Suhad Shtayyeh
Amman, February 7, 2017
by Suhad Shtayyeh

Shopping For A Handbag ? || Here’s What to Look For!

Well, if you have been very very good, you may be considering the perfect reward, a new handbag. Before you venture out read this, we’ve got lots of trend tips for you, and if you are looking for inspiration, click here.

1 || It’s All About The Bracelet Handle

A round, metal, shiny bangle of a handle will take you into the spring season with all the necessary pizazz. As seen on many runways, our favorite inspiration is from Chloé.

2 || The Old-Fashioned Gold-Link Strap is Back

Once again, metallic and shiny these straps are all the rage, long and chain like, they will give your little handbag a great swing. So on trend is this style that even Chanel opted for a chain strap without the traditional leather woven in. Our favorite is J.W.Anderson’s pierce bag with chain strap.

3 || The Leather Braid

Designers have been toying with leather since last season. Fendi introducing the dotcom bag with leather weave details, and now Louis Vuitton with its Luna bag. Look out for artisan style leather details to complete the look.

4 || I Can See A Rainbow

When politics gets ugly, people get whimsical and playful. Anya Hindmarch is of course the founder of this trend, but things have developed since then. This season brings us fabulously bright rainbow handbags, in stripes and geometric patterns at Prada and Yves Saint Laurent, and colorful dots at Tods and Louboutin.

5 || A Top Handle, Structured Bag

Well the box bag has been around for a while, initially at Louis Vuitton and Mark Cross. This season, all shapes of bags are getting more and more structured, the most popular is the trapezium shape. We don’t have a favorite, I mean how can you choose between Gucci and Chanel !

6 || Forget Googly Eyes, You Need Nature and Fruit!

All those funny emoticons and stickers have departed, leaving in their wake a serious nature trend. Don’t shy away from Sicilian-painted fruit on handbags or appliqué flowers, they truly are on trend.

7 || Bright Buttery Leathers

Buttery leathers in all the colors of the rainbow are here for Spring. What I, as a woman of the eighties calls Opal Fruit colors. I am sure the millennials have come up with a different, trendier term ! Regardless, they are the yummiest colors out there. Please don’t buy black.

8 || Let’s Play Dress Up

There seems to be a genuine need to go back to some sort of fairytale time. The granny purse has resurfaced as the coolest bag out there. Satiny silk or in buttery leather, embellished with embroidery or appliqués, let’s just hope the iPhone 7 plus fits!