- High-end designers incorporated PVC handbags into their spring/summer 2018 collections
- From casual beach totes to elegant evening clutches, clear carryalls have been hits among the street style set
- With the bag’s contents on full display, FEMAIL reveals how to fashionably pack a see-through bag
Following the spring 2018 runway shows of Céline, Chanel and Valentino, PVC purses are all the rage this season.
Whether it’s a casual beach tote or an elegant evening clutch, transparent carryalls have been hits among the street style set, both for the sleek design of the bags themselves and for what’s inside.
Unlike traditional handbags, clear styles are not for stashing your items away, but for showing them off. FEMAIL reveals how to strategically pack a clear bag.
Clear as day: A model walked the runway at Chanel during Paris Fashion Week carrying a transparent hobo bag ($2,700)
Take a peek: Valentino served up a see-through shoulder bag, complete with stud embellishment and an inner colorful pouch, while Phoebe Philo of Céline crafted a plastic sack similar to grocery bags
Models walked the Chanel runway carrying PVC bags made to match their clear boots, gloves and jackets, during Paris Spring/Summer 2018 Fashion Week.
Valentino served up a see-through shoulder bag ($2,295), complete with stud embellishment and an inner colorful pouch.
Before parting ways with Céline, designer Phoebe Philo crafted the Céline logo plastic shopping bag. The clear sack debuted at the French label’s spring show.
Since it’s reveal, fashionistas have been going crazy for the accessory, despite it’s $590 price tag and the fact that it resembles a grocery store takeaway bag.
Before showing the world what you schlep around on a day-to-day basis, it’s important to strategically choose the contents of your clear bag. Only carry the essentials, a stuffed see-through bag will look disorganized and messy.
This one’s going to cost you: Since it’s reveal, fashionistas have been going crazy for the $590 accessory
Show off fashion items like your cool phone case, pretty compact and trendy sunglasses, and store away items like credit cards, money and ID in a colorful pouch.
While you many not want to spend money on purchasing such a trendy item, chances are you may already have one at your disposal. Just look in your bathroom!
Ouai haircare is one of many beauty brands to sell travel size kits complete with plastic packaging. These packs can easily double as handbags.
Thriving after it’s launch in 2016, hairstylist Jen Atkin’s company also sells a transparent mini purse for a wallet-friendly retail price of $15.
One beauty junkie even took to Instagram to share how she stylishly carries the bag.
Making the most of a purchase: Ouai haircare ells a transparent mini purse for a wallet-friendly retail price of $15
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Left: Transparent Tote by MM6 Maison Margiela, $219; farfetch.com