Summer is officially here! It’s time to trade in your boring black bags for something with a bit more color and spunk. When looking for the hottest handbag trends of the season we often look at street style pictures for inspiration. We adore each of these looks and couldn’t wait to show them off with you.
The Handbag Collective Pop-Up on Friday, August 19th was a spectacular event. M&J Trimming was excited to be part of the seminar, educating new designers on how to create their best handbag with M&J Trimmings. And for those who couldn’t make it, I thought I would send some inspiration your way!
When you think of handbag trimming’s what comes to mind- D-Rings, handles, chains and buckles? Take a closer look. Trimming on handbags are everywhere, they are the little details that make the bag beautiful and unique. The feathers, fur, nailheads, leather detail, trinkets and pendants. The unique buckles, hidden snaps, metal, shell, and novelty buttons, zippers, pop-pom and Leather Fringe, and some Swarovski sew-ons of course; truth is I could go on forever. Depending on the designer you never know what kind of trim you will find. Take a peek at your own bags to see what I mean!
Here are some inspiration photos of displays we had the Handbag Collective Pop-Up!
2010 Winner of Best Use of Swarovski Elements! by Aimee Kestenberg: Tammi Tales
If you’re all about fashion, then you know that handbags are a definite accessory. One of our favorite Awards that M&J Trimming sponsor’s is Handbag Designer 101. This year will be there Fifth Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards, and there inviting you to compete! So this is your opportunity to submit your handbag and compete for one of nine awards in handbag excellence, international recognition and a variety of coveted prizes at the awards ceremony held at the Time & Life Building.
Here are all the The Categories You Can Enter
- Best Handbag in Overall Style & Design
- Artisan House Award by Isabella Fiore
- InStyle Red Carpet Ready Evening Bag
- Best Use of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
- Best Student Made Handbag Inspired by the colors of vitaminwater
- Best Handmade Handbag
- Best Green Handbag
- Most Socially Responsible Handbag
- Audience Fan Favorite Handbag
Find out more here. Or Click on the button to Apply!