I've found the bag of the season, and it's by Chloé

If you've been searching high and low for the perfect new season designer handbag, then I can tell you right now, you can stop - because I've found it for you.

It's called Kattie, was created by Gabriela Hearst for Chloé, and is quite simply perfect.

Why? It pays homage to the French fashion house's codes thanks to its distinctive articulated bracelet combining three of the Maison’s material pillars: brass, wood and leather.

SHOP THE CHLOE KATTIE (new colours available this month)

It's cut from shiny calfskin, is lined in nappa and has an inner flat pocket. Plus it has two spacious compartments, making it the perfect size to fit in all your essentials without being oversized.

The Kattie also features an adjustable and removable strap, so you can wear it as a clutch, shoulder bag or cross body bag, making it one of the most hard-working and versatile styles out there.

It is available in an array of covetable shades for summer 2022, including amber olive, burning caramel, rusted orange, black, sepia brown, ebony brown and soft tan.

If you aren't sold yet, you will be when you hear its sustainable creds. To make this product, Chloé worked with Leather Working Group (LWG) certified leather manufacturers, based on their water and energy usage, management of chemicals, solid waste, and wastewater.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.