Yea or Nay: Jason Wu Fall 2011 Bags

Posted on August 16, 2011

During yesterday’s editorial meeting (coffee, cats, boxer shorts, 7 am) we realized we had two separate posts about handbags. “Too much?” asked Lo. “Are you kidding me?” asked T. “With an audience that’s roughly 95% straight women and gay men, you slap up a couple of purses there and OPINIONS WILL BE FORMED AND STATED.” (Editor’s note: We don’t sound anything like this at 7 am. It’s mostly grunts and half-sentences that only a couple of a decade+ are capable of understanding).

Anyway, yesterday we showed you the Valentino bow bag, and today we want to talk about Jason Wu’s line of bags for fall 2011.

Hit it, bags:














You know what we love? After over a decade of increasingly gigantic handbags, it’s nice to see the return of what our grandmothers called “pocketbooks;” simple, structured, classic bags. There’s been a lot of chatter about his “pentecostal” clutches, with the heavenly dove detail or the metallic corners that make it look like a church missal, and they’re nice, but we really love the short-handled, crook-of-the-elbow boxy purses with structure and heft to them. The kind of purse you use to beat any mugger stupid enough to fuck with you. We’re not as crazy about the satiny clutches, which look like makeup bags to us.

As always, the final question of their worthiness is up to you, the precious unborn fawns.

YEA or NAY: Jason Wu’s Fall 2011 Bags?

[Photo Credit: jasonstudio.com]

    • Anonymous

      LOVE all, esp the white, white and tan, and tan clutch.  For Christmas please, Uncle TLo?!

      • Anonymous

        For Christmas, Hanukkah, Boxing Day, Arbor Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day… I say YES PLEASE

      • Anonymous

        For Christmas, Hanukkah, Boxing Day, Arbor Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day… I say YES PLEASE

    • Anonymous

      Can I use scissors on bag #4 to cut off the crazy oversized luggage tag?  If so, wrap one up, por favor.  The clutches–no, too precious for everyday and too old looking for night.

      • Anonymous

        Lol!!  it looks like a single testicle dangling below the bag!

        • Anonymous

          Now I can’t see anything else.

        • Anonymous

          hey! those bags had testicular cancer! don’t mock them like that.  but yeah, that’s a really disturbing image you just implanted in my mind.  other than that a lot of the bags are nice!

          • http://www.katymcdermott.com KatyMightHave

            So I guess those bags are rocking one?

        • Anonymous

          hey! those bags had testicular cancer! don’t mock them like that.  but yeah, that’s a really disturbing image you just implanted in my mind.  other than that a lot of the bags are nice!

      • http://robot-heart.tumblr.com heartbot

        These bags DO look like something old ladies would carry, right? I just can’t picture anyone under 40 carrying these.

        • Anonymous

          Uh, hang on, are you calling everyone over 40 an “old lady?” ;-)

    • http://twitter.com/democracydiva Democracy Diva

      Agreed on the clutches looking more like cosmetics cases than purses. But the rest are quite lovely. However, in defense of the giant handbag, us urban-dwelling ladies who walk everywhere need a bag that can fit a pair of heels in it.

    • http://twitter.com/democracydiva Democracy Diva

      Agreed on the clutches looking more like cosmetics cases than purses. But the rest are quite lovely. However, in defense of the giant handbag, us urban-dwelling ladies who walk everywhere need a bag that can fit a pair of heels in it.

      • Anonymous

        A pair of heels. A pair of sneakers. Socks for the sneakers. An umbrella. A calendar/daytimer. A book. A newspaper. Makeup, cell phone, hairbrush. Coffee thermos. Notepad. Pens. Wallet and keys. Without my big shoulder bag, I have to carry a tote. I don’t wanna carry a tote and a purse. And what really looks bad is when a woman carries a pretty handbag like one of these and stuffs it with stuff, so it looks all fat and sloppy. The only time I want a small bag is for evening events.

        Pretty. Not practical. So OUT.

        • Anonymous

          All those things and also ipod and headphones for subway.  Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen in summer.  Actually, we just need a small suitcase.  How about a line of small rolling suitcases just for urban women?  I’m developing back and wrist problems from carrying all this stuff in a purse.  

          • Anonymous

            All that, plus my toddler’s sippy cup, a carton of raisins, a spare diaper, and a toy or two to keep him amused. This is why I carry a big crossbody bag.

            But when I do go out, I favor structured vintage bags. So I like most of these (except for the clutches).  

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lauren-Jean-St-Martin/504251897 Lauren Jean St. Martin

      I’m going with nay on these. 

