Designer handbags have been a long-standing sign of luxury and distinction and we all know that accessories make an outfit. But when it comes to handbags, let’s face it, sometimes they ARE the outfit. Styling your look around your handbag is a skill acquired only when you own a designer handbag so beautiful that it just has to be the centre of attention.
Not sure your handbag is living up to the hype? Here are 9 designer handbags that can change that.
What are the top 9 designer handbags of The Season? Our selection
Never did such a simple design look so elegant! The Feryel Handbag (named after the founder’s grandmother) is a classic leather clutch that comes in a range of colours. Accentuated with gold-tone hardware, this bag celebrates its construction with outward seams and gorgeous over stitching around the handle and fold over top.
It is said that the best things come in small packages, and the Marni Trunk Shoulder Bag is no exception. Measuring just 10 cm in width by 6 cm in height, this petite handbag is the perfect accessory for those “popping out” moments. With a removable shoulder strap, this bag can be used as either a shoulder bag or a clutch. Versatility in miniature form!
Looking for an iconic piece that fits in your vegan wardrobe? The Chloe Kiss Resin Clutch is a fabulous alternative to leather and still just as distinguishable as a designer handbag thanks to its gold-tone hardware resembling a kiss that adorns the front. With plenty of space and an optional shoulder chain, resin never looked so good.
The Terrasse Bag by The Row is a beautifully crafted leather shoulder bag whose muted tones will go with all your outfits. This both elegant and functional bag has tubular straps, so you don’t need to worry about them creasing your outfit. Made in Italy from calfskin, it’s no surprise that these designer handbags are already in short supply. So snap one up quickly!
New for AW21, the Chylak Big Hobo Bag is the perfect companion for busy women on the go. Large enough to fit a laptop, this leather designer handbag can be either handheld or carried on the shoulder. Made from pebbled leather, each bag has a unique number hand-stamped in gold on the front too.
Slouch designer handbags are a massive trend currently, so it’s no surprise that the Loewe Flamenco Leather Clutch is so popular. Available in muted camel leather and lined in suede, this bag can be worn either tucked under your arm or with the addition of a shoulder strap. The iconic LOEWE symbol is embossed on the top corner of the bag, making it an understated, yet recognizable designer handbag.
A clutch to suit all occasions, the Bottega Veneta Jodie Mini Knotted Clutch is a wonderfully designed piece of art. Combining the signature intrecciato weave, one of Bottega Veneta’s most recognizable designs, combined with the knot element has created a stunning design piece. Available in 14 colours, you could have one for each outfit.
Created by the one designer that everyone should have in their closets, the GUCCI Jackie Shoulder Bag is a new take on a classic. Featuring many of the original accents, the Jackie Shoulder Bag 1961 still retains the classic brown leather trim, gold-toned hardware and, of course, the signature motif. With an adjustable strap, this designer handbag is the perfect daytime accessory.
Nothing says designer handbags quite like the YSL emblem, and it will come as no surprise that YSL is still just as iconic today as it was in the 1960s. The Kate Tassel Croc Embossed Shoulder Bag features croc-embossed leather, the gold YSL emblem, the heritage YSL gold tassel and an optional gold chain, allowing you to choose between a shoulder bag and clutch.
Our Top 9 Designer Handbags: The Bottom line
So, there you have it. 9 designer handbags that promise to bring a touch of distinction to every outfit you wear. Remember, there is no such thing as too many handbags, only too few occasions to use them.
Are you looking for more practical and sporty alternatives for every day that are still stylish? Check out our favourite design backpacks. And if you’d rather stay at home than pack your bag altogether, why not create your very own luxury home gym with equipment from the best fitness brands?