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Clutch Crushin’ – AW Bags Hit List

September 6, 2011

A/W 11 Bags Hit list

Kicking off AW11 with a mighty wow are the new season’s to-die-for arm candy. I’m sure I’m not the only one who is beyond excited about the upcoming season! It’s usually around September that I think about re-evaluating what’s in my wardrobe or what pieces I’ll be investing in for the upcoming season, and that extends right through to accessories, a huge MUST in completing any look.

Net-a-porter accessories

With Clare in NYFW this week, showcasing her amazing jewellery collections Liana & Venus, I sure hope that her jam-packed schedule will allow her to indulge in a bit of me-time and a spot of shopping in the city that never sleeps. How jealous am I?

Liana Pendant – Topaz, sapphires & diamonds

Venus Pendant – Citrine, with white & yellow diamonds

Fashion Week is all about keeping up appearances, looking stylish & staying ahead of the game! I nominate these sizzling little numbers for the cool upcoming season, of which some are sure to get any style maven noticed during Fashion Week. Besides who needs an excuse to go shopping?

Whether it’s sleek, structured, sophisticated, ladylike, ultra cool, practical, minimalist, textured, embellished, timeless, vibrant or flirty, there’s a wardrobe enhancing style for everyone.

NB: bag images are not to exact scale!

Clutch Crushin’  – from top left to right:

Zara Oversized clutch

  • Jill Sander colour block clutch
  •  Lara Bohinc Tatjana Suede bag from Selfridges
  • Anya Hindmarch Huxley fold-over clutch with tassle
  • MaxMara Piovra leopard print Envelope clutch
  • Victoria Beckham Burgundy Suede clutch
  • Asos leather tassel wraparound clutch (a la Gucci)
  • Fendi Exotic skin clutch
  • Christian Louboutin Croissant clutch via Matches
  • Valentino Pearl embellished envelope clutch via Selfridges
  • Reiss Mabel hard case clutch
  • River island studded box clutch
  • Maison Du Posh Hard Teeth python clutch
  • DVF rounded Lytton croc clutch
  • Miu Miu Matelasse suede clutch available in bottle green – the convertible version is also gorgeous!

Best of the rest – from top left to right:

  • Alexander Wang Lydia Clutch with rabbit fur embellishment
  • DVF suede tassle bag
  • River Island Snake print heart Across the body bag
  • Love Moschino Leopard dome bag via asos
  • Miu Miu patchwork boho bag via Bergdorf Goodman
  • Versace embossed fold over bag
  • Emporio Armani Leopard hobo bag
  • Ralph Lauren Lock bag
  • River Island oversized Mongolian fur bag
  • Givenchy Antigona bag
  • Jason Wu doctors bag
  • D&G top handle tote with chain bag
  • McQueen Whipstitch bag
  • Victoria Beckham Shopper in cement
  • Philip Lims infamous Pashli satchel

images via style.com, Net-a-Porter, Matches, MyTheresa, Harpers Bazaar, Vogue

Which of these will cure your fashion fix?  

What you need to know:

Key colours:

There’s a multitude of colours coming through for next season, from bold brights, midnight hues to neutrals, however there is much adoration for burgundy, claret & wine.

Midnight blue

Mustard yellow

Shocking red

Key shapes & details:

Mini box bag, molten metals – as seen at  Fendi & YSL

Portfolio clutches – the larger the better (Dolce & Gabbana to Celine)

Doctors bag – Celine 3.1   Philip Lim, Christopher Kane & D&G

Bowling bags

Bucket bags

Messenger bags/satchel

Totes

Structured & streamlined

Colour-blocking

Fur

Leather and suede combo

Tassles

Patent, high gloss

Luxe finishes/hardware

Leopard print

Exotic skins: Ostrich, Croc, Pony skin, Snakeskin (as seen at Gucci, Bottega Veneta)

Whilst I’m talking Fashion Week and Bags, are you all set? Here are some essential items I’ve tipped Clare to keep in her purse for emergencies, call it your basic Fashion Week Survival Kit: 

  • Small bottle of water,
  • Band Aids (Plasters)
  • Gum/mints
  • Media Tools
  • Long Day? Phone charger & extra camera batteries
  • Vitamin C Effervescent
  • Painkillers/Ibruprofen/Advil
  • Scholls gel inserts
  • Mini bags of snacks
  • Sketch book and extra pens
  • Business cards
  • Sunglasses
  • Lipgloss/Lippy
  • Flats (if wearing skyscraper heels all day)

Even if you’re not attending Fashion Week, what do all you style setters keep inside your purse/bag? Please share!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Natalie Brown permalink
    October 23, 2011 7:07 pm

    Do you have any idea where I can buy the Emporio Armani leopard hobo?

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