Great designer bags are one of the best fashion investments you can make. This season’s It-bags, which were designed by the most renowned fashion designers, is no exception. The new and old come together in stunning form with reworked classics as well as cult-worthy styles that pay homage to the Nineties and Y2K archival references. Discover the top designer bags that you will be proud to carry this summer.
Logomania is not going away when it comes to designer bags. Fendigraphy’s hobo is available in three sizes (small, medium, and nano) and in multiple colors. All models feature the logo of the fashion house in large gold metal letters across the base. The Fendi It-bag is the latest offering from the Italian brand.
Simon Jacquemus is responsible for the micro bag craze. The brand’s Le Bambino mini bag became a huge hit when it was launched two years ago. Le Bambinou is a larger version for those who want their handbags to be able to carry more than an iPhone or a lipstick. You get the same sleek design with a removable shoulder strap and bold colours, but with more space.
The Bumper Bag
Jonathan Anderson’s Bumper Bag is available in a variety of colour-blocked colors. The contrast between the leather body and the dramatic, tubular shape of the bag is striking. Dua Lipa was spotted wearing it earlier this year. It’s futuristic and yet reminds of Noughties Bratz cartoons and dolls in its colour pairings. Also available in a variety silhouettes including the Bumper Moon and the cylindrical Bumper Hobo, it’s guaranteed to lift your mood.
Bamboo 1947 Mini Top Handle
Gucci pays homage to the 75-year old Bamboo bag that was created in 1947 by the fashion house. The bamboo handles were created in 1947, when traditional raw materials were scarce. They have since become one of Gucci’s most iconic and instantly recognisable historic identifiers. Bamboo 1947 Mini Top Handle is now smaller and available in new colours with interchangeable straps.
This latest Balenciaga accessory is a perfect example of this season’s resurgence in Y2K fashion trends. Demna Gvasalia unveiled five new bags this season. But Le Cagole is the best. It has reimagined Balenciaga’s early Noughties Motorcycle bag to appeal to a younger generation. The bag has a smaller silhouette, but all the same studs, buckles, and braided straps.
Statement designer bags are a hallmark of Loewe, one of the oldest luxury houses in the world. Their history is rich with fine leather work dating back to 1846. The brand’s new, fresh silhouette, the Luna bag by Spanish brand, is named for its crescent-shaped moon-like shape that curves gracefully under the arm. The 70s-inspired look is completed by subtle gold-tone hardware and a jacquard shoulder strap.
The fashion world is always on the alert when Chanel launches a new bag. Their latest Heart Bag is no exception. Rumours have it that the wait list for the Itbag began in the middle last year. Virginie Viard’s new heart bag is a throwback from the Nineties when Chanel introduced this shape to its designer bags. This bag is made from quilted lambskin and features the French fashion house’s signature leather and chain strap. You can choose from black, white, or candy pink colors and you can wear it as much as you like.