The 7 Coolest Spring IT Bags

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  • These are the seven IT bags to have and to hold as your trophies of the season...

    The SS16 shows brought up many a delicious bag trend – think backpacks, think graphic brights… think the return of the minibag that we can’t actually fit anything into. But, as with every good fashion contest, a hero buy must emerge and so these are the seven IT bag styles to have and to hold as your trophies of the season…

    The Burberry backpack
    Taking a gap year? Nope, neither are we, but it doesn’t matter because Burberry’s luxe nylon rucksacks are about so much more than a scruffy Thai bar crawl. Trimmed with tan leather and, ideally, monogrammed with your initials, it’s the hand luggage item of choice for fashion’s jet set this summer. From £695, Burberry.

    The Chloe Hudson
    You’ll have seen the hoards of street style stars twirling gleefully around fashion week with their Hudsons – all swooshes of rainbow fringe. A tassel covered saddle shape, this hot bag is tinged with Seventies vintage vibes – see also, its IT little sister, the Jane messenger. £1,395, Net-A-Porter.
    The Loewe Puzzle
    Another season, another winning streak for Loewe’s Puzzle, now available in sporty, pop art colour combos or, if you’re feeling brave, clear Perspex. £1,450, Net-A-Porter
    The Gucci Dionysus
    It’s all about applique for Gucci’s designer Alessandro Michele this season, evidenced in his gloriously decorated Dionysus bags. Pictured below and top, from £1,800. 

    The 3.1 Phillip Lim Alix
    Clever Phillip Lim has twisted one of the most basic things, an office paper clip, into a statement fastening that the street style set are going mad for. From £525, 3.1 Phillip Lim. 

    The Celine Twisted Cabas 
    All together now, ‘Oooooh’. Celine’s hit of the season is this supple bucket shape with knotted strapping, which comes in delicious colour combos aplenty. £1,300, Celine.

    The Anya Hindmarch Smiley Georgina  
    Spring has officially arrived – and can you think of anything better than Anya’s punched rainbow clutch to put a smile on your face? No, we can’t either. £695, Anya Hindmarch.

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