18.12.2019
By Naomi Barling

The Drop: Magpie Bags

Our magpie bags edit is window shopping for the soul. Or real shopping for yourself, of course. No one is looking.
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Four Reasons to Lust after Magpie Bags

Remember the days when too much crystal, glitter and bling was considered a big fashion no-go? Well, we have good news: high octane glamour is 100% in. This party season, crystals are officially trending. From subtle jewel-embellished accents, architectural pieces, to fully crystallised shoppers, designers have been experimenting with sparkle and it couldn’t have dropped in a better season.

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Don’t overthink it - you can pair a crystal bag with anything. Maybe throw in a crystal hair slide, too.

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For glam maximalists, you will be thrilled that brands are finally catering to your biggest vice - there are plenty of full crystal pieces you'll love. For the more minimal amongst us, look for pieces with accents - see the Loewe box bag, with just a hint of sprinkling.

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If investing in the smallest bag your bag closet holds, then go for one that could also double up as a baroque mantlepiece ornament. Find one that plays with form and texture. Even if we don’t live the evening bag everyday lifestyle, when it’s having a night off it is still a beautiful object.

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With a crystal bag, you can keep the whole look on the more androgynous side - think boilersuit and crystal cross body, jeans with an oversized roll neck and a crystal shopper, masculine tailoring with a sparkly top handle. Opposites can attract, you know.

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