Any true fashion lover recognizes it as an art, especially when you look at all of the stunning couture we’re seeing for Spring ’15. In honor of this artistry, I bring you a few bags that take the concept literally with broad, colorful paint strokes and splatters that will have your closet looking like a modern art museum, at a significantly lower cost. As expert Maria Brito preaches, you don’t need tons of money to build your collection; you just need good taste!
Marni Tulip-Print PVC Shopping Bag: Case in point? This spring-ready shopper. If you can’t visit the tulips in Holland, at least you can carry them! At Neiman Marcus for $390.
Burberry Prorsum Hand-Painted Nubuck Top-Handle Bag: This is art in both the fashion and fine sense with gorgeous, hand-painted blooms decorating the North-South design. At Saks Fifth Avenue for $295.
Proenza Schouler Painterly Print Clutch: For something more neutral, wearable, and fiscally-responsible (how’s that spend-smarter-in-the-New-Year resolution going?), Proenza’s sleek clutch is just the right addition to your gallery. On Farfetch for $334.
Milly Paint-Splatter Tote: Any Jackson Pollock fans out there? When it comes to your basic tote, this in-your-face interpretation certainly gives the saying “a fresh coat of paint” a literal meaning. At Saks Fifth Avenue for $395.
Stella McCartney Falabella Printed Canvas Bag: Some art may capitalize on its flashiness, but the only splash Stella’s canvas needs is a subtle, barely discernible splash of paint printing. On NET-A-PORTER for $1,625.