From pearl renaissance to the wallpaper floral moment and the crochet cult, we sure believe in the perennial yet elusive appeal of the grandma-core. And as another granny’s favourite – kisslock frame bag marks its return on the sartorial scene, we are already in love and ready to endorse this prim-and-proper yet playful bag for the seasons ahead.
With still a ‘dug from the back of grandma’s closet’ vibe, kisslock bags feel new again with a combination of soft lines, distinctive construction, and luxe materials, accented with a touch of that retro elegance. Think the same classic cool energy, but with elevated sophistication. Like the shockingly pink Versace Medusa-Plaque Clutch Bag, Instagram-favourite Rabanne’s Ombré Mesh Clutch Bag, the big and bold Marc Jacobs The Stam Bag, oh-so-golden Cult Gaia Maris Crossbody Bag, and the modernist Valentino V-Logo Signature Tote Bag. And not to forget, the ever-iconic Vivienne Westwood Granny Frame Bags and Weekend Max Mara Pasticcino Bags that have together managed to keep the craze of granny kisslock bags alive and well. Besides the luxury and high-fashion brands, there are even vintage fashion brands and platforms – like Beg Borrow Steal Studio, Viange Vintage, and London Vintage Collectors Club – embracing this craze and curating needlepoint, metal mesh, and beaded versions of this nostalgic classic. A perfect past meets present juxtaposition!
Well, these granny-inspired kisslock bags set the scene for every mood – from cocktail to casual. And below, we have our edit of the most effortlessly chic kisslock bags that’ll become a part of your modern-day uniform. Yes, we are proudly #TeamGrandmacore!
Hello! The Runway Square team is excited that you’re here and we would love to hear what you have to say about this story. Leave a comment below or holler at us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram :*