Your Luxury Collective: Get carried away with spring's 'it' bags
The ultimate way to add a spring to your step is to invest in timeless accessories. Refresh your wardrobe with this season’s 'it' bags that have been designed to stand the test of time.
Make a statement with Louis Vuitton's Dauphine or take it up a notch with Gucci's Jackie 1961, a true classic that has been reimagined in an array of vibrant pastels. Tory Burch's Lee Radziwill Saddlebag and Saint Laurent's Solferino Satchel will not only last you through spring, but these designer pieces will elevate your outfits for years to come. We’ve curated an edit of 6 soon-to-be cult bags to invest in now, that will only get better with age.
Pictured above: Gucci Jackie 1961 Bag
If you are constantly on the go and value durability and practicality, look no further. This style has not lost momentum over the years, given its no-fuss, ability to fit just about everything. There’s plenty of room for a laptop, a makeup bag, a pair of flats as well as any unplanned purchases you may pick up throughout the day inside your Saint Laurent Rive Gauche or Chanel Shopping Bag.
Another style that has gained immense popularity is the Louis Vuitton Onthego Tote. Given a face lift by the fashion house’s creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière, the latest rendition of this sizeable bag features a new, woven jacquard textile. Inspired by vintage wallpaper, it features their highly recognisable monogram flowers and the number 1854, the year of the house’s founding. With two sets of handles, long and short, and a spacious interior, this versatile bag can be used every day. Or size up to the GM for the perfect weekender or carry on.
Image credit: Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Shopping Bag in Cotton
Image Credit: Louis Vuitton Onthego GM
Image Credit: Prada Corn Husk and Leather Tote
Image Credit: Chanel Shopping Bag
Image Credit: Max Mara Anita Medium croc-effect leather tote
Pop this one on your bucket list, as this practical style should be on it. Where casual and sophistication meet, these classic bags are designed to see you through most occasions. From the iconic Louis Vuitton Noé, relaunched most seasons in limited edition shades and prints, to a relatively newcomer, the Chanel Drawstring Bag, first seen in their 2017/18 collection, these versatile pieces will become your new go-tos. Can't decide whether to pack your bronzer or blush palette? The bucket bag will fit both!
Image Credit: Louis Vuitton Petit Noé
Image Credit: Prada Leather Prada Tress Bucket Bag
Image Credit: Chanel Drawstring Bag
Image Credit: Christian Louboutin Marie Jane Bucket Bag
Image Credit: MAX&Co. Multi-way bag in cotton and linen
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All about easy access? Less is more this season. For our minimalist friends who only need to carry your phone, keys and credit card, these micro styles are for you. But don't be fooled, these bags may be dainty but they pack a punch when it comes to adding a statement to your outfit, especially if you opt for a fun, bold colour. Smaller might be better but don’t forget to check that your phone and other bare necessities fit before making the purchase.
Image Credit: Tory Burch Eleanor Small Shoulder Bag
Image Credit: Chanel Set of 4 Mini Bags
Image Credit: Christian Louboutin Elisa Phone Pouch
The statement clutch
What does your clutch say about you? Similar to the mini, these adorable pieces are perfect for injecting your personality into your closet. These killer accessories will allow you to play up textures and embellishments in your upcoming seasonal style. The Prada Wicker Clutch will pair beautifully with your favourite broderie anglaise summer dress and espadrille wedges, and there isn’t a better accompaniment to a sultry date-night number than the Chanel Clutch in lambskin, metallic goatskin & silver-tone metal.
Image credit: Prada Wicker Clutch
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In search of a modern classic that can be worn from day to night? Designed for creatures of comfort who don’t want to compromise on their nonchalant style, the shoulder bag is a cult-classic must-have. Buckle up for this trend! One look at Louis Vuitton or Prada’s line-up for spring and you'll see why we are suggesting you get your hands on this identifiable detailing. This trend is shaping up to be one of the biggest this season! The gold hardware detailing immediately elevates any look.
Gucci has reintroduced one of the house’s most famous styles - the Jackie Bag - imbued with new relevance. The hobo bag, with its elegant curved shape and distinctive gold hardware closure, became emblematic of the ‘60s and ‘70s jetsetter lifestyle. Most notably, Jackie Kennedy was photographed with the bag so frequently, it became known simply as “The Jackie.” If you prefer a shoulder bag with more of a modern edge, Saint Laurent’s Solferino bag is the perfect pick, creating an effortless look with its shortened leather strap feature.
Image Credit: Gucci Jackie 1961 Bag
Image Credit: Gucci Horsebit Handbag
Image Credit: Saint Laurent Solferino Bag
Image Credit: Louis Vuitton Neo Saumur bag
Image Credit: Louis Vuitton Dauphine MM bag
Image credit: Gucci Dionysus small GG shoulder bag
Image credit: GG Marmont small matelassé shoulder bag
New season, new crossbody bag? Another sophisticated yet highly practical style that will take you from desk to dinner. You can trust that Tory Burch and Max Mara have put their impeccably crafted spin on the crossbody bag The new Tory Burch Lee Radziwill Small Saddlebag is inspired by style icon Lee, the younger sister of Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Crafted in leather its signature lock-and-key hardware and adjustable crossbody strap gives it a preppy, seventies equestrian feel. If you’re a fan of embossed leather, Max Mara’s new season collection is sure to pique your interest. Their Cross-body in Crocodile-print leather features a practical adjustable strap, storage pockets, luxurious light gold-coloured galvanised metallic hardware and suede-effect fabric lining is bound to satisfy your everyday bag requirements.
Image credit: Louis Vuitton New Wave Multi-Pochette
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Image Credit: @carmengracehamilton wearing Saint Laurent Kaia Small Satchel
Image credit: Saint Laurent Kaia Small Satchel
Image credit: Tory Burch The Lee Radziwill Saddlebag
Image credit: Max Mara Leather Cross-body bag
Image Credit: Prada Cahier bag