    • Anonymous

      I have to admit that I love the “pentecostal” clutches, as you refer to them, but total agreement about the satin-y clutches. Nevertheless, a big “yea” from me. These bags are gorgeous!

    • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

      The clutches are a little bland, but this an improvement over those hideous things with bows from yesterday.

    • Anonymous

      Yea to the handbags, those clutches not so much.

    • http://twitter.com/JitteryBug Jitter Bug

      Either one of the two with the chain strap will do very nicely, pretty please. 

    • http://onebluetree.blogspot.com/ Sara L.

      Lovely! I agree about the return of normal sized purses. Those gigantic hobo bags always looked so messy to me, I never understood the love for them. These have nice lines, except for those last two clutches as you mentioned. So, yea from me!

      • http://robot-heart.tumblr.com heartbot

        You can’t fit a book in a clutch. That’s all I’m saying.

    • Anonymous

      Yes.  So happy the over done hobos are out.  Tired of the chains, dangles, overdone hardware, and most of all–purses that just melt when you set them down (and then you can’t find your keys in the dark cave of a bag).

      I feel that the Cathy Cambridge effect is working fashion–more tailored and feminine.

    • Anonymous

      I am in complete agreement with your final statement. My current favorite bag is like that (though with a strap that can turn into a longer shoulder strap, if I want it to). Alas, it’s not practical for me to carry it all the time (too much stuff I’m hauling around with me), but I’m pretty sure I could beat someone just fine with my giant, ancient messenger bag.

    • Joyce VG

      Yum Yea! Love the clutches!

    • Joe J

      I just checked some of these on Neiman Marcus’ website – http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/templates/P4.jhtml?itemId=cat38610732&parentId=cat22630732&masterId=cat000019

      These are very nice bags, nothing freaky or in sickening colors, but my eyes nearly popped right out of my head at the prices.  I don’t carry a purse, so I’m not sure if it’s just me, but… damn.   Again, very nice pieces, but I question that they are THAT unique-looking that you probably couldn’t find something similar for a fraction of the price.

      • http://twitter.com/1carmelita 1carmelita

        You’re not kidding—wow. Many designer items are priced way outside my range, so I’m not surprised. I assume its because of materials and handcrafting.

      • Anonymous

        It’s not just you. Those prices are crazy. That’s why it’s lovely that somebody invented TJMaxx and others. Had my eye on a Liz Claiborne tote that was way too expensive in department stores – lucked out and found it at TJMaxx for $15!! I KNOW! There were two – orange and a croco-embossed oxblood – bought ‘em both! Total score. I was most pleased.

    • MilaXX

      I like all of them, even the satin-y ones could work w/ the right outfit.

    • Anonymous

      I love the first bags, could get behind most of the clutches–especially the beaded black and the white with silver ornamentation, but that shiny white and silver purse looks like a demon owl to me. And I acknowledge that’s probably ONLY me, but YEA to all but that one which I give more of a .

      • Anonymous

        Not only you.  I didn’t think of demon owl, but I thought ‘evil eyes.’  Ick.

      • http://twitter.com/iJenmac Jennifer McClory

        I thought the same thing.  Demon owls.  Yikes.  The rest of the bags are gorge!  The $680 satin make-up bags… not so much.

      • http://twitter.com/iJenmac Jennifer McClory

        I thought the same thing.  Demon owls.  Yikes.  The rest of the bags are gorge!  The $680 satin make-up bags… not so much.

      • Anonymous

        Or…Happy Chair is Happy purses (the camel one too).

      • Anonymous

        that one and the tan version total read as animal farm to me. creepy. 

    • Anonymous

      Yea. I’ve never really liked the giant handbags. I like these simple and classic styles much more.

    • http://profiles.google.com/awilsongirl Amy Wilson

      Sigh. I want one (all?) these bags so bad. Well, maybe not the ones with the long, chain straps but the rest are fabulous. As I stated yesterday in the Valentino thread, I have been on the hunt for structured bag like this. I love the idea of a sweet little”:church-y” pocketbook like this paired with my normal everyday wear.

    • http://profiles.google.com/awilsongirl Amy Wilson

      Sigh. I want one (all?) these bags so bad. Well, maybe not the ones with the long, chain straps but the rest are fabulous. As I stated yesterday in the Valentino thread, I have been on the hunt for structured bag like this. I love the idea of a sweet little”:church-y” pocketbook like this paired with my normal everyday wear.

    • http://twitter.com/ashinyoconnor Aisling O’Connor

      Oh yea. Need mustard chain strap in my life. I wonder if Topshop will do a knock-on.

