Spring 2015


Twelve fashion editors, directors, and buyers share their favorite shoes, bags, and sunglasses of the season. The TL;DR is you need gladiators.

By Casey Lewis


Fendi Micro Monster Shoulder Bag

Micro is big this season, and many of the most iconic bags have been transformed into mini-replicas. Fendi, Michael Kors, and Burberry Prorsum are a few of my favorite brands that adopted this fun and chic fixation. Fendi’s Micro Monster bag charms with mini-monster attributes.

Rae Ann Herman, Saks Fifth Avenue VP and Accessories Fashion Director


Chloé Lace-Up Tall Gladiator Sandals

Chloé’s gladiator sandals in rust suede are the best option for the shoe of the season, and this is the perfect color for the ‘70s trend.

Kyle Anderson, Marie Claire Accessories Director


The Row by Linda Farrow Round Sunglasses

Round sunglasses are the new cat eye, and The Row truly makes the perfect pair.

Eva Chen, Lucky Magazine Editor-in-Chief


Louis Vuitton Twist Malletage Bag

I've had a dream about this bag. Is that weird? Honestly I'd take any of the bags Nicolas Ghesquière has designed since landing at Louis Vuitton two years ago. Each one's more special than the last, but this feels particularly carefree for spring/summer—and I never knew I could love a logo so much.

Britt Aboutaleb, Yahoo Style Managing Editor


Thakoon Platform Sandals

Being small makes me ecstatic to have platforms come back, and leave it to Thakoon to create the perfect pair of sandals for those who are vertically challenged.

Elle Strauss, Shopbop Fashion Director


Céline Bell Shape Clutch

To me, this Céline clutch is the bag of the season. It's about the unique shape without too many bells and whistles.

Rachael Wang, Style.com Fashion Market Director


Proenza Schouler U Bag

The best bags from the spring runways were classic saddle and messenger bag shapes, reimagined through a modern luxury filter. Some of the season's standouts came from Chloé, Jason Wu, Valentino, and Proenza Schouler.

Kate Davidson Hudson, Editorialist Co-Founder


Rodarte Gladiator Sandals

I look at the Rodarte gladiator sandals and know that they're going to be impossible to put on and take off, but the things we do for fashion, right? They're major in every way.

Danielle Prescod, Elle.com Fashion Editor


Dolce & Gabbana Clutch

I loved the structured lunchbox-like handbags from Eddie Parkier, Dolce Gabbana, and Mark Cross.

Claire Distenfeld, Fivestory Founder


Saint Laurent Candy Platforms

I loved the Saint Laurent Candy platforms, as they were one of the most unique statements any designer made on the runway. They’ll make a strong statement off the runway with anything you wear this spring.

Jeffrey Kalinsky, Nordstrom VP and Fashion Director


Simone Rocha Mad Flower Print Purse

Each season, there are one or two or three things you just can't stop thinking about. This Simone Rocha floral-print wristlet is it for me. It's tiny, but insanely chic.

Josh Shaub, Moda Operandi Buyer


Valentino Gladiator Sandals

It seems like every spring someone tries to make lace-up-the-leg gladiator sandals a spring staple. It hasn't really stuck—until now. They were on multiple runways, including Chloé, Alberta Ferretti, and Valentino. If you've ever been tempted to try it like I have, this is definitely the season. I have the Stuart Weitzman Backview sandals waiting for warmer weather to try.

Melissa Lum, Lucky Accessories Editor

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