Sunday, April 19, 2009

Whimsical Handbags

On the recent runways, fabulous furs, bodacious beading, pretty patterns and wacky wildness prevailed – in the form of handbags!
Behold the beauties, pictured via style.com except where noted. First photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista Captivate Me.
3.1 Phillip Lim
Alberta Ferretti
Basso & Brooke
Betsey Johnson; this and next three via nymag.com
Diane von Furstenberg
DVF
DVF
Dolce & Gabbana
DooRi; this and next three via nymag.com
DooRi
Elie Tahari
Isaac Mizrahi
Halston
Loewe
Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton
Marc by Marc Jacobs, via nymag.com
Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs, via nymag.com
Marc Jacobs, via nymag.com
Matthew Williamson
Matthew Williamson, via nymag.com
Matthew Williamson, via nymag.com
Missoni
PPQ; this and next via nymag.com
Louise Gray

MAJE Jelica beaded bag, at net-a-porter.com
Marc by Marc Jacobs Miss Marc tote, at shopbop.com.
Marc Jacobs Duffy Bag on Bag, at net-a-porter.com.
Hype bag at endless.com; pictured via cosmopolitan.com.
Marc Jacobs Robert Jennifer shoulder bag; this and next three at net-a-porter.com.
Marc Jacobs Safari pouchette.
Matthew Williamson box clutch
Roberto Cavalli leopard print box clutch
3.1 Phillip Lim Beryl clutch with beaded fringe, at lagarconne.com.
Lucky Brand pieced leather hobo, at victoriassecret.com.
Tory Burch stitched clutch, at toryburch.com.
Antik Batik Mugu Cabas handbag, at shopbop.com.
Chloé Sally jungle print structured handbag, at intermixonline.com.

Which one is your favorite, darling?
How do you feel about the patterned and textured handbag trend?

xoxox,
CC

54 comments:

A little Princess said...

Oh me oh my, I would love one of those DVF clutch bags! I've missed reading your posts while I've been awol. Ahh indulgence xoxo

janettaylor said...

Oh my Gosh! I love whimsical things as U know! I totally like Basso & Brooke and Isaac Mizrahi bag!
Divine post, CC!

XoXo

Cassiopeia said...

Yum... Love those bags... I do so love the MJ patterns!

Xxxc

http://clothestohealabrokenheart.blogspot.com/

captivateme said...

so colorful! I'm in love with the matthew williamson one for sure. Delicious :-)

Sweety P said...

Lovely bags! I love the surreal feel of some of the bags!

captivateme said...

aww, thanks for the link-love, CC! Don't ya just love that cotton candy purse? It almost gives me a toothache it's so sweet.

Blair said...

que bolsos tan bonitos!
Soy fan de los bolsos de Loewe y Marc Jacobs.xoxo

Black Patent Stilettos said...

Such a good study distraction :-)

ps. thanks also for posting the chloe dress from outnet.com I've never visited the site before and love it!

style crusader said...

I love the DVF clutches

Erika said...

I don't think that there is anything more perfect than a whimsical handbag. I am especially taken with the Miss Marc tote. Miss Marc is the epitome of cool.

Rianna Bethany said...

I'm a bit dubious about the handbag that has a little purse handbag on top of it, is it marc jacobs? I'm not sure. I think it will be one of those styles that all the high street stores and definitely primark will really pick up on.
I love how vivid all the colours are and what kind of statements each individual bag can make.
Rianna Bethany xxxxxxxxxx

Allison said...

I love how statement bags like these can really just compliment an outfit and make it a lot more fun! These are, as always,amazing selections darling CC! Enjoy the beautiful weather :)

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

So many beautiful bags!

I´m also searching for a new one but I´m
still irresolute!

HAPPY SUNDAY!

Laura said...

Love the matthew williamson bag!
x Laura
http://stylecoaching.blogspot.com

Lisa Edwards said...

Wow!! Great bags!!

Maverick Malone said...

Some of those are so fabulous!! I like the marc jacobs a lot...

xox, mavi

Le Tasché said...

Bags are really one of the girl´s best friends!

Julia said...

wow, the DVF's and Marc Jacobs' are truly amazing!
xoxo

Julia said...

wow, the DVF's and Marc Jacobs' are truly amazing!
xoxo

Sara Li said...

That's fantastic!!

Adela said...

oh dear! i love all of these so much!

http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

La Fée said...

I love the miss marc bag, it's adorable!

Juliet said...

