Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Trend-Spotting: The Kisslock

I've always been inspired by the 1920's. I love flapper fashion -- the fringe dresses, the sequined headbands, the stockings ... and, most importantly, the handbags. Purses from that time frequently featured the kisslock -- a closure consisting of two miniature buttons that press together, almost like they're kissing. And recently, the kisslock has been showing up more and more on change purses and handbags like this one from Topshop ($15 at topshop.com). See some of my favorite takes on the trend after the jump.

House of Harlow 1960 Velvet Shoulder Bag
The green velvet and scrollwork detail are so gorgeous and vintage-inspired.
$148 at lordandtaylor.com

Marc Jacobs Mini Quilted Stam Bag in Cassis
The epitome of chic? This quilted frame bag with an oversized kisslock.
$1295 at barneys.com

Miu Miu Asymmetric Oversized Wool Felt Clutch
An angled silhouette and lush charcoal grey felt move this clutch to the top of my wishlist.
$1495 at net-a-porter.com

Karen Elson for Nine West Vintage America Collection Sorrownwoe Crossbody
Not one but two changepurses in this bag designed by supermodel Karen Elson? Yes please.
$69 at ninewest.com

Ted Baker Enamel Small Heart Bobble Purse
Ted Baker reinvents the kisslock by turning the knobs into adorable little hearts. Can you even with the cuteness?
$103.01 at asos.com

1 comment:

  1. I never knew it was called kisslock! I love the 20's fashion too. That House of Harlow bag is beautiful. Great post :-)