We may not be in Kansas, but Dorothy certainly updated her straw basket with this season's new chic tote. Imagine yourself walking along the beach with the perfect straw bag in hand, your toes in the sand, and a big floppy hat- perfection! Well, it is no secret that this season straw is filling the stores for every occasion; including our perfect day at a beach, or a girls night out. These designers are taking straw to the next level in every shape and style from crossbodies, satchels, and wristlets. For all you bagistas out there, the straw trend is making a comeback!
Geometric patterns and rustic elements have been sighted all over the spring 2011 runway. The cultural references of our neighbors down south translates into the handbag world so uniquely, making these bags hold their own and live up what a statement piece aims to do: draw-in curiosity and attention. The shapes and linear aspects of the designs are what pull at our heartstrings, but the most versatile part of this trend is the various color palates which range from bold, spring color splashes to subdued, fall earth-tones.
Geo on the Go
The woven bag is going to be one of your hottest commodities for summer. Nothing says warm weather like a perfectly constructed woven tote slung over your arm or a quaint clutch for evening. As we all begin to gear up and shop for our Summer wardrobes and dare I say brave wearing shorts again; Iput together some of my favorite woven bags to get you in the mood. Maybe some of the tan tones in these bags will help inspire you to get working on your tan!
SD Marvel handbags are a luxurious addition to your everyday handbag collection. Made in Hong Kong by Sydney Dong and his team, the bags are handwoven and each bag is made with love and the highest attention to detail. Even more impressive is that each woven bag is handmade on demand. The designs are unique, well tailored and will suit any wardrobe. I spoke with Sydney about his collection and could tell how much he really loves making handbags.