The first two are heavenly! Just dreamy!

juliet xxx

Trisch said...

I LOVE funky bags :D Thanks for the eye candy!reac

Trisch xo

Meg said...

Adorable handbags can add so much to an outfit! Love these!

essence said...

Hoy también he subido el Safari de Marc, me gusta este bolso!

Besos guapa!

i.d. said...

Oooh the hair ones freak me out a little but I like the idea of having a statement bag that no one else has!!!

Gabbi said...

March Jacobs made me a cat bag!

Thank you for sharing dear CC,

xoxo

Keith said...

Hey Carrie. These are all great. I really love the first one on the second row. Hope you've had a wonderful weekend. My new post for Monday will be up around midnight. Cheers!

MiaMoreJewelry said...

Love the patterned and textured handbags. This post is awesome! I'm drooling over the Antik Batick bag. After waaaay too long where logos and emblems ruled (in handbags, fashion and ALL accessories), I think this trend is totally on the mark. My specialty is jewelry but the trends carry across all categories... whimsy, creativity and individualized statements is the way to go. miamorejewelry.blogspot.com

J'Adore Fashion said...

love the DVF clutches & the duffy bag! xoxo

Amelia said...

I love how you can get away with any sort of handbag right now, the tackier, the better. My bags are rather plain, though.

I Like Stuff said...

I love the oversized clutches! Maybe they'e not the most practical, but there's something so fresh and current about them, especially when they're carried with the model's arms down at her sides instead of in the crook of her arm. Love...

Belle said...

i just love the pink and black louis vuitton!! It is so cute and girly.

Statement bags are the best ♥ Fabulous post xoxo

Girl Japan said...

I love bags and think accessories and bags are necessary esp when you are on a low couture budget-- you could take a plain Jane outfit and do wonders with bags... I totally love her bun (hair do) in the upper left...

Eeli said...

Mathew Williamsan!!!! GAH I want so bad! lol I was actually looking at bags earlier too to no avail :(

x

Gєммα;∂ιℓєммα. said...

*dribble*

Gosh, I'm about to have a heart attack.

I especially love the Dolce & Gabbana and the Louis Vuitton ones.

I love bags that are elegant with simple patterns and lots of different shapes on it. I'm sorry to say I really don't like the fur/hairy ones. They just look like little animals.

xx

The Haute-Shopper said...

I tend to favor black or neutral colored bags, but the selection you posted is so cheerful and bright it makes me want to run out and get a nice patterned purse :) Antik Batik does create some good ones for a reasonable price and DVF ones are great as well.

jessica said...

oh louis vuitton and marc jacobs accessories are always tdf .

Vodka con lima said...

no sabria con cual qedarme!!!
un besito

Songy said...

Matthew Williamson's bag is heartbreaking. oh dear.

Brigadeiro said...

Oh my! So many amazing bags!!!
xx

MICHELE3 said...

I love them all..handbags are my weakness..I love the Marc Jacobs..Miss Jacobs one..I love bags that are different..not like everyone else..check out my blog I gave you a fabulous blog award..tata for now

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

i usually prefer rather neutral bags, but something with feathers like you've shown could be a fun change for a night out.

Anika said...

Hey gorgeous CC,
I have to admit that whimsical handbags are just not me. I like basic colours, leather and studs and straps. Yum.

Love looking at the array of colours though...so pretty!

Hope all is well with you bella,

Have a great one,
xx

Geri Wu said...

I love the first two pictures! some of the smaller bags are just breathtaking

xx, Geri
http://lovegeri.blogspot.com

dangerussupermarket said...

the first pic is amazing!

Hemaly said...

The DooRi bag is funny, haha, but cute. Definitely whimiscal!

ZombieLace said...

Oh yummyyyyy, I really love the giant furry ones! I've actually been on the look out for a huge patent leather purple bag.

Hanako66 said...

these are all so much fun! I am really in love with both of those Marc Jacobs bags!

Swell Vintage - Frankie said...

I suddenly feel like I should be sewing hair and shiny stuff onto everything! Very inspiring post, CC - as always x

You're Welcome said...

ooo fun handbags. love love love. perfect way to show your personality without trying/or worrying to much.

MizzJ said...

Such a cool trend! My favs are the geometric print oversized clutches and the Marc Jacobs, who is always terribly unique. Going crazy on your bags or shoes is a great way to put some originality into your wardrobe without going overboard.

HoneyBunny said...

Oh I love these!