The Best Bags of 2014: That’s a Wrap!

The Best Bags of 2014

While the past year proved to be a tumultuous one in many ways, 2014 was undeniably a year of great bags. It brought some new and never-seen-before styles, among them Dior’s Bar, a bag so reminiscent of bygone glamour it’s deeply modern; Prada’s hyper-practical and supremely lightweight Double bagicon; Nina Ricci’s Marché toteicon, which heralded a newly revived age of restrained elegance for the brand (I customized the one-of-a-kind pictured below!); and Alexander McQueen’s shapely yet nuanced Legendicon, their latest and already beloved release.

It also welcomed a few reimagined favorites, like Chanel’s witty, quintessentially quilted take on supermarket-chic; Givenchy’s refreshed Antigona toteicon, emblazoned with Bambi’s likeness for a winking nod to childhood pleasures; and Edie Parker’s glittery, Art Deco-update on their bespoke clutch.

A single trait the year’s best bags have in common? They were all cleverly marketed to satiate the social generation. This new era of playful self-promotion and the contented acceptance of the fact that our lives are on display (usually by our own volition!) gave way to a number of accessories that possess a sense of lightheartedness to their cores. Because if we don’t take ourselves too seriously, why should our bags? Here’s to the best bags of 2014 and another year of brilliant bags to come!

Also pictured:
Snob Essentials Croco-Embossed Jewel Box (on HSN for $68)
The Row Alligator Backpackicon (at Barneys New York for $34,000)
Fendi Mini Demi Jours Bagicon (on Luisa Via Roma for $2,050)

The Best Bags of 2014

Edie Parker Flavia Happy (at Edie Parker for $1,495)

The Best Bags of 2014

Nina Ricci Small Marché Satchel (at Barneys New York for $1,850)

The Best Bags of 2014

Prada Saffiano Cuir Medium Double Tote Bag (at Barneys New York for $2,870)

The Best Bags of 2014

Alexander McQueen Legend Small Satchel Bag (at Neiman Marcus for $1,995)

The Best Bags of 2014Dior Bar Bag (at Dior)

The Best Bags of 2014

Chanel Lambskin Small Flap Bag with Tray Packaging (at Chanel for $3,600)

The Best Bags of 2014

Fendi Mini Demi Jours Bagicon (on Luisa Via Roma for $2,050)

The Best Bags of 2014

Givenchy Podium Antigona Tote (at Barneys New York for $1,225)

The Best Bags of 2014

The Row Alligator Backpack (at Barneys New York for $34,000)

The Best Bags of 2014

Snob Essentials Croco-Embossed Jewel Box (on HSN for $68)

The Best Bags of 2014Customized Nina Ricci Marché bag

The Best Bags of 2014Customized Edie Parker clutch

2 Comments

  1. December 30, 2014 / 12:32 am

    I love the one with your name on it!
    Emily

  2. tina
    December 30, 2014 / 9:38 am

    thank you, I love
    customization! xx

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