Top 8 Alexander McQueen Bags
The New York Times called Alexander McQueen “fashion’s closest thing to a rock star.” Born in England as Lee Alexander McQueen, his work was also labelled rebellious, iconoclastic, darkly romantic, controversial, goth, even macabre. All these descriptions can be attributed among the top 8 Alexander McQueen bags we discuss here.
What Are The Top Alexander McQueen Bags?
- Heroine Bag
- Store Bag
- Skull Clutch
- Knuckle Box Clutch
- De Manta Clutch
- Signature Shopper
- Legend Shopper
- The Curve
1. THE HEROINE BAG – $2,995
This satchel’s name might allude to the notion that every lead in her own story needs a trustworthy bag to accompany her on her daily adventures, one that can help carry the heroine’s load. Or, given McQueen’s leaning towards the controversial, it could reference the street drug. Either way, this popular structured and roomy tote comes in more sedate solid-color leathers as well as bold prints and offbeat exteriors.
- 3 interior zip and open pockets
- Top rolled leather handles
- Gold-tone brass hardware
- Adjustable strap
- Front flap
Celebrity wearers: Jessica Chastain, Amanda Seyfreid, Zoe Saldana, Kate Beckinsale, Gwen Stefani
2. THE STORY BAG $1,990 – $2,890
The sharing of stories, a McQueen house theme, inspired this bag that presents as boxy and still very feminine, particularly in certain color and material combinations.
Endangered and extinct flowers served as the inspiration for the bag’s original color palette. (For us, picking a Story color ends as a tossup between the elegant pink, ivory, and black combo vs. the juicy red version.) Carry by the brass-finished, studded metal handle or the adjustable leather top handle. Or sling it over your shoulder or wear it cross-body.
- Adjustable/detachable leather strap
- Magnetic double flap closure
- Front zip pocket
- Front signature
- Brass hardware
Celebrity Wearers: Laura Dern, Selena Gomez
3. SKULL CLUTCH $995 – $4,190
This Alexander McQueen clutch is where “macabre” comes in. Watched over by the skull or as many as 4 skulls adorning the clasp, some with a crystal dagger thrust into them, this bag makes for a trippy and fun deviation from the usual luxury bag staidness. These clutch bags are sure to get you noticed! (And maybe make people a little afraid of you.)
- Crystal skull push lock closure
- Silver-/gold-tone hardware
- Stud/pearl/crystal embellishments on some models
- Leather and suede
- Interior card slots
4. KNUCKLE BOX/KNUCKLE DUSTER CLUTCH $995 – $2,390
Consider this the Skull Purse taken up a notch — or four, the number of finger holes atop the clasp. Some repeat the skull motif, some complement the bag’s color, print, or pattern in a lovelier way, such as glam red roses topping a red-and-white floral pattern. Prints include the Union Jack, and red wins the day (or night) again with the Rose Knuckle Box Clutch. (But the Black/Gold Leather Studded Skull Box Clutch is no slouch bag, either!)
- Leather exterior/suede interior
- Push closure
- Pearl/crystal knuckle handle embellishments
5. MANTA/DE MANTA CLUTCH – $525
Called seemingly interchangeably “Manta” and “De Manta” after the sea creature, this collection comes in a variety of sizes, including clutches and totes. The unusual angled yet curved frame of this line’s hexagonal bags complements a leather body that softens with use. Prints have included snakes and florals.
The oversize clutch (the term belies its actual noteworthy roominess) hits the spot as a day bag for work or a night bag for play. Clutches from Alexander McQueen are generally considered the house’s pièces de résistance, and the De Manta serves as a good example why.
- Silver-/gold- tone hardware
- Top zipper closure
- Back snap closure
- Interior zipper pocket
Celebrity Clutch Wearers: Emma Watson, Salma Hayak
6. SIGNATURE SHOPPER – $1,150
If you need some “tote couture” to carry much more than a clutch can, check out the Signature Shopper. As the name implies, the fashion house’s name graces the tote’s front, usually either embossed or debossed. Offered in leather, denim, red, black, brown, white, multicolored — so many choices you need a tote just to handle them all!
- Double top handle
- Top snap closure
- Interior compartments
- Interior card slot
7. LEGEND SHOPPER – $1,525
The 2014 “Legend” collection addition to McQueen’s hit parade of purses comes in clutch, shopper, and tote bags. From the Shopper’s structured corners, it flares outward toward the curving top in a very pleasing silhouette. Lightweight and yet sturdy and offered in an array of beautiful colors, including pink, blue, and red. Tote by its shorter handles or cross-body with the strap and take advantage of all the Legend-ary roominess.
- Zipper top
- Double top handles
- Cross-body strap
- Silver- and gold-tone hardware
- Metal feet
Celebrity Shopper Wearers: Charlize Theron, Sienna Miller
8. THE CURVE – $1,490
Even though it’s new to the lineup, we’re including the Curve as one of the top Alexander McQueen bags because it already has all the attributes and rave reviews of a Destination: “It” purse. Criss-crossing strap accents bring back McQueen’s emblematic harness motif on this revamped bucket-style bag. Comes in yummy colors — like butter yellow, coral, and a delicately lovely tea rose — as well as the always sought after black, sometimes monochromatic and sometimes with contrasting hues that instantly grab attention.
- Adjustable shoulder strap
- Flap top
- 2 interior slip pockets
- Magnetic double flap closure
Celebrity wearers: Naomi Campbell, Selena Gomez
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