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What’s New in Handbags for Spring 2010

By |   March - 12 - 2010
Victoria Beckham Messenger Bag

Victoria Beckham Messenger Bag

For financial and practical reasons I set a challenge for myself in 2010, to not buy any shoes. Shoes are my one true love and it’s been a challenge but so far I’ve been successful. That is I’ve been successful in not buying shoes but maybe not in saving money. It appears as though my addiction has shifted to handbags.

The handbag fixation started with an oversized pink handbag because that is one of the big trends for the spring. I may love this pink handbag more than any other purse I’ve owned, but then again it hasn’t kept me from looking at other handbags.

One of the huge trends I’ve noticed this year in handbags is the way the leather is handled. Whether it’s a perforated pattern in the leather, braided straps, or leather fringe, it seems that everyone is looking for a new way to work with leather and make it more than just the foundation of the handbag. One of my favorite examples of this is the Foley and Corina Wrapped Chain Hobo with its pebbled leather, scalloped seam, wrapped leather banding and leather fringe. Somehow they managed to work a number of different leather treatments together and not make the handbag look fussy or overdone.

Another handbag trend that is moving into the staple realm is the cross body or messenger bag. Initially this handbag trend was focused on larger, more utility looking purses but now they’ve transferred the style to more attractive and pretty handbags. Long straps make any bag a cross body purse and this insures we’ll be seeing more of this trend.

The best thing about these 2010 Spring handbag trends is that you can actually find a bag that you can find a purse that features all three of these trends, like the Matt & Nat Commix Drawstring Bag.

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