      • Anonymous

        Well good. Cause I need the red (burgundy? cordovan?) one. We won’t have to fight.
        Prob dumb question: what’s Topshop?

        • Amy Fee Garner

          Topshop:  like H&M, or– can’t think of the Japanese one, or some of the Target lines — trendy, semi-disposable clothing, that often has affordable knock-offs or rip-offs of designers.

    • Anonymous

      Hate that beaded mess .   Not in love with any of them, the first few aren’t bad.

      I like a hand bag shape/styling but need a shoulder strap. 

      Also prefer a bag to be wider than tall.  Hate trying to dig through a small opening to get at everything that dropped to the bottom

      • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

        Yay for the shoulder straps but hate it when they also have a short strap. Make up your mind, you schizophrenic purse. If I’m only going to throw you over my shoulder, why have another useless handle just sitting there?

        TLo said, ” but we really love the short-handled, crook-of-the-elbow boxy purses.” Said by two men who don’t have to carry one. So uncomfortable and you only have the use of one hand. No, thanks.

        IAMSOBZ  

        • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

          “Said by two men who don’t have to carry one.”

          Neither do you.

          • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

            And I don’t.

    • Anonymous

      Love them all except the satin clutches, I even like the Pentecostal clutch, and I adore the blinged out wool clutch. And I agree that the enormous hobo bags are just not the thing, too sloppy looking for me.  I never stopped carrying my little Mad Men style frame bags, and while I can’t fit shoes or books in it, I think it keeps me from hurting myself by trying to carry everything. A tote bag helps when I’m in Mom mode.

    • Anonymous

      I covet that second black bag, but would never spend that kind of money on it. I’d totally go for an imitation version. I love me some boxy pocketbooks (which is what I’ve always called them and I’m no granny).

      • Anonymous

        Me, too! Love a good, boxy, top-handle pocketbook! I actually feel more like a lady when I carry them. I also collect vintage one’s but don’t use them very often. For everyday use I usually go for something larger and more utilitarian.

    • Anonymous

      The first two are very Birkin-like. That’s not a bad thing. I might (*might*) even be able to afford one. I certainly can’t afford a Birkin.

      Oh wait. The Toni Satchel is $1999. Nope, can’t afford that, either.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B53PQYXSJR4YJBV3J6BWYSICRQ Jamie

      love – except the statiny clutches and the metallic and orangey ones that look like owls

    • lilibetp

      I love the one with the clasp on top.  I wonder if these come with organizer pockets inside…

    • Patricia Biswanger

      Seriously, when I saw the link to this post on Facebook, my heart started racing.  You cannot possibly show me too many handbags, i.e., pocketbooks.  I love all these!

    • http://twitter.com/1carmelita 1carmelita

      I like the top two. The shoulder bags bug me—all I can see is a face. 

      • Anonymous

        Too many facial features on this collection – sad mouths, eyes, and snouts. 

    • Anonymous

      Clean lines, sharp detailing and human scaled.  I like them all.

    • Anonymous

      I like the 3 rectangular clutches, and maybe the black one (2nd from the top).  The rest are not my style.  Nay overall.

    • Anonymous

      The top two look just like me dear departed nana’s alligator handbag, circa 1962!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B53PQYXSJR4YJBV3J6BWYSICRQ Jamie

      I see the owl too – eww

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1378141705 Gretchen Jacobsen

      pretty meh to me

    • Anonymous

      TLo, YES to pocketbooks!  I agree, I want a purse where I can find the things I put there AND use as a weapon if I need one.  I’ve grown to hate the great slouchy bags.  They’re good for stuffing mass quantities of crap in, but when you try to find something the bags slouch in and hinder your already unlikely attempt at finding what you’re looking for.  

      I don’t like the clutches much, especially the one with the bedazzling.  But some of those at the top have potential.  And no bows!  This is good news.  So a tentative Yea.

    • Anonymous

      Love the first two clutches, not crazy about anything else.  I do love the owls on the satin clutches, though.  Not enough to want one, but there ya go.

    • Anonymous

      YEA for the most part. Love a structured bag. LOVE. That cross-body is cute…the non-metallic one kinda looks like a squirrel face. Who doesn’t like a squirrel face?

    • Anonymous

      YEA for the most part. Love a structured bag. LOVE. That cross-body is cute…the non-metallic one kinda looks like a squirrel face. Who doesn’t like a squirrel face?

    • Carolyn Warfield

      I have a hard time thinking of these as “fashion.”  (Then again, pretty much all of Wu’s work is staid.) I can see myself carrying most of them, and think the “missal” bags are particularly minimalist and pretty–but as a whole these are dull, Macy’s fare.  Where’s the pizzazz?  Where’s the creativity?

