Haute Handbags

Haute Handbags

The fun and froth of the bridal runways is spilling over into the handbag market. The tulle, texture and embellishments – both floral and shimmering – seen on the fall 2012 collections are finding a canvas on handbags, too.

The industry standard – the traditional rectangular clutch – is still an elegant, go-to choice, but it’s not the only one to hold that lipstick, smart phone (for Facebook updates, of course) and maybe a mint or two. Whether brides shop their favorite designers or non-traditional venues, such as, they’ll find different shapes and colors at all price points, from under $100 on up to the thousands.

Like gowns, brides can order bespoke bags....