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The New

  1. Longchamp’s Mademoiselle

 

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The maison’s newest carryall is far from an errand bag. Instead, it’s a handbag that doubles as a clutch, and looks as cute on you as it would in a flat-lay. Choose between a small version (with a detachable cross-body strap) that can hold a long wallet, or the larger version that fits an A5 paperback.  In calf leather, from $1,760.

 

  1. Tory Burch’s Arthur

 

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For the not-so conventional briefcase that’s less for work and more for the ‘gram, try Tory Burch’s Arthur. In goatskin, at $1,240.

 

  1. Loewe’s Missy Circles

 

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Loewe’s Missy Circles is more than your newest statement oversized clutch – pull its collapsible handles up to carry by hand, or attach straps for a cross-body. In calf leather, from $3490.

 

  1. Mulberry’s Mini Trunk Bag

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Looks like a hat box, yet still a cute bag – slip your hand through the handle on the body as a clutch, or carry on the shoulder. In embossed leather, at $460.

 

Something old with something new

  1. Dior’s Minaudieres

 

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Following Maria Grazia Chiuri’s succession as the French house’s creative director last year, her introduction of the hand-sized metal clasp bags have already become popular on the street. What’s especially iconic are the otherworldly motifs, from last season’s tarot card versions to these astrological ones, available now. All in metal, with lambskin or velvet lining on some (price unavailable)

 

  1. Gucci’s Broche

 

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Gucci’s Broche now features a golden-beetle print. In leather with bamboo handle, $6,400.

 

  1. MCM Stark backpack

 

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The backpack that’s become a hit with traveller is now in tweed with crystals. $5,600.

 

  1. Louis Vuitton’s City Steamer

 

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We see this as a go-to for day trips to Lake Como (the original 20th century steamer bags were for travelling too, anyway) – the handbag, in a seasonal embossed flower print, fits an iPhone 8+, a wallet and your sunglasses, while standing out in the summer crowd. At $5,600

 

The Collectible

  1. Chloe’s Pixie

 

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In her final collection for the brand, ex-designer Clare Waight Keller took a past-season street style-favourite, Nile (a U-shaped bag with a ‘bracelet’ handle), and created its sister: the Pixie. Resembling a hat box, the circular handbag has a detachable cross-body strap and comes in five colours. From $2,130.

 

  1. Givenchy’s Horizon

 

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To commemorate Riccardo Tisci’s 12-year creative director stint, the Givenchy team recreated some of his most famous pieces, coloured them red and put them on the FW17 rack. And if there’s anything that Tisci’s known for, it’s the cult-favourite Horizon – now in that red. In leather from $1,790 for the nano size, and $3,250 for the small.

 

This story was first published in the September 2017 issue of Her World magazine.