Monday, March 5

beach bags

$795, netaporter.com

We've seen jeans brandishing photographic-like prints--everything from a Hawaiian landscape to a far-away galaxy, with some snakeskin in between. Now make way for bags featuring postcard-like imagery, like Jimmy Choo's surf-inspired acrylic clutch above, and they are as cute as they are kitschy. You can be sure this is no flash-in-the-pan trend. An article in last week's Wall Street Journal highlighted high-end designers' new-found predilection for original patterns and how novel prints (i.e., Prada's hot rod cars for spring, Suno's vibrant tribal schemes) are taking the place of garish logos. Very interesting. Here are some other surf-inspired (and summer-perfect) sacks to ponder:

$795, netaporter.com



$60, samudra11.com



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