4 Types Of Bags We’re All Be Carrying This Season

Can’t help but want them all!

New-Season Handbag

by Lucy Morris |
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Of all the elements of our day-to-day lives that are superfluous fights of fancy (daily lattes, chia puds and Ubers come to mind) a handbagis not one of them. At its barest bones, it’s practical. That said, my bank balance is willing me to stop swooning over the newest Dior saddle bag and Prada nylon rucksacks. Sadly, these temptingly fashionable attaches are annoyingly out of budget for someone with the aforementioned daily latte habits of someone on a Hollywood salary.

As the new seasoncomes calling there is an alternative to dropping a month’s pay on one singular yet delicious bag. Like with clothes, there’s been a lot of momentum in the mid-market bracket - brands like Ganniand Kitri have willed fashion into a more affordable range and in the process opened our eyes to see that there is something delicious in between the expensive luxury of a designer accessory and the quick dirty fix of the high street. Take the American label Staud for instance, or the British rising star Rejina Pyo, both have concocted original, inventive bags for winter for under £400 that aren’t just in keeping with the current trends but leading them.

On the topic of trends, there’s four we think you ought to know about. Starting with colour block. If the last few seasons have been led by maximalism and extravagance (thanks Gucci), there’s a certain refinement to the eccentricity of AW18 that comes from big washes of bold colours and creative clashing of prints. Hence our keenest to carry a painted geometric accessory.

Next, is mock croc. Already the office is gripped by the craze for silk slips skirts printed with leopard spots and tiger stripes. Having emerged as a key trend for the coming season, this is the next natural steps in brooding the jungle horizons.

At the opposite end of the spectrum lies two more trends that steer a little subtler. One being chain straps and the other handsome handles. For the latter, the focus is on sculptural construction and the former is about fascinating hardware.

With price points starting at £24 don’t feel pressured into picking a single handbag personality for autumn. Me? I’ll probably be buying all four.


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Staud, Bissett Leather Bucket Bag, £290

Colour Block

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Manu Atelier, White, Red And Black Micro Bold Leather Cross-Body Bag, £435, Browns

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Sophie Hulme, Fire Brick Multi Milner Mini Crossbody, £395

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Danse Lente, Margot Coral, £435

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ASOS, My Accessories Clear Plastic Tote Bag, £24

Mock Croc

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Ganni, Gallery Accessories Buckle Bag, £370

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Loeffler Randall, Indy Circle Croc-Effect Leather Tote, £345

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Rejina Pyo, Rita Bag, £395

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Mango, Knotted Satin Bag, £49.99

Handsome Handles

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Jacquemus, Le Carino, £439

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Ratio Et Motus, Lady Bag, £893

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Charles & Keith, Chain Handle Bucket Bag, £49

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3.1 Philip Lim, Small Cross Body Bag With Chain, £347.22, Shopbop


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Topshop, Zizi Rainbow Beaded Shoulder Bag, £30

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Little Liffner, Mini Box Crossbody Bag, £275, Farfetch

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Nunoo, Helena Disco, £116

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