Best designer handbags: the SS17 edit

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From ladylike totes and slouchy suede bags to timeless classics, shop our pick of the best new season designer handbags

The new season drops are in and the hunt for the best designer handbags for SS17 is on. To save you time, we’ve rounded-up 25 fashion-editor approved new season bags that suit all tastes, styles, daily needs and budgets.

If there is one piece worthy of investment each season, it has to be a designer handbag. Yes, our arm candy always has its fair share of trends, but there are some classic styles  that never go out of fashion out there too.

Whether you’re clashing colours a la Loewe or looking for something sleek and chic Stella McCartney style, a beautiful bag will pay for itself when you work out the cost per wear – persuaded? Read on!

If your Mon- Fri wardrobe is 50 shades of grey, the only place you can really showcase your style is through accessories, and we think the brighter the better. If you agree look to designers like Sophie Hulme and Hill & Friends.

Looking for something more pared back? Victoria Beckham’s new ‘Cube’ bag is a minimalist’s dream bag and Manu Atelier has classic styles with a playful twist.

Small bags have reigned supreme on the catwalk for some time, but oversized totes are back on trend. Seek out sculptural shapes from Tom Ford and 3.1 Philip Lim.

Smaller styles are still your best friend for festive soirée’s. Check out Chloé’s mini version of the cult Faye bag and Sonia Rykiel’s velvet and pearl Le Copain bag.

The humble backpack has also had a high fashion makeover for SS17 and it will become your best friend for city exploring.

With everything from the irreverent – Loewe’s elephant bag is guaranteed to make you smile – to the super-practical –  Anya Hindmarch’s Smiley backpack has an iPad-sized pocket – you’re sure to find your dream bag. We’ve discovered some cool new designers too, Simon Miller is fast becoming a street style favourite.

Scroll on to shop our edit of the best designer handbags.

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