The perfect bag goes beyond sprucing up an outfit, but to set the tone of the day for any fashionista. From the teeny-tiny designs, to the capacious bag to hop around town with, which one is going to be your favorite this season?
Small But Mighty
The mini bag trends see no signs of stopping. If you can get away with bringing just the minimum, these are for you. The Parisian fashion house of Longchamp, this season, has launched an absolutely adorable Brioche. Inspired by the French sweet pastry, the luscious lambskin bag is roomy enough to hold your daily essentials, yet still remains compact. The vertical quilting gives the bag the structure it needs while the squishy finish adds a playful touch altogether.
LOEWE’s Puzzle Bag probably needs no introduction. It took the fashion arena by storm since a few seasons back and it’s here to stay. This latest addition to the family, the nano Puzzle, which comes in classic calfskin and a variety of colors, such as tan, yellow, and light blue, in time for the arrival of spring.
Metal hardware adds characters to any bag and completes the colorways.
The instantly recognizable shape of Kiss Bag by Chloé is a sensual resemblance of a feminine pout. Yet the cherry on top is definitely the sleek metal hardware, which is functional as a handle, decorative as a gleaming accent, or both. The vibrant green iteration transports us instantly to a mesmerizing garden in Southern France, and would be a match made in heaven when worn with a flowy floral dress.
Bally’s equestrian-inspired Beckie crossbody bag features a fold-over flap accented with a tourniquet metal closure. Whether you intend to wear it over the shoulder or as a crossbody, the signature B-Chain buckle is still going to grab all the attention and take the classy design up a notch.
Out Of The Box
Givenchy’s takes on the structured bag trends are unstoppable. Are you team Cut-Out or team Antigona?
The forward-looking unisex design of Givenchy’s Cut-Out bag appears in cream, lilac, and soft pink. The distinctive angular V-shaped top debuted on the runway this season by the French Maison’s newly appointed Creative Director Matthew Williams. Suspended from a shoulder strap embellished with a silver 4G chain, the unique silhouette is truly one-of-a-kind.
The iconic Antigona bag has been spotted on the arms of countless celebrities and fashion influencers. This season, it is given a makeover. Inspired by the “love locks” that couples traditionally fastened to the Pont des Arts in Paris, the padlock engraved with the G motif breathes new life into the signature design.
For those who’ve already been embracing the mini bag trends, how about adding some teeny-tiny accessories to the mix?
If your smartphone is essentially all you need, Prada’s Brushed Leather Smartphone Case is going to be your new favorite tech accessory. The smooth finish from the leather gives it a luxurious touch while the detachable woven nylon strap ensures it’s comfortable to wear.
The iconic business-meets-casual Le Pliage tote by Longchamp has taken a departure from its unparalleled functionality. The shrunk-down version, apparently, doesn’t need to be folded up anymore. The Nano Le Pliage can now be hung on your fingers. While you should be able to fit your earbuds in, the teeny iteration is more of a fun fashion accessory for sure.
Shoulder bags are arguably the best day-to-day bags. With the right silhouettes, they make the transition from day to night effortlessly too.
Prada Cleo takes inspiration from the house archive for a retro, yet modern reimagination. The curved base is elegantly juxtaposed with softly sloping sides so you can tuck the bag in comfortably. The brushed calfskin with the enamel Prada triangle logo goes perfectly well with the color palette of timeless black and white, orchidea blush, and the signature aqua.
Italian fashion house Marni’s TORPEDO bag pays tribute to contemporary artist and sculptor Claes Oldenburg. The unmistakable silhouette of the supple leather bag is paired with a chic colorway and a gold chain so it can easily be slung over the shoulder.
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