Going double all started with Etienne Aigner and Balenciaga for Fall 2014. In Milan, Etienne Aigner introduced its first full ready-to-wear collection alongside a classic tote and clutch combo that inspired even die-hard minimalists to shout “More, please.” Meanwhile, designer Alexander Wang showed his playful side by sending out a troupe of models carrying the most glamorous shopping bag totes in multiples of two. They were sleek, luxurious and could carry everything you could possibly need and then some.
Fast-forward to Spring 2015. In London, Anya Hindmarch immortalized all our sticker-covered middle school notebooks with customizable bags slapped with googly eyes, smiley faces and rainbows. Those too were trotted out in color-coordinating sets. The trend was catching on.
Days later, Karl Lagerfeld turned up the dial at Fendi. Instead of presenting a new It bag, the designer reimagined fan favorites to mix and match as you please. Who doesn’t want a mini baguette dangling from a 3Jours? Or a tiny By The Way bag paired with a Peekaboo? It’s almost too good to be true.
Later, J.W. Anderson jumped on the bag on bag trend for Fall 2015. Jonathan offered up flat, circular pouches in sets of three. The more, the merrier, right? And last but not least, we have Dolce & Gabbana. For Fall 2015, Domenico and Stefano showed us a handful of ways to pair up decadent, gilded bags for day or night.
Now, we know wearing multiple bags at once isn’t the most practical (or affordable) trend on the market, but it’s fun. And isn’t that what fashion is all about? Plus, let’s face it: Double-bagging it lets us wave our hoarder flag in broad daylight. When was the last time you got to do that?