Les Petit Joueurs, Anya Hindmarch as well as Marc Jacobs are jumping on board with the latest Summer Bag Trend: Don’t Worry, Be Happy. Words that we should all live by!
Don’t worry, be happy! When I hear those words, I instantly think of the iconic yellow smiley face. It was quite popular in the 1990s, but the smiley face was originally designed in 1963 and is trademarked by Smiley Company. Who knew?! Yep, the smiley face has been around forever and I don’t think it will be going away anytime soon. Want some proof? Well, there are a few handbag designers who have hopped on board the smiley face train. At first, all I could think was “what the heck?”. After looking at these pieces though, they have grown on me a little bit. Here are a few pieces that really caught my eye. Check them out!
Summer Bag Trend: Les Petit Joueurs Grace Lego Smile Minaudiere
Available at ShopBop! $605
Smiley face? LEGOs? Yes, please! This adorable little box clutch features a glossy black background and a unique spin on the iconic smiley face.
A hinged Les Petits Joueurs Minaudiere in glossy plastic, accented with a smiley-face emblem constructed from LEGO® bricks. A faux push-lock accents the magnetic top line. Velvet interior. Optional chain shoulder strap.
Summer Bag Trend: Anya Hindmarch Smiley Perforated Bag
Available at ShopBop! $795
When I think of Anya Hindmarch, I automatically think of happiness. I suppose it is fitting then that she did some smiley face pieces. I love the perforated look too. It is subtle, but it still makes you smile when you see it up close.
This smiley leather Anya Hindmarch bag has a perforated smiley face for a playful accent. A tassel pull trims the wraparound zip, and a zip pocket details the back. Adjustable shoulder strap. Suede interior with 2 card slots.
Summer Bag Trend: Marc by Marc Jacobs Unsmiley Tote
Available at My Theresa! $388
Leave it to Marc to turn a smile upside down. Try not to think of it as a frowny face. Think of it instead as an unsmiley face. No matter how you look at it, it still makes me want to smile.
This whimsical tote from Marc by Marc Jacobs makes a perfect travel bag or an off-duty shopper. The monochrome design includes a snap-fastening top and a handy internal zipped pouch, to keep all your essentials within reach.