StyleBistro Awards 2012: Cast Your Vote for Bag of the Year!
Tilda Swinton, Robyn, Taylor Swift, Emma Stone
We're down to the final day of the 2012 StyleBistro Awards—sad, we know! But we've left one of our all-time favorite categories for last! Here it is—Bag of the Year. Woot! Take a peek at our top ten nominees, and cast your vote in our poll, below.
Just in case you missed voting for any other StyleBistro Awards categories, you can find all the active polls here. Voting closes tomorrow, so make sure to check back when we announce the results on August 21st!
Celine Mini Luggage: The It-bag has been spotted on the arm of celebrities and style editors alike, so good luck trying to get your hands on this little piece of luggage luxury—it sells out faster than you can you can whip out your credit card. We've seen Celine's masterpiece accent the arms of Mary Kate Olsen, Leighton Meester, Miley Cyrus—even Oprah! Yes, it's that popular.
Olympia Le Tan clutch: Here's one book club we'd love to join! Inspired by the greatest literature of all time, Olympia Le Tan's novel-ty clutches include works of art like Catcher in the Rye, Dr. Jkyll and Mr. Hyde, and The Magic Mountain. Tilda Swinton was one of the first to clutch the mini reads (Ant and Bee) at Cannes in spring 2011. More recently, Chloe Sevigny was spotted with Moby Dick at the New Museum's 35th Anniversary Spring Gala in April this year.
Cambridge satchel: The fluorescent amazingness that is the Cambridge satchel made its first neon boom at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week this spring. From then on, we saw the bag everywhere. In the celebrity world, pop singer Robyn is a die-hard fan of its brillance, and so is Elle Fanning.
Ralph Lauren Collection saddle bag: There's no denying saddle bags are having a serious moment this year, and in Hollywood, A-listers have been spotted trotting along with this leather confection by Ralph Lauren. Celebrity fans include Taylor Swift, Jessica Alba, Olivia Wilde, and Kate Bosworth.
Stella McCartney Falabella: Leave it to Kim Kardashian to be up on the latest trends. Kimye's lady-half has been snapped multiple times with this slouchy chain-embellished bag. Soft tumbled animal-friendly pleather? A carry-everything-plus-your-kitchen-sink size? Yes please!
Fendi Baguette: This is the bag that haunts us in our dreams. Although it's no newbie to the scene—in fact, the Fendi style celebrated its 15th birthday earlier this year—it's still as much a force to be reckoned with as it was in its rookie debut. Updated throughout the years in elegant prints and decadent textures, we love the striped multi-color Baguette Emma Stone carried at the Kids' Choice Awards in March.
J.Crew "Edie" purse: The bag has been seen plenty 'round the blog-o-sphere, on the arms of major fashion editors, and even on celebs. The J. Crew Edie looks like a $1,000 designer piece, but in actuality it's ultra-affordable! It comes in a rainbow of colors; we love the red—better get 'em while they're hot!
Givenchy Antigona: The ultimate statement bag, we've been loading up our piggy banks for this incredible investment piece for quite some time now. Although we'd probably never use it as as gym bag, like say, Nicole Richie does. But hey, when you have more than $2,000 to spend on a workout tote, why not, right?
Mulberry Del Rey: The bag that set the music world abuzz this summer, Mulberry's structured tote is, yes indeed, named after songbird Lana Del Rey—though at $1,250 it costs just a smidge bit more than her album on iTunes.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q: From boho crossbodys to chic satchels to oversized hobos, we can't go more than two feet without seeing Marc Jacobs' ultra-luxe yet ultra-attainable "Classic Q" collection. It's without a doubt the must-have bag for the everyday girl.
Which style deserves the title Bag of the Year?
Voting has ended.
Celine Mini Luggage23%
Olympia Le Tan clutch19%
Ralph Lauren Saddle Bag11%
Stella McCartney Falabella4%
J.Crew Edie purse3%
Mulberry Del Rey7%
Marc Jacobs Classic Q10%
Total Votes: 162