeupByRenRen said...

the bigger the better! as long as it's got a strap so i can throw it over my shoulder :)

Diego R. Wyatt said...

You can keep a body in some of those bags...lol...The Moschino and Ferragamo bags are to die for! Guys just started getting comfortable with clutches...it may take a while for us to go this big, but I love bags with plenty of storage especially when the look so stylish!

Funms-the rebirth said...

gosh i love big bags cuz i have so much junk i carry around.... ive been coveting the Balenciaga's giant weekender... cant wait to get it

janettaylor said...

Hi CC,

I'm huge bag fan! Haha! Great post!

xoxo: Janet

Fashion Moment said...

My passion! FM likes very much : Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci, Moschino, Devi Kroell, and DVF.

"And, all I have, I put in my Magic Bag!"
:)

FM

Gabbi said...

Pretty bags, my favorite is the Antik Batik Gossip. I love big soft brown leather bags... :)

style crusader said...

I was debating getting one of those see by chloe bags for a while but I still can't really tell if i like them. Love big bags though, well some of those r a little toooo big

Crave said...

My personal favs are the Devi and the Balenciaga!! The HUGE bag trend is so perfect for the city, I usually am toting around my life in my bags! Thanks for the new ideas/inspiration!

dapper kid said...

I'm loving the oversized totes and I am in serious need of buying a huge canvas and leather shopping bag lol.

caroline said...

ahhh, the bigger, the better! and no matter how big it is, i will fill it up! i'm definitely on the hunt for a new bag!
xox

Bojana said...

I loveee big handbags! even though it takes you an eternity to find what you're looking for aha

THe LV ones are definitely my fave...very funky and creative

Luphia said...

what are you doing to me CC? these bags are all so gorgeous! ;) I have a huge weakness for bags, especially huge bags, i've always found them more practical (apart from evenings i suppose)

x

ivoreece said...

I am a huge fan of bags, thanks for such a great post!

xoxo
ivoreece

Jasnaaa said...

Hi!:)
I've started to blog again!
And i LOVE the handbags!

Allison said...

I love big bags...I carry my life around with me, so having that extra room is great :)

please sir said...

I'm so short I feel like a large bag overwhelms me...but still loving them!

deedoubleyou said...

seriously once you go big you cant go back. i look at my old bags that i used to think were HUGE and theyre teeny compared to what i have now. i think its cause im always carting around alot of shit but i looove big bags. they're life savers

Raquel said...

I love big bags! but I heard that they hurt our back, so we can't overload them! xx

Make Do Style said...

I love big handbags they look so fab and really make a look!

Nina (femme rationale) said...

i am all about the super sized handbags. it's so bad that people will make comments about how the bag is as big as me.

joshylola said...

I love XL-bags

Milly said...

i love handbags....but i heart big bags!

Dooder City said...

I am more in tune with the larger bags. Living in NYC you are like a donkey, carrying everything you need through the day!

hollyshambles.x said...

i love the balenciaga one the best!

i can never get away with big bags, i'm too little, it looks like the bag is carrying me! :) x

Anonymous said...

Nice and INCREDIBLY practical ! :D

Savvy Mode SG said...

i adore huge handbags but i am so little it's hard to pull it off right.

Anonymous said...

another one of my weaknesses...i agree, the bigger, the better!

lisa said...

Hmm I like my handbag to be just big enough for what I deem to be essentials, and not bigger than that. I have one Nine West drawstring tote that I use to tote around my dance shoes in on the days I have salsa. :)

Gracinha said...

i adore big bags!

CaraMia ♥Hippie Couture♥ said...

big fan of the big bag! the dvf and lv are fabulous!

:)

miss cavendish said...

I do not like the oversized look at all, though I do love a good men's Mulberry satchel. I do use big bags, but not huge.

Charlotte said...

I love big bags! You can carry everything with you. The bad thing is that you back sufers the consequences :(

Juliet said...

I just got my first and it's amazing How much stuff i can carry in.

juliet xxx

Kay said...

I love the huge clutches especially, although I doubt I'd have much patience with them!

http://thestitched.blogspot.com/

Dani @ Weddings Fresh said...

i love this trend! though my husband is not :) but i am lusting over the Chloé! plus your Christian Dior Couture...love it!!

Tiffany said...

woh, some of those are really big! But I do love big bags. I can't help it. Everyone always says "your bag is bigger than you are!" but I love being able to carry around whatever I want.

ZombieLace said...

