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Spring Summer 2016 Handbag Trends

We receive a lot of questions about the Spring/Summer 2017 handbag trends, and we get it, it’s been a long winter, and we all need some new trends to take our minds off it!

1. Mini Bags

Spring 2017 Handbag Trends - Mini Bags Chloé, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi

The Mini Bag trend it’d been going strong for a few seasons now, and it’s not going anywhere! Mini bags usually come with a long strap, allowing them to be carried crossbody, making them the perfect handbag for weekend errands!

Spring 2-17 Handbag Trends - Mini Bas available on PORTERO.comGrey Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Nano $1,475. Hermès Blue Saint Cyr Cleménce Evelyne TPM $3,100. Grey Monogram Vernis Louis Vuitton Alma BB $995. Micro Fendi Peekaboo $899

2. Accessories

Spring 2017 Handbag Trends - AccessoriesMaison Margiela, Fendi, Lanvin, Altuzarra

Because accessories sometimes need accessories, this Spring/Summer 2015 adding a little something extra to your handbag is a MUST. Whether is the popular pompom, a tassel, or a monogram charm, you’re going to want to show your fun side with this season’s hottest accessory.

Spring 2017 Handbag Trends - Accessories available on PORTERO.comLouis Vuitton Bag Charm $299. Hermès Tosca Rodeo Charm $975. Christian Dior Mini Lady Dior Bag Charm $525. Hermès Lime Carmen Charm $319

3. Chains

Spring 2017 Handbag Trends - ChainsVersace, Alexander Wang, Chanel, Gucci

The Chains trends from the Fall/Winter 2016 season is still going strong in this new year. Whether as part of the strap, or as an adornment, chains walked down the runway in many prominent shows.

Spring 2017 Handbag Trends - Handbags with chains available on PORTERO.comChanel New Medium Jacket Boy Bag $7,400. Gucci Ghost Marmont Bag $1,485. Louis Vuitton Lockit Fetish $1,890. Proenza Schouler PS11 Wallet on Chain $515

4. Eclectic Prints

Spring 2017 Handbag Trends - Eclectic PrintsPrada, Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs, Versace

Geometric patterns, retro flowers, and other eclectic prints were shown by many designers. And the best part? The outfit they showed with them were just as eclectic! More is more this season!

Spring 2017 Handbag Trends - Eclectric Print Bags available on PORTERO.comGucci Dionysus $3,305. Chanel Classic Flap Bag $1,595. Oscar de la Renta Grafton Clutch $440. Givenchy Power of Love Tote $710


5. Florals

Spring 2017 Handbag Trends - FloralsDolce & Gabbana, Prada, Chanel, Fendi

“Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.” Miranda Priesly, from The Devil Wears Prada.

Spring 2017 Handbag Trends - Floral Bags available on PORTERO.comValentino Rossier Tote $435. Micro Fendi Monter Baguette $825. Dolce & Gabbana Treasure Box$1,675. Chanel Floral Tweed Flap $3,315.


6. Fringe and Tassels

Spring 2017 Handbag Trends - Fringe and TasselsGiorgio Armani, Loewe, Lanvin, Altuzarra

Just in time for Coachella! Fringe and tassels make for fun, eye-catching accessories for festivals and city street alike.

Spring 2017 Handbag Trends - Fringe and Tassel Bags available on PORTERO.comChristian Louboutin Sweety Charity Nu Fringe Snakeskin Bag $960. Lanvin Nela Tote $685. Chloé Hudson Fringe Tassel Bag $1,333. Gucci Emily $720

7. Large Bags

Spring 2017 Handbag Trends - Large BagsMarc Jacobs, Loewe, Balenciaga, Céline

On the other side of the coin, small handbags saw their counterpart: the really, really large handbags. The ones on the runway were not the most practical, so below you have some more wearable alternatives.

Large Handbags available on PORTERO.comChanel Deauville Tote $1,790. Hermès Etoupe Togo Birkin 40cm $22,750. Lanvin Amalia Tote $435. Python Gucci Soho Hobo $1,710


8. Snakeskin

Spring 2017 Handbag Trends - SnakeskinDolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Dries Van Noten, Miu Miu

Go wild with snakeskin, as an accent or in an overall design.


Snakeskin bags available on PORTERO.comMulberry Gold Python Bayswater $720. Louis Vuitton Grand Marriage Monogramissime Bag$5,900. Silver and Purple Snakeskin Dior Bag $1,299. Céline Python Box Bag $2,475

9. Drawstrings

Spring 2017 Trends - DrawstringsMarni, Chanel, Givenchy, Altuzarra

Bucket-bag styles are in this Spring/Summer 2017 season; the more strings, the better!

Drawstring Bags available on PORTERO.comVintage Chanel Gold Bucket Bag $1,155. Stella McCartney Noma $795. Red Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag $495. Gucci Bright Pink Bucket Bag $750

10. Words

Spring 2017 Handbag Trends - WordsDolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Gucci, Loewe

This season, say it with words! It can be something as simple as the designer name, like Christian Dior, something more hopeful, as seen in Gucci, or even something cheekier, like we saw at Loewe.

