After seasons spent cramming only our very essential items into the teeniest, tiniest totes our phones would fit in, come autumn/winter our handbag-lip-balm-count will return to seven (minimum) as some of the coolest brands on the schedule dub it time to revisit practicality. And then some…
When it comes to the best of Europe’s summer street style, it’s actually a clutch bag reminiscent of a rain cloud that’s leading the charge. If you thought the era of the It bag was over, think again. The Pouch is the buy-now, wear-forever piece that’s inspiring how we shop now. Specially this Bottega Veneta’s clutch bag, The Pouch, is officially approaching It Bag status following the autumn/winter 2019 couture shows in Paris.
Beach bags used to be an afterthought – something you commandeered from a friend’s summer house or retrieved from the depths of your wardrobe once a year, squashed and misshapen and filled with sand. “That’ll do” was the beach bag mantra. It’s only for the beach, after all. But, if this season is anything to go by, designers have taken them by both straps and shaken them up, in the process converting them into the most-sought after side-kick to suit every situation summer can throw at you – beach, bar and beyond.
Are you ready for spring season? With spring round the corner, we’re looking to the hottest summer fashion trends to dictate our new season wardrobe, and that includes which designer handbags to invest in.
Some spring 2019 handbag trends were carried over from previous years, like all of the oversized bags, straw bags, ball-shaped bags, and more. Others were different themes on old trends, like the trunks and duffels that we saw. So we rounded up the major bag trends from SS19 catwalk shows to bring you the hottest bag trends everyone will be wearing this season.
Snap clasp bags
The cult of travel has been all over the runways this season, with lanyards being one of the spring/ summer 2019 bag trends to represent it. Holding your handbag is so last year, this season it’s all about wearing it around your neck. these small bags are perfect for carrying your passport, airplane ticket, and a bit of a foreign currency on those budget flights that won’t allow you to bring on a handbag.
Crochet was a big hit this season, pairing well with an overall boho, summery vibe. Crocheted bags came primarily in the form of hobo, tote and more casual bags perfect for a day on the beach or some casual shopping.
Art nerds, where you at? Shoes featuring heels that look like miniature sculptures walked the runways of Chloe, Balmain, and Emporio Armani, looking like straight masterpieces. Minimalists, look away now, as this trend is all about embracing fun. Look to standout heel designs, vivid colours and unique silhouettes.