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Handbags with Hardware
We’ve seen punk inspired looks from Bottega Veneta , metal framed pieces from framed pieces from Hermes, ,and lady-like satchels by Marc Jacobs. And while this is a definite trend, these bags aren’t about “trendiness” – they’re investments and modern classics, ideal for tying together any look.
There’s no shame in carrying extra weight when it comes to these bags. These are the looks we’ve got our eye on:
For an edgy take on the hardware trend, the spiked and studded look offers dressed up rock ‘n roll. Popping up on style starters from DIY studder Lady GaGa to SJP , the adornment can make the ordinary quite extraordinary. From clutches to carry-alls these bags will unleash your inner Joan Jett.
From the moment Coco Chanel debuted the chain-link strap in the 1950s, designers have been reinterpreting this style. This season’s modern updates on this classic work for Victoria Beckham offers sleek architectural options, while romance for evening, or wild cross-body looks for day, are also up for grabs.
An invisible snap or zipper closure is standard issue for most handbags, but a buckle or lock is more the hardware style. Unique metal closures add interest to the functionality of a bag, and there is something oh-so satisfying about the sensory experience of the “Click!” when closing.