    • Carolyn Warfield

      I have a hard time thinking of these as “fashion.”  (Then again, pretty much all of Wu’s work is staid.) I can see myself carrying most of them, and think the “missal” bags are particularly minimalist and pretty–but as a whole these are dull, Macy’s fare.  Where’s the pizzazz?  Where’s the creativity?

    • Carolyn Warfield

      I have a hard time thinking of these as “fashion.”  (Then again, pretty much all of Wu’s work is staid.) I can see myself carrying most of them, and think the “missal” bags are particularly minimalist and pretty–but as a whole these are dull, Macy’s fare.  Where’s the pizzazz?  Where’s the creativity?

    • Carolyn Warfield

      I have a hard time thinking of these as “fashion.”  (Then again, pretty much all of Wu’s work is staid.) I can see myself carrying most of them, and think the “missal” bags are particularly minimalist and pretty–but as a whole these are dull, Macy’s fare.  Where’s the pizzazz?  Where’s the creativity?

    • Carolyn Warfield

      I have a hard time thinking of these as “fashion.”  (Then again, pretty much all of Wu’s work is staid.) I can see myself carrying most of them, and think the “missal” bags are particularly minimalist and pretty–but as a whole these are dull, Macy’s fare.  Where’s the pizzazz?  Where’s the creativity?

    • Carolyn Warfield

      I have a hard time thinking of these as “fashion.”  (Then again, pretty much all of Wu’s work is staid.) I can see myself carrying most of them, and think the “missal” bags are particularly minimalist and pretty–but as a whole these are dull, Macy’s fare.  Where’s the pizzazz?  Where’s the creativity?

    • Carolyn Warfield

      I have a hard time thinking of these as “fashion.”  (Then again, pretty much all of Wu’s work is staid.) I can see myself carrying most of them, and think the “missal” bags are particularly minimalist and pretty–but as a whole these are dull, Macy’s fare.  Where’s the pizzazz?  Where’s the creativity?

    • Anonymous

      Nay!  Though I like the look of “pocketbooks”, they simply are not functional to my lifestyle. 

      I really do not care for any of the clutches.

    • Robert Sanchez

      Most of them are just lovely. Totally agree on the last two satin makeup bags.

    • aussiegal77

      Yay!  Would buy one of each.  Then find fab dates to go on with said purchases.

    • Sara__B

      Mostly yea. I welcome the return of smaller, structured handbags.

    • Anonymous

      Eek, I can’t stand the crook-of-the-elbow bag fad. I see women marching around Manhattan with their arms sticking up in the air and it just looks ridiculous to me. Call me grumpy, but I also hate the oversized bag fad, so it’s refreshing to see bags that don’t look like luggage for a change. A bag for me needs to be functional and practical, first and foremost. I’m no fun when it comes to bags.

      Not digging the satiny clutches or the pentecostal one. I kinda sorta like the bedazzled one and I love the little cross-body one directly above it. That’s the one I would buy.

    • Anonymous

      You’re right, there can NEVER be too much discussion about handbags. They are my drug of choice. I certainly wouldn’t mind that lovely tan bag, fourth photo down, hanging off my shoulder! Like that white clutch too!

    • Anonymous

      You’re right, there can NEVER be too much discussion about handbags. They are my drug of choice. I certainly wouldn’t mind that lovely tan bag, fourth photo down, hanging off my shoulder! Like that white clutch too!

    • Anonymous

      It’s always good to have a couple of these classic-style bags in your closet. For certain situations they never go out of style.

      And I TOTALLY agree about the supersize handbag trend (and it’s not only the size, but also the studs and buckles, etc) Too big, too fussy & way too expensive.

      –GothamTomato

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C65IT4K6RYN4TWRMFJOI3VUDAI Olechka Milashka

      LOVE!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C65IT4K6RYN4TWRMFJOI3VUDAI Olechka Milashka

      LOVE!!!

    • Anonymous

      mostly yea, with numbers 3 and 4 being nays – they look like they have little single testicles hanging off of them

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000093053067 Kris Bosh

      Love 3 and 4, but agree with cutting off the luggage tag.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HBS4KWJ6XTPDEL2JMD37ZS5YHA Ben

      I actually love the one with the colorful jewelry on it. Looks classy <3

    • bethannstamps

      love them except the ones that have an alien face on them, can’t you see it… the two eyes next to a really long snout thing with a metal mouth?? i’d cut off the dangling one testicle as well on the other bags., sorry guys.

