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Wednesday Obsessions, Bags: the ‘Icons’ August 1, 2012

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Yo Deb readers, welcome to the thirteenth installment of our weekly newsflash for all things up-and-coming, ‘Wednesday Obsessions’. We are excited to bring you the latest info on people, places and things being discussed around the world and around the world wide web. Start following us to receive an email each week when a new W.O. post is published!

WHAT MAKES A BAG ‘ICONIC’ THROUGH THE YEARS?

-An iconic handbag can come from the talents of a long-standing handbag designer or manufacturer, one that is known for high-quality and on-trend shapes… see the Givenchy Pandora Messenger Bag.

-It can also be a style of bag that is re-invented for contemporary use in new materials, new scales, new details/embellishments, etc and thus becomes multi-generational… see the Prada Spazzolato Frame Bag.


 

WHAT MAKES A FAB ‘TRANSITIONAL’ BAG?

-Color often determines the value of a bag that will transition easily from one season to the next.

-Richer and more saturated neutrals, metallics, and primary colors will take a bag from late summer to fall more easily than will the neons, brites or novelty prints you saw carried in warmer temps… take cues from Celine‘s Trapeze Bag or the simple accent of-white on this graphite-hued Valextra Bag.

-Texture also elevates a bag from being ‘one-season’ to ‘two-season’ – think high-polished patent, lizard and python (scales) to woven and patchwork effects – each characteristic adds greater dimension to a bag… like the Snake-Effect Leather Bag from Mulberry or this Calf Hair Mini Baguette from Fendi.

 

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