Trend Alert: Transparent Bags

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. 

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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.

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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?


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