When Kendall and Kylie Jenner announced a handbag collection for their fashion line, Kendall + Kylie, back in April, we didn’t expect their dogs to be included in the project for sure. If you happen to be a Nineties kid, you probably remember the time when carrying a dog in one’s purse was really a thing. Well, apparently the trend has just come back, yet in a slightly different way. The Jenners have just debuted an 18-piece handbag collection for fall 2016 that, among other things, pays homage to both Fendi’s personalized fur keychains and Kylie’s two Italian greyhounds, Norman and Bambi (which, of course, have their own Instagram account as well).
Available now at Saks Fifth Avenue and, starting from August, in various retailers such as Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Revolve, and Shopbop too, the Kendall + Kylie fall 2016 handbag collection is quite affordable too, with price tags ranging from $75 to $450.
Contemporary at its purest and with clean and sophisticated aesthetics, the 18 handbags all embody Kylie’s edgy street-style attitude, and Kendall’s feminine tomboyish look, meaning that basically any taste could be satisfied. As for the collection’s main sources of inspiration, they came both from the sisters’ passion for travelling, which ultimately adds an overall cosmopolitan allure to the collection, and their love for timeless fashion staples, which pays homage to some of the world’s most iconic handbags ever.
Take, for instance, Kendall + Kylie’s Brook Mini Leather Tote bag: not denoting a resemblance with Céline’s Trapeze Mini tote is practically impossible. Other models include Kendall’s beloved backpacks, mini bucket bags, satchels, oversized geometric clutches and cozy cross-body bags.
Both the sisters enjoyed playing with different sizes and shapes, as well as trying to find always new ways to provide us with super practical and functional staples that never give up on style.
“I love that we played with all different sizes, from mini to large. A good handbag is functional and easy to use, without compromising the design or overall look. Each design definitely makes its own statement,” declared Kylie.
The 18 pieces all come in different colors (although a darker color palette clearly prevails), and all feature top-notch materials that infuse the entire collection with an haute couture-esque sense of luxury. Crocodile-embossed leather, pony hair, calf… Leather is definitely the key fabric here, and goes all the way down from the bags to the aforementioned furry keychains too.
Last but not least, all of the pieces are meant to be paired with the Kendall + Kylie fall 2016 shoe line, and are very likely just the beginning of an imposing adventure for the sisters. As Kylie said in a statement back in April, “some bags are such a statement piece, they can really alter an entire look,” which also means that creating handbags is a serious business indeed for the unstoppable duo, and we should probably expect things to get bigger and bigger from now on.
Photos courtesy of Kendall + Kylie