WordsChanel Ladies First Tote $1,595. Chanel Je Ne Suis Pas En Solde Bag $6,200. Chanel Deauville Tote$4,485. Hermès L’Exposition Souvenir Kelly $550

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The Camellia Flower is a part of Chanel’s tradition due to the love story of the original founder Gabrielle Chanel. The story of the camellia flower started when the man she loved so dearly gave her a single flower and a gift. This man is Boy Capel and he is the love of her life. Even tough their love affair was short and ended sadly; it left a mark in the heart of Gabrielle.

And now meet the latest Chanel Camellia Edge Quilted Bags from the Pre-Fall 2017 Collection. Gabrielle’s love story lives on through this design as the Camellia flower is stitched beautifully on the left side of the front flap. The combination of the colors black and white is what makes it unique. A big part is crafted in black diamond quilting while the edge is made in white smooth leather. The white camellia flower is highlighted by putting on a black fabric. The Camellia flower represents femininity and it makes the bag look chic and ladylike. The top is finished with the iconic woven chain strap.

This is a rare fashion piece as it’s only available in the Pre-Fall 2017 Collection. Once the collection ends, this bag might not return anymore. So if you want to carry a part of Chanel’s love story or wants to sling a gorgeous bag that not many people carry, this is your opportunity to grab one.

We don’t have the style code, sizes or the prices yet. Check out at the Chanel boutiques for more details.


Tags: bag Chanel Quilted CAMELLIA EDGE

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Selena Gomez stars in Coach's fall-winter 2017 campaign

Selena Gomez stars in Coach’s fall-winter 2017 campaign

After being announced as the new face of Coach last December, pop singer Selena Gomez makes her debut in the brand’s fall-winter 2017 campaign. The 24-year-old poses for Steven Meisel in the back of car while looking as glam as ever. The advertisements take on a road trip theme with styling by Karl Templer and creative direction by Fabien Baron. Bags like the the Rogue, the Coach Swagger and the Edie take the spotlight. Pat McGrath worked on Selena’s makeup with Guido Palau on hair.


Singer Selena Gomez appears in Coach's fall-winter 2017 campaignSinger Selena Gomez appears in Coach’s fall-winter 2017 campaignAn image from Coach's fall 2017 advertising campaign starring Selena GomezAn image from Coach’s fall 2017 advertising campaign starring Selena Gomez

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Gucci Tokyo Print From Spring/Summer 2017 Collection

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Introducing the Gucci Tokyo Print from the brand‘s Spring/Summer 2017 Collection. The Tokyo Print features colorful florals in jacquard fabric material. This pattern is currently available on Sylvie, GG Marmont and Dionysus bags. It comes in three background colors, Red, Green and Yellow. The floral pattern are featured in multiple colors like pink, yellow, blue and red. This beautiful print is a nice break from the classic leather and edgy designs of the brand. Its feminine style is perfect to pair up with any outfit.





Gucci Tokyo Print Sylvie Shoulder Bag $2,490.00 (USD) 6.75” H x 10”W x 3” D
Gucci Tokyo Print Mini Sylvie Top Handle Bag $2,250.00 (USD) 7.75″ W x 5.5″ H x 3″ D
Gucci Tokyo Print Medium Sylvie Top Handle Bag $2,890.00 (USD) 8.5″ H x 12.5″ W x 4.5″ D




Gucci Tokyo Print Medium GG Marmont Bag $1,790.00 (USD) 7.5″ H x 12″ W x 3″ D
Gucci Tokyo Print GG Marmont Chain Shoulder Bag $1,980.00 (USD) 10.5” H x 14.5” W x 5” D




Gucci Tokyo Print Medium Dionysus Top Handle Bag $2,980.00 (USD) 10.5” H x 14.5” W x 5” D

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Chanel Spring 2017 Sports Collection

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Much has been said recently about Chanel selling boomerangs that cost some SGD2020 each, with netizens hurling (get it, hurling) all sorts of boo-boo comments from cultural appropriation (yes, because apparently only Australian aboriginals can make and sell boomerangs) to how extremely overpriced it is (yes, it is).

But while it isn’t my job to defend Chanel in any way, I do feel the need to point out the following. For starters, this isn’t the only sports-related item that Chanel has launched in recent years; they’ve had everything from basketballs to surfboards if memory serves me correctly. This also isn’t the only sports-related item in their current SS17 line-up either; you’ll also find a tennis racket and a set of 4 white tennis balls (sold separately, of course) as well as a set of beach racquet paddles. There’s even a stand-up paddle board.

So besides offending the aboriginals, Chanel must have also upset the British, since they were the ones who made it mainstream in the 16th century. Or the Israelis because they started playing beach racquetball in the 1920s. Should we protest on their behalf as well then?

