Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 470,002 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,267 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 313,776 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,267 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 313,776 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Articles & Magazine
Get inspired with our 4,213 innovation strategy articles, keynote, videos and innovation tools.
Innovation Awards
Trend Hunter’s Innovation Strategy Awards recognize the best innovation tactics gathered from our interviews with some of the world's most notable business leaders, authors and change makers.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Innovation Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
FuturistU
Prepare for the years ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Innovation Books
Join 20,000,000 people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling books and keynote videos.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Custom Masterclasses
Join the world's leading brands who leverage our custom programs to accelerate innovation.
FuturistU 5-Day Program
Become a Futurist with our immersive 5-Day program at Future Festival World Summit.
Online eLearning
Learn the fundamentals of futurism and trends with 100+ online courses about innovation.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
Follow-Us
Join our 3,500,000 social media followers, on the cutting edge.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our in person events.
Free Webinars
Learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 470,002 cutting edge ideas.

Re-Envisioned Handbags

Retro Bowlers as Chic Purses by Brigid's Bags

— May 24, 2009 — Eco
Brigid's retro handbags are one-of-a-kind lovingly restored doctor bags and classic bowlers. The vintage bags--some dating back to the 1900's--are repaired, relined and can be equipped with removable shoulder straps.

The hand-tooled leather bowler is from 1965 and would look so cool with current bohemian-inspired fashions. For a more classic Pradaesque style the 1939 doctor's bag would be a chic accessory.

Brigid's Bags collection is constantly changing as she unearths new finds.

Implications - The opportunity for businesses to profit from transforming something old into something new is very high in today's society. Consumers will be drawn to products boasting vintage or eco-friendly qualities. Businesses that offer these qualities will likely be perceived by members of society in a favorable way.
Trend Themes
1. Retro Revival - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Businesses can capitalize on the demand for vintage-inspired products by re-envisioning old items and giving them a modern twist.
2. Sustainable Fashion - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Businesses can tap into the growing eco-conscious consumer base by repurposing and revitalizing old materials to create unique and sustainable fashion items.
3. Personalized Accessories - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Businesses can offer customized and individually unique products by reimagining and restoring vintage items, allowing customers to express their personal style.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion Retail - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Fashion retailers can create a niche market by curating and selling repurposed vintage items, catering to customers seeking unique and sustainable fashion options.
2. Accessories Manufacturing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Manufacturers can explore the potential of re-envisioning and restoring vintage accessories, offering consumers a blend of nostalgia and contemporary style.
3. Sustainability Consulting - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Sustainability consultants can guide businesses in incorporating eco-friendly practices by promoting the repurposing and revitalization of old materials, reducing waste and showcasing sustainability.
2.5
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness