Autumn/Winter, Spring/Summer, new bag styles are being released left, right and centre. It can be hard to keep up with the trends and surely isn’t classic best? If you’re looking for an investment piece, then look no further than these four must-have handbag essentials. From crossbody to clutch bag, you’ll never be off trend with these in your wardrobe:
The Quilted Cross Body
Back in 1929, Coco Chanel decided that life would be much easier if you could just carry a bag on your shoulder and so, the 2.55 Chanel was born. This quilted cross body has inspired a legion of designer fans to throw down the grab bag and take up the hands-free design for themselves. Imitation is clearly the sincerest form of flattery. Today, you can see this on everyone from high street to high end. Firmly cementing its status within the classics.
The Envelope Clutch
Who would have thought? The postal staple as a handbag? With this design being one of the simplest, its varieties know no bounds. From moc-croc to neon shades, studs to floral embroidery, this style is going nowhere. A clutch bag which will take you from day to night without compromising your fashion credentials. It has been incorporated into many big names other offerings, like Saint Laurent’s tasselled crossbody and Valentino’s studded shoulder bag. Clearly a classic style which will be a must-have for decades more.
The Tote Bag
The ‘cram-it-all-in’ tote bag, great for those on the go and especially in the winter. This bag is classic because of its versatility, perfect for fitting in that extra jumper and scarf when it gets chilly. With designers like Michael Kors and Louis Vuitton leading the pack for this iconic style, you’ll never get caught out, be sure to check out a designer outlet to grab yourself a deal. From the school run to the office, these bags fit everything you could ever dream of meaning you’ll have everything you need in one place.
Remember the iconic Eiffel Tower bag toted by Sarah Jessica Parker in The Sex and the City Movie? Every fashionista worth their salt knows that sometimes a plain bag just won’t do. Embroidered to beaded, quirky shapes to the downright eclectic, every now and then an outfit needs a pop to take it up a level. Anya Hindmarch epitomises the showstopper, with her cartoon-style accents adorning cross bodies and backpacks, you’ll spice up your ensemble in no time.
With these four different styles taking you from airport dash to gala dinner, you’ll have an accent for every occasion. Whether it be a simple everyday versatile shoulder bag or a conversation starter you’ll be well suited with any one (or four!) of these classics.