As we eagerly count down the days to Christmas and the new year, we’re equally as excited about the new possibilities in store. With vaccine trials now underway and more data to help us move on with our daily lives and worry more productively, we’re hopeful of swinging into the new year with renewed joy and enthusiasm.
While we can’t complain about living in loungewear, it’s about time for us to indulge in dressing up for occasions. Get started with a new accessory, or complete that new year’s outfit you’ve already picked out with these 7 latest designer bags.
Fendi Sunshine Shopper Medium
If the ubiquitous micro bag trend is too impractical for you, perhaps this Fendi tote may be more up your alley. First launched for SS20 in a large size, this medium version is still large enough to carry your hopes and dreams with you into 2021. Made of leather hot-stamped with the “FENDI” Roma motif, it comes with two tortoiseshell plexiglass handles with gold-finish metalware for a cool, modern touch. It also features two inner hooks for you to attach a shoulder strap…because versatility is king for any 21st century individual. Available in a range of neutral colours such as black, grey, brown and green. W fendi.com
Bottega Veneta The Clip
After the string of fluffy, curvy silhouettes that we’ve been seeing on our feeds, creative director Daniel Lee is offering a boxier shape for Resort 2021. Enter the Clip with a sleek, envelope design finished with a defining V-for-Venetta hardware closure on the front flap. The interior of the compact, semi-structured calf leather bag is lined in nappa and features a zipped pocket. There’s also a front panel with a flat pocket for additional organisation. It comes in a selection of timeless shades including beige, black and espresso brown. W bottegaveneta.com
Loewe X Ken Price
Embodying an energetic holiday spirit (which we hope 2021 will see more of), the Loewe X Ken Price capsule collection features the brand’s most recognisable bags in fresh prints and colours. Motifs from the La Palme, Easter Island and L.A Series lines adorn Balloon, Gate and Puzzle silhouettes, to name a few, adding a splash of fun to the signature bags. The perfect match for bright and cheery fashion mavens, there carefully crafted accessories are sure to spark conversations. W loewe.com
Valentino Roman Stud
With a face like Zendaya’s fronting the bag campaign, it’s not surprising that this new studded design from Valentino is fast becoming a fan-favourite. Crafted with a quilt construction accented with house studs – one of the brand’s key codes – and a twist lock closure, the accessory debuts as a new icon of the house. It comes equipped with a detachable handle and sliding chain strap that allows it to be worn as a crossbody and shoulder bag or carried by the hand. Three shades are available at launch: ivory, black and rose cannelle. W valentino.com
Saint Laurent Monogram All Over
Logomania lives on, as Saint Laurent’s Monogram All Over Series proves. In addition to the existing beige canvas design, the latest additions, comprising of a satchel, bucket bag and tote design, now come in a suede black or burgundy colourway too. Each style is crafted from calfskin leather and completely decorated with the brand logo. W ysl.com
Celine Sulky Bag
Following the return of the Triomphe bag, Hedi Slimane is bringing back the glory days of the Sulky for Fall-Winter 2020-2021. Drawing from the house archives and equestrian heritage, the reimagined sling bag is highlighted by a horse-and-carriage clasp design dating back to the 1960s. It’s equipped with an outer and inner flat pocket to easily stow away your receipts and cards, plus an adjustable strap to allow it to sit comfortably across the body or on the shoulders. Understated yet elegant, the bag is offered in a natural textile and black calfskin material, or in tan smooth calfskin. W celine.com
Also making a comeback is the Coach Swinger, which was wildly popular in the ‘90s. Launching as part of The Coach Originals collection, the chic handbag comes in a variety of finishes including the minimalist full glove-tanned leather types, house signature jacquard canvas and leather versions or lightweight nylon variation. Each design comes with a matching detachable short strap and elongated sling that allow the bag to be carried under the arm or across the body. W coach.com
See last month’s The Bag Edit here.