SS2017 Trend: Teeny Tiny Bags

April 3, 2017 by  
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A key, a coin, or perhaps a credit card? Those are the items you’re going to be able to fit in your handbag this summer. Slightly unpractical in a season that seems to be all about functionality and wearibility. Still, if you want your bag to be on trend, it should be tiny. Teeny tiny that is. Just click through our gallery of Chloé, Céline, Hermes, Louis Vuitton and Valentino catwalk images and you might even have a hard time to spot the latest it bags. Yet, they might be small and you’ll for sure have some struggle picking the items you’ll bring with you on date night, that doesn’t make these babies any less popular. The Chloé Nile bag has been sold out on the brands website for weeks now. That croc bag around your neck Hermes created is the ultimate mix between a piece of jewelry and a handbag. Same goes for the metallic Valentino bags on a chain. Slightly useless, but extra cute! Louis Vuitton’s phone cases appear to be the coolest statement accessories. Oh and a small bag attached to your bigger handbag (like Prada introduced a few seasons ago) is still very fashion forward-y too. So you’ll at least be able to bring your phone, your keys ánd some money next time you’re going out for a drink.

Menswear: it’s all in the accessories

February 10, 2012 by  
Filed under accessories, Fashion, Featured Items, Menswear, Milan, Paris, Trends

Spring is not far away, but in Europe it’s still winter. So we still stay close to the wintertrends – just in case you’re looking for a hat, boots or bag.


Karl Lagerfeld is wearing them for years and will probably never take them off: his black heeled boots. And he’s absolutely right, because this fashionable footwear is everything a man needs this winter.

While women are already hooked for years, finally our men seem to be down for this timeless and ultra comfy footwear. Even the trouser- in- shoe- style seems to be accepted right now. While boots used to be worn by the rebels and mavericks, they now veered into high fashion territory. Labels like Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Kris van Assche, Bottega Veneta and Ann DeMeulemeester showed us masculine and sturdy boots. And also on the streets we find many men walking in them.

Most popular this season is for sure the combat boot, based on the actual military boot worn by soldiers. We saw them already last year, mainly because of the huge military trend, but this time the designers gave a little twist to it. They played with different colors and textures and combined brogues, sporty and grunge elements into one. Not convinced yet? Just take a look at these men…

Classic hats

They used to be the ultimate style element for a man in the twenties en thirties and for some men it still is: the classic hat. After the huge popularity in the early Nineteenth Century – think American entertainers like Humphrey Bogart and Frank Sinatra – this iconic item sadly enough disappeared for years because it became an item that was more for the older and conservative man.

But in the Nineties it was pop icon Michael Jackson that made this phenomenon incredibly popular again. Flipping his head while doing the moonwalk. And many stars followed his lead later on, like Justin Timberlake and Black Eye Peace front singer They showed that a hat is something that everyone man could en should wear on every age, and not only in a classic way.

And that’s exactly what the designers showed us too this season. While still most popular worn with a suit, a hat can be worn with almost everything and in every style. From fedora chic to Mafioso cool. Preferably right on the head and a little bit over the eyes. Take a look at the photos to see which style will suit you well…


Bags, you can’t have enough of them, at least if we ask most women. But for men it has always been a little bit different. Why carrying a bag all day when you can put your stuff in your pocket? But it seems that they’ve changed their minds. For the last few years we’ve seen more and more men walking with a so-called man bag. And not just a bag, but a real it- bag that fits perfectly with their outfit. Even a clutch is no longer a no go area. Thanks to male celebs and style icons like Pharrell Williams, Kanye West and David Beckham, showing off their Louis Vuitton and Prada purses, men seem to no longer be ashamed to be spotted with a man bag.

And this is not only noticeable in the streets but the catwalks are also full of it. Man bags are coming in a wider range of size, type, color and material. They’re masculine, aesthetic and perfect to finish off your outfit for any occasion. Like the Bottega Veneta super size casual chic purses or the structured clutches from Louis Vuitton to smarten up your look. So do not longer be afraid to get in touch with your feminine side, because the man bag is slowly becoming a real wardrobe essential.

Eva Dusch

Trend Report SS2011: Bright Bags

May 23, 2011 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, womenswear

What better way to brighten up your outfit than by carrying a colorful candy-like bag? Burberry, Costume National, Fendi and Louis Vuitton surely all understood the power of that small colorful bag. A subtle extra to change your look from dull to dazzling.

The bag may have a graceful shoulder band; the best way to carry it around is by holding it in your hand. And even though there might be just enough room for a phone and a credit card these bags are the coolest items of the summer.

Whether fringed, patent, floral-shaped, embroidered or suede; as long as your summer bag has a bright color to it; you’re right on trend.

Wanna take this trend a little further?
Combine your bright bag with a full colorblockig outfit!

Catwalktrends ss2010: really tiny bags

January 13, 2010 by  
Filed under accessories, Fashion, Milan, New York, Paris, womenswear

Tiny bags definitely seem to be a trend on the runway. Yet they are very unpractical, because there aren’t many items that will fit in these bags.

But can we still call it a bag? Most versions we saw on the runway looked more like extraordinarily shaped purses, if you ask us.

The bags may be unpractical, yet they created some funny looks on the catwalk. Extremely tiny were the bags in the Anteprima, Blugirl, Bottega Veneta, Etro, DSquared, Fendi and Moschino fashion show. .

Most original were the Fendi bag with spikes, the pink bag form Gianfranco Ferré, the wooden ‘bag frame’ from Stella McCartney and the silk heart shaped bag from Moschino.

Unfortunately you’d have to keep most of these tiny bags in your hand all evening, but do they look cute!

EAH! Catwalk Fashion Show SS09

July 27, 2008 by  
Filed under Amsterdam, Fashion