Runway Report: Milan Handbags


This season, ladylike, top-handled bags in unique mixed materials and subtle color blocking were a mainstay of the Milan runways. In everything from simple black to fur, there’s a bag for everyone and every look. Here are the highlights:


Bulgari means luxury when it comes to bags, and this flap bag with chain handle is just that. This style is continued from a past season but is updated in a blue and black snakeskin.


Not one to hold back, Dolce combined a fur flap with their signature gold accents. Fur was a major trend in bags this fall and this one is a decadent example.


Fendi sent large top handle bags down the runway, like this number with side panels in calfhair in rich burgundy and golden orange. The large scale makes this a practical choice for the real woman.


Astrakhan fur elevated this bag at Salvatore Ferragamo. It can be worn crossbody or as a long shoulder bag.


Gucci mixed materials in a prim structured bag that continues the lady trend, but takes it in a darker direction with black velvet and leather.


Marni’s bags had a mod quality to them, also with top handles but smaller in scale than other designers and uber-matching to their respective looks. This one in red is a bright pop of color in a classic shape.


MaxMara showed a croc cross-body in army green, which perfectly accented their military-chic collection.


Prada’s collection of accessories is always a highpoint and this season Miuccia did not disappoint. Though I loved the baroque jewel encrusted bags, my favorites were these ones in graphic prints.


Tod’s showed a collection of bright colors and conservative designs, I love this bright fuchsia family of flap clutches.