For a while, the trend in fashion was for bags to be as defeated of their purpose as possible. It started with Fendi’s Micro Peekaboo, then every brand thereafter started to introduce a version of their shrunken bags of itty-bitty proportions. Hovering somewhere between a miniature clutch and a large keychain, able to hold — at most— a few cards, a lipstick, your keys, and a singular peanut. Unfortunately, this left us grasping our smartphones in hand or stuffed in our pockets.
However, we’re starting to see brands redirecting their focus towards gadgets and coming out with more luxe phone accessories. Dior, by the way of Maria Grazia Chiuri, released a ‘J’adior‘ phone pouch to be slung crossbody. If you aren’t yet over Fendi’s bag-bug craze, you can have your phone stand on its own two feet. Louis Vuitton’s ‘Eye Trunk‘ phone case is an extension of their Petit Malle line, which is a tribute to the Maison’s origins as a trunk designer— this little millenialised trunk can be yours for more than the price of your phone itself. Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Hermès, Prada, Givenchy, Stella McCartney and Kenzo have all joined the movement as well. With all these new options to dress up your phone, it may be time to retire your little plastic cover.