Bags with Bows
Bows might just be the new black - or should I say that they might be the new padlock? It looks like there are many new handbags in the fall collections of various designers utilize bows. Valentino's Floral Applique Clutch ($1,080) may have black leather flowers, but it also has a huge bow on the strap. Be & D's Python Clutch ($3,200) is nothing more than a huge, red bow, though at least you get the sense that there is a bag behind it, unlike the Yves St Laurent Metallic Bow Bag (pictured, $845), which looks like a bow with a strap. The question is do you love it or hate it? It's pretty clear that the designers think we want more bows in our wardrobes, but I think that they might want to stick with the smaller, cuter bows in the future, rather than dressing everyone up like a doll without a sense of proportion.