THE IT BAG: A KIDULT BAG
The latest variety is quirky cool, not annoyingly cutesy.
Teaming up with Disney, Coach has decorated pochettes (below, in refined calf leather, $525 each) and totes with images from Snow White and Sleeping Beauty – albeit with a gothic twist – for its A Dark Fairytale Pre-Fall collection. Meanwhile, Louis Vuitton’s New Wave Chain shoulder bag (above, in lambskin, $3,100-$3,500 each) is inspired by the ’80s electro influenced music movement; its silk-screened, rainbow-hued “Vuitton” motif meant to add a rebellious touch. Both balance a dash of youthfulness with classicism (cue the sophisticated bag shapes and finishes) to come across as quirky cool, not annoyingly cutesy. Now if only we could say the same about Taylor Swift. – NL