If you haven’t noticed, belts are making a comeback in fashion. We’re even seeing them on evening gowns. Michael Kors takes it further with harness straps on the upper torso of some of his beautifully chic sheath dresses. So, it’s no surprised that the belted trend is being expressed more and more frequently on handbags.
Alexander Wang’s new bag collection features belting galore as seen in the Kirsten Suede Satchel. Belts criss-cross each other over the entire surface of the bag creating a very very loose woven effect. The pebbled leather of the straps creates a nice and subtle contrast to the softly suede leather that comprises the body of the bag. The straps extend around the opening and finish at the zippered opening creating the illusion that they continue through it’s body.
Double-handled straps with a 5″ drop finish this satchel and a removable cross-body strap with a 22″ drop provides hands-free carrying. This 9″ x 12″ x 3″ bag features an open interior with a zippered pocket. There’s plenty of room for everything in this very fashion-forward bag. I would love to see it with minimal clothing for a very chic look. The outfit should be about the bag…. no belts on the waist! Available for $825.
The RomyGold Weave Hobo is an example of a different use of belted straps. These are laid out in a vertical and horizontal woven pattern, loosely reflecting the intricate weaving on the upper portion of the bag. The vertical straps are not sewn down creating an over-sized fringe effect. Lots of texture going on here!
This is a big bag too measuring 16″ x 17″ x 5.5″ deep. If you like to carry a lot of stuff, this is your bag. It would even function beautifully as an edgy mommy bag! It has a 9″ strap drop so it will hug the body nicely on your shoulder. The bag closes with a magnetic snap for easy in and out. A lined interior with a zippered pocket and two patch pockets complete your organizational options. This bag is nicely priced at $560 so you can go trendy without breaking the bank.