Top Ten Bag Trends of 2007 - a Year in Review ...

1. Shade of Gray

Gray was the new Black of 2007! The YSL Uptown was our favorite bag this year and in gray, it tops our list as the ultimate for 2007.

**2. Patent shine **

Patent leather grew up from punk rock to city sleek in 2007. The Marni balloon in patent was the all around trend bag.

**3. Bold color **

It was all about big color. Purples and Reds, oh my! The Mulberry Mabel in patent purple is patently fabulous and made a notable presence in our lives this year.

**4. Metallic glow **

Everything shined this year, how could we not love all the glitz? The Pauric Sweeney tote is a perfect example of why we love the glamour of the shine.

5. Big Bags

At 17" high by 11" wide, the YSL Large Downtwon topped this year's big bag mania!

**6. Oversized clutch **

The giant clutch is one of this year's hugest trends. Any bigger this Carlos Falchi alligator clutch will need its own porter!

7. Exotic Fever

If you were paying attention (or actually you didn't need to, we kinda shoved it down your throats), exotic skin was our favorite trend this year. We could not get enough despite the harsh criticisms from our pals at PETA.

8. Environmentally Friendly

How do we get through this list without mentioning the sudden craze in environmentalism this year? Anya Hindmarch's I'm Not a Plastic Bag created lines around the block and made headlines around the world. Was it Al Gore or was it Keira Knightly? I think it was the $15 price tag.

**9. Chain details **

Made popular by Chanel, the chain details are seen on bags from every designer but none more prominent this year than by Marc Jacobs.

**10. Geometric shape **

Designers are stepping out of the box, literally, as in the common boxy shape of bags. Sang A put a slant on the typical clutch and stood out as the celebrities' chosen one.