An essential accessory, bags have the dual purpose of looking cool and serving an important function in daily life. They must be fashionable yet utilitarian. This inspiring showcase of hundreds of the worlds best up and coming designers shares the newest, most innovative and exciting approaches to the handbag. The Bags is sure to inspire designers, and fashionistas alike with a huge variety and forms and functions featuring everything from shoulder bags, backpacks, clutches, totes, travel bags, duffels bags, fanny packs, messenger bags, slings for men women and even infants. Constructed from the freshest materials and designs utilizing fabric, paper, plastic, rubber, leather and more that has been silk screened, grommetted, appliqud, knitted and ruched to great effect. Included is an entire section on paper shopping bags used to hold consumer purchases. With examples from noted companies and designers Freitag, Musa Collective, Via Grafik, Glitschka Studios, Vaho works and many more.