IT’S IN THE BAG
text and photos courtesy of Barneys New York
Give your outfit the finishing touch it deserves with a bag that complements your style while packing a punch. With bright colors, iridescent minis, novelty shapes, conceptual forms and masterful weaving techniques this season is marked by the sheer variety of styles and trends on offer. Explore a dozen of the options in Barneys Spring 2017 handbag report.
DELVAUX’S LE MUTIN
The newest style from Belgian heritage house Delvaux brings a chic sensibility to a sporting classic. The wide racing stripe adds comfort and an athletic ease to the supple grained leather.
An architectural take on the clutch bag from Ben Gorham’s Nécessaire de Voyage Collection completes any accessories wardrobe.
Designer Sarah Law’s iridescent “Nano” tie bag is a tiny purse with big intensions. No hardware mean it’s light as a feather, and its long strap is adjustable with the easy tie of a knot.
This clever little pouch makes the most of being square. Designed to casually swing at the hip, the softly structured design offers offers ample storage space.
The pineapple in a plush suede that feels like cashmere, makes this cheeky bucket bag a real conversation starter.
ALTUZARRA’S GHIANDA SADDLE
The braiding alone is an intricate, eye-catching study in handwork.
J.W. ANDERSON’S PIERCE
Spotted swinging from the arms of celebrities, models and bloggers, the Pierce bag was the runway street style star of the Spring 2017 Fashion Month season. Its pierced detail gives it the edge of being part jewelry and part handbag.
Its innovative construction allows this bag to be worn as a cross body, as a shoulder bag or simply held in the hand.
MARK CROSS’S GRACE
Inspired by the overnight case Grace Kelly wore in the film Rear Window, Mark Cross’s Grace box was an instant classic from the start. The American brand’s dedication to fine craftsmanship and constant evolution of functionality keeps this iconic shape at the top of our lists for must-have bags.