If you’re on the hunt for a new handbag - let's be real, when aren’t we? - then you’re going to want to see these 15 IT bags. We may only be a mere four months into 2018, but we’re ready to put money down that these artful accessories are going to be the trend-setting staples that have a lifespan far longer than this spring-summer season.
May we start by introducing you to Simon Miller’s exceedingly popular Bonsai Bucket Bag, which at £380 is easy to justify on a cost-per-wear basis. Not only has it got a cult following on par with Chloe Sevigny’s wardrobe or say Fellini’s back catalogue, but it’s Net-A-Porter’s Fashion Director’s favourite, which is a seal approval we’re always looking for. Next up is New York-based artisan Susan Alexandra whose beaded bags are favoured by Leandra Medine, Naomi Shimada and Harley Viera-Newton. Following this comes a pretty sequined pouch from Attico, Prada’s iconic nylon rucksack and Gucci’s belt bag and the list goes on.
This season's bag trends are united by one thing alone: eccentricity. Whether they are micro-sized or gargantuan in proportions, embellished or minimalist, swung around the waist like a bumbag or worn swinging from a shoulder, each are designed to put your character and personal style at the forefront of your outfit. Now you just have to find the bag that defines you..