    • Amy Fee Garner

      As Tim would say, “I am responding well to these.”  For the same reason, TLo, that you said:  they’re pocketbooks.  I’m on the petite side and can  not literally have a bag wearing me (for I am not an Olsen twin, either.)  These are lovely.

    • Anonymous

      YEA!  i am really fond of the all black one.  pocketbook, i need to start using that phrase again ;)

    • http://profiles.google.com/rociosaurio Rocío Vázquez

      Am i the only one who sees Rosie from the Jetsons’ face in that gold one?
      They are cute though

    • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

      They’re looking at me funny, ma.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

      YEAAAAAA
      Except for the last two.

    • http://twitter.com/kmc1138 Kathleen Coyle

      Not a huge fan of the smaller crossbodies – but the rest are totally “yea.”  Effing love the rectangular clutches.

      • http://twitter.com/kmc1138 Kathleen Coyle

        And is it my imagination, or have there been a LOT of Birkin nods in the lines this year?

    • nkauj thao

      Love them! Especially the square flap bags

    • http://www.facebook.com/c.d.barney Chrissy Barney

      They’re nice- especially the first couple, though I can’t make myself like the ones with the tags hanging off- but that black clutch and the orange leather clutch are LOVE.

    • Anonymous

      Yea!  Though am puzzled by the tag hanging off 3 and 4.  Especially like the ones that look like they have a little face!  (8/9)

    • http://profiles.google.com/scaponigro Sarah Caponigro

      Yawn.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720742723 Sarah Winningham

      Love the clutches, bored by the pocketbooks.

    • Anonymous

      Women’s lives are too big now for small purses.

    • MilaXX

      YES, I seriously love them all. #5 is my fav and #9 would be my everyday running errands bag. The rest would be carried as befits the occasion.

    • MilaXX

      YES, I seriously love them all. #5 is my fav and #9 would be my everyday running errands bag. The rest would be carried as befits the occasion.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506473106 Mori Clark

      clutches are cute, everything else is too ‘meh’ for me. i do like patterns and bright colours in my purses though, so there is a bias, ahaha.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506473106 Mori Clark

      clutches are cute, everything else is too ‘meh’ for me. i do like patterns and bright colours in my purses though, so there is a bias, ahaha.

    • Toni Mitt

      I loved the bow bags and I love all of these.  I can’t help it.  I’m just a sucker for beautiful handbgs of all styles, colors and sizes, so my opinion means absolutely nothing.  I want every one. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DO54ICWQLRD2STHRSELEATLSKY Cindy

      I like them all.   Although none are appropriate for my job (I’d be putting the hitting the muggers all the time),but they are all lovely.   Yes, I can see how the satiny ones do look like makeup bags, but that blue is fun and beautiful.

    • mrspeel2

      Up-to-date pocketbooks that even Queen Betty would be proud to carry!

    • Anonymous

      These are very Mad Men Grace Kelly.

      The satin clutches suck, because they do look like makeup bags. The other clutches suck because my Nana had them. I can smell must.

      The tiny little cross-bodies suck. First, they have faces. They’re staring at me. Second, the purpose of cross-body is to make a bag easier to carry. No one needs to make that bag easier to carry.

      I like that the structured bags have both a handbag handle and a shoulder strap. I like the solidity. But there’s nothing thrilling about them, which, at designer prices, is necessary.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      Love them all — there’s a purse for just about every occasion (so, I’ll take one of each, thank you)!

    • http://twitter.com/boocatbutterbee boocat

      I think this is a great line of purses. I particularly appreciate its human size scale.  I’d love to have the burgundy-colored one with the chain shoulder strap.  I’d remove the round luggage tag, though.
      Bags have been ridiculous lately, like garish luggage.

    • Anonymous

      Yea to most of these.  Love the structured ones.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QCJEZMOV4VYMXC5WJALLZNYEB4 Mari Rose

      My favorites are number 5 and 7 but I like all with the exception of the clutches. The first two might fall out of favor depending on how complex they are to open and close.

      Any purse that requires two closures to properly seal the contents is useless to me. I don’t have time for that and I certainly don’t have the patience to wait in line behind the woman who’s snapping, zipping and twisting her purse closed before moving out of my way.

    • Anonymous

      The top five are fab, but from then on they get fugly fast.

    • http://twitter.com/IfIwasasculptor Erin Leahy

      pretty, classic, interesting, nice. i actually happen to LOVE the white one with the metallic corner detail!

    • Anonymous

      YEA. These are all pretty cute.

