Fling on to the shoulders with minimum baggage or weight to carry sling bags have made their way into the boardrooms, colleges, parties and casual outings. A ladies purse is an extension of herself. Replacing large bags with sling bags are now trending in every wardrobe.
Designers claim that sling bags make a powerful statement. Small yet spacious for carrying an ipad, make-up essentials, notepad, wallet and pair of sunglasses. Springing in new vibrant colours fuchsia pink, sky blue, grassy green have been top trending this season.
Sling bags have made their presence felt not only in the local markets but at brands of Burberry, Hidesign, Da Milano, Fendi, Dior and other brand across the globe. In the affordable section Steve Madden, United Colours of Benetton, French Connection, Charles and Keith with bright yellow, green, pink and hues of blue price ranging from Rs 3000 – 10,000. The freshness of these colours bring a sense of youthfulness and playdom in the ambience.
Last year Mango and Pramod carried their collection in faux leather and genuine leather. The prices started at range of Rs. 2,300. This year the girlie touch and soft features, digital prints are picking. This trend has undergone transformation of ethnicity with leather, zardozi work and exclusive ranges which is costs up to Rs 75,000 (depending on brands). Ornamentation with beads or giving a royal touch of baroque is quite popular at designer boutiques.
The elegant and yet quite functional sling bags are easy to team with either office wear or casuals. Also, gowns or any other evening wear is quite welcoming the smaller slings at lounges, wedding, and parties. Western or Indian wear sling bags have finally made it presence felt in the big bag market!