Top 5 Autumn/Winter 2015-16 Handbag Trends

The Autum/Winter Fashion Weeks across New York, London, Milan and Paris are now over for another year, but this year's events gave us a look at what items are going to be 'must have' accessories for the 2015/16 Autumn and Winter season. Here is our Top 5 handbag trends for this year’s Autumn/Winter season 1. Saddle / Over the Shoulder Bags bagtrends1swankytrends1You can’t get anymore classic than a saddle bag, popular in the 1970’s there a style that goes with everything, they’re great for days when you just need the essentials without carrying a huge bag around with you. Although they’re a little more on the simple side, compared to some of the other trends, we still think it’s a ‘one size fits all’ type of bag, perfect for day or night. A great example of these bags in the SwankySwans store:     2. Suede Bags bagtrends2swankytrends2We love, love, love Suede bags and they’re everywhere at the moment, different colours, sizes and shapes, it appears you can do anything with suede. Although we saw less suede being used in the clothing that didn’t stop the designers creating some beautiful suede accessories. Other styles included bucket bags, link chain straps and fringe detail. We have some great suede bags in our store:     3. Backpacks bagtrends3swankytrends3You can’t travel the world without a stylish companion right? Backpacks are back and better than ever, we’ve seen some outrageous yet fabulous designs in this year’s Fashion Week season, some crazy, some cool but all are brilliant. We love how the designers have really gone for colour, using bright bold statement colours to contrast against those wintery days. We have some great backpacks in store:       4 Furry Bags bagtrends4swankytrends4With Fur coats becoming a regular trend why not have a bag to match? We saw lots of fur bags on the catwalk, all of which looked amazing. Some mixed fur with other materials and whilst you might think of a fur bag being big and fluffy some were extra smooth, giving the appearance of a sleek fur finish. We loved the mix of styles from clutches to crossover bags, plenty of diverse ideas to accessorize and style most outfits with. Some of our fur bags include:     5. Reptile Textured Handbags bagtrends5swankytrends5The catwalk was filled with snake, alligator and crocodile prints! This style has really evolved over the years and some fabulous designs have been created. We love the classic work bag; it’s modern, feminine and screams confidence. Mixing and matching materials and textures together really gave this category a unique quality, so they had to be on our top 5! Some of our croc or snakeskin style bags include:
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