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Fashion Editor's Picks: The Little Black Bags – Or LBBs – To Have And To Hold

Like the LBD, an LBB (or little black bag) is a time-honoured classic that looks even better when accented with some gold. Here, the 11 new shoulder bag designs that caught our eyes.
Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello Solferino Monogram Saint Laurent canvas and leather shoulder bag, Saint Laurent
Named after Rue de Solferino, the street on Paris’ Left Bank which is near to Saint Laurent’s studio, this casual-chic canvas design features a new monogram lock that easily separates itself.   Ghost Sling Bag embossed leather shoulder bag, Balenciaga
An addition to Spring/Summer 2020’s stripped-back Ghost Bag, this pochette-style design – it measures 24.5 cm by 14.5 cm by 4.5 cm – features a slightly curved base than the original to give it a more feminine allure. Calfskin shoulder bag with semi- precious stone, $9,280, Chanel
The hardware on the flap design looks as though you’ve fixed a vintage Byzantine-style brooch from the brand onto your purse. Tres chic. Chain Casette nappa lambskin shoulder bag, $5,380, Bottega Veneta
The Casette bag (noted for its padded take on the Intrecciato weave) now comes with creative director Daniel Lee’s trademark thick gold chains for its strap – making it the ultimate It bag for fans of ‘New Bottega’. Lambskin shoulder bag, $2,630, Gucci
This slim vintage-looking shoulder bag boasts the house’s GG motif on a silver-toned plaque and features leather that uses an alternative chrome-free tanning process to lessen the product’s environmental footprint. Additionally, the shoulder strap is detachable so you can carry the bag as a clutch. All sorts of win. The Story Shoulder calfskin handbag, $3,280, Alexander McQueen
The Story top handle bag welcomes a new shoulder bag design for Pre-Fall which comes with a slightly larger metal handle and a new woven chain. Maragent Pierre leather shoulder bag, US$$380 ($529), www.modaoperandi.com
This bag pays homage to the iconic curvaceous sofas designed by French furniture designer Pierre Paulin. What makes this ruched design even more covetable is its 24K gold-plated brass hardware. Baguette Chain leather shoulder bag, $3,390, Fendi
This Fendi classic is the epitome of the LBB – a decent size and a graphic (not flashy) hardware that will go with any outfit and occasion. Virtus leather camera bag, $1,800, Versace
Singaporeans can’t get enough of camera bags and this Pre-Fall release by the Italian house has the right dose of glam with its Barocco gold V hardware. Dior Bobby leather satchel, $4,600, Dior
The French maison gives the vintage satchel a sophisticated makeover with this new Pre-Fall debut which is named after Monsieur Dior’s favourite pet pooch.   Prices unavailable unless stated.