4 Fun Winter Handbag Trends

Monday, November 21, 2011

--By Kim Moshtaghi

My last few posts have been about trends that are happening now. Little additions to the closet can make a major difference in your complete look. Today I want to showcase different handbags and clutches that represent this year's winter trends. Each bag is unique, but will dramatically change the look of an outfit with a glance.

I'd like to start off with a designer label that has been around since 1925. Personally, I think the simplicity of this particular designer has kept it popular throughout the years, with slight tweaks in their designs. I keep going back to Fendi as a buyer because it has proven to be durable. I literally spilled a whole can of Diet Coke in my favorite Fendi and the bag was unharmed. The bag that I am featuring is part of the season's hottest trends: animal print. The bag's top half is the Fendi logo and the slouchy body is a jaguar print. The body makes this bag spacious enough for a pair of gloves, and your make up essentials.

Fendi Jaguar-Print Shoulder Bag

→ Buy the Fendi Jaguar-Print Shoulder Bag, $960.00, at bergdorfgoodman.com.

Besides jaguar print, another hot trend alert is bright colors for the winter. An orange clutch to go along with fur vests and long winter coats is a great way to blast a lot of color with a small item. This clutch is so loud and fun, it will even brighten up a rainy day. It's a very clean cut design with an excellent patent finish. If only mail was this sexy, I'd be carrying it with me at all times.

Tory Burch Patent Robinson Envelope Clutch

→ Buy the Tory Burch Patent Robinson Envelope Clutch, $325.00, at toryburch.com; shipping is free on $250+.

Is fierce what you are looking for? If so, Henri Bendel has a clutch that defines fierce and will go along with most of your rock star outfits. This isn't something I'd wear along a fancy dress, but you make your own rules. I like the crocodile embossed clutch because it's a bit more casual than the typical red croc clutch. Enjoy ladies.

Henri Bendel Debutante Slim Asymmetric Croc Clutch

→ Buy the Henri Bendel Debutante Slim Asymmetric Croc Clutch, $178.00, at henribendel.com.

Lastly, I would like to cover the clutch that covers my recent post about bows. This cutesy bowtie clutch is happening in many ways. It's funky and refreshing -- reminds me of something Gwen Stefani would carry well. This deep, dark brown clutch makes it easy to mix match with earth tones and bold oranges and emerald greens.

Henri Bendel Jetsetter Bow Clutch

→ Buy the Henri Bendel Jetsetter Bow Clutch, $175.00, at henribendel.com.

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.