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Bags of Yesteryear

Stylesight recently had the fortune of visiting one of America’s great vintage & antiques shows, Texas Antique Weekend, a treasure trove of inspiration for designers, industry insiders and consumers alike. Combing through our post-show photo treasure trove– alas, purchasing all these beauties is merely an aspiration for the time being– is almost as exciting as discovering the pieces in person, and a revealing glimpse into vintage inspirations for the F/W 11 collections.

Doctor bag shapes, crafty detailing [oh, Bottega Veneta– be still our *collective* beating heart], structured crocodile styles, tactile pony skin, exotic python and 40s-era “cosmetic box” bags were as prevalent at TAW as they were on the runways, a sign of the viability of vintage sourcing as an inspiration today.

Be sure to check out Stylesight’s accessories runway analysis of the season’s key bags, and below see our favorites shot in Texas.
Stay tuned for the upcoming Buyer’s Alert! report on trends within the vintage world.


Marc Jacobs F/W 11; 1960s


Bottega Veneta F/W 11; 1960s


Salvatore Ferragamo F/W 11; 1950s; 1940s


Emilio Pucci F/W 11; 1960s


1950s; Bottega Veneta F/W 11


PPQ F/W 11; 1940s


1950s; Dries Van Noten F/W 11 All photos by Stylesight.com

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