Miu Miu Fall 2012 Accessories

Posted on March 12, 2012


Since the Miu Miu fall collection consisted of looks that reminded us of ’70s salesmen in polyester suits, it’s perhaps not surprising that the accessories are equally as ’70s and equally as menswear-inspired. The heels were chunky and the bags had a slightly masculine feel, giving these accessories a sturdiness and kickass quality that’s quite appealing. Not every gal can pull off a purple striped pantsuit, but plenty of them will line up for a lunchpail-style bag or a pair of fun, funky platforms. You may commence fantasy shopping, ladies.


[Photo Credit: vogue.it]

    • clatie

      The bags are great.  The shoes are not.

      • JosephLamour

        I feel like I’ve seen all of these shoes on episodes of What not to Wear where the lady has decided to stop updating her wardrobe in 1975 when her favorite cat died or when her first husband divorced her or something.

        • http://twitter.com/grooxcore Marie Ee

          The shoes are just way too literal in terms of interpretation, srsly. The bags are an excellent twist on the inspiration, though.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      I’m kinda in love with all of these things, though it pains me more than a bit to be groovin’ on the retro 70s thing, again.

      • Anathema_Device

         One of my older brothers had a great pair of suede patchwork platform shoes in the ’70s (during his glam rocker phase). I thought he was all kinds of fabulous in those shoes!!

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

           (smiling)   I so hear that!   Mercifully for all concerned no photographic records exist of me in my glam 70’s phase.  But I had some saddle oxford platforms in black and white patent, that were H.O.T.  And there were the extra wide bell bottoms, with the inset rainbow stripes on the sides, ( a presage of life changes to come, I choose to think) that slayed the people every time.

    • http://twitter.com/hdl_b Heather Barkman

      I will take a couple of those bags and save the rest of my fantasy money for less disco-clown-looking shoes

    • Maria Rosenfire

      Fugly shoes, adorable bags. The bags feel new, with the combination of structure and bright color, but the shoes look like either bizarro-world old-lady shoes or 70’s-themed Halloween costume rejects.

      • Lori

        If someone is looking to go as Upscale Huggy Bear for Halloween this year then these shoes are it, otherwise, not so much.

        • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

          Upscale Huggy Bear – I actually snorted here at work! 

    • Judy_J

      Disco shoes!  I remember these…….

    • Bozhi

      Love the bags.

    • Synnamin

      I’ll take the blue bag and the teal-red bag, please. keep the shoes.

    • jilly_d

      Bags=fab. Shoes=no. Just, no.

    • lucyloo222

      The purses are interesting.  The shoes are…. ack…. gurgle… eeek…. oh God…. I am having a fashion PTSD flashback…. MY EYES!!!

    • Susie Pamudji

      The bags are so fab. Love the colors. The shoes not so much. Mainly the shapes.

    • http://twitter.com/MplsGarden Ellen

      Okay, I wore shoes like that in the ’70s- but they were never cute. They never will be.

    • Anathema_Device

      Bags=Yes. Love them all, especially the yellow one and that red burl-looking one.

      Shoes=No. Sorry. They are kind of fun, in and of themselves, but I can’t imagine anyone looking chic in them.

      But hey, you’re the ones who are tired of nude platform pumps and super pointy-toe pumps!! LOL Got the exact opposite here.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

         Think of some adorable 22 year old woman with tons of bubbly personality. I can see it happening.

        • ballerinawithagun

          Yes for the 22 year old. I try to remember the rule about if you’ve already worn that era don’t wear it again. Especially something as noticeable as this. But the shoes actually look comfortable!

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

             What a great rule!  Yep, once for a decade is really quite enough in one’s life.

        • Anathema_Device

          Oh, hey! Totally off-topic update: The director of my son’s play was able to borrow KKK robe & hood costume from a local professional theater company (@Lesher Center). I am working on tracing it onto Ikea white sheets for the other actors.

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

             Awesome!  I’m glad you were able to find a realistic answer.  Hope all the sewing goes well.

    • Farthingale

      Bags=Win. Shoes=Fail.

    • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986?hl=en&tab=h Judy S

      I like the bags. The shoes do seem, uh, designed for a short man with an afro. On the other hand, some of them look as if one could wear them for more than half an hour without screaming pain, so there’s a plus.
      The clothes are very strange.

