The 10 “it bags” of spring 2012


You know you want them, you know you need them. BelleBeirut picked out this Spring’s it bags. Look no further, your search is over!

1- Lace-appliquéd raffia tote – Valentino

Valentino’s ladylike aesthetic gets a modern, mixed-media makeover with this lace-appliquéd raffia tote. Make this unique patent leather-trimmed piece the focal point to city looks by teaming it with clean-lined separates. This roomy bag is perfect for all of your everyday essentials – simply carry it in the hand or on the shoulder to suit your style.
Price : 1112$

2- Leather and woven straw charm bag – Lanvin

Strung with medal-style charms and trimmed in fresh off-white leather, Lanvin’s woven straw bag is your ticket to global-traveler chic. Wear it to summer weddings to lend ladylike skirt suits eclectic appeal, or play down the effect on vacation with an understated silk blouse, shorts and suede flats.
Price : 2188$

3- Two-tone eyelet-studded leather shoulder bag – Versace

Fans of Versace’s fabulous aesthetic are sure to adore this fuchsia and rose leather shoulder bag, decorated with gold eyelets and finished with a luxe tassel. Wear it on the shoulder or carry it by the neat top handle for a chic, ladylike approach.
Price : 1360$

4- Soft Boxer 1 textured-leather tote – Reed Krakoff

Reed Krakoff gives its sought-after leather ‘Boxer’ tote a new-season spin with a papaya hue and top handles that do double-duty as shoulder straps – perfect for the woman on the go. We love the label’s nod to vintage luggage with a cream hanging tag, and the signature structured shape is the epitome of sophistication. Carry it to re-energize your workwear or clash it with primary shades for a fashion-forward take.
Price : 1491$

5- Bow satin clutch – Valentino

Lend your party outfit an utterly feminine accent with Valentino’s antique-rose satin clutch. This bow-embellished style exudes romance – wear it to soften vibrant hues or to add a luxe focal point to laid-back cocktail looks.
Price : 726$

6- The Complete Works of Shakespeare embroidered clutch – Olympia Le-Tan

Olympia Le-Tan is making waves in the fashion world with her eponymous collection of covetable clutches, and we love this ‘The Complete Works of Shakespeare’ design – a playful way to show off your literary expertise. From the pretty Liberty-print lining to the intricate hand-embroidery, this beautiful style has been crafted with exquisite attention to detail.
Price : 1413$

7- PS1 Keep All Small canvas and leather tote – Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler’s SS12 show was heralded for its masterful mix of print and color, and with vibrant patches of python-embossed leather, this canvas tote is one of our most coveted pieces from the collection. Sure to be a front row favorite, work the label’s signature understated cool and carry this spacious style with a bold coat and white trousers.
Price : 1269$

8- Embellished quilted leather shoulder bag – Moschino

This season the classic leather chain bag gets an unmistakable Moschino update with striking gold bottlecap embellishments. Carry this edgy accessory with a leather biker jacket and ruffled skirt for a grown-up take on retro-cool.
Price : 1282$

9- Candy acrylic clutch – Jimmy Choo

Super brights are the ultimate way to switch your style arsenal over to spring, and Jimmy Choo’s royal-blue clutch is the perfect way to channel the trend. Carry this statement accessory after dark with a color-pop mini dress, extending the optional shoulder strap to hit the dance floor.
Price : 464$

10- Leather pyramid clutch – Jil Sander

Jil Sander showcases a contemporary take on the classic clutch with this cool pyramid style in soft caramel leather. With a handy wristlet strap for fuss-free evenings out, carry this functional and stylish design with a leather bodysuit and skinny pants for a sleek minimalist finish.
Price : 448$

Description, prices and pictures are from: Net-a-Porter