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

Add A Comment

Got something to add to this post? Fill out the fields below to make a comment, ask a question or share a tip. We'd love to hear from you.

Note: If this is your first time commenting on Style News Now, your comment will need to be approved by our moderator before it will appear. Thanks for your patience, and check back again soon.

Showing 51 comments

KT from Cda on

All of you bloggers made me laugh and I couldn’t agree more. If you are going to carry something like that, then you might as well just hand it over to a mugger. I’m a personal person who enjoys my privacy. This just doesn’t fit into “My Privacy”. Also, as we have all had see through purses or wallets as kids, after awhile, that pretty clear things starts to look very scratched and looses its shine. Though, I guess that’s the whole idea. Then you’d have to go out and replace your purse each week.

AnnieM on

No – for the same reason I don’t have glass-front kitchen cabinets – hide the mess!

Maybe.. on

I MIGHT wear this.. I think that if I did, I would for sure use different patterned makeup bags and wallets to hide my belongings. I think that if it’s done properly, this look could be really great!

french on

NO, i think its a bit tacky!

Sophia on

I’d wear it! especially the clear Chanel bag!! it’s so cute! I have lots of colorful things that would look good in it! My green pebl phone would go great in it!

Vicki on

My job is making us carry clear purses as of April 07. Mind you I work in a prison, so all the women that work here it’s mandatory. I think it’s ridiculous others are buying the designer one if they have to carry one.

Debbie on

Please bring more clear bags out with stylish markings/colors. I am thankful for the trend because I despise changing pocketbooks for work and then personal outings. I would much rather be safe because of today’s environment which we seemed to have brought upon ourselves. It seems everyone, but me thinks this is a tacky, cheap way to be stylish and everyone seems concerned with muggers. I work at a maximum security prison as a computer analyst and it is a requirement if we have want to bring anything in. TIP: Guess what, if someone wants your “stuff” which most muggers/criminals do, it doesn’t matter if they see the stuff or not, you probably have already been marked simply by the way you carry yourself and they know the price of your outfit. Sorry if I disagree, for the designers, please make more of the clear bags. Thanks for helping us that are required to have this type of item, be stylish.

VB on

I think it would be good to wear to work (and keep only your little notebooks, pens, etc in it). It’s a very elegant-looking bag for that. Or you could wear it to the beach or something to keep your towels, flip flops, or sunscreen. I love the little make-up bags that are see-through though!

kassi on

well right now im trying to find a clear bag and.. its extremely hard.. but what all the rest of you dont think about is certain reasons of why people have to carry them. For instance im about to start up beauty school and where im going they require clear purses..SECURITY reasons. DUH!! i think its a brillant idea!! so you other people can think what you want!! ;)

kimberlyx on

i deff would.

Next | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | Next | Show All

From Our Partners


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,514 other followers

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters