Perhaps the most important of all accessories, the handbag is a staple of every woman’s wardrobe. Functional and fashionable, this piece will speak volumes about your style. So it’s well worth investing in one of these high-end brands that’ll stand the test of time.
JIL SANDER – Logo-debossed Medium Top-handle Leather Handbag
This understated black leather bag features in the Pre-AW20 lookbook. Its vintage trapeze-like silhouette is ideal for work, formal events and even paired with a smarter-casual outfit. The Jil Sander logo is hallmarked and debossed logo. Wear it over the shoulder, or detach the strap to carry it using the top handles.
CHLOÉ – Daria Small Leather Top Handle Bag
For those who don’t want to leave summery hues behind, Chloé’s small pale grey Daria bag with gold-tone hardware offers a light and feminine touch. Inside are two main compartments crafted from hard-wearing semi-aniline leather and lined with a bright Art-Deco-style logo-jacquard cotton. It gives three carry options – the plaited top handle, classic carry straps, or a cross-body shoulder strap.
GIVENCHY – Bond Mini Logo-debossed Leather Cross-body Bag
This is a smaller version of Givenchy’s Bond bag. Made in Italy, it’s emblazoned with the brand’s logo in debossed leather. The black is accented with gold studs (these are engraved with the fashion house’s four Gs, first created by founder Hubert de Givenchy). Free from zips and with minimal stitching, it provides a contemporary yet versatile look.
SAINT LAURENT – Kaia Medium Ysl-plaque Leather Cross-body Bag
Go for a vintage look, with Givenchy’s chestnut brown basket weave effect. The Italian made Kaia is decorated with a 1961 designed gold YSL plaque (originally designed in 1961). The magnetic flap opens to reveal a sectioned interior lined in soft suede and has an adjustable strap to be worn over the shoulder or crossbody. It looks great paired with a floaty dress and some retro mid-calf boots.
KHAITE – Amelia Medium Leather Tote Bag
Amelia is one for ladies who need a sophisticated looking bag, but with extra capacity. Pack everything you need for the day ahead into this roomy leather tote. It’s sleek and simple, with comfy grip handles and a folded ends silhouette. Valuables can be contained in the inner zipped pocket, all twill-lined. It’s finished with a gold hot-stamped logo and matching protective feet, ideal for the daily commute.
LOEWE – Flamenco Leather Clutch
This fast-selling clutch offers something distinctive and different. Providing an alternative to darker colours, the khaki green super-soft nappa leather is crafted in Spain (hence the name). It has a drawstring and magnetic closure, along with an attractive ruffle effect top and knotted drawstring cords. The interior is furnished in tan suede.
BALENCIAGA – Hourglass S Leather Bag
The shape of this smooth white leather piece mirrors the angular shoulders seen at Balenciaga’s AW20 runway show. This hourglass handbag is the result of designer Demna Gvasalia’s experimental approach to silhouettes and is a good choice for those wanting a more modern look. It has a silver B-logo charm, carry handles and a detachable shoulder strap.
JIMMY CHOO – Bonbon Satin Clutch Bag
If you need an ultra-glamorous evening bag, look no further than this beautiful satin creation. Showing great attention to detail the design features a ruched drawstring top, silver chain tassel drawstring, and crystal-embellished top handle for head-turning sparkle. The slender cable chain allows for over shoulder carry. Accessorise it with a pair of iconic Jimmy Choo heels.
LUTZ MORRIS – Bates Small Grained-leather Shoulder Bag
Evocative of traditional mid-century basket bags, this has a slightly slouched shape, built around a 24kt gold-plated stainless-steel frame. The taupe shoulder bag is made in Germany with a hinged top lid, opening to reveal a plush black suede lining. A gold hot-stamped logo to the front finishes it perfectly.
GUCCI – GG Marmont Supermini Leather Cross-body Bag
Go bold and bright, with this flirty little red leather piece. Carried with a gold cross-body chain and in chevron matelassé leather, it has a slight 1990s throwback feel. The front features a gold-tone metal plaque and concealed press-stud fastening under the flap front. Turn it over to reveal a cute embossed heart. Open it to find a hidden keyring along with soft blush suede style lining.
LOEWE – Flamenco Mini Brown Leather Clutch
Loewe’s Flamenco design also comes in brown, black and as a smaller version. It has a shorter shape (19 cm high and 23cm wide) and is finished with the label’s Anagram logo stamp. Dress it up for a more formal look, or sling it over a chunky knit and jeans.
BURBERRY – The Small Monogram Stripe E-canvas Belt Bag
Opt for a loud pattern, with this triple-stud belted tote. Inspired by Burberry’s famed trench coat, it’s made from supple two-tone leathers and Monogram stripe eco-friendly e-canvas. It has an interior pocket with a magnetic closure as well as two interior slip pockets, hand-painted edges, polished metal hardware and embossed Burberry lettering.
PRADA – Logo-plaque Detachable-pouch Nylon Shoulder Bag
Offering day to night versatility, this chic pouch will look equally chic in the office or at a dinner date. The shoulder bag cleverly detaches into two separate sections, offering a push-stud fastening. It’s made in Italy from high-quality nylon, sporting the brand’s signature triangular logo on a silver plaque. This is complemented by a matching silver chain strap.