One of the best things about a new season is the fresh crop of handbags that come along with it. If you’re willing to spend the money, a designer bit of arm candy can be an investment. Here are 10 handbags that you want this summer.
1. Gucci Marmont Mini Shoulder Bag, Harvey Nichols
Designer brand of the moment, Gucci is absolutely everywhere right now but to make sure you invest in a bag that stands the test of time we suggest opting for something subtle. This mini shoulder bag features chevron-quiltong and is finished with those distinctive interlocking Gs.
2. J.W.Anderson Pierce Medium Leather Shoulder Bag, Net-a-Porter
It’s been a firm favourite among the fashion crowd since making its debut on the AW16 runway but J.W.Anderson’s Pierce bag is still going strong with a flurry of new colour-ways each season. This luxurious piece is crafted from butter-soft leather in an antique-rose hue and features a bold septum piercing-inspired detail in gold.
3. LK Bennett, Dakoda Leather Shoulder Bag, Selfridges
If you’re after a bag that will add a pop of colour to your spring wardrobe but not break the bank, this could be the one for you. L.K. Bennett’s Dakoda shoulder bag is crafted from ruby-red Italian textured leather that will instantly brighten up any spring ensemble.
4. Marc Jacobs Small Nomad Satchel Bag, Farfetch
We love the icy blue colour of this small satchel bag from Marc Jacobs that just oozes springtime verve. Fitted with an adjustable, detachable shoulder strap it can be worn long over the shoulder or cross body and is finished with silver hardware.
5. Burberry The Buckle Bag, Harrods
Ready to make the ultimate handbag investment? Then you can’t go wrong with Burberry. The Buckle bag will never go out of fashion. Made in Italy from the finest textured leather, the small bag is finished with a polished gold metal buckle and comes with the option of two straps: a detachable wide leather shoulder strap and a slim leather crossbody strap.
6. Aspinal The Letterbox Slouchy Saddle Bag, Aspinal of London
Available in five colours, “peacock pebble” is a new addition to the spring/summer collection and we love it. A deep blue-green, it promises to add a splash of colour without being too over-the-top. Crafted from textured Italian calf leather, this soft-structured bag is super-roomy with a spacious interior, one zipped and two mobile sized open pockets.
7. Furla Bucket Bag, Furla
Another colourful option here from Italian handbag brand Furla, the bucket bag comes in a bold orchid purple colour palette for the new season. Designed using saffiano printed leather, polished hardware and logo detailing, it straddles functionaily, simplicity and stylishness with ease.
8. Kate Spade Healy Lane Lilith Bag, Kate Spade
It might be spring but if colour’s not your thing don’t be tempted to splurge on something you might not wear. If it’s a classic black handbag you’re after, that’s fine and it doesn’t mean it needs to be boring. This option from Kate Spade fits the bill with classic styling and fresh, modern twists throughout.
9. Birkin Basket, Blooming Dreamer
Are you a boho lover? Then this could be the one for you. Inspired by fashion icon and actress Jane Birkin, who famously carried her belongings in a petite basket, the straw bag is officially back on trend. Unfortunately, a good one is hard to come by but we’ve got you covered. This version from Blooming Dreamer is handmade in the Algarve by an older generation of artisans.
10. Rebecca Minkoff Medium Julian Backpack, Rebecca Minkoff
A backpack with a twist, this option from Rebecca Minkoff is ideal for girls on-the-go. The medium size means it has just the right amount of space for all your daily essentials as well as handy exterior pockets for easy access. Crafted from 100 per cent cowhide leather, chunky zippers and trailing tassels it features all the hallmark touches you’d expect from the brand and comes in a variety of colours.