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Spring 2012 HandbagsSpring is truly a time of renewal. It’s when color returns to nature, when warmer weather inspires us to return to the outdoors, and, finally, when new trends in fashion emerge. Not since fall has the fashion world been abuzz about what’s hot in apparel and accessories.

We here at eBags are also excited about what we’re seeing in new accessories – particularly the new spring 2012 handbag trends. Our handbag experts have outlined below what to look for in shape, color, style, and detail. We have also hand-picked several bags that represent each trend from both designers and affordable brands to help you get a jump on shopping for your next must-have.

 


Mixed Media: Each season, handbag brands strive to create eye-catching designs and while this is certainly nothing new this year, it is remarkable how many trends for spring 2012 are about utilizing details like color, material, and embellishments to create head-turning styles. One such trend is mixed media. Mixed media handbags are bags that incorporate 2 or more different materials – usually in different colors or patterns. For example the use of a fabric flap on a leather bag or a python print leather frame on a solid color leather bag. In using contrasting yet complementary materials, designers are able to create unique pieces that stand out from your average solid color accessory. Mixed media handbags are not only a great way to stand out this season, they are also truly versatile because you can carry them with an outfit that matches any of the bag’s materials.

Jessica Simpson Getaway Tote
Jessica Simpson Getaway Tote
Rafe New York Roopal Linen Belted Side Satchel
Rafe New York Roopal Linen Belted Side Satchel
Big Buddha Ozzy
Big Buddha Ozzy
Global Elements Leather Cross Body Bag
Global Elements Leather Cross Body Bag

 

Belted Bags: Belted bags are making a comeback this season but perhaps not in the way you think. Instead of bags cinched with a belt, think bags with belt accents – both vertical and horizontal. In some cases these belts are merely decorative and meant to add embellishment. However, in other cases like with flap bags and messenger handbags, these belts act as the bag’s closure mechanism. No matter which style you choose, you’ll love how belts are adding a touch of extraordinary to bags this season.

Foley + Corinna Jet Set Mini Tote
Foley + Corinna Jet Set Mini Tote
Sloane & Alex Emerson Satchel
Sloane & Alex Emerson Satchel
R&Em Washed Percy Top Handle Messenger
R&Em Washed Percy Top Handle Messenger
Cole Haan Cornelia Belted Ellie Large Drawstring
Cole Haan Cornelia Belted Ellie Large Drawstring

 

Colorblock Handbags: Colorblock is yet another trend that’s all about turning heads with bold style. Colorblock handbags are bags that feature blocks or wide stripes of contrasting yet complementary colors. Think white with dark navy, purple and turquoise with brown, red with black, and so on. Like mixed media bags, you’ll love how you can wear colorblock bags with outfits that complement any of the bag’s colors.

Hobo June
Hobo June
Sloane & Alex Austin Top Handle Satchel- Leather
Sloane & Alex Austin Top Handle Satchel
Urban Expressions Licorice
Urban Expressions Licorice
Koret Handbags Tri-tone Bowling Satchel with Detachable Strap
Koret Tri-tone Bowling Satchel with Detachable Strap

 


Textured Leathers
: Leather handbags are timeless, but this season they are also trendy when they come with a little texture. Gone are the days of the boring brown leather tote. Say hello to leather bags featuring embossed, woven, and perforated detail and design. This season, leather is all about the eye-catching factor.

L.A.M.B. Pieced Thado N/S Tote
L.A.M.B. Pieced Thado N/S Tote
kate spade new york Signature Spade Leather Jane Shopper
kate spade new york Signature Spade Leather Jane Shopper
Cole Haan Optical Weave Jade Bag
Cole Haan Optical Weave Jade Bag
Adrienne Vittadini Handbags Bianca Patent Perforated Turnlock Clutch
Adrienne Vittadini Bianca Patent Perforated Turnlock Clutch

 


Brights and Neons
: In typical spring fashion, the new season marks the return of bright colors as a trend in apparel and accessories. Choose a bold yellow or magenta, a pastel blue or pink, or even an eye-popping neon bag and leave the doldrums of winter behind.

Big Buddha Flight
Big Buddha Flight
kate spade new york Gold Coast Ginnie Crossbody
kate spade new york Gold Coast Ginnie Crossbody
Botkier Leon Top Handle Small Satchel
Botkier Leon Top Handle Small Satchel
Nino Bossi Studded Crossbody Hobo
Nino Bossi Studded Crossbody Hobo

 

Framed Bags: Similar to structured style from last fall, this trend includes bags with shapes defined by frames. Structured satchels, framed clutches, and rigid, defined totes fall into this category especially those bags with external metal frames or frames in a contrasting color. What’s great about this trend is that if you chose to carry a structured style bag with a frame last season, it’s still on-trend this season which makes your bag a truly sound investment.

Etienne Aigner Monaco Croco Frame Satchel
Etienne Aigner Monaco Croco Frame Satchel
M. Andonia Beverly Kiss
M. Andonia Beverly Kiss
Koret Handbags Retro Classic Framed Top Handle
Koret Handbags Retro Classic Framed Top Handle
Sam Edelman The Marais Hugo Messenger
Sam Edelman The Marais Hugo Messenger

 

Top Handles and Chain Handles: Sometimes the most noticeable feature of a handbag is not the bag itself, but rather some other part like the handle. This season marks the return of focus on that very detail – the bag’s handle – in the form of top handles and chain handles. While you can certainly turn heads with a bold color or textured material, a blingy chain handle takes your bag’s eye-catching factor to the next level. Similarly, a shoulder bag can get you noticed, but imagine how you would stand out swinging your cute new bag by a top handle. Choose a bag this season with a great handle and you’ll be choosing something that’s totally trend-right.

Vince Camuto Dristen Shark Nappa Colorblock Shoulder Bag
Vince Camuto Dristen Shark Nappa Colorblock Shoulder Bag
Romy Gold Tassel Chain Crossbody
Romy Gold Tassel Chain Crossbody
Vieta Lara
Vieta Lara
Orla Kiely Robin Scallop Flap Bag
Orla Kiely Robin Scallop Flap Bag

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