The Best Nylon Handbags and Accessories for that Y2K Look

Photographed by Erwin Wurm, Vogue, December 2019

As far as nylon goes, it’s undeniably one of the most interesting textiles in the history of fashion. It’s fitting, then, that the humble fabric has risen as one of the most popular styles for bags and accessories in 2021. Unusual times call for unusual fashion, and nylon certainly encompasses all that. It’s almost apocalyptic; it’s sturdy, water-resistant, affordable, and works for a range of items from couture gowns to everyday bags.

For the fall 2021 season, brands high and low embraced the nylon bag. There was Sacai’s utilitarian nylon backpack, McQueen’s logo shoulder bags, Marni’s quilted mini totes, and Miu Miu’s star-spangled padded tote bag in lilac and hot pink, fit for a retro ski chic chalet.

Although nylon was officially invented in 1938, one might associate nylon most with World War II, when rations made stockings go from silk

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Soulard fashion expert launches clothing line

“We constantly have to embrace change. Revolution’s bloody. If you’re not evolving, you’re staying complacent”

ST. LOUIS — For decades, St. Louis fashion design and manufacturing company Stars Design Group has worked behind the scenes on design and production for retailers, but the company is creating its own clothing lines for the first time after acquiring a New York company that develops brands around social media influencers.

Founded in 1993 by CEO Bret Schnitker, Stars Design’s October acquisition of INSPR is the company’s latest bid to stay ahead of trends in the ever-evolving world of fashion. To California native Schnitker, who learned the industry while working for now-shuttered St. Louis retailer Edison Bros., St. Louis made sense as a headquarters because of its affordable startup costs and roots as a center of garment manufacturing. The company, which now has 45 employees, operates out of a renovated church on Gravois

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