Accessorizing with a large handbag at an evening social event looks out of place, is awkward to carry, and interferes with fully enjoying the evening. Spring 2014 has rescued women from the oversized purse, it’s the return of the evening bag. New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 runways were filled with chain shoulder strap purses, elegant mini cross body bags, and adorable clutches. However, the stand alone designers of evening bags, Judith Leiber, Chanel, and Bottega Veneta have raised the bar with their whimsical approach to this season’s evening handbags.
The “First Lady’s Favorite” Judith Leiber, carried by nearly every first lady on Inauguration Day since the late 1950’s is still taking center stage in 2014. The Red Crystal Bow clutch is shaped like a beautiful dress bow fully beaded in Austrian crystals is fated to become as iconic as the Cupcake purse used in the Sex in the City movie.
Chanel has a more classical slant to their creativity. Chanel used the historic House of Chanel as the muse for the Perfume Bottle purse which shaped like the infamous Chanel No. 5 perfume bottle with the signature Chanel interlocking chain shoulder strap. This is the most coveted purse of the season by fashionistas, socialites, and celebrities alike. Priced at $9,500.00 it’s definitely a collector’s item.
Bottega Veneta doesn’t disappoint for Spring 2014. Revered for their intricate and elegant basket weave design shows how you can standout with a logo. The top knot clutch with gold and diamonds makes a dazzling statement. Hand woven 18k gold with a diamond studded version available make any night Prettie Memorable. So leave the totes at home and take back the night with a small evening bag that shows class, style, and refinement all in the palm of your hand.