10 Fresh Bag Designs For Every Type Of Fashion Girl Out There
FOR THE ONE WHO APPRECIATES LUXURY STREETWEAR, BUT DOESN’T WANT TO BE LABELLED A HYPE BEAST/BAE
Luggage specialist Rimowa is rolling out its own rendition of the uber-popular Personal case, which was first unveiled at Dior Men’s S/S ’20 show as part of a collaboration with the French Maison. While that runway style came in metallic aluminium, this handy clutch (it can also be carried as a crossbody) is made of the brand’s lightweight, dent-resistant grooved polycarbonate in black, white, soft pink, or army green. Yes, it is less flashy and more intellectual-looking, but we highly doubt that that’s going to shorten the waitlist for it.
FOR MODERN-DAY TALITHA GETTY TYPES
This drawstring bucket bag from Bvlgari’s Autenticita holiday range packs a glamorous-meets-bohemian punch with its unusual treatment. Its python skin finish is entirely bleached and tinted white before gold foil is applied and subsequently removed, leaving a subtly shimmery finish with deliberately uneven patches of gold.
FOR THE FUN INTELLECTUAL
Every year-end, Jonathan Anderson tends to collaborate with an artist for a special Loewe capsule and this year, it’s American ceramic art giant Ken Price, celebrated for his colourful, abstract sculptures. Price’s vibrant drawings – typically of idyllic landscapes – are lesser known but that’s bound to change with Anderson incorporating them onto the Spanish maison’s signature accessories, lending them a nicely Pop Art-ish tone.
FOR THE ARCHETYPAL FASHION GIRL
They were everywhere during the ’90s: small bags that hung from the shoulder and worn tight to the body. Prada was one of the movement’s main proponents then and the Maison’s new Cleo bag is the updated model to its’90s predecessors. Unembellished save for Prada’s trademark triangle logo, the Cleo is a modernist number moulded over custom-made lasts, resulting in a sleek design with sensuous curves. If you ask us, the minimalist, timeless direction of the bag is a lovely throwback to Mrs. P’s earlier works, so we’re calling it early – the bag will in all likelihood be a smash hit for the house.
FOR THE FOREVER PARTY GIRL
All that glitters isn’t gold? Perhaps, but let’s not overthink it and simply enjoy this unapologetically glitzy edition of Gucci’s classic GG Marmont for the holidays. It also comes in silver, black and baby teal.
FOR CHIC ESTJ TYPES
The time-tested Antigona tote was a masterclass in clean structure and sharp geometry when Givenchy first debuted it in 2010. It’s a hard act to follow, but think of the Antigona Soft as its more relaxed, sensual sister with ultra-supple calfskin – its softness akin to that of one’s favourite jacket. For the festive season, the roomy style comes in a chirpy cherry red and this sophisticated burgundy.
FOR MODERN GIRLY GIRLS
French Maison Chloe has had a knack for coming up with viral bag designs and the new Mini Daria stands a chance of continuing that bandwagon. The younger sister to the Daria (a bowling bag design with the signature braided top handle), the Mini Daria features two compartments that’s accessible via the front or back. Combine that with its compact size (it measures 23x10cm) and you get one everyday option that’s equal parts youthful and sophisticated.
FOR FASHION-LOVING INTJ TYPES
Riccardo Tisci’s latest collection for Burberry was shot on his team members’ doorsteps as part of a push to “draw upon the familiar, the things that bring us comfort and strength”. This notion of emphasising a sense of community and heritage is surely welcomed in these times, as is the updated version of the utilitarian, archive-inspired Pocket tote, now in the brand’s Horseferry print canvas as well as – for a subtler, but no less significant change – a more rectangular shape with a wider base.
FOR TASTEFUL FANS OF 2000S STYLE:
English house Mulberry turns a grand 50 next year and it’s kicking off festivities by resurfacing a much-loved classic from its archives: the Alexa. Named after the British model who frequently toted a vintage Mulberry briefcase, the tote was a relaxed, more supple update. Fans who missed out on the original back in 2010 will be glad to know the re-issue comes with a new sustainable streak: The satchel is now made with leather from reportedly environmentally friendly accredited tanneries and has been crafted at the brand’s carbon-neutral factories in the UK.
FOR THE CULTURAL (AND FASHION) DEMOCRAT
Let’s be honest: Year-end festivities in 2020 will be different. With that in mind, Coach’s collection was designed with the message that holidays are a construct and wherever (or whenever) one wants them to be. Case in point: Its signature handbags like the Beat Shoulder handbag, which is embroidered with motifs of downtown New York and is a playful, elevated take on tourist merch.
This article first appeared in the Dec 2020 Be Yourself Edition of FEMALE