We all go to New York Fashion Week to focus on the new clothing collections for the upcoming season, but there is more to fashion week than just the clothes. There were notable handbag trends including the growing oversized clutch that is evolving from the large tote bag. Oversized clutches are nothing new, in fact, we have seen clutches grow in size to accommodate all of the necessities we need when out and about. For spring 2013, large tote bags were not carried by their handles, but rather at the bottom as if they were a clutch.
Tip: Do NOT overfill your large tote bag if you plan on carrying it in this trendy spring 2013 manner…you may end up with a broken arm or back pain! Ouchh!!
Charlotte Ronson led this trend with preppy, printed and colorful tote bags, grasped firmly and carried from the bottom. 118 by Walter Baker collections showed glitzy tote bags, also carried from the bottom. BCBG Maxazria showed briefcase style bags carried as a clutch. Monika Chiang featured baguette style handbags styled like a clutch in colors to match the outfits they were paired with. Lastly, oversized clutches – that we are more accustomed to seeing – were all over the runways, including an envelope style embellished clutch from Rebecca Minkoff and oversized clutches from Reem Acra.
Below, we’ve listed our favorite oversized clutch and tote bags carried as a clutch from New York Fashion Week spring 2013. Leave a comment below and tell us what you think of carrying a large tote by the bottom. Are you an oversized clutch gal?
Tote Carried As Oversized Clutch That May Break Your Arm – From Spring 2013
Charlotte Ronson Spring 2013 Runway
118 by Walter Baker Spring 2013 Presentation
BCBG Maxazria Spring 2013 Runway in the Theatre at Lincoln Center
Monika Chiang Spring 2013 Presentation
Oversized Clutches Continue To Be a Major Trend In Spring 2013
Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2013 Runway Show
Reem Acra Spring 2013 Runway Show