These New Bags Will Make You Really Really Happy

These New Bags Will Make You Really Really Happy
Alessandro Zeno
Intro Deck: 

From the Balenciaga 'Bazaar' shopper to the Chloe 'Nile' bracelet bag this is the fashion editor's bag edit, you've been waiting for.

Get a great handbag and no matter how shabby you're feeling, it's an instant outfit pick me up. That said, finding ‘the one’ can feel like the biggest life decision you’ve ever made (so far). When I bought my Chloe 'Faye' I spent at least a month searching, umming and ahhing, and contemplating this rather pricey purchase, before I actually made the leap and bought it. I've never regretted that purchase.

So with the new season styles finally in; the hunt is ON. We want to make handbag shopping a total breeze for you, so we've rounded up the best brands and styles that tick all the right trend boxes.

First lets talk trends Spring Summer 2017.

1. Top handle bags The ring handle (or bracelet bag) is the hottest new update on this trend. Chloe and Roksanda were amongst the many designers that created these cute small bags that are borderline wrist jewellery. We instantly knew these were going to be BIG. Also look out for new labels such as Simon Miller and Persphoni who are working this trend really well.

2. Oversized Shoppers Everyone from Balenciaga and Loewe to Victoria Beckham and Marni (but the list goes on…) is doing them. Designers wanted to make a serious statement, the bigger, it seems, the better.

3. Cross Body Bags This sensible classic has now become a runway sensation. Not just a bag, think of it as the thing that will complete your entire look. 

4. Bucket Bags are another style that we’ve seen before but is back and better then ever as Alexander Wang and J.WAnderson lead the pack. A style that looks cool on your arm whilst being super practical; what’s not to love?

5. The iPhone Clutch  Louis Vuitton started it, by sending models down the runway with seriously chic monogrammed phone cases. So in theory you just need to splash out on the right iPhone case and you're good to go. If this is a step too far in terms of ‘carrying light’, then you’ll be pleased to hear the micro-bag is back, and thanks to Fendi and Toga; you’ll at least fit your Oyster card in there too.

6. Must-know Newbie Bag Brands The labels that stylists are going mad for right now are Danse Lente, Attico, 311 and Yusefi. Our advice: check them out before everyone else is onto them.  

Now you're up to speed with the hottest trends shop our edit of the best editor approved designer handbags we promise you’ll cherish forever.

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