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So we're revisiting oversized buckle bags. Do we have to?

Nooooooo, Kate Spade. Nooooooo.
Nooooooo, Kate Spade. Nooooooo.
Published Dec. 6, 2016

A quiet morning ritual of mine is forcefully deleting promotional emails all at once — never looking back, never getting trapped, not letting anything stand in my way of inbox zero — but today I spared an understated but "very special" message from Kate Spade.

(new arrivals! including one very new, very special bag)

Being a fan of KS bags, I needed to see this.

Boy, was I disappointed.

The Healy Lane Lawrie is not new, nor very special. It recalls early '00s fashion we did well to leave behind — along with oversized waist belts, ruffled mini skirts, Von Dutch hats, and, sorry Paris Hilton, Paris Hilton's pop culture takeover.

Remember this, from Coach (now $50 on Poshmark)?

Of course, Kate Spade isn't out on its own.

Burberry attracted the likes of Emily Ratajkowski with this mini bag over the summer.

That's actually pretty decent, as far as giant buckle bags go, thanks to the bulky gold chain and neutral tones. But don't get too happy about it! In comes this snakeskin patchwork buckle bag from the same label:

And Chloé:

It goes on and on. And another thing — grommets, back again, why? Louis Vuitton, tell me!

There are several edgier trends I would rather partake in this winter — velvet bags, bags in quirky shapes, bags with long '80s tassels, multiple-chain bags.

This isn't a throwback we need.


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