At this time of year, we may still feel like we’re in the very depths of winter. However, this is the perfect time to plan ahead and think about the warmer months to come, and what our wardrobes will look like come spring. One thing that is well worth your time and money is a beautiful investment bag, a classic piece you’ll wear time and time again.
Don’t forget that these handbags are built to last and can transform a simple, low-key outfit, whether you opt for a hands-free cross-body to wear at the weekend or a roomy tote for everyday use.
1. Saint Laurent Uptown textured-leather pouch
2. GUCCI Soho Disco textured-leather shoulder bag
3. CHLOÉ Daria small textured and smooth leather tote
4. BOTTEGA VENETA The Small Bulb gathered intrecciato leather shoulder bag
5. CHLOÉ Drew textured-leather shoulder bag
Chloé’s ‘Drew’ bag takes inspiration from jewelry with its gold chain strap and matching hardware. Made in Italy from textured-leather, it has a curved saddle shape with enough space inside for your essentials.
6. STELLA MCCARTNEY The Falabella medium vegetarian brushed-leather shoulder bag
Stella McCartney’s ‘Falabella’ bag is instantly recognizable by its polished chain trims that resemble whip-stitching. Made in Italy from beige vegetarian brushed-leather, it has a soft, unstructured silhouette and fits your phone, wallet and keys. Carry it by the top handles or wear it cross-body by the longer strap.
7. CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Elisa small leather shoulder bag
Christian Louboutin’s latest bag is named after the designer’s goddaughter, Elisa Sednaoui Dellal, who’s a model, actress and philanthropist. Made in Italy from buttery black leather, the striking gold clasp unlocks to reveal handy card slots and three interior compartments. Note the red hardware on the shoulder strap – it references the brand’s iconic lacquered soles.
8. FENDI Sunshine medium debossed leather tote
Fendi’s ‘Sunshine’ tote is spacious enough for all the daily essentials, from your laptop to a spare pair of pumps. This black leather version is debossed with the brand’s moniker at the front and topped with tortoiseshell-effect handles featuring logo-engraved gold hardware at both ends. Attach the shoulder strap to go hands-free.
9. PRADA Textured-leather shoulder bag
Prada’s shoulder bag is crafted from textured Saffiano leather – one of the house’s signature materials that’s known for its durability. Made in Italy, this structured satchel style is decorated with the label’s gold designer plaque, which unlocks to reveal a handy card slot. The slender strap is easy to adjust.