The sartorial power of a handbag is undeniable, and this season is about exploring upgraded versions of time tested classics. From Gucci’s Jackie in smooth, blush pink leather to JW Anderson’s artistic experiments at Loewe, reimagining old bags through a millennial-approved frame is the trend.
While Daniel Lee’s love for Nappa stripes continues with handy cassette bags in a variety of striking tones, Ferragamo pays tribute to its classic Vara bow with its latest Viva bow bag. For those looking to indulge in fine Indian craftsmanship, couturier Sabyasachi’s Nani bucket featuring the traditional mirror work and Vipul Shah’s Bollywood-approved Banjara clutch make for worthy investments.
Made in calfskin leather, this bag evokes a sense of luxury with a pinch of playfulness. Embellished with the signature Ferragamo Vara bow and visible stitching, it is available in powder sky blue, blush pink, Nebbiolo, and black. The hottest entrant in the new handbags bracket.
Just in case you want to indulge in new handbags with striking hues, Bottega’s range of Padded Cassette bags may be helpful. Available in tangerines and powder blues, the bags are made in signature Bottega double-face Nappa strips in an orthogonal weave, along with a magnetic closure. It also comes with an adjustable shoulder strap folds inside the bag to carry as a clutch.
A hobo style silhouette, this is crafted in pure black calfskin and has smooth suede interiors. The bag is embellished with Dior’s signature gold hardware. It comes with an adjustable strap and a military-inspired buckle.
Looking for classics? You can always count on Gucci. Case in point being this Jackie bag, which first came out in 1961 and became a favourite of the late Jackie Kennedy. Made in light pink leather, (also, available in a variety of other colours and textures) it comes with a detachable shoulder strap. Besides this, the second strap doubles up as a cross-body piece. This upgraded rendition gives a tough one to all the new handbags out there.
The bag doesn’t warrant an introduction. Last year, different renditions of this silhouette reigned street style and runways. We predict Jacquemus Le Chiquito will be a sure shot favourite in the coming season too.
JW Anderson can be credited for rolling out classics, one after another. When it comes to bags, the British designer knows how to create evergreen designs. Loewe’s Balloon is one of them. We love how the rigid base cradles the internal canvas body painted in waterlily. It’s time to indulge in some new handbags.
Impeccable construction and an interesting textural interplay define any Mcqueen bag; this Story shoulder bag is no different. Made in ivory calf leather, the bag features a flap with gold-finished eyelets and a brass-finished metal handle. It can be worn over the shoulder with an attached chain strap.
For those who want to pick up a piece of India’s couture finery, this Sabyasachi Nani bucket will do the trick. Featuring beautiful Kutch-inspired mirror work, this impeccably crafted bag is nothing less than a collectable.
For anyone intrigued with Indian craftsmanship, designer Vipul Shah‘s work doesn’t warrant an introduction. Different variations of his classic, banjara clutch have already become a Bollywood favourite.
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