Women’s Best Friends: Bags


“Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” sang Marilyn Monroe in 1949. And she wouldn’t have been wrong to add: and handbags are a woman’s best friend. After all, no woman is willing to put hers down – and the trends this spring suggest that you’ll be struggling to tear your eyes away from them, too.

Logos are back

Anything goes – as long as it’s not ordinary. That seems to be the motto for spring and summer 2018. Which means putting your name in the spotlight: logos are back. Prada uses a cartoon character to make their statement on a bag, while Miu Miu uses brushstrokes. Valentino has omitted the vowels: VLTN is displayed on their studded models. At Emporio Armani the entire bag has become their eagle logo. Louis Vuitton’s monogram doubles as a clasp – for example on the Twist Bag.

VIBs: Very Important Bags

But there’s more than one way to catch people’s attention. Smothered all over in pearls, you can take the clutch by Alexander McQueen by the hand. Bottega Veneta has opted for colour combined with animal print – a trend that we’re taking note of. Flowers are also not to be missed this year. A particularly floral eye-catcher is the Rainbow Bag by Etro.


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