Dolce&Gabbana Fall 2013 Bags

Posted on March 14, 2013

The Dolce&Gabbana Fall 2013 collection, inspired by the mosaics of the Monreale Cathedral in Palermo, Sicily.



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  • Those are hideous! I’ll take one of each!

    • maggiemaybe

      Right!? I the exact same reaction.

      •  It fits right in with my kitschy/grandma chic thing I have going. Hehehe

        • Adella Thompson

          Kitsch-fabulous was exactly my initial response. I’d be thrilled to find this at a thrift shop for $12. 

    • Hahahahaha! I have no idea why I want them so much! Some of them look like toy “princess” purses, others look like they’re made of beach towels and I’m not even catholic!

      • Kristin McNamara

        Amanda Seyfried should get a bunch of these to go with that hideous virgin mary sweatshirt she had on the other day.

  • Introspective

    on first thought, this feels more etsy then couture. 

    that said the red one with the cameos, the gold one with the lion and the last one (without the frightened looking pope on it) could easily take a spin in my wardrobe… 

  • OOh, the red one. And the lion one. And the wooden one. I can only hope one of these will turn up in a thrift store in like 10 or 15 years, and the proprietor won’t know how much they’re worth, and tag it for like $8.

  • These bags were not designed with mere mortals in mind. Hiddy.

  • ankali

    In general I like the clothes in this collection better than the bags. That said, the mosaic-y ones are pretty awesome from a craftsman point of view, and I actually like the red beaded bag with the little round porcelain/cameo dealie-thingies. Yes, that is a technical term.

    • cbt22

       I appear to be in the minority here, but I’m having the opposite reaction. I didn’t like the mosaic-y stuff on the clothes, but I think it works on the bags.

      • Bakerlooline

        Same sentiment here

        • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

          I concur.

  • Sobaika

    I really love the gem and metal work ones. Some of the more…uh, literal adaptations (#1 and #5) are fug.

  • ToniMacAttack

    Interesting. Um. 

    Okay, to be fair, I DO like some of these. I just think the most successful bags are the ones that didn’t take the “Cathedral mosaic” thing so literally. 

  • gabbilevy

    Some of these are a little… too too, ifyaknowhwaddimean. But also, awesome.

  • A big ol’ nay to the ones with faces on them.

  • Judy_J

    I admit it….I’m a sucker for mosaics.  I love this collection.

  • OhSayNow

    Sweet Jesus, I just can’t help myself, I want them all!

  • Reneesance

    Love them all, especially the inlaid wooden one third from the bottom.  Gimme!

  • Not much on practicality, but works of art, each of them. They must have taken dozens of hours to complete.

  • StellaZafella

    As the gay Protestant said to the Pope:
    “I LOVE your dress,darling…but you’re purse is on FIRE!”

    • Vlasta Bubinka

      That inspires a ‘ku!

      Beaded saint box clutch
      Mosaic fleur lady land
      Chastity belt lock

  • BayTampaBay

    I think this is loser shit!  These bags are awful.

  • SewingSiren

    Fun. But too expensive for this one.
    The red one, bag #4 that is, has the beautiful Italian mosaic flowers. My father bought a pair of earrings with that petite floral mosaic  in Italy when he was on what he calls his Mediterranean cruise . This was long before he met my mother, but he gave her the earrings when they met. She died last year  and now I have them. They are clips and give me a blinding head ache but I wear them anyway because they are so beautiful.

  • I will take third one, thanks!

  • 3boysful

    This is the kind of thing that might make one outfit, on one occasion.  So they need to be on those designer rental sites.

  • haveakiki

    What about the SHOES??

  • MilaXX

    8 & 9 are okay, the rest aren’t for me.

  • susan6

    I like the metal filigree looking ones, but they look like they’re heavy and rigid and the cost is probably ridonk.

  • carolynmo

    Love everything here! This collection is killing me.

  • mjude

    i decided i need them all!

  • And god said, “NO!”

    • Vlasta Bubinka

      This inspires a ‘ku:

      Stones and gilt excess
      I like shiny, spaketh Lord
      Gay lion waves yes!

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    Tacky, tacky, tacky.  These all look like the hideous bags you find in gift shops at reports in the tropics (or in Las Vegas).

  • BrooklynBomber

    I really want pretty much all of it.

  • hughman

    I bet the new Pope ordered one of each!

    • l_c_ann

      Nope, the new Pope took the bus back in Buenos Aires and lived in an apartment where he cooked for himself.  (Now maybe some of the Vatican Bankers…..)

