From Chloé's Pixie to the J.W. Anderson Pierce, these are the designer bags we're saving up for next year.
A great handbag is an instant outfit pick-me-up, no matter how tired/overwhelmed/drab you're feeling. That said, finding ‘the one’ can feel like the biggest life decision you’ve ever made (so far). When I bought my Chloe 'Faye' I spent at least a month searching, umming and ahhhing, and contemplating the pricey purchase, before I actually made the leap and bought it. I've never regretted that purchase.
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The new season styles are dropping everywhere now so the hunt is ON. We want to make handbag shopping a total breeze for you, so we've rounded up the best brands and styles that the fashion set are talking about right now. If you can't decide, these are the two key styles to look out for:
The Top Handle Bag
Chloé and Simon Miller are currently wearing the crown for their top handle styles. These bags are sizeable enough for all of your belongings and cool enough to make that perfect Insta shot.
If you want your designer purchase to scream 'DESIGNER' (let's be honest, if your parting with a fair amount of cash you want people to know about it), then Gucci is your go-to brand. Colourful, textured and embellished. No one will miss that GG print.
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Now, get involved with the rest of the street style set and bag yourself one of these fashion editor-approved designer handbags. We promise, these are styles you'll love forever.
THE J.W ANDERSON PIERCE BAG
We saw this bag everywhere during fashion week and the good news is: it's not going anywhere. The Pierce comes in every colour leather imaginable, and is even available in shearling for winter. Wear it cross-body or as a shoulder bag. A new classic.
Leather flap shoulder bag with large metal ring
Available at | £1,095
THE CHLOE PIXIE BAG
This little handheld cutie is a firm favourite with the fashion set. Thanks Chloe.
CHLOE PIXIE TOP HANDLE SUEDE AND LEATHER BAG
Available at | £1,055
THE LOEWE PUZZLE BAG
This soft leather rectangle bag is a guaranteed head-turner. Take it in plain leather or opt for one of their killer tartans, this is the perfect size day bag that's totally Insta-approved.
Loewe Puzzle Top Handle Leather Medium Size Bag
Available at | £1625
THE SIMON MILLER BONSAI 20
This was a newcomer to our designer handbag wishlist for 2017 and it's not going anywhere in 2018 either. In fact, it's underlined and capped up. With new colours just around the corner, this is every blogger's must-have accessory and it should be yours, too.
Simon Miller Bonsai 20 Nubuck bucket bag
Available at | £585
THE GUCCI GG DIONYSUS
A Gucci handbag is every girl's dream, and the Dionysus GG bag should be right at the top of the wishlist. It works as both a cross body and shoulder bag, so super practical for both day and evening. Opt for one of the GG prints as we're all about an overt logo situation right now.
Gucci GG Dionysus Velvet chain bag
Available at | £1790
THE GABRIELA HEARST NINA
The Nina is the modern day ultimate go-to for a ladylike look. One of the most expensive on this list, this designer has set her price tag high to keep it more exclusive. So if you want to be set above the rest, the this style is certainly for you.
GABRIELA HEARST NINA HARD LEATHER TOP HANDLE BAG
Available at | £1,595