September — a.k.a the biggest fashion month of the year — is almost here; not only does it signal the arrival of the fashion week frenzy, it’s also the time when brands start making their seasonal drops in stores, which makes this two-week window the perfect time to start prepping for your Fall/Winter 2019 shopping spree.

Bags, which have the magical ability to instantly transform any outfit, are always a great place to start as you gradually make your way through your wardrobe transition. Lucky for you, many of the top-tier designers have debuted brand-new offerings for the coming season, and we’ve rounded up a list of our favourites below.

Burberry — Lola

Burberry - Lola

Named after an iconic song ‘Lola‘ by 1960s British rock band, The Kinks, Burberry‘s new Lola bag is playful, fun and a tad rebellious, much like the audacious aesthetic captured in the song lyrics. It has a soft silhouette and comes in different iterations that feature an eclectic mix of quilted textures, logo prints, two-tone colours and striking embellishments, while the distinctive Thomas Burberry Monogram hardware proudly gleams on the flap. The bag also comes with a polished chain strap, and can be carried over the shoulder, across the body or carried as a clutch.

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Chloé — Aby Lock

Chloé - Aby lock bag

Just like the rest of the Aby line, Chloé’s Aby Lock is a new statement bag that builds upon the heritage of the iconic padlock signature that dates back to the Paddington from 2006. The bag itself comes in a silhouette that resembles that of a padlock, completed with a chained key charm dangling on its side. Turn the bag upside down, and you’ll see an engraved keyhole at the centre of its mirrored base, which adds to its playful concept. In addition to the handle, the Aby Lock also comes with a fine metal chain, allowing the wearer to carry it on the shoulder and cross-body.

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Loewe — Postal

Loewe - Fall/Winter 2019 Postal bags

 

Merging vintage bag styles with the fashion sensibility of today, Loewe’s Postal bag features a rigid frame covered with quality supple leather in a range of colours. Other than plain colour choices, however, the brand is also launching a limited-edition series of one-of-a-kind versions, each decorated with illustrations of a major world city from Madrid to Barcelona, London, Paris, New York, Shanghai, Tokyo, Beijing and, of course, Hong Kong. Using advanced craft techniques similar to leather marquetry, these graphics together with the rectangular-shaped frame are made to look like classic postcards, complete with an anagram engraved on the upper right corner to resemble a postage stamp.

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Chanel — Chanel 19

Chanel - FW19 Chanel 19 bag

First seen on the Fall/Winter 2019 runway, the Chanel 19 is a joint creation by the late Karl Lagerfeld and Virginie Viard. The number in Chanel 19 stands for 2019, which is the birth year of the bag; a baptismal name just like the iconic 2.55 created by Mademoiselle Chanel in February 1955. This new rectangular flap bag has all the house codes of Chanel, and is available in three sizes with different variations such as large diamond quilting on leather or on tweed. These bags all come with a large curb chain in gold metal to be held in the hand, as well as leather interlaced metal chain featuring links that pass successively from silver to aged gold to ruthenium. A belt bag version, meanwhile, allows the Chanel 19 to be worn around the waist, adding an extra layer of practically to its effortlessly elegant design.

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Celine — Triomphe Canvas

Celine - Triomphe Canvas

A new line of luggage and accessories for both women and men, Celine‘s Triomphe Canvas collection features a link motif from 1972 that was originally inspired by the chain encircling the arc de triomphe. The collection comes in a coated canvas and a deliberately blurred Triomphe pattern, and is available in a wide range of shapes from a mini camera bag, bucket bag to travel bag, as well as backpack, belt bag and briefcase for men to suit different travel needs.

Get yours here from end of August.

 

Bottega Veneta — box clutches

Bottega Veneta - FW19 box clutches

While we’re still obsessed with the highly attractive intreccio bags and pouches (and also the square-toe sandals) we’ve seen for Prefall 2019, Bottega’s new creative director Daniel Lee is throwing something different into the mix for Fall/Winter 2019. He’s launched a series of hard clutches — including the Handle, the Pyramid, the BV Wave, the BV Rim and the Beanbag — that are all laden with boxy, geometric shapes and brass hardware inspired by the decor found at Milanese Palazzos of the past century, elevating the brand with contemporary and never-before-seen aesthetics.

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Versace — Virtus

Versace - Virtus bag

With a name taken from the Roman deity that once proudly decorated armours, mosaic and coins, Versace’s Virtus bag symbolises the strength, courage and excellence of powerful women from past to present. Featuring a letter V gold-tone metal hardware in glamorous Barocco aesthetics, the Virtus is available in extended and colourful variations from a tote bag to a saddle bag, a box clutch, a belt bag and more, topped off with different finishes such as smooth leather or quilted leather in a V-letter pattern.

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Saint Laurent—Carré

Saint Laurent - Carre bag

Exuding a nice ’70s bohemian flair, Saint Laurent‘s new Carré bag features a supple construction and minimalistic design, capped off with an interesting square-shaped, light bronze crafted clasp. The new line is available in two variations including shiny vegetal leather and suede, and comes in colour choices of black, olive and brick brown. There’s also a long, adjustable strap, so you can carry it across the body or over the shoulder.

Get yours here.

Valentino — Vsling

Valentino - VSLING bag

Inspired by the elegant geometries of the Seventies, the new Valentino Garavani VSLING bag is recognisable for its structured silhouette as well as clean and delicate lines, which all work together to provide the perfect backdrop for the house’s new iconic VLOGO logo. Other than the vividly bright-coloured models, there are also variations that feature romantic poems as well as cosmic-themed graphics — all of which are exclusively designed for the brand by Jun Takahashi’s famed Japanese brand Undercover. The strap, meanwhile, can be easily extended or shortened in a heartbeat, thanks to the little hook at the top of the bag.

Get yours here.

 

Givenchy — Eden

Givenchy - Eden bag

Adhering to the theme of the Fall/Winter 2019 ready-to-wear collection, ‘The Winter of Eden’, Givenchy has introduced a new line of Eden bags on the runway. The bags come in multiple fabrications with a full range of shoulder bags, cross-body bags, belt bags and more. Each bag features a squared or rectangular silhouette (except for the mini pouch bags, which are round and meant to be worn around the neck), a flap closure, a twist clasp, the Givenchy double G logo, as well as an adjustable and interchangeable shoulder strap that drapes down both sides.

Get yours here.

Cindie Chan
Style Editor
Fashion blogger turned editor, Cindie has spent over seven years covering all things stylish in the digital world. When she’s not busy poring over the latest covetable releases or attending the most talked-about fashion events in town, you’ll find her enjoying some precious downtime with her newborn son and sweet dog Rosy.