Is this the latest trend in handbag design?

Just in the last week I have noticed an increasing number of designers using a classic sewing technique in their handbag designs.  Welcome back whipstitching, the overcast stitch which combines two pieces of fabric together in a visible stitch.  No discreet stitches for us, checkout the designers celebrating the stitch!

  1. Fendi’s Peekaboo whipstitched handbag.  Net-A-Porter says it has been spotted in the arms of Olivia Palermo and Emma Roberts.  Priced at £3000.
    Fendi Peekaboo whipstitched handbag from Net A Porter
    Fendi handbag

     

  2. Proenza Schouler’s whipstitched shoulder bag is available online at Harvey Nichols. Here this whipstitching is in silver and bronze leather trim to add that accent of metallic which is a strong trend this winter.

 

 

Proenza Schouler shoulder bag from Harvey Nichols
Proenza Schouler shoulder ba

 

3. From Kate Spade we have the Hayes Street woven Isobel bag. It is made from a bright striped fabric and trimmed with black leather and has an optional shoulder strap, available at £358.

Hayes Street woven Isobel bag
Hayes Street woven Isobel bag

 

Have you spotted any handbags with the whipstitched edges?  If so please do share by adding a comment below.

All of the above bags feature in guide to bag shopping:

 

Photo courtesy of Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash

 

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