    • miagain

      message for Peter Max, message for Peter Max… your shoe inspiration is back, but it’s in Italy!!  
      Keep on truckin’!!

    • Kristinoten

      Ooh, the boots with the blue toes, so fun!

    • Susan Crawford

      Pleasw – I went through the70’s ONCE, and that was one time too many. I ‘ll take that navy bag and leave ALL the rest for those who have a ’70’s jones going on. (And believe me, those who do either weren’t born yet or did too much hashish to recall what really happened.

    • dress_up_doll

      Looove the bags! But, the shoes, not really. I can see wearing the yellow pair on the second row, but the others are a bit too Parliament Funkadelic for this girl.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      All of the shoes are hiddy, but I’d kill for just about every one of the bags. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

      I love the look of the purses, but hate the functionality–a purse is practically useless to me without a shoulder strap.  I love the functionality of the shoes, in that they are not foot-killing point-toed stillettos, but damn, they are UH-gly.

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      I would not spend money on even one pair of those hiddy shoes.  The bags, however, are gorgeous, especially the cobalt one. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CQPXLNCBM5CZSHZZXJDHPVFS7E Buffy

      The Ooompa Loompa eye makeup almost made me give up and not look any further.  But the bags are very nice.  The shoes go with the eye makeup.

    • CQAussie

      Love the bags, hate the shoes.  I really want that first blue bag.  Gorgeous.

    • VioletFem

      Cute purses, ugly shoes. (As a girl who wears a size 11 shoe, I shudder at the look of shoes that make your feet look bigger).

    • TxMom2011

      Not diggin the Shoes… except for the buckle loafer.  Loved the bags.

    • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux


    • LesYeuxHiboux

      I will take all the bags, the red and aqua platform boots as my outrageous piece of weirdness for the year, and the last par of blue shoes (which I will rush to a cobbler and beg that he find a way to make the heel less hideous). 

    • another_laura

      aaaah, platform loafers with buckles.  I loved them, I had them, and I would repeat them. 

      I never had a bag like these in the 70s and I would have any of them in a heartbeat.

      • BrooklynBomber

        “I loved them, I had them, and I would repeat them. ”

        And I love you for saying that. Actually, I’m not thrilled by how most of these shoes are “interpreted”; the tan boots with the blue toes are beautiful, but many of the rest are a little too round and clunky, too Superfly meets Doc Martens – and that ain’t right!

        But I want to see those clothes!

    • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

      The bags are gorgeous! The shoes, not so much.  In fact, the shoes are hideous. But in my fantasy shopping spree I will take one of each bag, please, and do they come in additional colors? :] 

      • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

         I just read through some of the comments after posting, and see that there is a general theme here – shoes, ugh! Bags – yes, please!

    • BrooklynBomber

      The red purse is mine!

    • JMansm

      I am OBSESSED. I want all. I’m not a big 70’s retro person but I love the idea of a pair of shoes or a bag that are REALLY 70’s retro and pairing them with more modern, urban, chic looks. 

    • No_Sew

      Who let them into my closet?  I absolutely had those fringed/buckle loafers with the chunky heel in 1971; I am sure of it!   They were ugly then and they are ugly now. (Oh, but I thought they were sooooo cute!)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OYMPLGS7S7467GQMKEWJDJ3N4A Deb

      OMG. I’m having a bad trip back to  1976 and my shoe choices. It’s not nice having one’s past mistakes come to life again…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julie-Chase/731391326 Julie Chase

      Hate the shoes, but I’d wrestle Betty Draper for those bags.

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      The shoes are kinda hiddy, but I love all the bags. 

    • crash1212

      Boy howdy. Those are some butt ugly shoes right there. REEEEally ugly. Bags aren’t bad, but don’t love them. Doubt that MiuMiu will lose any sleep over my thoughts or that they’ll lose any sales. I can just see it now…Fall will be cluttered with these clod hoppers and I’ll have to avert my eyes from all fashion posts. I do love the fabrics though – I’ll have to go find your post on the clothes.

    • serenitynow02

      Love the bags, but those are some hideous shoes.

