best alexander mcqueen purses handbags

Unapologetically camp, theatrical and Goth; Alexander McQueen’s style is one for drama and darkness, but nothing less than spectacular. Every piece created by the designer is considered wearable art – each piece of clothing tells a story and each bag, a character.

 

McQueen believes fashion is more than just something you put on your body; it is an “everyday art form”, as he was quoted saying on multiple occasions. Though his runway clothing is notoriously un-wearable, his bags and shoes always make a splash. Each bag shows exquisite craftsmanship and design and is almost always adorned with the signature McQueen skull.

 

Below we have listed the best Alexander McQueen purses available to help you pick a piece of art to add to your collection:

 

1. Jeweled Satchel in Dark Rose

This is a gorgeous 100% calfskin leather bag that has the signature ring handle on its front, with the classic McQueen skull in gold and Swarovski crystals. The top has an adjustable leather strap with an antique gold chain, and the inside is lined with black suede.

 

The bag is versatile in the way you can carry it. You can hold it by slipping your fingers into the ring handle or using the strap to make it a cross-body. If you want to give a more formal vibe, double the gold chain, and strap and hold it in your hand.

 

Styling Tip:

Let this bag be the star of the show. Style it with casual loose-fitting jeans and a relaxed white T.  Pair your outfit with sneakers for a casual look, or with chunky earrings and a pair of heels to dress it up!

 

2. The Myth in Malachite

This jewel-toned beauty is made of 100% smooth calfskin leather. It has a detachable and adjustable leather strap that can be used to wear this bag cross-body or over the shoulder. The bag has all brass finishing touches, including the diamond-cut clasp on the front of the bag.

 

 

This bag has one main compartment, two card slots, and a front pocket. It may seem small, but it is big enough to carry smartphones of all sizes, along with all your other essentials. It is also available in four other colors, including the bright and joyful Orchid Pink.

 

Styling Tip:

Use this bag to add a pop of color to an otherwise muted outfit. Khaki pants, a white shirt and a grey herringbone overcoat paired with this green bag would make the perfect outfit for a day out!

 

3. Mini Skull Bag in Leopard

This striking bag is made of pony calf leather and isn’t for the faint of heart. It has a bold print for a bold personality. The gold signature McQueen skull and cold-finish chain strap add to the personality of this stunner. The bad has burgundy finishes, including the side panels, which are also 100% calfskin leather. The bag has one compartment with a card pocket, which is secured with a snap button behind the skull.

 

Animal print has made its comeback in a big way, and if anyone knows how to do it right, it’s Alexander McQueen. The bag is beautifully crafted and classy; though this print can easily translate to tacky.

 

Style Tip:

Pair this bag with a leather jacket and Doc Martins for a grungy 90s look – you’ll look, like, so totally rad!

 

4. Spider Jeweled Four-Ring Box Clutch

Made with black suede, this bag is beautifully embroidered with flowers that are embellished with crystals. The clutch is topped with McQueen’s favorite style of handle; a four-ring holder that you can slip your fingers into. The rings are bejeweled with Swarovski crystals; the designer forwent the skull for a spider on this handle.  Once you open this embellished clutch, you will see its bright fuchsia pink suede lining.

 

No need to wear any jewelry on your hands when you’re holding this clutch; the rings on the top will be enough to wow anyone!

 

Style Tip:

Pair this colorful bag with a classic black cocktail dress or a sleek black jumpsuit. Add multicolored, conspicuous earrings to add extra oomph.

 

5. Chandelier Embroidery Four Ring Clutch in Black

Made of 100% lambskin, this long clutch really makes a statement. It is completely covered in embroidery that is meant to resemble a chandelier. The detailing of this bag is in silver, including the four-ring handles on the top. The rings are encrusted with Swarovski crystals and the characteristic McQueen skulls.

 

The inside of the bag is lined with blush suede; the softness is a total contrast to the extreme exterior.

 

Style Tip:

Pair this bag with clean lines and solid colors. Try a well-tailored black tuxedo jacket and trousers; you’ll look formal and classy but with an edge.

 

6. Queen and Kind Skull Clutch 

The royal Queen and King Skull clutch is one of our favorite McQueen designs. It is classic and minimal but still makes a big statement. The clutch is made of 100% lambskin and is detailed with brass and antique gold. The bag also features a detachable gold-finished chain. You can wear it over the shoulder or carry it like a clutch.

 

The queen and king that sit atop this bag are encrusted with Swarovski crystals, as are their crowns. The bag is lined with a soft blush suede; completing the feel of royalty within this clutch.

 

Style Tip:

This classic bag can go with practically any outfit; don’t overthink it! You can pair it with casual jeans and a T-shirt look for a night out with the girls, or with little black dress for drinks at a nice bar or party.

 

7. Skull Four Ring Flat Pouch in Emerald

This faux-crocodile skin bag is actually made of 100% shiny calfskin leather. It has a gold-finished clasp and detailing. The McQueen specialty four-ring holder sits atop the clasp. It also has a gold finish. The ring holder is ornamented with flowers and skulls that are finished with Swarovski crystals.

 

Style Tip:

Style this bag with a deep rose pencil skirt, white top and black coat for a beautiful contrast of classic color blocking.

 

8. Butterfly Box Clutch in Sugar Pink

Sweet as can be, this “sugar pink” glittery clutch is far from Alexander McQueen’s signature style. The exterior is a mix of polyester and cotton, with brass and antique silver detailing. The bag features a detachable silver-finished chain, which gives you the option of wearing it over the shoulder or holding it as a clutch.

 

The interior of the bag a blush suede lining, which can be seen once you open the butterfly adorned clasp. On the top of the bag, a brass lined clear stone is featured with a silver butterfly motif.

 

Style Tip:

Channel your inner Elle Woods (from Legally Blonde) and pair this with a burgundy leather skirt and a dark turtleneck sweater. You won’t need to bend and snap to get anyone’s attention!

 

9. Skull Wallet on Chain in Black

This wallet on a chain is the perfect way to carry just what you need on a night out. It is made of 100% calfskin leather that is embossed to resemble crocodile skin. The wallet is fastened with a gold metal skull that is detailed with Swarovski crystals. The detachable gold chain is long enough to wear this bag cross-body. The wallet has a phone compartment, and one main compartment, 6 credit card slots and a front pocket.

 

Style Tip:

This bag is simple and black and meant for a night out on the town. Pair is with sequins and color, you can have a lot of fun with it!

 

That was our pick of Alexander McQueen bags. Did your favorite make it on our list?

 

Some of our Favorite Alexander McQueen Handbags are Available on Amazon

 

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About Rachel

Hey, how are you doing?!? I'm Rachel, one of the founders of Bag Vanity. I love classic designer handbags and typically stick to earth tones and basic colored bags. My go-to bag is my trusted hobo purse. Love it!

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