I need to have a moment of honesty here: I know it's been a couple of weeks since London Fashion Week, but I completely forgot that I had these photos from Matthew Williamson Spring 2012 to show you. Williamson isn't known for his bags, but I adore his sense of color and pattern so thoroughly...

But, to have that moment happen right here in S.F. versus say ... at NYFW, is a rarity. Local label Lotfi has stunned us yet again, this time offering a serene selection of spring '13 duds that embody the very essence of Northern California living. The lookbook really hits the nail on the...

The simple design and small shape of a clutch lend themselves to all manner of artistic expression, and yet so frequently, that meager bag real estate is overwhelmed by logos. On the flip side, of course, you have your customizable Edie Parkers, your little Alexander McQueen skulls and your...

Though Fendi has been around for almost 100 years, the brand is having a serious moment right now—and I am very much here for it. Since 1925, the Italian fashion house has produced some of the biggest bag trends the world has ever seen (and proudly worn). In fact, Fendi was the first handbag...

difficult to master for brands that have always been known, first and foremost, for other things (just ask Christian Louboutin), and now Ford appears to be looking for his signature, both literally and figuratively. These bags, which are part of Fall 2014, mark Ford's first true foray into...

The most obvious addition was a new logo hardware piece that adorned almost all of the bags, fitted with a distinct, dangling pull that blazed Valentino red on most of the designs. A chain-strap flap bag was the only version that opted for a tonal tassel, and those were my favorites of the...

The brand already has both an iconic logo print and logo hardware that it has barely capitalized on during the recent resurgence of that look in the accessories market, but for Fall 2017, those things sit alongside the Fendi brand markers we all know and love from the 90s and early...

The implementation on these bags was slightly better, but a logo's purpose is to be distinctive, and this use of the letter is anything but. That's not entirely Chloé's fault, but it's Chloé's reality, and the omnipresence of the logo hardware felt like an aesthetic crutch for a collection of...

(sometimes excessive) use of logo hardware. At a time when the logo love is at its peak, Vacarello might be on to something as consumers are getting sick of overly branded, in your face, designs. For Spring 2019, Saint Laurent's newest bags continue to move away from Slimane's constant...

I'm a pretty decent trend predictor, but if you had asked me two years ago if I thought logo belt buckles would soon see a renaissance, I would have laughed in your face. Here we are, though, in 2017, where everything is a little bit strange and logo belts have recently been gracing some of...

 

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