    • oatmealpie

      Can’t wait for the downmarket version of the blue and red/green bag!

    • formerlyAnon

      I think I had a pair of shoes (which I loved) very much like the platform loafers. (The highest ones.) I wore them with cuffed, not-quite-as-wide-as-bell bottom trousers or knee socks and dresses as short as my father would let me leave the house in.

      Somehow, I don’t want them in my wardrobe, again, but I am braced for them to sweep the nation. Because when you’d kill to be a couple of inches taller, there’s nothing like a platform shoe with a nice wide stable heel.

      Bags are nice, but I’m not lusting.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Designers trying to resurrect the 70’s & sell it to me have got their work cut out for them.  Hated it then, hate it now.  Have fun, kids!

    • Seanybills

      I kind of love the chunky shoes (especially the bottom row left), but I really hate the prints.  If they were solid colors, I think I’d respond a lot better to them.

    • http://smalltownbigwardrobe.wordpress.com Catherine

      Hate the shoes.

      Of course that’s what I said about the sparkly booties from last season and then I ended up loving those…

    • unbornfawn

      Love the handbags. I can get behind the platform loafers. Most of the other shoes look overdone.

    • meowing

      Will some altruistic fellow Bitter Kitten tell me how to pronounce Miu Miu?  I’ve heard Mew-Mew and nearly a Meow Meow.  Heaven forfend I should mispronounce it, altho’ I’ll never be pronouncing it in the process of buying it–I’m too old for their demographic, and I’m cheap to boot.  Gracias in advance.

      • Sara__B

        According to the BBC, Miu Miu is MYOO-myoo (-my as in music, -oo as in boot). Good luck!

    • mjude

      love the purses & i must say i dig the loafers

    • betty language

      wow.. that is very “groove is in the heart” (by deee lite)–those shoes are very 90s interpretation of 70s.
      as a child of the 90s, born in the 70s, i have nothing but love for the styles from both eras.  i’m not really very fashionable, as you can guess.  if i were rich, though,  i’d wear any one of those items in a heartbeat.  and the beauty of these–probably not a stitch of polyester.  ugh…the worst part of the 70s.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1043171034 Tadiana Walton Jones

      Yes to the bags.  No, never, to the 70’s retro thing.  I lived through it once and that’s enough for any woman’s lifetime.

      • meowing

        Amen, sister.  My pictures from the ’70s are truly embarrassing.

    • SpcilK

      Playa’s Ball…Bitch where’s my money!

    • RroseSelavy

      Clown clothes, but the bags, oh, the bags! Oui, oui, oui.

    • deathandthestrawberry

      Love those purses. I’ll take the yellow one and the red/aqua one. The shoes are kinda meh to me. I don’t have the ovaries or the balance to pull off those platform boots, but the blue loafers on the bottom right are kinda cool.

    • SatelliteAlice

      There is really only one pair of shoes that doesn’t make me question the sanity of the creators but the bags I kind of love.

    • minnye

      The shoes are clunky and chunky but I love ‘em.  Sometimes a lady in a male-dominated field needs a kick-ass pair of comfy shoes.  Hope these translate down the market.  Love the bags too.

    • AthenaJ

      Bags are VERY nice, shoes are hiddy. Next.

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      I love the turquoise and purple print on red. Work that colour wheel until it bleeds, miss Miuccia!

    • spooki C

      Ew, too literal 70s. Just one step away from my dad’s fire engine red patent leather platforms with plastic goldfish floating in a lucite heel lol.

    • sweet_potato

      Whoa! It’s like I’m 5 all over again.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2P2ANLRZ6YAVGONA36I2AQJYGI VicD

      OK, how does that Pinterest thing work?  I finally have the desire to “pin” something … it’s that turquoise and red bag.  As Rachel Zoe would say (god help me, I am quoting Rachel Zoe), “I die.”

    • poketom

      oy. there are certain parts of each decade that should be left in that decade, never again to return. 

      Polyester suits and these shoes really should have stayed in the 70’s. The 80’s can keep dayglo and for god sakes the Zoot Suit shall remain in the 90’s. 

      That said, the bags are fantastic. 

