Warmer weather is around the corner, and all of your favorite designers have released their spring collections and new arrivals—including the new handbags for the season! It was so hard to not include every single bag from every designer's collection, but here are my top favorites of this season with links for you to shop.
The top trends to note are tweed, chains, vanity-style fasteners, florals, embroidery and color-blocking.
Plus, because I love to learn more about the designer behind the handbag and appreciate the people working in the fashion industry to bring us these beautiful designs, I've included a little snippet of who they are and what they believe in so we can celebrate them. Happy spring, and happy shopping!
"When Tory started the company in 2004 — from her kitchen table — giving back was always part of the plan. In 2009, she launched the Tory Burch Foundation, advancing women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship by providing access to capital, education and digital resources."
—Tory Burch Foundation
"The foundation gives away $1 million annually to causes that support women's economic empowerment, access to opportunity and pathways to mental well-being to underserved communities of women in NYC and beyond."
—Kate Spade New York Foundation
"From the beginning Ted has had a very clear, unswerving, focus on quality, attention to detail and a quirky sense of humor, so much so in fact that the first stores used to provide a laundry service for every shirt purchased – something that gained the quickly growing brand the title of ‘No Ordinary Designer Label’. Everything produced under the Ted Baker name has his personality woven into its very heart."
—Ted Baker London
"Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld was one of the most celebrated designers of the 21st century. He was renowned for his relevant approach to style and a curated vision that balanced classic and contemporary influences. 'I design like I breathe,' he said of his artistic process, 'you don’t ask to breathe — it just happens.'"
—Karl Lagerfeld Paris
"Our mission is to advance women’s and girl’s independence and empowerment by increasing their access to economic resources and entrepreneurship opportunities, education and training, leadership and decision-making as well as health and social protection."
"In 2013 Michael Kors launched 'Watch Hunger Stop,' partnering with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help fight world hunger. To date, Michael Kors has helped WFP deliver over 17 million meals to hungry children."
"The SATO Project is dedicated to rescuing abandoned and abused dogs from Puerto Rico. They have rescued and rehabilitated over 1,400 dogs and continue to work towards systemic change though education and partnerships on the island."
—Marc Jacobs Charities
"Known for her signature cartwheel on the catwalk, Betsey's character is pure fun and entertainment ... As one journalist recently quoted, 'If Betsey Johnson didn’t exist, we would have to invent her, simply to remind ourselves that fashion can be fun. She's the original wild child and set to paint the town pink!'"
Who is your favorite designer, and what are your favorite handbags of this season? Share with me on Instagram!
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