(L-R): Calf leather bag, price unavailable from Red Valentino, Oliver Peoples acetate sunglasses, $620 from Alexis Eyewear and calf leather bag, $2,699, from BOSS. Photography: Jasper Yu, styling: Niki Bruce, model: Diya P/ Looque
Sometimes a dainty purse or mini bag (however cute it may be!) just isn’t big enough so we find ourselves drawn time and time again to a roomy yet structured bag that can store more than just your wallet and phone.
Think of it as the feminine take on the indispensable men’s briefcase; for days when you are taking no chances to make sure you have all that you need in your bag. You’ll also worry less about it going out of shape. Here, we list some of the gorgeous new designer bags you’ll want to own very soon.
Calf leather bag, $2,699, from BOSS, in stores from October 2015
Named the Boss Bespoke, this new bag style from Hugo Boss is all streamlined and sleek; just the right minimalist style you’ll want to take with you practically everywhere. The simple bag clasp you see in the middle, was inspired by classic men’s cufflinks.
Calf leather bag, price unavailable from Red Valentino
It’s the gutsy yet still very office-friendly alternative to the iconic Valentino Garavani Rockstud Trapeze bag. We love how this riveted find from sister label Red Valentino has a punk-inspired edge, while still looking so chic and work-friendly thanks to its structured shape and this season’s rich oxblood hue.
Leather bag, $4,700 from Valextra
This Italian ‘no logo’ cult brand is known for its timeless designs that are worth the splurge. Launched this year as part of its Pre-Fall 2015 collection, the New Madison bag comes with an ‘all around’ zip, so that none of your lipsticks or small beauty buys will fall out. Another bonus: Its multiple compartments are so roomy that it can store your laptop, iPad and A4-sized documents.
Saint Laurent leather bag, price unavailable from On Pedder
The Sac de Jour continues to be a hot favourite so of course we’ve got our eye on the style in fire engine red from the Pre-Fall collection.
Miu Miu goat leather and suede bag, $2,582.97 from Net-A-Porter
We love how lady-like the Madras bag is, from the pleated sides and the hidden mirror on its luggage tag (yes there’s one!) to its sleek and elegant hardware. The accordion-style sectioning creates multiple compartments that makes sure your items are well-organised, while keeping your neat freak tendencies in check.
Leather bag, $6,190 from Loewe
It’s classic but not at all boring: Inspired by an archive style from the seventies, the striking V-shaped bag clasp on the Barcelona tote bag from Fall Winter 2015 adds a fun detail to the boxy tote bag style. Available in stores from October 2015.