Trending Now: White Handbags

When I think of a white handbag my mind immediately travels back to the sixties. Proper ladies wore smart dresses with boat necklines that grazed the knee and they carried a top handle white bag. Fast forward to this season, and these bags your mother might have used, come in all different shapes and sizes and they are reminiscent of that era but with a lot more style.

Crocodile embossed  Hortensia handbag by Wandler i n optic white looks chic with the top handle but also has a long strap for crossbody convenience.

Crocodile embossed Hortensia handbag by Wandler in optic white looks chic with the top handle but also has a long strap for crossbody convenience.

Vintage is always an option. This Hermes bag from the 60’s is crafted from white Beluga whale leather. For those who are purests, you can find this on 1st Dibs at a modern price.

White Beluga whale leather is the perfect touch to add structure and interest to this 1960’s Hermes bag offered on  1st Dibs.

White Beluga whale leather is the perfect touch to add structure and interest to this 1960’s Hermes bag offered on 1st Dibs.

Ask yourself: can I carry less? If the answer is “yes” you can explore different size handbags. Try this experiment and love the results.

Ask yourself: can I carry less? If the answer is “yes” you can explore different size handbags. Try this experiment and love the results.

I’m trying to add more “city bags” to my collection. I’m looking for something less utilitarian and more fun. This bag by Marge Sherwood for Barney’s fits the bill: it’s stylish, fresh, reasonably priced and can morph into another bag via the strap.


Photo sources: Moda Operandi, 1st Dibs, and Barneys New York

mary van hielLove, style