These are spectacular!! They remind me of a girl on flickr whose photostream I love to look at boboniaa. She sticks out in my mind thanks to her brilliant usage of gigantic purses! like this one!

kiki said...

im in desperate need of an oversized bag....so thanks fo rthe ideas!

Anonymous said...

I love that picture on front of Ralph Lauren, I just love that whole spread. Also, I love all of the movies you have in your favorite movies section!

Eri said...

Some of those bags are truly amazing I would be able to choose...
Fabulous post and thanks ever so much for your comment!

Hemaly said...

I need a new bag for college. One of these is definitely perfect! thanks for the post!

Winnie said...

I want the Antik Batik one! I am such a sucker for a nice bag. I want a new one...but don't we all?!

Anonymous said...

I love huge handbags! I have one I carry all my books for my classes in! It's very chic and practical.

MY OWN YELLOW CAT said...

Good green last bag! ^^ (sorry for my bad english :S)




ByE!

The Clothes Horse said...

I'm totally a giant handbag girl--I love most of these.

Aretha said...

I'm a big fan of huge handbags, you can carry everything in there!

shopinchic said...

I love the red Louis Vuiton bag!
When it comes to bags, the bigger
the better. After all, I put
almost everything in a bag and
I'm forever cleaning it out.

Kelly said...

oh man, I LOVE big handbags!
i've carried this big pink one for a while...and my mother just got this AMAZING black one from victoria's secret!

The Seeker said...

I like huge handbags but I can't carry them, I tend to put in there all the house *smile*

What a great post.
xoxo

strikeapose said...

I don't care what any of the current fashion magazines say.. huge bags are NOT out. I adore my LV neverful, and my YSL muse two

Emily said...

I'm all for the huge handbags on other people or for a magazine shoot but it just looks ridiculous on me! I'm quite small, so it overwhelms!

Camille said...

Oh, I adore them all. My go to bag is a humongous Marc Jacobs tote that holds everything from tights to books and water bottles. My best friend!

Margherita. said...

I love that first bag!

Equipo Dash and Cash said...

I just love the oversized handbags! They are exactly what a chic mommy (as I like to think about myself) need!

Great post, besitos!

Simone

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE big bags! Love your new header photo... so nice of you to post me cooking on the bbq!

Anonymous said...

I like that designers are making big bags... fun and chic, cause I am so tired of using my TOTE.

Anonymous said...

I love an oversized bag as much as the next fashionista, I would happily own any of your picks, another great spotting CC thanks for the award :) xx

Anonymous said...

I love huge handbags - and I NEED them too for carting text books etc around campus! So it works well for practicality and prettiness! :)

fearless fashion said...

I love the pic from anna selezneva from paris vogue. I will definitely wear those bleached/stonewashed jeans this season.
I read your blog every day, love it!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

how are you darling CC!
I luv big bags...they make my 'butt' looks smaller!

Dearling said...

heya, like the blue vuitton a lot!!
it's tough & really sexy!
anyway, i'd like to ask, well what do you do? since you're more than J.D. graduated and obsessed with fashion are you like specialized in something dealing with it?
xo

coco said...

I adore big bags. All of these are lovely. I do have a soft spot for the Louis Vuitton though.
And thank you for the award.

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

Ohhh yes, I can only use HUGE bags! Mary Poppins had it right. These bags are gorgeous, CC! I NEED that Lulus one! x

giggleness said...

i love all the huge handbags! theyre so gorgeous :)
xx

LoveMore said...

hey girl! firstly i am digging Michael Kors number you showed us...and yes i ADORE huge totes..the bigger the better..always have something to fill them up with!

and secondly..your new header is sooo fabulous! i love it! :) mine is due for an update too..must get onto it!!!!

hope you had a great day!

xxxx love LM

Anika said...

It's a fine line between 'yes please' and 'are you carrying your laundry in there lady?', isn't it? ;)

I love the Velvetine Iggy hobo. It makes me happy just to look at it :)

Kira Fashion said...

I still love the big bags! I can´t use the smaller ones for day by day....

Great post!

Rich Hippie said...

Love this posy you blog is absolutly amazing

Myriam said...

Huge handbags are amazing. The only bad thing is that you can't find your stuff quickly enough (well I can't haha).

J'Adore Fashion said...

I adore huge bag becuae i carry a lot in my bag--the bigger the better ;) xoxo

Cait said...

Love the new header. Smashing colors for spring.

Zakuro said...

Although usually i dont like to hold even the bag while walking, in reality i need it!!
I like Balenciaga black and Versace gray bag of Pre-fall!!
Margeila's looks very unique.