Would You Carry A Clear Bag?

03/06/2007 at 03:32 PM ET

When we noticed designers like Oscar de la Renta (left) sending clear bags down their Spring 2007 runways, we thought they were great accessories for the beach, vacation and hanging by the pool. But do you really want everyone to see what’s inside your bag every day? That’s where cute makeup cases come in — to conceal your personal belongings. Try these striped black and white travel cases from sephora.com ($15-$35), or this Very Sexy velvet finish case from victoriassecret.com ($10). For a designer look, get the Louis Vuitton monogrammed cosmetic case at eluxury.com ($240). We have also rounded up some clear bags for you, from the Oscar’s big splurge to a cute and cheap option from Target. But tell us: Would you carry a clear bag?

Oscar de la Renta (left) white patent transparent travel tote, $895, oscardelarenta.com (available mid-March)

Affordable Luxury:
Furla Giovanna Furlanetto Boarding bag, $450, furlausa.com

Faux Birkin Inspired clear tote (available in 6 color trimmings), $32, shopsueyboutique.com

Pink-trimmed clear tote with lining (also comes in purple, blue and patterned), $15, at

Photo:Oscar de la Renta/Jeremy Spink

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JH on

I also think that clear bags look cheap and very “middle school”. In fact, I really don’t like the whole lucite look, especially on bags and shoes (jewerly can work sometimes). So I am really disappointed that this is supposed to be one of the “big trends” of spring. The only time I would carry a clear bag would be to the beach, and even then I would probably prefer a non-clear bag.

Dawn on

Wouldn’t work well i always carry tampons with me

ClaudiaPortugal on

For sure, this one’s pretty and fashionable. We just can’t carry ugly things :P

Elda on

no way!! i live in a big city (houston) and there’s to many purse snatchers that live here!

cmelanieb on

Heck NO! I am in my thirtys but have to admit I still don’t want others to see my “Hygene products” lol. I can hear it now: “No wonder she is so grouchy…”

Emily on

I don’t think the contents of my bag — socks, a billion lip glosses, crumpled receipts, etc. — would be a good fashion statement. But I guess it would require me to clean it out more often, which is definitely a good thing.

Melissa on

Not me, a better idea is the clear compact case for inside the purse, not a clear purse.
I’ve got a clear compact case for in my purse, has all my lipsticks, hand sanitizer, lip gloss, and trial size stuff. Then when you travel on a plane, all you have to do is toss it on the security belt! No need for ziplock bags :).

lizz on

no for everyday yes for the beach. it is cute though =)

kat on

didn’t anyone see “How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days?” The purse is a huge part to the ingenue and mystery of women! What would men think when they realize the magic bag of wonders actually contains a 2 year old lipstick, a dirty tissue, loose change, a few crumpled bills…. and tampons?

Miss Amy on

Hmm… unless I’m headed to the beach, I don’t think this trend is for me. The line between looking trendy or trashy is WAY too thin here.

However, I did just design some make-ups bags at 1154lill.com and this could be a good chance to show those off in public….

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