The temperature is rising and grey spring days are making way for clear blue skies. That means one thing: summer is just around the corner. It also means it’s time to pick up some fresh accessories for the season — new sunglasses, anyone? — and no accessory is more important to us than the handbag we’re carrying. Here are 9 new bags that are so colourful and chic, you’ll want to bring them with you wherever you go this summer.
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Chanel’s brand-new Gabrielle boho bag features a quilted body and smooth base, a shape inspired by augmented reality glasses, as well as the binocular cases men used to wear at the racecourse. It also features a new double chain detail that allows you to wear it in three different ways: over the shoulder, across the body or both at the same time, with the chain going over one shoulder and then diagonally over the other.
HK$26,800 from Chanel
A nod to Miuccia Prada’s penchant for Art Deco-inspired design elements, this Jewels Ribbon bag features clean, modern lines highlighted by an ornate, jewelled turn-lock closure, while the jacquard lining is decorated with the brand’s logo, along with an inside pocket. It also comes with a detachable metal chain shoulder strap for convenient wear.
HK$22,000 from Prada
One of the brand’s top-selling handbags since its debut in 2016, the Palazzo Empire medium bag by Versace is crafted from superior, supple calf leather, and comes with a top handle and a clasp adorned by the iconic Medusa head motif. Each bag also has an extra-wide shoulder strap, so you can carry it anyway you want.
HK$17,000 from Versace
This Dahlia Stella bag by Miu Miu is made from python leather, and features a star lock closure. The lining, meanwhile, is made from suede and has a small, open leather pocket. Each bag has a sliding shoulder strap which can be worn two ways: as a short double strap (32 cm long) or a single long one (53 cm long).
HK$26,500 from Miu Miu
The first bag designed by Pierpaolo Piccioli after taking over as the house’s sole creative director, this Valentino Garavani Rockstud Spike medium chain bag is crafted from suede, and adorned with quilted bag with micro stud detailing. The bag also comes with a detachable top handle and an adjustable, detachable chain strap, which allows the bag to be worn as a shoulder bag, a cross-body bag, or carried by hand.
HK$17,900 from Valentino
Inspired by the weaving technique used in vintage wicker furniture, this Falabella Box bag by Stella McCartney is an extension of the iconic Falabella handbag, and features a structured hard case with the signature braided chain. To stay true to the designer’s commitment to protecting the environment, the bag — just like all other bags from the brand — is made of an innovative Eco Alter Nappa that uses natural vegetable oil coating, while the lining is made from recycled plastic bottles.
HK$8,150 from Stella McCartney
Eye-catching, versatile and multi-functional, the Hammock bag by Loewe comes in an innovative design that allows it to be worn over the shoulder, across the body, or in the hand. The printed version, meanwhile, is highlighted by an unexpected cloud motif, which is complimented by white stitching, a cotton-mix lining, palladium hardware, hand-edge painting, hook fastening at open top, folded zippered sides, an exterior zippered pocket, embossed Anagram, and two leather top handles.
HK$29,950 from Loewe
Created with a distinctive, retro-inspired, cubic design, the Hopton bag by Mulberry features contrast piping that emphasises 3-D volume. Its inside-out construction illustrates both Johnny Coca’s love of technique, and the enviable know-how of the Mulberry factories.
HK$11,800 from Mulberry
Made from the highest quality leather, this Paris Premier calfskin tote bag by Longchamp features a clean, contemporary, and refined structure, along with hand finishing and little touches of brass. Thanks to the two magnetic compartments hidden in its bellows pockets, the bag also has a generous capacity, making it an ideal bag for work.
HK$15,300 from Longchamp