Cloth Purses are very casual fashion items, so colourful fabrics and whimsical patterns are the strongest trend. If you love bold colours and striking contrasts you’ll have a great time shopping for cloth purses this season.
Also very fashionable is the clever and practical reversible cloth purse, which can be turned inside out to reveal the alternative fabric pattern, so you have two purses in one.
Monogrammed handbags and purses never really go out of style, and this season we’ll see a huge range of colours, shapes, sizes and styles. A strong upcoming trend is leather sling hipster handbags with elegantly embossed initials or a name. Soft leather is a beautiful fabric for handbags because it’s durable, always stylish and it goes with everything. Sling handbags are very comfortable to carry and perfect either for business or as a casual accessory.
Monogrammed tote bags in soft cotton canvas are the most casual fashion accessory of all and perfect for the beach, for picnics or for a little shopping. Monogrammed tote bags are also great for kids to carry their schoolbooks or gym clothes in.
Everyone loves dogs, which is why the fashion for handbags, tote bags and purses decorated with a full panel photo of a gorgeous dachshund, poodle, beagle, yorkie or dalmatian just keeps getting stronger and stronger every year. Dog purses are a great gift idea for anyone whose best friend is their beloved hound. Custom-made dog purses are also becoming more and more popular. You can have your own photograph of your dog printed onto a handbag, so your bag, like your dog, will be truly one of a kind.
Photo purses are simply ultra-cool and the most individual and personal of fashion statements. You can have your own photo of anything you like printed onto a purse or handbag. A very trendy idea is to use a romantic old photograph of a relative as a model for your photo purse, so you can cherish their memory wherever you go.
Initial purses give that personal touch and they make wonderful gifts. You can have just about any kind of purse printed, embroidered or embossed with a single initial or set of two or three initials in a wide variety of styles.
Leather will be a big trend in the upcoming season.
We’ll see lots of small leather purses with a comfortable sling shoulder strap, elegantly embossed with two or three initials.
Wooden cigar box purses fitted with a clasp and a handle are another strong trend for the coming year. The most fashionable ones are decorated with advertising images from the glamorous 1920’s and 30’s. European advertising artwork from that period has a particularly elegant and alluring style, so we’ll be seeing a lot of Cinzano, Cognac and French Perfume labels on cigar box purses.
Hobo purses can be cool and casual for shopping or groovy and glamorous to go with evening wear. The casual ones come in suede or leather in soft pastels. A new look is a small purse in a gold or silver mesh fabric or even ultra-glamorous sequins and rhinestones. These purses are a new take on the traditional evening purse, and make an eye-catching alternative.
Clutch purses and handbags have an elegant, streamlined look, but they’re the perfect size to carry all those little necessities. The big look for clutch purses and clutch handbags is all glamour. Shiny metallic gold, silver, bronze and platinum shades will be the colours of the season, in soft suede.