Gone are the fashion seasons when mini bags were in charge and micro bags had even become a thing. It’s time to let the fashion pendulum swing to another extreme of practical big bags that hold all the essentials and more – all housed under one roof at Harbour City.
Put a bow on it
Look no further than Alexander McQueen, if you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone who needs to carry everything she needs daily.
The Bow Bag measures 63 by 43 by 23 cm – a great size to bring a laptop and charger on the go, as well as a water bottle comfortably for an afternoon pilates class. The twisted top handle is not only there for the aesthetics of the bow silhouette, but to make the design truly versatile to be handheld or worn over the shoulder.
Since no one would ever have to organize the content strategically with this roomy bag, there’s only one main compartment. Both the detachable zip pouch and contrasting suede lining are there to ensure your belongings don’t feel like being lost in the black hole.
The list of oversized everyday bags would not be complete without The Woody Tote Bag by Chloé. The large carry-all tote fits plenty without looking too bulky on the body. Be it an overnight staycation with your besties or a quick grocery run, the bag holds more than it looks – with a built-in pocket so your cards and keys remain easily accessible too.
While we’re all familiar with the rustic version made with a durable cotton canvas with contrasting leather details, the Woody Tote has been given a stylistic update this season, with a leather-on-leather take.
The sharp, modern lines and the signature Chloé logo ribbon are here to stay. The shiny calfskin, this season, has announced a takeover to elevate the bag with contrasting stitching. Among the three sizes it comes with, the largest one offers a 50cm strap drop to make sure the bag won’t slip off your shoulder.
Party like it’s the ‘70s
The seemingly recent addition to Loewe’s Flamenco family is indeed, nothing short of iconic. Introduced in the ‘70s, the Flamenco Clutch style is defined by the drawstring closure that creates supple folds in the leather.
The extra large version means more room to flaunt that buttery soft leather while making sure it holds everything that you’ll ever need, while the slight slouchy silhouette makes it perfectly fitting for a more relaxed occasion.
The Extra Large Flamenco Clutch Bag is crafted in Spain so you can expect quality and craftsmanship at the forefront, with every small detail thoughtfully designed. Think the house’s anagram at the corner for an understated touch, concealed magnetic fastening for that added security, and the sailor’s knots at the ends of the drawstring – which are braided by hand to form a unique touch that further speak to the smooth leather throughout the design.
If you’re planning ahead for your next mini getaway, this enormous shopper by Saint Laurent is all you need. The Icare Maxi Shopper Tote has been spotted on such celebrities as Hailey Bieber, Zoë Kravitz, Sydney Sweeney, and Miley Cyrus – just to name a few – and we don’t blame them for falling absolutely in love with the bag at all.
The statement-making YSL emblem in gold pops against the puffy quilted lambskin that comes in black leather with matt and shiny finishing. Regardless which finish you prefer, the gigantic shopper tote is clearly not for the faint of heart, but it shouldn’t be excluded from your everyday bag collection either, thanks to its versatility to be worn with the sides wide open or closed in for a more tapered look.
Relaxed silhouettes are perfect for summer. Sway to the fluid lines and clean design of Tod’s T Timeless Shopping Bag. The half-moon shape and wide opening mean you can easily slot your bits and bobs into your tote while staying hands free.
The pebbled leather with ribbing adds some textile feeling to the simple paneling of the tote, which features a metal T Timeless pendant accessory in the center. The protective feet at the bottom of the bag also makes sure that the bag retains its shape as you rest it on any surface.
Make your way to the one-stop fashion hub of Harbour City, where you can embrace the oversized bag trend this season and discover your next favourite bag that deserves – dare we say – quite a big spot in your collection.