With regards to how expensive it is, guys, it’s Chanel! And when it comes to luxury brands like them, it’s always more a want than a need. Simply put, Chanel selling tennis balls is like Hermès selling porcelain plates is like Louis Vuitton selling pencils. They are expensive, you don’t need it, but you sure want it. If you can afford it, good. But if you can’t, then head on down to your nearest sports/homeware/stationery store because they will sell pretty much the same thing as a fraction of the price. And that’s that.

From left to right: Chanel wood and resin boomerang, SGD2020, Chanel tennis balls (set of 4 in a canvas zip case), SGD560, Chanel beach racquet paddles and balls, SGD5090 & Chanel tennis carbon racquet, SGD2330

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Purse Forum Roundup 28

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Good afternoon, Roundup readers! Did you miss us? We have missed you, and of course we have missed sharing the current happenings on the PurseForum. It has been a long and busy few months, and we are looking forward to getting back into the swing of things and keeping you updated on what’s going on in our favorite fashion hangout. We dropped right into Hermès, Chloé, Dior, and Balenciaga, and we also have a few quick reveals from around the forum to get back into the swing. Thanks for coming along!

Lets start out right, with a visit to Chanel.

PurseForum truism: Our Chanel members never disappoint. We never fail to find amazing photographs in this subforum, and it really is a delight to stumble upon a pair of beauties like these two chevron Mini Flaps from tweetie102605. This thread is full of photographs, including modeling shots, so if you are a fan of the brand, you will not want to miss it.

The bar for photographs is particularly high in Chanel, and ailuja did not disappoint when she revealed her very first Chanel this week.

Audrelhr shared an interesting Boy wallet this week, and our resident Chanel experts are trying to track down the color, which has an iridescent quality that really adds a special element to this piece.

Chanel is one of our busiest destinations over at the PurseForum, so we hope you will pay us a visit. There is a massive pre-owned market for this brand, and our members consistently find vintage and slightly older bags that are truly as good as new. If you love the style but are not sure about the price tag, you may be pleasantly surprised–our library is full of tips and information about this “other” source for this iconic brand.

In Hermès, scarves caught our eye this week. It started with a visit to the bags and scarves thread, where we found GNIPPOH’s perfectly matched ensemble, and where you will find many more fabulous scarves matched with even more fabulous bags. We also have a thread dedicated to Hermès’s Spring 2017 scarves, and even better, our members model their scarves of the day in this themed thread. The themes for the year are on page one, so if you are a “scarfie” looking for a place to share, we have you covered!

Also in Hermès, ninunani picked up a gorgeous Birkin in malachite green, a flawless color! There are lots more new Hermès goodies in our New Purchases thread. These threads are part of nearly every subforum and are a great way to catch up on which bags, shoes, scarves, and other accessories are in the inventory of your favorite brand!

In Chloé, Rhl2897 shared the love for her new and quite delightful Nile, whose interesting statement hardware looks terrific on this blue bag. This new hardware is proving to be extremely wearable and popular with our members. We are seeing a lot of Niles popping on the PurseForm, and can report that the pre-launch chatter had our members good and ready when the bags hit the boutiques.

Also this week, Vanilla_addict showed of her Nile minaudière, a cute little bag that works well with the oversized ring. This would be a great bag to carry at a summer garden party, wedding, or graduation. (Yes, our calendar is filling up! Is yours?)

We found another example of this super little bag in barkcheejai’s reveal thread, which includes great photos. Also, our members have started lots of discussions on the new Nile front and center right on page one of our Chloé subforum. From the looks of it, this brand has another winner on its hands.

Over in Balenciaga, we are perusing some of the latest offerings, some of which have recently made it into the mainstream media, owing to their similarity to (ahem) other things. If you are not quite up-to-date with this conversation, take a look at the Blanket Bag thread and enjoy our members’ takes on this inarguably utilitarian tote. Fashion can be so entertaining! But, no rain, no rainbows, and this thread is a classic illustration of why we love the PurseForum.

Balenciaga fan Kusuromax took one for the Balenciaga team and marched right to the boutique to see for herself what these bags are all about, bravely modeling several and posting pictures for us all to enjoy. Thank you Kusuromax! You can also visit this thread for more of Demna Gvasalia’s latest styles for Balenciaga Fall 2017, or peek into our lively conversation on new shopper totes.

Next up, a quick Roundup-within-a-Roundup of some of this week’s reveals from around the Forum.

Nashpoo picked up her first Balenciaga, and while we love a splash of color from this brand, we also love the rich and lovely neutrals, like this soft camel with nickel hardware and metallic edge.

While we were all doing Easter, Passover and spring break, PleasantBagaholic picked up this stunning Bottega Veneta 50th anniversary Karung Giardino Cabat, which certainly caught our attention. This glorious version of the BV’s iconic tote will certainly be a great accessory all spring and summer (and beyond).

In Dior, we found a double reveal from fashion_junky, a shimmering duo of a Diorama and card case. Quite a few members have been visiting Dior recently for advice on a purchase, so if you are thinking about a new classic Dior, visit this busy subforum to get some input from our resident experts.

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