They play with form, space, material and texture, adding a touch of boldness to any outfit.
There are handbags to carry all your essentials, and then there are handbags to carry your entire look. This season’s ultimate bag trend easily falls in the latter category: sculptural bags.
They play with form, space, material and texture, adding a touch of boldness to any outfit. Whether boxy, round, hexagonal or crescent-shaped, every design exudes its own sophisticated allure for the 21st century woman.
Here are all the sculptural bags that are hot on our radar right now.
Chloe Aby Lock tote
Mini boxy bags are especially a favourite this season and Chloe is among the forerunners of the trend. The Aby Lock bag is the brand’s latest debut, defined by a padlock shape, key chain charm and gold logo emblazoned on leather finishing. W net-a-porter.com
Loewe Postal bag
Another mini box bag to add to your collection is the Loewe Postal tote, embossed with the brand’s iconic Anagram logo. It’s timeless, chic and easy to pair with any outfit. W net-a-porter.com
Bottega Veneta Pyramid Bag
If boxy silhouettes are too basic for you, cop this ultra-chic pyramid structured bag by Bottega Veneta. It’s cool enough for the streets, but also elegant for a date night or dinner soiree. W bottegaveneta.com
Gucci Sylvie 1969
Brought back from its 1969 archives, the updated Gucci Sylvie features a compact, boxy silhouette with an emblematic gold-tone chain embellishment. It comes in a variety of colours, from bright hues to light pastels and neutral tones. W net-a-porter.com
Burberry The Title Bag
Characterised by a polished top bar and triple stud closure, The Title Bag is made for the modern, cool girl. We especially love this unique Horseferry print edition that distinguishes the trendsetters from the rest. W burberry.com
Anya Hindmarch Postbox
Though modest in appearance, the adorable-sized Postbox bag is carefully constructed to emulate the opening of a traditional mailbox while staying lightweight and durable. It can be carried by the handle or over the shoulder with the contrasting thin strap for versatility! W anyahindmarch. com
Dior Denim Saddle bag
Inspired by the equestrian world, the iconic Dior Saddle Bag has been a cult-favourite all year with its unique design and signature curves. Reimagined for Autumn/Winter 2019 in the Maison’s Dior Oblique canvas, this washed denim version is a must-have to last beyond this season. W dior.com
Loeffler Randall Indy tote
Round shapes have been around for a few seasons and you can be sure they are here to stay for a few more. Loeffler Randall’s Indy tote comes in just the right size to hold your staple items without compromising on style – featuring modern tortoiseshell acetate top handles. W net-a-porter.com
Balenciaga Hourglass bag
First debuted in Balenciaga’s Fall/Winter 2019 show, the Hourglass bag is set to be the brand's latest 'it bag' with its unusual curved structure and slightly toned down flap closure. This is one of next season’s must-haves that we want now. W balenciaga.com
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