Now that spring’s back in full force, you’re going to want to be daring and stand out from the crowd a little bit more. Circle bags are a great way to switch up your ensemble a bit; not many brands have taken this bag shape very seriously, even though it’s easily one of the most versatile and eye-catching.
Not Clare Waight Keller though. As her parting gift to Chloé, the British designer created two more rounded bags, the Nile and the Pixie, which are destined to place in the brand’s top-selling list for a while. While the Nile bag is more of a handy clutch, the Pixie is a bigger version that takes the same design cues with the same round metallic hardware.
Adored for its fuss-free designs, Mansur Gavriel also leads the cause with a classic hat bag inspired tote. The roomy carrier is crafted out of the same buttery-soft leather that its other bags are made of, and would be great for a weekend out.
Here are 5 (well-)rounded bags that will have your spring look sorted effortlessly.
Inspired by classic hat bags, Mansur Gavriel’s Circle tote is a structured carrier that stays true to the brand’s design language of minimalism. Smooth suede lines the rounded interior, and there are internal patch pockets to store your essentials, such as cards and mobile phone. Match this with a light feminine mini dress for the weekend.
While it’s more commonly seen as a crescent shape, the Nile bag also comes in a rounded shape with the same golden metallic bracelet that’s made such a hit. Along its curved sides are metallic studs that are inspired by those on a saddle, and is another of the many subtle equestrian references the brand has undertaken over the years. This versatile bag can be worn on the wrist, in the crook of the arm or held as a clutch, with the bracelet in front of the bag.
From S$2,020 at Chloe stores
Handcrafted from soft calf leather, the round Joyce bag sees a sleek silhouette that’s punctuated by a gold tone engraved medal and a chunky metallic shoulder chain. Spacious enough for your daily essentials, this bag will take you through the entire day, from work to after-dark activities.
As Clare Waight Keller’s parting gift to Chloé , the Pixie bag is destined to become another of the brand’s must-haves. It’s a full-bodied version to its crescent-shaped older sister, the Nile bag, and sees the same golden metal handle that mirrors its perfectly round shape. Choose from a myriad of easy-to-match colours, and wear yours cross-body with its longer leather strap.
From S$2,130 at Chloé stores
Rendered in a highly versatile shade of ivory, the compactly-designed Luce bag — named after the light of the moon — is minimally adorned with only gleaming gold hardware as details. The structured crescent shape is thanks to the heavyweight Italian leather it’s been crafted from, so you can be sure your bag keeps its shape for a long time to come.