Meet the Season’s Crop of ‘It’ Bags
That last addition to any look, often a novelty piece (read: Jacquemus’ micro mini bite-sized purse), sometimes a practical purchase (an XL tote to carry your world with you), bags, no matter their size and shape, are an outfit maker or breaker. As one of the easiest ways to own a piece of luxury, bags have long been considered investments. They cost as much as a ready-to-wear piece, but unlike the seersucker dress you’ll wear 10 times in a lifetime, considering that you wear it differently each time, because god forbid it’s already imprinted on social media for everyone to see, a bag, can and will see you through your children, their children, and their children’s children. And as years pass, with the past as fashion fodder for the present, expect very high returns on this investment.
Bags also tell you a lot about its wearer. Are you a hands-free kind of woman? Then fanny packs that resemble your dad’s European holiday belt bag are a go-to. But, make it fashion. As for top handles and clutches, those beauties were invented for when you want to avoid physical contact. Don’t believe us? The women of the royal family of Britain only carry clutches—a mandate that keeps commoners at a distance.
So, whether you prefer to carry around a new top handle, tuck a shoulder bag under your arm, or swing on a tote, there’s nothing better than taking a new bag out for a spin. Consider these five handbag trends our advise on carrying forward into fall. You’re welcome!
Remember when Joey moved around with a man-purse in Friends? 25 years later, consider this practical flapbag your ode to the ‘90s sitcom.
Call of the Wild
Leopard and cheetah prints are ruling on clothing; it was only a matter of time before they made their way onto fall’s hottest handbags.
Checks are everywhere — the criss-cross pattern makes its mark on a crossbody bag. It’s only fitting that your quilted jacket match the quilting on your bag.
Lock and Key
We won’t tell if you don’t— the season’s It bag may or may not match gloomy winter skies above.
Fashion’s latest inspiration: the moon and its curve-linear shape on your shoulder bag.
Chain of Command
The long and short of bags right now — a chunky chain-strap that finds its link in a millennial purple purse.
Stamp of Approval
Pledge allegiance to your favourite label with its logo emblazoned across your doctor bag.
Shiny Happy People
Paint the town, metallic purple, blue or red. P.S. these babies will have the crowd going “You glow girl!”.
The art world isn’t the only place where cubism is au courant. Meet the rectangular shoulder bag that’s equal parts camera bag and picnic basket.
Give neon green the go ahead for fall. Guaranteed mood-enhancer on gloomy days ahead.