Spring/Summer 2019 does not only represent the start of a new seasonal cycle, it also marks a brand new page for many of the fashion houses, with big names including Celine and Burberry welcoming the first collections by their new creative heads. Whether or not you’re a fan of all these new changes, it’s fair to say that these recent beginnings have injected a breath of fresh air and new energy to the fashion world that we have become, perhaps, too familiar with. To keep up with this surge of new creativity within the industry, many brands have also rolled out new bag designs to compete for the title of the latest ‘it’ bag. Why the bags, you ask? Well, because we all know nothing can give a distinct presence and character to any outfit as effectively as a statement handbag. To help put together your new seasonal wish list, we’ve rounded up a list of the newest bag designs from the Spring/Summer 2019 runways, so scroll down and take your pick.
Named after actress and experimental musician Zumi Rosow, the new Zumi bag made its first appearance on Gucci’s Spring/Summer 2019 runway over the shoulder of its muse. This top handle bag in grainy leather is highlighted by an Interlocking G Horsebit — a combination of two of the house’s most historical motifs — presented in silver and gold tones, topped with a hinged lock on each side for a secure closure. It also comes with a detachable strap, so you can wear it over your shoulder for extra versatility.
HK$25,800 from Gucci
Created to capture the breezy, beachy allure, Chanel has revealed its new ‘Side Pack’ bag on the seaside-themed Spring/Summer 2019 runway. It features two bags connected with metallic chains which are designed to be worn crisscross over both shoulders. It is available in a variety of colours and size combinations, and will look best when worn over outfits with a crew neck or deep-v neckline.
HK$34,500 from Chanel
Debuted on the Spring/Summer 2019 runway, Valentino has reinterpreted the classic women’s bag into a new line of Vring bags with contemporary design elements. The bag also features a brand new V letter logo that comes in a new antique brass finishing, resulting in a minimalist yet bold aesthetic that strikes a perfect balance between modernity, heritage and luxury.
HK$21,300 from Valentino
Loewe welcomed a new line of bags, named Lazo, for the Spring/Summer 2019 season. It comes in a rectangular silhouette and in different styles — including the bucket and shopper tote — with contrast stitching and dual top handles. We love this version above for its beautiful colour combination of petroleum blue and tan; its size is also particularly suitable for the office lady who needs a bag to fit her documents and other work day essentials.
HK$18,600 from Loewe
Inspired by the closure found on a Celine bag from the 1970s, Hedi Slimane introduced three new bags for the SS19 season, including this C bag featuring a modern and minimalist aesthetic. It is available in a full range of sizes, colours and materials, and we particular like this quilted calfskin version in camel hue for a more classic and elegant appeal.
HK$25,500 from Celine
A new member to Louis Vuitton’s extensive bag offerings, this all-new Trapèze handbag features the brand’s eye-catching splash print on the Spring/Summer 2019 runway, which is comprised of a combination of shimmering dots and colourful brushstrokes, resulting in a joyously artful pattern that makes a bold statement.
HK$29,300 from Louis Vuitton
Spotted on the Spring/Summer 2019 runway, Burberry’s Society top handle bag features the house’s archival vintage check and leather, finished with contrast panels and a polished lock and key. Its large size is perfect for those who need extra space for a laptop and documents. You can also wear it over the shoulder using the detachable strap.
HK$19,900 from Burberry
Mulberry’s new line of Brockwell bags is spotted with a classic half-moon silhouette, topped with a Twist Ring Lock hardware and belt detailing. Its name is actually derived from a famous swimming pool or lido in England, which is a part of the design inspiration for the Spring/Summer 2019 season.
HK$14,800 from Mulberry
Whether you’re a foodie or a fashionista, you’ll surely be able to appreciate this ‘Confetti Donut’ clutch by Judith Leiber Couture, which is crafted into a whimsical shape of a donut and embellished entirely with Austrian crystals for a luxury approach. The clutch, along with other fun designs including a Chinese take-out box, pizza slice, beer cans, lipsticks and more, are now available at a temporary online trunk show, running through 16 March.
HK$32,915 from Moda Operandi
Characterised by a structural silhouette and decorative “C” signature hardware, Chloé’s all-new C bag collection first appeared on the Spring/Summer 2019 runway. This mini-sized version, in particular, is beautifully coloured in a gradient neon sunset shade on croc-embossed calfskin leather, giving off maximum visual impact.
HK$12,750 from Chloé
For those who wish to take a break from structured styles, 3.1 Philip Lim has updated its line of ‘Ines’ soft triangle pouches this Spring/Summer 2019, which includes this crochet leather version featuring a leather handle that loops through the braided trims.
HK$7,190 from 3.1 Phillip Lim
Updated for the Spring/Summer 2019 season, the small jewelled satchel by Alexander McQueen now comes in two new denim versions, including this white patchwork design in ivory and cream, highlighted by silver metallic hardware and four jewelled rings encrusted with Swarovski crystals.
HK$16,900 from Alexander McQueen
First introduced as part of the JW Anderson Resort ’19 collection, the Keyts bag has extended into the Spring/Summer 2019 season, taking the spotlight on the runway at London Fashion Week. Featuring a brass key lock closure inspired by a vintage sardine tin opener, this new bag is available in both medium and nano sizes in a variety of colours, including this lilac version that will work brilliant with any elegant spring outfit. Each bag comes with an adjustable strap, so you can wear it as a cross-body bag or around the waist like a belt bag.
HK$6,280 from JW Anderson