Remember when see-through bags were all the rage? Whether it was a clear Polo Sport bag, a lime green jelly purse from Delia’s or that tea-colored Louis Vuitton that Stacy Dash rocks in Kanye’s All Falls Down video, these transparent totes were fun statement pieces a few years ago and now I’ve been seeing them all over the pages of spring fashion mags. My favorite ones are the vintage pieces made of lucite and the ones that are slightly tinted so you don’t bare your whole soul – the entire subway car doesn’t need to know that you’re reading I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell. The fact that these crystalline carry-alls are now back “in”, is also a great example of the fact that if you really want to be fashion forward, all you need to do is dig up the stuff in the back of your own (or someone else’s) closet. Flip through the pages below to see and see through all 12 of these vintage and secondhand pieces of eye candy.
After much soul searching, I’ve decided to finally sell my beloved green Fluoro bag by the Cambridge Satchel Company. I was obsessed with it for quite some time but it’s such a special bag that I feel like it belongs with a person who will actually wear it out and show it off more than once a month. I love the rarity (Cambridge Satchel bags are lovingly handmade in the UK and can take up to 30 days to craft and ship out) and of course the wild color, but as most of my friends know, I just prefer petite bags. This green Fluoro is in near perfect condition and once it’s in your hands, you will see why these bags cost so darn much – they’re worth it! I hope the pics are big enough for you to see all of the details but if you’d like more photos, please comment on the post and I will be happy to send some to you.
Speaking of the photos, I’d like to express my warm gratitude to lensman extraordinaire William Chang for inviting me along for a fun day of photography. Check out some of the shots taken by Will and Wei Chang in the gallery below.