Making The Case For See-Thru Accessories

Because clear backpacks are just too '90s.

Photographed by Jonathon Kambouris.

There isn’t much else the idea of see-thru accessories calls to mind than those backpacks we wore in grade school. For the greater part of our lives, it was actually cool to carry around your belongings for the world to spy on — broken zippers, dirt in the corners, smudges, and all. (And don’t even get us started on keychains.)

But times have changed and clear bags, along with their clip-on counterparts, have evolved. We’ve since seen luxury labels like Celine and Comme des Garçons try their hand at see-thru totes and Prada and Fendi have capitalized on the keychain game, too. But we haven’t seen as much innovation within the PVC, lucite, plastic, and glass space as British accessory brand Aspinal of London.

The luxury manufacturer has made a hit out of their acrylic bags that remind us of our younger years as budding style savants. From the Mini Trunk, with crystallized florals, to their Hat Box and their Crystal Star Clutch, we can’t get over Aspinal of London’s artistic approach when it comes to the world of accessories. Shop our favorites across to get in on the magic and see what we mean.

Credits Photographed by Jonathon Kambouris; Styled by Linden Elstran.
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