10 Bag Styles Straight from Fashion Week’s Streets
Photos by Crystal Nicodemus
Want a fast way to update your entire wardrobe? Pick up one of the handbags the Fashion Week cohort is carrying this season. In addition to the Gucci Dionysus above (which everyone seems to have a version of), there are several styles that add instant relevance to your outfit, no matter if your look is right off the runway or your weekend tee and jeans.
Like delicate wings, fluttery turquoise ruffles add a fun element to this classic Fendi Peekaboo style. The versatility of this traditional black bag is only enhanced by this chic flourish. For instance, we love how the subtle color plays off the cuffs and checks in this plaid dress.
Since its debut in 2014, this geometric Loewe bag has been slung over the shoulders of the most stylish street-style stars in the game. It’s no puzzle why: sleek yet interesting with its origami like folds, these pretty bags are the perfect combination of soft leather and strong lines.
As longtime fans of their sophisticated styles, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome M2Malletier to Nordstrom this fall. Parsons grads Melissa Losada and Marcela Velez conceive and craft their stunning handbags in Barcelona, drawing on architectural and historical influences like the work of Ricardo Bofill and the life of Vicomtesse Marie-Laure de Noailles. The results are captivating in their deceptive minimalism—and extremely wearable.
Gala Gonzalez’s whole look is adorably happy, but the cobalt bag adds extra joy. A sweet mini, like this Tory Burch number, lightens an outfit and your load, while proving that you don’t have to go big to make a statement. It’s just enough to make us want to skip while swinging the electric blue accessory.
In recent seasons, no bag has so dominated the arms of style sophisticates as J.W.Anderson’s Pierce shoulder bag. The circular embellishment on the front flap is part punk piercing, part gold bangle and totally gorgeous. So essential has the bag become for the fashion set, that if you want to set yourself apart, you can find it in kooky color combos and with interesting embellishments—like this one with crocheted flowers.
Look, no hands! The latest fashion move is bypassing the “hand” in handbag. Belt bags have been spotted on models like Kendall Jenner in recent months, and have now fully infiltrated Fashion Week. This crossbody way of wearing them is the chicest styling method of the moment, especially when wearing dresses.
Bucket bags are a fun departure from traditional square-shaped handbags and are popping up in all fashion circles. The pretty ring handles on Simon Miller’s styles add extra polish to the contemporary accessory.
A vibrant woven bag allows you to add a lot of color with a single styling piece. Appearing in cheery hues, Coach’s linked design combines some of the season’s most sought-after shades with a truly unique mesh technique.
Elegant Art Deco design meets rhinestone cowboy flash in Miu Miu’s Madras. This show-stopping shoulder bag was bound to be a favorite with street-style stars, who know a little sparkle goes a long way in attracting the camera lens.
This dainty design from Chloé adorns gaggles of fashion girls’ wrists. Like a pretty piece of jewelry and a purse combined, the Nile is perhaps the most coveted convertible clutch/crossbody/handbag on the streets of Fashion Week. Interested in acquiring one? (Us, too.) This fall, you can shop an extensive selection of the Nile at an exclusive pop-up installation in several Nordstrom stores!