Balenciaga City. Givenchy Nightingale. Proenza Schouler PS1. Chanel 2.55. What do these all have in common? They’re classic handbags, signature to their designer. But fashion seems to be moving in this direction where we don’t necessarily need a big designer name attached to our bag to make the investment. The perfect example of this is what I like to call the new classic — M2MALLETIER.
Besides killing it with his H&M collection, Alexander Wang is heating things up…but not in a way you might expect.
When it comes to fashion, you can find pretty much anything you want at a low, middle and high price point, depending on what you want to spend and the quality of the product. But the one item that is the most difficult to find in that middle category? Bags. Why? I can’t answer that, but it is a constant frustration when not everyone wants to spend a thousand dollars (or more) on an accessory. I’ve already dedicated an entire post to this, appropriately titled The Bag Gap, but that was before I found out about Kara (which is actually designed by a Sarah…)
With a new designer collaboration announced at least every month, the whole idea of these collaborations has become less and less exciting (something we discussed this time last year). But every once in a while, someone will do the unexpected and really bring something unique to the table in this new-ish fashion category. The latest to do that? It involves a brand that’s just killing it plus a classic comic strip that you can’t help but love…
I think we all know by now that when it comes to fashion, I don’t take anything too seriously (or seriously at all for that matter). But if Anna Wintour never smiles, don’t we have to all laugh a little on her behalf? I’ve already talked about funny fashion but today is more about thought provoking clothing and accessories — like, should I put that milk back in the refrigerator or put my lipstick and wallet in it for a night out?