What do Balenciaga, Loewe and Fendi have in common? Stylistically, virtually nothing—but when it comes to baggage, these houses are part of a growing trend of pushing accessories to extreme proportions. This season, look to opposite ends of the size and scale spectrum—from bottomless totes at Marni and Balenciaga replica (because there’s big, and there’s big) to itty-bitty clutches at replica Fendi and Louis Vuitton—for your bag du jour.
Next, it’s time to ask yourself the hard-hitting question: What kind of bag lady are you? Like to cart a day-and-night’s worth of stuff around? Sonia Rykiel’s floppy canvas satchel and Hayward’s extra-large silk-brocade sac promise to withstand the weight of the world—dry cleaning, gym clothes, and a daily read, say—on your arm. In search of a statement-making, super-size style that does the talking? The grandiose graphic embroidery on Gucci’s Modern Future tote is so mesmerizing that, even despite its heft, you won’t want to put it down. (Don’t worry: Drawstrings let your shoulders share the burden.) Maybe you’re of the less-is-more mindset, in which case a discreet and chic Chloe wristlet holds a certain appeal for those looking to go hands-free. The shape is curious, but the attitude is cool.
And if you’re a die-hard packrat but live for a good challenge, take note: The mythical quest to squeeze all your stuff (and your iPhone 7) into a bag small enough to cup in the palm of your hand will always be with us. But as any wise woman will tell you: In replica handbags, as in life, love conquers all. And what’s not to love about cheap Alexander Wang’s furry micro bucket bag—or Altuzarra’s python and cherry-printed pouch? What they lack in space, they more than make up for in personality. Even better? Exercising restraint by downsizing to a dainty number can be highly liberating.
And if you’ve weighed the options but still can’t commit (or simply can’t get enough), carry two designer bags in tandem. Test your strength as you let a replica Celine cabas carryall and Chanel camera case comingle on your arm for an over-the-top look that’s sure to send spirits soaring and heads turning.