Three bags and the Union Jack
Posted by on June 26, 2012 | 4:57 pm EST

The summer season may be here, which means cross-body bags and spacious totes are the pieces many women are coveting left and right. We at Fashion Glamour however, are paying attention to a motif that is all-too-often emblazoned on a sundry of sartorial pieces—tops, jeans, vests, scarves and even shoes. It’s a print that almost always finds it way into store racks no matter the season.

Although it’s a motif often deemed archaic and passé for its countless fashion appearances, the Union Jack remains a beloved emblem for its instant dose of coolness—given that the flag is tastefully illustrated. This summer, Union Jack is having an enviable bag moment as spied on three labels putting the style back into Union Jack.

Charlotte Olympia | London 2012 Pandora Perspex clutch | $965
Charlotte Olympia | London 2012 Pandora Perspex clutch | $965

Charlotte Olympia knows her way around women’s bag desires. This unique clutch actually consists of two pieces—the clear Perspex case and the interchangeable pouches inside. This bag looks as stunning as a museum display with its glamorous detailing and luxurious glass-like case. Besides the iconic Union Jack image, the clutch comes with pouches featuring the London skyline and a crown.

Alexander McQueen | Britannia Skull leather box clutch | $1,545
Alexander McQueen | Britannia Skull leather box clutch | $1,545

The regal Union Jack gets a tough and edgy company in the form of a skull clasp in this Alexander McQueen box clutch. In contrast to Charlotte Olympia’s sophisticated design, this clutch has a more casual appeal that makes it enviably suitable for a range of summer ensembles.

Jimmy Choo | Candy Union Jack acrylic clutch | $795
Jimmy Choo | Candy Union Jack acrylic clutch | $795

From the chic Charlotte Olympia clutch to Alexander McQueen’s quilted leather design, the Union Jack motif proves to be a serious contender in versatility. Jimmy Choo, for instance, took the beloved emblem and stamped it onto a punk-inspired clutch bag. The clear acrylic overlay evokes the same uniqueness as the Pandora Perspex clutch, but in a more audacious manner.

Photos from Net-a-Porter

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