I keep seeing these purses with these side flaps/wings everywhere.
|Celine Phantom Bag|
It totally reminds me of an upside down flying nun habit.
I don't understand the gaping side pockets those wings create, but I read online that people like being able to reach into their purse without opening the top. I guess that's convenient...?
|Celine Trapeze bag|
|Shay Mitchell with a Celine bag|
|Prada Dettagli Tote|
There are bags with shorter "wing spans".
|Michael Kors Selma Bag|
|3.0 Phillip Lim Faded Botanical Printed Pashli Mini Satchel|
|A little less flappy Celine bag?|
|3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli|
I don't understand the appeal of the hugely expanded wings of the trendy Celine bags or their lookalikes. However, it was nice to see that you do have the option to tuck those flaps inside the purse for a different look.
Khloe Kardashian folded the wings into her Celine bag to obtain a more structured square shape.
If you tuck in the wings, you do lose some of the space inside the purse. I guess it's a matter of preference. According to many consumers, the salespeople suggest buyers to wear these purses with their distinct trademark wings untucked. Maybe I could warm up to the "Flying Nun" look.
Do you like this trend? If you own one of these bags, do you keep the wings tucked or untucked?