    • Anonymous

      I like many of these, especially # 2 (first all black bag), #5 (first b&w bag), #7 (2nd all black bag), and # 11& #12 (the white and the cognac clutches). Not too fond of the ones with the dangley thingies or the satin clutches. The colors are all gorgeous, though.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UEWIPTXU4OETAKD6BDPXWAA2MY Adrienne

      Please tell me that this is the beginning of the end of the ginormous bag.  Do we really need to carry everything + kitchen sink and suffer back pains for it?   Am hoping this is a trend of the smaller purse appearing before us.

    • Susan Crawford

      The white, art-deco-trimmed clutch and the tan clutch with metallic corners: to DIE for. The rest – meh.

    • Anonymous

      YEA !
      especially the lovely clutches as well as the first three elegant purses.
      COVET !

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Katherine-Lavender/553350310 Katherine Lavender

      Those little satchels have faces. Cute.

    • Nora Mulllin

      YEA! I could skip the last 2 and bags 3-4, I want the rest of them in my closet now, though. Pretty, chic, understated, & fabulous- not a wrong note in them.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

      LOVE ALL THE BAGS (except for the satin clutches). Please deliver them ASAP. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Is it just me or do the third and fourth bags look like that thing hanging from them is a pair of balls?  I mean, seriously…it looks a bit strange.

    • Anonymous

      I am in love with that buttery camel colour, but in the shoulder bag and the dreamy clutch with cloud edges. Beautiful.

    • Anonymous

      I spy with my litte eye a Kelly Bag knock off.

    • Anonymous

      LOOOOVE

    • http://postsomethingcreative.blogspot.com Nicole

      Yea, for sure.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OYWH5NAGE3TS2MWXRAVBSWBSZA Brittany

      Like the clutches…not crazy about the detail on the handbags, it reminds me of a luggage tag. In a bad way.

    • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

      Execution fail.  Look at how sloppy they look!  I’m all for simple, and I’m all for roughly constructed, but PICK ONE.

    • Sara Morris

      LOVE.

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      I like the first two and the fifth one very much.  Not crazy about the rest.  And I love a crook-of-the-elbow handbag, as opposed to a shoulder bag.  Better for your back, too.

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      i like the pareidolia faced shoulder bags just above the clutches & the gospel clutches, themselves, the best. & i really like those.

    • Jessica Rowe

      love the art deco clutch!

    • Geno Boggiatto

      Love love love except for the last 2 satin-y ones, the silver one, and I’m on the fence about the floral brooch one

    • Geno Boggiatto

      Love love love except for the last 2 satin-y ones, the silver one, and I’m on the fence about the floral brooch one

    • http://twitter.com/elialger Eliana Alger

      ♥! <<In Love of the black clutch with little sparkling thingggsss!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/elialger Eliana Alger

      ♥! <<In Love of the black clutch with little sparkling thingggsss!!!!

    • Anonymous

      YEA! Especially #1, #2, #5 and #6, the black and whites. I have loved the “granny’s handbag” look for many years now, and I hope I can continue to use them well after they are “in style.” So much chic-er than the hobo bag that’s been the trend for a while. I don’t like those three shimmery ones, though–they look like they’re for the (pre-) teen set.

    • Anonymous

      YEA! Especially #1, #2, #5 and #6, the black and whites. I have loved the “granny’s handbag” look for many years now, and I hope I can continue to use them well after they are “in style.” So much chic-er than the hobo bag that’s been the trend for a while. I don’t like those three shimmery ones, though–they look like they’re for the (pre-) teen set.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=502834383 Jennifer Marie Wegmann-Gabb

      Yes.  I would take any one of these over those tween bags of Valentino.

    • Anonymous

      LOVE LOVE LOVE.  The first mustard colored one! The clutch that looks all art deco! The gorgeous white one at the top!  

    • Christina MacDonnell

      the bags are too structured for my taste, but i L-O-V-E the clutches!!

    • Anonymous

      Love the first four.. the rest, meh. 

    • Anonymous

      More like than not: Yea from me.

      I may actually have to dip into my savings and grab one of these…

    • Anonymous

      More like than not: Yea from me.

      I may actually have to dip into my savings and grab one of these…

    • http://www.facebook.com/CatherineKatz Catherine Katz

      The first black and white one is amazing.  Don’t like the “owl-y” ones.  And, believe it or not, I agree with TLo about the crook of the elbow boxy purse.  I love ‘em.  Except when traveling.  Then I hate them.  Yea.

