Handbags are perhaps the coolest fashion accessory to flaunt and make an everlasting style statement. Another common structure to the spring 2016 ladies designer handbags is the clutch, wherein there are no straps to hold onto or pull over the shoulder. Everything from the cupcakes to the face designed pieces come in clutch looks. While most luxury handbags for women have zippers or the like, one of the spring 2016 handbag trends we see on the runway shows is the fold-over effect, like an envelope clutch.
Quick tip: Most designers have specialty outlet stores where authentic handbags can be purchased for fifty to seventy percent off. The only problem is that most of these outlets are situated in remote locations and it can take hours to get to them. If you do decide to make the trek to an outlet store, be sure to call ahead to see if they have the item you are looking for. Inventories in these stores are often quite limited.
Some designs are made for autumn and winter. The Manor sells at $1,500. Made of leather, this design has double handles, polished brass fittings, zipper top fastener, a brass lock and key. It is available in beige, tan, and black. Furs and ruffles have also been seen to hit the run way in a big way – on both, smaller and larger tote bags. Backpacks have been given a chic makeover on the runway this year with over the top gold detailing and quilt designs.
Clutches with cartoon faces on it are also making a big statement in designer handbags this season. Other bizarre trends seen on the runway are Animal and Food shaped bags – from happy faces to tropical fruits and delightful baked goods, no other designer handbag has a personality like these.
Just in case you suspect us being of being handbag snobs, we will explain why it is important to make certain that your handbag is not a fake. In short, knockoffs are cheap. They are made with inferior materials by people who do not have much experience. And that is another sure way you can tell the real McCoy from a fake. That is, if a handbag looks cheap, if the stitching is loose or uneven, it is not the real thing. Top handbag designers have quality control teams that would never let a shoddy product leave their facility.
Nylon Tote Handbags – The nylon tote has been given a funky handbag update and now it's actually cool to own one. The flexible nylon material makes them lighter to carry than leather. You'll see them in quilted patterns or plain. Colors range from maroon to green, from neutral to red. They have short handles and minimal hardware – mostly zippers.
When considering dropping some serious coin on these items, keep in mind not only what it needs to carry, but also the look you are going for. Designer handbags give every outfit that extra zip it needs to be noticed and envied. Choose the latest styles to accent your work wardrobe, find a hip new color to add to that classic black dress, or add some exciting new textures to an already outrageous and fashion-forward ensemble. Let your bag speak for you and your tasteful, playful personality.
Cracked Gunmetal Handbag – The future of fashion handbags is here in the coolly modern cracked gunmetal bag with its chic and grownup sense of style. You can now add a little silver flash to your collection without any fear of looking tacky. These grown up metallic handbags are very alluring. The shapes are familiar – some retro 70s and 80s styles can be found. Very new millennium.
One of the most common designer handbag trends seen on the runway is the structured bag, the one that is very clearly defined on all sides. Fanny Packs are also making a huge comeback this season as seen at the New York Fashion Week. Silver is big this year. Shimmering silver with a futuristic appeal has been the main look that everything from clothing to shoes has taken on.