Spring 13 Bags
We had so much fun pairing our favorite tastemakers with spring's top looks last month that we've decided to put our matching skills to the test once again with another game of What Would She Wear. This time, the subject is bags. While there are so many new and notable styles available this season, we've narrowed down the covetable list to the top four you need to know about, including Mulberry's two-in-one tote and Proenza Schouler's op art bag, and are pairing them with potential celebrity owners. Read on for all of the necessary details, and let us know if you agree with our fashion predictions! **Rihanna/ Givenchy Quilted Medium Lucrezia Duffel ($2300)** We've seen a plethora of noteworthy black bags for spring, but Givenchy's Quilted Medium Lucrezia Duffle tops our list. Though Rihanna has recently been spotted toting the Miss Dolce Bag ($1595, 310.360.7282) from Dolce & Gabbana, this duffel has her name written all over it, from its accommodating shape and two handle options to the spike detailing on the strap and bottom. Just like the singer, it's cool, subtly edgy, and supremely chic all at the same time. We also approve of Mango's like-minded Quilted Bowling Bag ($70), and we're positive your wallet will too. **Gwyneth Paltrow/ The Row Twin Mini Messenger Bag ($4100).** As is the case with all pieces by The Row, we're enamored with the brand's Twin Mini Messenger Bag. We've matched the luxe, hands-free carrier with Gwyneth Paltrow--wearing a Chanel cross-body bag above--given the actress' fuss-free and sophisticated sensibilities. It's the kind of piece that will instantly elevate a casual look, yet is chic enough to complement an elegant evening ensemble. Love the style and color, but can't commit to the budget-busting price tag? Try Rebecca Sanvar's Small Leather Bag ($225). **Miranda Kerr/ Mulberry Willow Tote ($2600, 415.399.9105) in Nude Classic Calf** Miranda Kerr seamlessly juggles motherhood and a successful modeling career, all without sacrificing her incredibly chic sense of style. If we had to guess, her carrier of choice would be a versatile bag--much like the Saint Laurent Cabas Chyc Tote ($2450) she is carrying above--making Mulberry's new-for-spring Willow Tote the perfect match. In nude, the Willow goes with everything, and even better, the front pouch zips off to become a sleek clutch. Is there a chicer day-to-night bag out there? We think not! If the price point is not quite what you're looking for, MICHAEL Michael Kors' Leather Tote ($283) is a superb alternative. **Kate Bosworth/Proenza Schouler Record Bag ($1725)** Kate Bosworth is already a fan of Proenza Schouler's signature PS1 satchel and the PS1 Large Chain Wallet ($785) above, so we have a hunch she'll adore the brand's newest style, the Record Bag, too. The graphic black and white pattern speaks to Bosworth's affinity for visually intriguing motifs, while the compact size and cross-body strap are ideal for her weekend jaunts around LA. You should also check out Diane von Furstenberg's Harper Charlie Check Shoulder Bag ($295), which has a similar op art vibe at a more affordable price.
Image of Miranda Kerr, courtesy of AKM-GSI; Image of Gwyneth Paltrow, courtesy of Getty Imges; Image of Kate Bosworth, courtesy of StarTraks Photo; Image of Rihanna, courtesy of Xposure Photos.