The other day I found myself researching the transparent purse trend since it’s one we have seen it everywhere. As I was wondering whether or not I would actually own one, I started to recall owning a transparent Candies backpack along with a frosted Candies crossbody purse back in the day. Isn’t it funny how fashion makes a circle?
At Fashion Week last October, one of Phoebe Philo’s last designs for Celine was this transparent bag. It was one that kicked off the trend heading into this spring.
Since then we’ve seen Eva Chen with a transparent Chanel Flap bag in her #evachenpose posts and Leandra Medine of Manrepeller was seen holding a clear bag by the LA-based brand, STAUD. Plus I’m sure if you frequent any street style slide show, you’ll spot someone holding a transparent purse probably more than once.
My own thoughts on this trend lie with a big “MEH.” I personally wouldn’t be caught holding one mostly because I see it as super impractical and a bit intrusive, but if spending $500+ on it and you’re all for showing off what’s inside your purse then go for it. Even with a pouch inside to keep things enclosed, I’m still quite sure I wouldn’t have one on my arm. If you are looking for a cheap alternative, I spotted some at Daiso, the $1.50 store!
Some random thoughts that filtered through my head about these purses are:
– Do they get sticky from sweat if you hold them for too long?
– If you leave them in the sun, are they hot when you touch them?
– They are pretty easy to clean if they get dirty.
– They do take a nice photo.
What do you all think?