  • Anathema_Device

    When these work, they really work; when they don’t, they really don’t. I like numbers 6, 8, and 9. The rest, not so much. I think a garish handbag can be all kind of fun, though.

  • I thought I wanted those prints on bags, but I was wrong.

  • LOVE.

  • alyce1213

    Garish and awful, each and every one.

  • tereliz

    I think most of these are a little too too, as my grandmother used to say. They’d be beautiful as boudoir accents, but in order to actually use any of them you’d probably have to design an outfit around the bag. Shoes I’ll do this for. But not for a bag, even one as pretty as the inlaid wooden floral top-handle. 

  • crash1212

    Only one I would be tempted to actually carry is the 5th from the bottom.

  • And JT sings: Bring it on down to Literalville!

  • Lilithcat

    I love the ones that look like figurative mosaics.  The others not so much.

  • So the Vatican is having a big week.  A new Francis and a D&G collection all its own.  

  • Qitkat

    Exquisite craftsmanship, I’ll give them that. They are also too chunky for my taste. As a Leo, it would be fun to have the lion bag. But in general I would like these much better if they were more delicate. I have a small collection, OK, three, of petite vintage bags from the 20s/30s/40s (I don’t really know), with which some of these designs would fit, if only there were more subtlety and a lot less volume. 

  • kimmeister

    I like the wooden one and the black and gold one.

  • l_c_ann

    The Constantine and Theodosia not so much, but the marquetry one makes me smile and the mosaics do too.

  • Ugly except for the one with the lion.

  • jmorino08


  • Tapetum

    I don’t think I’m quite ready to have my bags staring at me. Interesting, but no.

  • MzzPants

    Just in time for Francis!

  • In spite of the detailing of these bags, they generally read more “thrift” than “couture” to me.  I don’t consider any of them to be timeless (particularly the mosaic ones), but they could be a fun one-season-only splurge for a gal with money to burn.

  • demidaemon

    No. These are somedegree of tacky, except for the balck and white one.

  • formerlyAnon

    These sent me off on a “Last Days of Pompeii” mental tangent.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Can’t wait to see which one the pope will be carrying!

  • margaret meyers

    I’m so glad there’s a patron saint of double chins, and another for dreamy, seductive stares.

  • KILLUH!!

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Yep, they’re fugly…and I love them. Coveting the wooden one with the burning fire of a thousand suns.

  • libraangel

    o.k. – we get it already: a new Pope was elected (and maybe he needs/wants these)

  • rhl25

    3,5 and 9 are ticking my Bollywood box. Which, for the uninitiated, means that it is pretty much the alpha and omega of my personal style.

  • Carol Melichar

    I really like these–I would never carry one because I am a purse minimalist but I hope I see them on the red carpet.

  • FridaStaire

    Love ’em all.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    That wooden box bag with lock is something that was done and done in 1972.  My sister had one.  I loved it, ripped off the handle and made it into the box I kept little freakish treasures in, which included fake Lee press on nails and a dead potato bug.  But the other ones? The ones that look like and Etsy meets the Pope project?  Want want want.

    • libraangel

      The wooden box is for alms, please

  • Zippypie


  • Buffy

    I love all of these!  too bad they probably cost more than anything I own

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    These are all for me, yes?  So thoughtful of D&G.  And it’s not even my birthday till November!

  • kikisayshi

    I just can’t.

  • oh yeah!

  • Pterodactyl111

    I want a pope lunchbox.

  • Contralto


    I love them all.

  • Aurumgirl

    I love all the micromosaic ones, and the lion.

  • They’re… interesting. I wouldn’t say that I’d carry any of them, except for the gold one, second-to-last.

  • ballerinawithagun

    I see these at the state fair competitions…gorgeously done in corn and beans, especially the one that looks like a cigar box. Mitchell Corn Palace here I come!

  • Christiane Truelove

    I really kind of want all of these. Mostly because my research passion is this period of Sicily. The bags with the micromosaics and gems on them, and the wooden one, are inspiring real lust in me.

  • librarygrrl64

    I would carry the hell out of those first two bags.

  • To quote/parafrase the Scandinavia and the World comic (, the fastest way to make a Dane (or any other Scandinavian) uncomfortable is to have a ‘I heart Jesus’-bag (or any other religious figure) 😉 The bags with the sparklies ar fab, though.

  • I want to kiss them with tongue. Pretty li’l bags!