Over the years, New York Fashion Week has become less about what’s happening on the runways and more about what’s happening on the streets outside of the shows. Fashionistas and everyone else line up outside of Lincoln Center and other fashion show venues for a glimpse of what everyone’s wearing, or to be snapped by a street style photog to show off what you’re wearing. So wearing eye-catching, statement-making accessories is important! Especially when it comes to shoes and handbags.
As an It bag lover and self-proclaimed handbag addict, I am all too familiar with the important role of handbags at Fashion Week. Numerous people have approached me, asking “Ooh, where’d you get that bag?” or something along those lines. And during fashion week, I’ve personally had many people snap pics of just my bags (particularly my hot pink Celine).
You’re always bound to see your standard array of classics, like Hermes Birkin and Kelly bags, Chanel Flap bags and of course, a selection of Celine Luggage, Phantoms and Trapeze totes. But aside from those givens, there are a few more statement-making, attention-getting bags that are bound to be snapped by the likes of Phil Oh.
Check out the 5 bags you can expect to see at New York Fashion Week:
1. Givenchy Antigona Box Calf Satchel Bag, $1,965
This bag is a favorite of models, street style stars and the Kardashians, so it’s bound to make an appearance on the arms of the fashion set during NYFW.
2. 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Second OMG Pouch, $275
3.1 Phillip Lim bags always are staples among the fashion set. This zip pouch and is made of holographic, metallic lambskin and features “OMG” debossing on the face, so it’s bound to turn heads.
3. Valentino ‘Rockstud Camo – Medium Lock’ Canvas & Leather Shoulder Bag
Pretty much every piece of Valentino’s Rockstud collection makes an appearance at every fashion week. The Rockstud pumps have been a fashion favorite for years but the bags are making their way up the popular list, too.
4. Saint Laurent Sac De Jour Nano Baby mini leather tote, $2,150
This bag is another favorite of actresses and models and is quickly reaching ‘It’ bag status. So naturally, it will be making its way around NYFW!
5. Chanel Large graffiti printed canvas backpack embellished with multicolored ropes, $3,800
As seen in the Spring/Summer 2014 show, this backpack got not-so-rave reviews, but that hasn’t stopped fashionistas and fashionistos from carrying it anyway!
Which bags do you hope to see or plan on toting to NYFW?