We Already Know The New It Bag Everyone Will Be Carrying Next Spring

Fendi's clutch is a guaranteed hit.

A model carrying two bags from Fendi

by Natalie Hammond |

Today's Fendi show, Kim Jones' second ready-to-wear collection as creative director, was flush with future cult accessories, but none captured our attention quite like the hand-held clutch. Actually, hand-held might not be the correct term, for this mini bag was secured around the back of the hand in a little leather curve so that its carrier didn't have to carry it all.

A model on the catwalk wearing a chocolate brown dress at Fendi

Available in a pared-back palette of cream, milk chocolate and dove grey, and logoed with a capitalised FENDI, its hands-free nature, not to mention its miniature proportions, are guaranteed to be a hit with the street style crowd next spring.

A model wearing a cream knit jumpsuit at Fendi

It was Fendi, don't forget, who helped start the craze for teeny-tiny handbags with its mini-sized Peekaboo. Since then, its Mini Baguette, the dinky version of one of its most iconic bags, and the Mini Sunshine Shopper, a tiny tote that could just about squeeze a smartphone, a wallet and maybe even a notebook, have become front row favourites.

A model wearing satin shorts at Fendi

The collection itself was a polished take on stealth wealth dressing that fans will immediately recognise from his previous collection at Milan Fashion Week, albeit with some hyper-glam additions that speak to next season's need for something a little sexier. Sheer logoed tights were worn with satin shorts, while bra tops graduated from underwear to daywear, appearing under trouser suits and cropped bomber jackets.


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Lulu Guinness, Blossom Shell Clutch, £195
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This shell clutch is a guaranteed talking point, whatever your occasion. It comes with a detachable gold chain for extra wearability and note the interior's embroidered message and giant pearl.

C.Nicol, Evie Barrel Bag, £380
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The Evie barrel bag by Scottish label C.Nicol was a front row favourite, but there are plenty of other sleek leather classics where it came from.

Elleme, Baozi Raffia Naturale/Black, £310
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Based in Paris, and founded by Jingjing Fan, Elleme promises to bring shoppers 'meticulously designed pieces defined by simplicity, timelessness and singularity.' After the fame of the Baozi bag (shaped like a Chinese Dumpling, yet way way chicer) we're all over the new Baguette style from Parisian It-brand Elleme.

Danse Lente, Lola Chiffon, £245
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Danse Lente launched in 2017 and attracted so much attention that it was snapped up by Net-a-Porter within just 2 months of trading. The name – French for 'slow dance' – comes from the founder's hope that wearers of her designs get 'a feeling of uplift from the bag' - we're sold.

Chylak, Small Basket Bag, £375
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Launched in 2014 in Poland, Chylak's founder Zofia Chylak learned her craft at Proenza Schouler in New York, before launching her namesake label. Her chic, influencer-friendly designs have won over fashion insiders with vintage-inspired mock-croc with modern twists. One of our faves is the saddle bag, which was a sell-out hit when it was launched.

ROOP, Monica Textured-Linen Shoulder Bag, £95
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ROOP is your brand if you're a sustainability queen. Made only using left over or vintage fabrics, the brand is doing their bit to make our world a bit greener, and that includes the packaging. And they're all handmade in the UK.

Yuzefi, Doris Snake Effect, £445
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British brand Yuzefi was launched during London Fashion week back in 2016, but is fast becoming the hottest name in bag land. A personal fave and huge hit with the style set, we're expecting big (huge!) things from them.

Staud, Scotty Leather Shoulder Bag, £270
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Staud is most famous for its chic, top-handle buckets (a favourite with Emily of Emily in Paris), but its foray into beaded shoulder bags is also right up our street.

Wandler, Penelope Leather Shoulder Bag, £570
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Elza Wandler first burst into our lives back in 2017, when she launched her namesake accessories brand Wandler. Best known for minimal, elegant pieces with a play on colour and dimensions - her latest foray into footwear has garnered the brand cult status amongst the style set while cementing itself as a go-to brand for chic bags.

Hereu, Nusa Knotted Shoulder Bag, £667
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José Luis Bartolomé and Albert Escribano returned to their Mediterranean roots to found Hereu after many years immersed in the cultural mix of London and Paris. Handcrafted in Spain, their work is physically rooted in the Mediterranean landscape and the individual hand of the artisan is always the starting point for every design.

Studio Amelia, Drawstring Tote Bag, £298
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Launched in 2018, Studio Amelia is known for minamalist barely-there silhouettes that are sleek enough to wear day or night.

Mashu, Philippa Black, £280
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Designed in London and made by expert artisans in Greece, Mashu is inspired by Art Deco interiors and objects along with Cycladic and contemporary architecture. Plus, the label is committed to using premium sustainable materials, conscious of the health and welfare of our planet.

IBEKA, Mini Amivi Bubblegum, £280
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IBEKA was born from the desire to find the perfect balance between the contemporary world we are living in and founder Jessica Carré's multicultural heritage. The handbags are handmade near Florence, only using the best Italian leather to guarantee exceptional quality and longevity .

HVISK, Neat Tonal Black, £68
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HVISK is a Danish, PETA-certified vegan fashion brand founded in Copenhagen. The brand is inspired by the vibrant streets of the city with an ambition of designing bags creating the feeling of a playful, colourful or detail-oriented look that will give the individual a more personal style.

NEO87100, Alice Riviera Cuoio + Sand, £695
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NEO87100 is a luxury women's bag brand that combines a feisty British attitude with Italy's leathercrafting expertise. It is the brainchild of London-based Ilaria Barca, who turned to her uncle's leathergoods factory to make her dream of creating a modern and alluring handbag collection come true.

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