There’s nothing like treating yourself to a new season buy, and I can’t think of a better way than with a designer handbag that not only ticks all the summer trends, but will last you a lifetime too – in other words, the perfect investment. Now I appreciate it’s a big purchase, so to save you time and effort, I’ve rounded-up the best designer handbags from the new season that suit all tastes, styles, daily needs and budgets (yes, really).
If there is one piece worthy of investment each season, it has to be a designer handbag (and if you don’t believe me, some brands like Chanel are literally a better financial investment than gold). And while many designers are on-trend with their offering, there are also some classic styles that never go out of fashion out there too.
The best arm candy for AW20 ranges from the super-sized, with the coolest totes in some seriously luxe prints and textures – to must-have micros, the cute accessories that will look great as a finishing touch to your outfit (well, they can’t really fit that much, can they?). Invest in these for minimal effort, with maximum impact – Rixo and Jacquemus have some great picks. If you’re feeling nostalgic, do go down the retro route with a Dior saddle bag or Fendi baguette.
Now is the perfect time to treat yourself to that investment piece, thanks to all the big houses releasing their new season handbag styles. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its iconic Antigona handbag, Givenchy has re-launched it in gorgeous new styles and colourways, while at Louis Vuitton, the LV Crafty collection has become cult with its fashionista following. For AW20, Chloé is introducing its Daria in a new mini format, complementing the medium and small sizes.
Over at Burberry, the Pocket Bag is a new signature for the house designed by Riccardo Tisci. The structured tote takes inspiration from an archival Burberry bag, reinterpreted by adding a front pocket and leather taping. Even cult shoe label Neous has launched its own handbag range, with its signature structural shapes.
We’re also in love with the Dior Bobby bag and the Saint Laurent Kaia, which are the new classics that will still be in your wardrobe a decade from now. For other great investment pieces, do check out designs by Bottega Veneta, LOEWE and ACNE.
If your budget doesn’t quite stretch, there are so many cool contemporary brands offering handbags for £300 or under. I’m personally a massive fan of Manu Atelier, STAUD and Elleme.
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