    • prettybigkitty

      1995 Doc Martins meets 2005 mensware inspired shoes in 2012.   Not diggin’ it.   Bags are awesome.  Especially the brown and yellow ones.  

    • marilyn

      The thrift store finds of 2013

    • Sara__B

      Who’d have thought I’d like those shoes, since I cringe remembering me and everything else about the 70s, but I do. Just not with high-water pants.

    • Rebecca Zmarzly

      Maybe with those 70s-style platforms, I can finally find my hubby the right shoes for his Frank N. Furter costume. Everything in size 15 women’s has the wrong heel shape. :D

      Other than that: looks like my mom in college.

    • http://twitter.com/aidanboleyn Aidan B

      HATE the shoes. Like, all of them. 

    • lesmaha

      Shoes–I’m torn.  Two words: Elton. John.  Ok, not quite. but that’s the first thing that came to my mind.

    • MilaXX

      Years ago I had a pair of shoes like the browns ones that I had purchased on vacation in London. I imagined they were mod and cool looking, my sister called them my pilgrim shoes. I tripped every single time I wore them until one day I nearly face planted on the sidewalk. *ah youth*
      Nostalgia aside, I love the bags but find hate the shoes.

    • tinyredlocks

      Shoes-hate. Bags-Meh…

    • http://profiles.google.com/alison.sigman Alison Sigman

      I want EVERY bag up there! 

    • http://www.facebook.com/bozofish Nancy Robinson

      Could not be happier, having recently scored a pair of blue pony fur, platform ankle boots from Etsy.
      (And that suit looks an awful lot like Paul Smith’s women’s wear from 4 years ago)

    • IAmJ

      I appreciate the crazy, but I don’t know anyone who could work these shoes. Other than Cosmo Kramer, perhaps.

    • Judih1

      the shoes are HIDEOUS.

    • ccm800

      I like that some of these shoes give up nothing in height but let the foot be in a more natural arch. Friggin LBs and such are ridiculous in the way they bend the foots so good on ya MM!  

    • ccm800

      I like that some of these shoes give up nothing in height but let the foot be in a more natural arch. Friggin LBs and such are ridiculous in the way they bend the foots so good on ya MM!  

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      i like the thumbnail boots. i also like the beige & blue striped ones–theyre a serious rip of a well known pair of nina’s circa maybe 1974, ie:
      [those arent actually the ones i mean. the ones i mean tend to be pictured in books on shoes, are also somewhere in the bedroom. but the abovepictured ones are close enough.]
      i also like the clothes from this collection, would love to be tall enough to wear a striped pantsuit w/ the glamor & dignity it deserves. but i have no idea why she, or anyone, would wanna design a pair of low heeled platforms. especially in a world where their design is not a necessity. the high ones are glorious, the shape of low ones almost invariably hideous.

    • http://www.fatladysings.us/ TFLS

      I think I have at least one pair pf those clunky-type heels kicking around my closet – though mine are tangerine paisley (paisley was all the rage in ’77).  Same platform front though.  And six inches, if you please.  How I never broke my damn ankle still amazes the hell out of me – and I danced in those things!  Lord.  But I looked cool as hell :)

    • miwome

      Love all the bags. Hate all the shoes except those blue ones at the very end, and the champagne-colored ones on the left side of the fifth row.

      I am loving having all those crazy textiles as backdrops, though, honestly. I wouldn’t wear them, because I’m chicken, but I love the fabrics in this collection.

    • hellkell

      1975 via 1996 called and wants it’s shoes back.

    • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

      Those bags! Wow. Absolutely my favorite this season. I need the blue one. Need.

    • jblaked

      My Superstar Snoopy from 1978 wore boots similar to those gold ones.

    • TheOriginalLulu

      I really love that mustard-colored bag.
      The purple-striped pantsuit: I love it, but both pieces together kind of hurts the eye. I would love to wear the jacket with different bottoms.  

    • http://www.facebook.com/chloe.stabler Chloe Stabler

      When I think “lunch-pail bag”, it seems like it wouldn’t be anything.  But DAMN those are some great bags.

    • Louise Bryan

      Amazing.  I hated those shoes in the 70s, and I still do.  The purses are okay, just not for me.

    • bitterk