By India Beaumont
May 3, 2020
The chicest basket bag - the Loewe woven textured-leather tote in brown. It is made from the highest quality leather and its versatility is undeniable. This style can take you from day to night, held by hand or worn over the shoulder for a more casual look. It is the perfect shade of brown and can be worn with black to white to floral and everything in between. While the initial investment is apparent, it will never go out of style (cost per wear).
The Loewe Flamenco leather clutch is without a doubt one of the most sort after pieces (and brands) this season. This purse is equally effortless and stylish. It pairs perfectly with a linen shirt, denim jeans and tucks snuggly under your arm. This beauty is manufactured in Spain, made from the highest quality leather, and is lined in suede. This slouchy style is understated and timeless which makes it well worth the investment. It is the ultimate accessory for a bite to eat with the girls at your favourite lunch spot.
The simplicity of the Balenciaga Navy New Cabas is what makes this purse so captivating. It is bold, contemporary and functional. Made from canvas, this tote is durable and versatile. Imagine a Missoni beach towel overflowing out the top or some fresh Hydrangeas in brown paper that you have collected from the markets. This purse is the ultimate weekend bag and is still as cool as it was when it was first released.
There is nothing more iconic than the LV Monogram. The Pochette Metis bag is a condensed version of cult classic Neverfull bag. This purse is more compact than the Neverfull yet at the same time is surprisingly spacious. The long strap is a great feature because it means you can have your hands free which makes doing the groceries, running after little ones or exploring the shops much easier (and you’ll look fabulous while doing it).
To market, to beach, to gym, to brunch or a very chic baby bag, the Loewe large leather-trimmed woven raffia tote is a wardrobe must have. The perfect combination of straw and leather, this purse is versatile and very chic. At just over $500, this piece is at a great price point! It epitomises effortless style, which is no doubt why it has been a sell-out style this season.
Because every girl needs the perfect clutch! Prints are fun and can be so iconic and this beauty is no exception. So often a clutch is so structured and formal that it is only ever pulled out of the dust bag to be taken to a special event. The Dior oblique saddle clutch is unique in its design in that it can complement any look, from ball gowns to active wear. An additional bonus is that this purse is made from canvas which makes it durable and long lasting. This versatile design is well worth the splurge.
Bulgari’s “Serpenti Forever” collection is hugely popular. The Serpenti crossbody bag now comes is almost every colourway imaginable. The white agate enamel with gold plated snake head is a favourite, a fresh and timeless combination. The structure of this purse makes it most suitable for special occasions.
Chloe’s Faye shoulder bag has been hugely popular. The combination of suede and leather is what makes it unique. The polished gold ring and chain is equestrian inspired and ironically Chloe. The grey is neutral and can be worn with anything.
There are so many things to love about Bottega Veneta, especially the Jodie knotted intrecciato leather tote. The detail and craftmanship in the woven leather is stunning. The purse has a slouchy and spacious silhouette and is knotted with a top handle. This purse is unique in design and versatile in nature. Whether you are headed to the grocer, the gym, to brunch or cocktails with the girls the Jodie will look perfect hanging off your arm.
The Garavani Rockstud leather tote in black was one of the key pieces in Valentino’s Rockstud collection which launched 10 years ago. 10 years on, this bag is still as sort after (if not more) as it was the day that it debuted. The tote is slouchy, made from soft leather and is traced with the house’s signature studs. This purse is large enough to toss your daily essentials into and timeless in colour and design.
The Bottega Veneta gathered pouch is a cult classic, anyone who is anyone seems to own this bag. What is completely unique about this delicious piece of perfectly crafted leather is that the brand is not obvious. Unlike other high-end labels, Bottega Veneta pieces are not covered in logos or embellished in gold and silver yet are able to confidently sit with the worlds most renowned and exclusive labels. The gathered pouch is made of incredibly soft leather and is designed to be held in hand or tucked under the arm. Bottega Veneta’s purses keep getting better and better. This is certainly a style (and brand) to save the pennies for!
Fendi will always be fabulous! The baguette in brown is the favourite child. The bold FF print is hard to miss. It is masculine and effortlessly chic. This purse will take you confidently from AM to PM. Its versatility is undeniable, it can be handheld or worn over the shoulder. Just like a fine wine the Fendi baguette will only get better with age and is bound to show you a good time.
Masculine and mysterious, the Saint Laurent Loulou quilted leather shoulder bag. Perfect for the not so girly girls. Teamed with a pair of black biker boots, this bag is a statement in the most understated way. The black on black makes it the ultimate bag for those cooler months when head to toe black ensembles become our uniform. This edgy purse is made from high quality leather, has a plush quilted finish and silky appearance. The chain is interchangeable which gives you the option of carrying the purse in your hard, draping it over your shoulder of wearing it cross body. It is a masculine twist on an iconic style.
The Gucci GG Marmont chain shoulder bag in dusty pink is a wardrobe must have. It is the perfect nudey pink and can be worn with any colour, accompany you to any destination, worn season to season and will never go out of fashion. The chain is interchangeable which gives you formal and casual styling options. The matelassé chevron detail in the leather is masculine while the heart on the back is pretty and feminine, a perfectly balanced purse.
Sometimes bigger is not better, and this could not be more accurate when it comes to the Saint Laurent Kate leather shoulder bag. This Parisian beauty is 90’s inspired, slim in shape, made from the highest quality leather, is embellished with a gold chain, YSL logo and signature tassel. Teamed with a LBD, this purse ticks so many boxes.
The Gucci Dionysus GG Shoulder bag is both classic and contemporary. This GG print is iconic while the textured tiger head closure adds an edgy modern twist. It is made from canvas which means the purse is durable and easy to clean. The beige/ebony colour way is perfectly neutral and compliments all hues, prints and patterns. The chain is interchangeable and can be worn multiple ways to suit any look, outing or occasion. A wardrobe must!
The Dior oblique embroidered book tote is designed to deliver style and functionality. It is large enough to carry all your essential daily items. This purse can accompany you to the office and on your weekend activities. The Dior oblique pattern, with the Christian Dior in the centre, is iconic, which means the purse will age gracefully and stand the test of time.
Introducing the Dior saddle calfskin purse. The Dior saddle was huge in the 90’s and early 2000’s and was worn by none other than fashion icon Carrie Bradshaw in sex in the City! The Dior saddle has since been reborn and is better than ever. For those channelling 90’s vibes the Dior saddle can be worn tucked over the shoulder or held by hand. For those seeking a more modern look, Dior sell long straps which can be purchased separately and attached to the purse. These straps are available in a range of edgy patterns and colour ways and are a fun way of personalising the purse to suit your individual style!
The Louis Vuitton Neverfull is a wardrobe must have! It is timeless and iconic. The GM is large enough for all those essential handbag items we love to lug around, plus the extras like fresh blooms from the markets, baby bits and pieces or your work laptop. The Neverfull now comes with a detachable clutch, which means you are getting two purses for the price of one. Canvas is incredibly durable and easy to clean which means you can drag this purse around from place to place, year after year.
The mother of all purses, the Chanel boy! The Chanel boy got its name from Gabriel Chanel’s first love, Boy Capel. Like Boy was to Coco, this bag is to us, love at first sight. If you could own just one designer handbag the Chanel boy is the only choice. It is timeless, functional, versatile, elegant, sexy, wearable and everything in between. It is crafted from the highest quality leather. The gold hardware is beautifully soft in colour which gives the bag an antique appearance. Draped over your shoulder, hanging pride of place in your wardrobe, or riding on the passenger seat of the car, this purse is the dream and is worth every bit of the investment. Forever cool, never out of style.