    • http://www.facebook.com/CatherineKatz Catherine Katz

      The first black and white one is amazing.  Don’t like the “owl-y” ones.  And, believe it or not, I agree with TLo about the crook of the elbow boxy purse.  I love ‘em.  Except when traveling.  Then I hate them.  Yea.

    • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

      Oh Yea!!

    • http://robot-heart.tumblr.com heartbot

      They all look so square and hard and, tbh, sort of plain. While I guess smaller bags are something to be excited about (I only use them for formal occasions and then spend the whole time griping about how you can’t fit your car keys and your touch-up make-up in them at the same time) these are just…meh. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1264609232 Samantha Ritchie

      yea! i’ve always loved pocketbooks.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1264609232 Samantha Ritchie

      yea! i’ve always loved pocketbooks.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1264609232 Samantha Ritchie

      yea! i’ve always loved pocketbooks.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1264609232 Samantha Ritchie

      yea! i’ve always loved pocketbooks.

    • http://aimeewrites.com AimeeWrites

      Love most of them, but #’s 8 & 9 are staring at me…

    • http://aimeewrites.com AimeeWrites

      Love most of them, but #’s 8 & 9 are staring at me…

    • http://aimeewrites.com AimeeWrites

      Love most of them, but #’s 8 & 9 are staring at me…

    • http://aimeewrites.com AimeeWrites

      Love most of them, but #’s 8 & 9 are staring at me…

    • Anonymous

      Personally, I don’t like bags that have a shoulder strap and a handle.  Make up your mind, one or the other.  I like the 3rd bag and the black beaded clutch, but overall, nay.

      • Christine Campbell

        Issue of mine too, along with handles that won’t fold down (if they are too long in my estimation.)  we are picky bitter kittens.

    • Kirsten Kirsten

      Am i the only one who sees faces in the last two shoulder bags? Cute robotic faces?

    • Anonymous

      I’d call them inoffensively stylish. Nothing really amazing about them, but nothing really offensive either. Just nice, stylish, presumably well-made bags.
      Agree about the satin clutches, but I like the others.

    • Anonymous

      As I said in the last handbag post, I’m a HUGE fan of the boxy, structured bag. And I celebrate getting away from the overuse of studs and fringe (actually the use of fringe at all). Give me classic, retro-inspired style any day. I have a collection of vintage bags, and I sue them regularly. That being said, I only like these styles as clutches and handbags. With shoulder bags, I need something larger. I am a tall, plus-sized woman, and small shoulder bags look as ridiculous on me as over-sized hobo bags look on a tiny Olsen twin. It’s all about scale and balance.

      • Anonymous

        Uh, yeah, I am not litigious toward my bags, I “use” them regularly. Dyslexic typing strikes again.

      • Anonymous

        Uh, yeah, I am not litigious toward my bags, I “use” them regularly. Dyslexic typing strikes again.

    • Anonymous

      As I said in the last handbag post, I’m a HUGE fan of the boxy, structured bag. And I celebrate getting away from the overuse of studs and fringe (actually the use of fringe at all). Give me classic, retro-inspired style any day. I have a collection of vintage bags, and I sue them regularly. That being said, I only like these styles as clutches and handbags. With shoulder bags, I need something larger. I am a tall, plus-sized woman, and small shoulder bags look as ridiculous on me as over-sized hobo bags look on a tiny Olsen twin. It’s all about scale and balance.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P2TQ4GYD4QELME7T27AS7YWJIA gina

      Yuck no. Hell no. 

    • vluong

      Reminds me of the Cynthia Rowley collection.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

      I am so glad the giant, blingy, gaudy handbags are over! Count me as a “yea.”

      • Christine Campbell

        You took the words right out of my mouth.

      • Christine Campbell

        You took the words right out of my mouth.

    • Anonymous

      Yea, except for #3 and #4.  I don’t like doodads hanging below the bottom of the purse itself.  That’s just a germ picker-upper.

      I especially love the black and white ones.  Sharp!

    • Anonymous

      Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!!!

    • Anonymous

      My sister has bag #6 and it is EXQUISITE!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      Love!  Yea!  I especially love that little white clutch.  Fab!

    • Anonymous

      I like the retro-minimalism with these, but I loathe the chain shoulder “strap” thing.  I too am tired of the “let’s nail every shiny thing we can find to this purse” trend.  Those damn things were too heavy BEFORE you put any of your own items in them.  Then they became similar to carrying a clinky-clanky bowling bag on your shoulder.  UGH.

      Love the first black and white bag.

    • Anonymous

      I like most of them but the black clutch made me gasp – love it!  So cute.

    • http://profiles.google.com/thisiscelia Celia

      I’d buy several of these if I could.

