Style is in the Bag

Whether you call it a handbag, a purse, or a pocketbook, there’s no denying that what you carry your personal items in is as much a part of your style as anything you wear. And just like clothing and shoes, trends in accessories change every season.

As the grass gets greener this spring and the colors of nature really start to pop, it’s easy to carry over that sense of fun and freedom with a fashionable handbag from one of The Pinnacle’s many premier shops.

PopSugar tells us that red statement bags are trending this season, as are transparent bags; small, circular purses; and backpacks (carried as handbags). Fringe and tassel details are also hot. Boot Barn, one of The Pinnacle’s exclusive retailers, carries a variety of fringed and tasseled bags with country and bohemian flair.

Additional handbag trends, according to Glowsly, include bling like beads, sequins, and metallic studs, that bring a sassy out-on-the-town vibe to your everyday carry-all. A great place to find these vibrant details is Versona, a shop that focuses solely on unique accessories.

For on-trend cartoon character and animal-themed bags, as well as sparkly and shimmery mini backpacks for tweens and the young at heart, visit Claire’s, Torrid, and Justice. Rue21, also at The Pinnacle, carries a variety of mini backpacks too, as well as charms and keychains to personalize your look even more.

Perfect for spring and summer, straw bags and floral patterns are in style again, and can be found at a variety of Pinnacle shops, including Francesca’s and Maurice’s.

More handbag trends, according to Glowsly, include:
• Bucket and box bags
• Triangular hobo bags
• Saddle bags
• Small crossbody bags
• Geometric shapes
• Mini duffels
• Solid white and pastels
• Fanny packs and belt bags
• Stripes

Of course, the classics, like leather satchels, crossbody bags, and totes, never go out of style. Find designer brands like Coach, Dooney & Burke, MICHAEL by Michael Kors, Brahmin, Frye, and Patricia Nash at the region’s largest Belk, right here at The Pinnacle.

Our local Surf and Dirt—one of only two in the region—is a great place to find a unique Kavu rope bag, backpack, sling bag, duffle bag, tote, purse, or bookbag. Durable but stylish and with a limited lifetime warranty, Kavu bags are made to last and look great in the meantime.

So when you’re updating your spring and summer wardrobe at The Pinnacle, don’t overlook the handbags and other accessories that could take your look from good to great!