I’m flying to Paris tomorrow to complete the final leg of Fashion Month, and, as usual, I can’t wait to see all of the bags – on both the runways and the street. So far I’ve noticed a couple of strong trends emerging, for the fashion crowd and celebrities alike: oversized saddle and top-handle bags. They cater to two different types of women (or at least two different sides of a woman). The oversized saddle is large enough to throw everything in and easy to tote around slung over your shoulder. The top handle, on the other hand, is ladylike and often small, which is nice when attending packed-to-the-brim runway shows but not always convenient for all-day carrying when you’re trying to juggle a million other things. While both have clear pros, I will say that the standout has been Altuzarra’s braided strap saddle style (at Barneys New York for $2,995). I tend to lean towards small bags, but my white Ghianda is so gorgeously detailed that all my attempts at downsizing have been thrown out the window. Which have been your favorite bags seen on the street this season?
Delvaux Brillant MM (similar version at Barneys New York for $6,000)
Givenchy Small Pandora Pure Shoulder Bag (on Farfetch for $2,450)
The Row Classic 5 Leather Tote (on NET-A-PORTER for $4,500)
Gucci Sylvie Leather Shoulder Bag (at Gucci for $2,490)
Coach Saddle Bag 23 (similar version at Coach for $395)
Valentino My Rockstud Tote (on Farfetch for $2,675)
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