    • http://profiles.google.com/thisiscelia Celia

      I’d buy several of these if I could.

    • Christine Campbell

      God, I am so happy to see some structured, minimalist, clean looking bags again.  Bye bye slouchy studded grometted be-stringed patterned metallic hobos and what-have-you.  Grandmother’s handbag reborn – come to mama!!!

    • Anonymous

      Duhh, it’s Jason Wu! YEA!

    • Anonymous

      Nay.  I like the bow bags better.

    • http://twitter.com/verascity Vera Sticker

      I don’t really care about the clutches, but I LOVE the purses. I want them all.

    • Anonymous

      It must say something about me that I was most stricken by the filligree  of the purse straps. The ampersands got me.

    • Cheri Lee

      Love the clutches and love the small gold bag.

    • Anonymous

      yea

    • http://twitter.com/Littlegrr Mary Nau

      I like them all, but love the black and white purses and the first three clutches.

    • http://twitter.com/Littlegrr Mary Nau

      I like them all, but love the black and white purses and the first three clutches.

    • Kristina Griffin

      I always say pocket book. I think it is funny that I don’t realize that isn’t what other 33 year old women say. 

      • S. Jenna Lutz

        I don’t know… I’m 31 and I say pocketbook.

        Granted, I also refer to underwear as ‘knickers”, male bits as “wedding tackle” and if I’m not careful I’ll sound less like an American and more like the two elderly women (German and Irish) that took care of me as a kid. So…. it may be less my answer makes you sound like our generation is “supposed” to and more we’re BOTH odd.

        Either way? I like these pocket books MUCH more than yesterday’s bow bedecked horrors.

    • Anonymous

      The clutches are a bit too “First Lady”; like the purses though.

    • Anonymous

      They look just like the bags I can buy at TJMaxx. Nothing special. What’s he charging for these?? Whatever it is, it is WAAAAYYYYY too much!

    • Anonymous

      yes but very regular.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sorana.tarmu Sorana Tarmu

      YEA why not. Especially the rounded ones with big straps.

    • Anonymous

      Very much yay. Nothing earth-shattering but very nice.

    • Anonymous

      Yea.  And I say “pocketbook” too.  “Purse” has too many other connotations; “handbag” sounds too prissy; and other terms are too specific (like “clutch”, “envelope bag”, “duffel”, “reticule”).

    • Anonymous

      I like the first two a lot, the rest are “meh” and I don’t care for the satin clutches even a little bit.

    • Anonymous

      While I don’t see anything here that I would personally want to buy, I do applaud the trend away from the tacky bags of the last few years with all the gew-gaws stuck on them and hanging from them and with tacky sheens and such.  It has been hard to find bags with minimalist style.  Hopefully these are a signal that the tide has turned.

    • Sharon Weissburg

      YEA verily, with one notable exception; I HATE that black satin clutch with the little embroidery. Bleh. But the rest? Fabulous.
      ;

    • foodycat

      It was all going so well until it got to the rounded metallic ones. I think I would have loved them in 1987.

    • Anonymous

      meh…. the black & white ones are a bit interesting….. love the black & white clutches!

    • Anonymous

      Clutches: Nay but…
      Cute owl detail: Yea

      Pocketbooks: Yea but…
      Painful looking chain straps: Nay

    • Anonymous

      Why so many luggage tags? Otherwise, nice bags.

    • Anonymous

      YAY on the clutches, NAY on everything else.

    • akprincess72

      I like the metal corners, though I also like little metal feet on my purses.  Things that serve to protect my purse are always a plus.

    • Anonymous

      Yea, though the team is carried largely on the strength of a couple of stand-outs: the first black & white pocketbook (#5) and the white clutch with the starburst-ish accent in the corner.  Dislike the satin clutches. The red/oxblood square purse is my favorite of the rest, though the dangly leather medallion would bug & I strongly prefer leather to chain straps, so it’s a lukewarm kind of favorite.

    • Anonymous

      neither yea nor nay, i’m completely unmoved by these. like, I don’t even have any negative feelings toward them. 

      but look, as far as giant handbags go? I find them necessary. I go to fashion school full time, I can’t be going to class with a little handbag when I’m schlepping everything with two Mood bags on top of it. Sure, I have a few smaller purses for nights on the town, but they can’t even be that small when I have what I call “an adult’s wallet,” which is to say it’s too long for most smaller purses. 

    • Anonymous

      I dig ‘em!

    • http://twitter.com/thelilerin erin l.

      Gross. I think the worst two are the shoulder ones that look like a face (shiny gold and orangey tan). ugh.