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Trend Alert: Juicy Red Patent Handbags

The differences between a juicy red patent handbag and a super slick black bag are three-fold.

  1. Black is mysterious; red is in-your-face.
  2. Black is sophisticated. Red patent bags can teeter between sophisticated and déclassé. I prefer darker hues; when the red is too bright it's too much.
  3. Black is safe(er). A red patent bag is for the super confident woman. Are you ready for one?

Speaking of confidence. The red metallic Bottega below is beyond patent. I can't decide if it's sophisticated or déclassé. You tell me. Never, have I seen a bolder Bottega.

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MizzJ MizzJ 9 years
Love this trend for two reasons: 1. Big jewel tones are soo refreshing against all the monochromatic black/greys going on this season and 2. Patent leather is sexy! If you can get nice quality patent leather, I don't think it's a cheap looking material at all and perfect nights out on the town.
Dollylo Dollylo 9 years
Love red!!!!
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
I'm not a fan of patent, black or red!
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
love the one with the bow
PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 9 years
I have several red bags, in different shapes & sizes. The majority of those tend to be the darker cranberry red, though. I love the cranberry red color for anything!
fashion_lover fashion_lover 9 years
I prefer the Nordstrom.
angelinemarie angelinemarie 9 years
ive got one ;)
lms lms 9 years
I have a small cranberry red patent Furla. It is just the right amount of color. I actually just bought a "doctors bag" version of the Isabella Fiore in black. Altough I like some of the bags above, none of them are must haves for me.
Rugelach Rugelach 9 years
IMO, the level of craftmanship of the B.V. bags usually keeps them from descending into realm of the less-than-classy. Besides, other than the color the design is very simple and understated.
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 9 years
I like the Kooba clutch.
Lala77 Lala77 9 years
Love this trend :)
emlod10 emlod10 9 years
love the Ramona bag :)
terrywagner123 terrywagner123 9 years
I just bought red shoes, now I need a bag, meow
Daisie Daisie 9 years
You've forgotten the Hayden Panettiere designed Dooney & Bourke patent bag! It's super cute and available in both red and black! =p
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
It looks okay on the dark rich reds. I'm not a fan of the bright orange red ones, they just look cheap to me.
mbrown81 mbrown81 9 years
oh, Jimmy Choo how I love you.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
I got a red patent bag for my birthday that I regifted. I love red, but I'm not a fan of patent bags. It's not as classic and timeless as regular leather.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Haha welllll I have two!!!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
My all time fav color!
syako syako 9 years
I agree with you about the bright red factor - it can definitely look less-than-classy. I love love love the isabella fiore and the choo. I could rock those bags!
emalove emalove 9 years
Love the red!
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