Pop-up Purses

August 26, 2008

I’m starting to notice a bit of a trend when it comes to the latest, greatest ‘it’ bags. While exotic skins and colors are still coveted, totes are becoming more and more textured by the day. Designers are playing with appliques, fabrics, and embellishments that give purses a punch in both sight and touch. Cameron Diaz, above, constantly wears her Gerard Darel crochet bag that boasts pop-up tufts of yarn. 
Reese Witherspoon, above, doesn’t seem to leave home without her Jamin Puech Sheriffa tote that features metallic leather and metal piercings fashioned into a repeating diamond pattern. I like the play of metal on metal and the one-of-a-kind look this addition creates. 
Finally, we have Ashlee Simpson carrying her Thomas Wylde Pharaoh bag that is accented with metal studs. This detail feels just rock-and-roll enough for the wife of a rock star, but not too outlandish for a pop princess. The balance is just right. 
If you’d like to add a bag with some 3-dimensionality to your fall wardrobe, check out the options below:
Valentino natural leather, pearl and beaded chain pochette. The smattering of beaded accents feels very upscale arts-and-crafts. 
Marni black fabric applique tote. The black and tortoise shell plexi discs will go with anything. 
Isabella Fiore black leather grommet flap bag. The bold gold detailing will work well in Uptown or Downtown settings. 
Images via people.com
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