I’ve never been a fan of patchwork. The ‘70s style is often messy at best and reminiscent of junkyard scraps at worst. There are a few bags this season that have me reconsidering its boho flair, though. What a patchwork bag needs is structure and beautiful hardware. In terms of size, the smaller, the better. Then again, that’s my motto with almost all bags! What do you think of the look? Snob or Slob?
Roger Vivier Mini Prismick Patchwork Suede Bag: If any brand is going to make me rethink my preconceived notions, it’s Roger Vivier. With the melon-hued suede, you still get the throwback feel, but by sticking to one color, there’s also a sense of modern sophistication. Pre-order at Luisa via Roma for $3,443.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Etta Patchwork Clutch: A mix of geometric patterns and tonal colors feels a bit overwhelming without a structured silhouette to pull all of the elements together. On Farfetch for $239.63 (from $479.26).
Dries Van Noten Patchwork Dual Flap Clutch: There’s even more going on here – lamé, snake-stamped leather, neon orange…even two flaps! At Barneys New York for $1,350.
Nina Ricci Correspondence Crossbody Bag: This polished crossbody isn’t what you envision when you think of patchwork, which might just be why it’s so perfect! Nina Ricci pulls off the play on texture by crafting it in all black. At Barneys New York for $595 (from $1,190).
Lanvin Patchwork Clutch: While silk blend patchwork bags certainly aren’t something you see often (or ever, really), given that it’s on sale, I take it this is a Slob for many. On Farfetch for $580.01 (from $828.58).