Handbags of the Season

By September 21, 2016 No Comments

All fabulous girly girls go nuts for a must-have handbag. Well, calm yourselves, darlings. The Social Metro presents the season’s very best (we warn you they could quite possibly make you swoon) – all from Saks Fifth Avenue at Somerset Collection in Troy.

“At the handbag summit in New York, the BIG callout was the guitar strap shoulder bag – this is very cool,” said Saks Marketing Director, Maureen Conway.  “The straps are interchangeable – and you can adjust to customize your look.”

Very rock n roll, don’t you think? But they’re also great as an unexpected touch to a more tailored/structured look.  We think we love it. So effortless. So cool.

If you don’t pick up one of the beauties below specifically, take a look at our handbag hotlist below and stay on point with the trends. Ready? Set? Swoon.

–The Shoulder Bag – all about hands-free, on the go lifestyle.  The big trend is hobo chic, minimalist, and polished.


Pictured: Chloé Hudson Mini Perforated Leather Shoulder Bag ($1,990).

–The Box Bag – Just as it sounds a classic shaped bag available in a variety of exotic textures.  The perfect complement to the polished spring wardrobe – work appropriate, everyday functional, pulled together piece.

 Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo Riley Crocodile-Embossed Leather Satchel: ($1,675)

–The Backpack – Fantastic take on a classic favorite.  There is always a spot for a backpack in any lady’s closet  – truly functional, this bag is designed for the stylish on-the-go girl with a cool, city vibe.

 Prada Backpack Grommet

Pictured: Prada Grommeted Nylon Backpack ($1,720)

–The Lady Bag – Streamlined, straightforward and roomy.  This is a great transition piece, truly exemplifying femininity, with elegant details, whimsical patterns and unexpected colors highlighting the bag shape and detailing.

 Prada Lady

Prada Daino Eye-Print Leather Chain Shoulder Bag; ($2,250)

–The Rolling Rockstud Bag — Pebbled leather messenger bag with turquoise cabochons and signature Rockstuds trim body. Removable, adjustable crossbody strap with ornate animal embroidery. Flap top with flip-lock clasp.

 Valentino Rock Stud Guitar

Valentino Rolling Rockstud Guitar-Strap Leather Crossbody Bag ($3,995).

–The Slouchy Bag – all about bucket styling, updated look for a satchel.  Plenty of metal detailing, unstructured and casual.  A relaxed bag with a sophisticated polish – adds an easy element to a structured or everyday casual look.

 YSL Fringe Bucket

Saint Laurent Emmanuelle Medium Fringed Bucket Bag; ($2,690

By Chuck Bennett

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