I don’t know if this is a new trend or not, but I have noticed quite a few handbag designers decorating their bags with grommet hardware. I’m not talking about the grommets you see on drawstring bags. Those actually serve a function. I’m talking about grommets as fashionable hardware. Sort of like studs, but more kooky than edgy. Like studs, grommets come in all shapes and sizes.
With more and more grommeted handbags making an appearance, it is difficult to know if they are here to stay. I don’t know quite how I feel about them yet. However, for the time being, let’s take a look at some currently available styles!
Alexander McQueen Grommeted Padlock Satchel. $2495
Leave it to Alexander McQueen to make grommets beautiful. The different shapes and sizes arranged tightly together in a flower-like pattern make this piece look like a work of art. Talk about adding interest to an already iconic style!
Proenza Schouler Grommeted PS1 Satchel - $1780
No one said grommets have to be exclusively silver or gold tone. This interesting-looking piece features some red and black grommets thrown into the mix. They really pop against the white background for a truly playful look!
Lanvin Grommeted Mini Sugar Suede Crossbody – $1850
Tiny grommets arranged in neat little rows give this bag an almost perforated look. The silver tone grommets contrast nicely with the tan suede too!