Apart from the occasional indispensable handbag that accompanies us on our grocery runs and sanity walks, our favourite arm candies were forced to stay put in our closets as the year passed by. Fortunately, as the new fashion season rolls in and our go-to shopping malls and stores are opening up, along comes an array of new covetable bags to introduce to your accessories’ repertoire. From contemporary silhouettes to ultra-modern details, the Fall/Winter shows brought about a wave of seasonal newness to core styles that’ll surely stand the test of time. Ahead is a round-up of designer bags that we reckon will get popular in the coming months:
1. GABRIELA HEARST
Gabriela Hearst has done it again with yet another innovative handbag design and boy, are we eyeing ‘The Phoebe’! The minimal fold-over leather clutch in classic black and neutral sand options exudes effortless style and elegance even at a glance. Designed to be handheld, the slightly slouchy silhouette of ‘The Phoebe’ would play well in enhancing a subtly tailored ensemble and we can just imagine it becoming an everlasting favourite among It girls!
We’re so in love with Loewe’s ‘The Bracelet Pouch’! Known for its immaculate craftsmanship, this hidden gem from the Spanish luxury label showcases just that, having been crafted from exquisite pleated nappa leather in a range of rich colours and featuring metallic golden plaques engraved with the trademark Loewe Anagram. Designed by Creative Director, Jonathan Anderson, the compact bracelet-cum-bag that fits around the wrist or arm is ideal for a fun-filled night out that requires you to go hands-free. A statement bracelet that doubles as a functional bag? Yes, please!
3. PORTS 1961
Ports 1961’s clutch bags have got us going all heart eyes! Exuding a luxurious feel to it, the soft, cloud-like handbags are fashioned in dreamy blue and pink tones that make a delicate statement. Perfect for daytime dressing, its voluminous and spacious construction will surely fit all of your daily essentials and then some. Also, its convertible hand strap and detachable shoulder strap make for versatile styling options – clutch it or sling it over your shoulder. What’s not to love?
4. PRIVATE POLICY
Private Policy’s Mini Barrel Bag is sure to strike a chord among street-style enthusiasts! Available in black, white and pink, the brand’s novelty bag comes in a cute and quirky cylindrical shape and is designed with soft quilting elements. The mini bag with street-style flair isn’t complete without the brand’s signature chunky silver chains adorning it. Although the compact silhouette may not hold much, it certainly makes for a mini statement that’s sure to add pizzazz to your ensemble – even the simplest ones!
In search of a tote bag that could hold just about anything and everything? Tod’s ‘T Timeless’ bag could be it! In the ‘In A Moment’ collection, the Tod’s ‘T Timeless’ range has been reimagined into an innovative silhouette featuring a softly structured, oversized proportion. Crafted in a pretty shade of pink, it’s also finished with an eye-catching raw-cut profile. True to its name, this is one timeless designer bag that we can't wait to get our hands on!
One of the newest additions to Valentino Garavani’s collection of luxury bags is this ever so alluring ‘Stud Sign’ Grainy Calfskin Shoulder Bag. Emblazoned with an antique brass ‘V’ Logo Signature, the bag boasts an all-new, upgraded chain link design with all-over studs which are meticulously embellished one by one. A distinctive and luxurious piece, it’s the perfect day-to-night companion that fits everyday essentials such as your phone, cards, keys and lipstick!
This season, modular bags are on our radar, and Versace’s selection of modular bags is no exception to that! The maison’s iconic ‘Greca’ print, reworked with a contemporary touch, is ever-present throughout the FW’21 collection, including the attention-grabbing modular bag. A creation that simply spells C-H-I-C and is available in multiple stunning colourways, it features detachable mini modular pouches for easy access to all your must-haves as well as mix-and-match straps for that personalised touch!
Text: Katherine Thivya
Featured image: Gabriela Hearst, Loewe, Tod's/Instagram
Compiled by: Zariel Zahann