Handbags will always be my one true love, because they have become a unique outward statement of my style. With the new season upon us, it’s time for us to see how we can refresh our bag contingent with these fresh new styles from Autumn Winter 2015, that are perfect for both work and play.
1. Camera case lambskin leather bag, $5,060 from Chanel
It seems that every time when we move into a new season, there are always brand new styles of Chanel bags to lust after. This time, it’s the refreshed version of the camera bag, from the Paris-Salzburg Autumn Winter 2015 show. I love this new version more; the clunky double c metal logos on the zipper have been swapped out for a leather logo, and did away with the heavy chain details. Good luck in trying to score one!
Shop for Chanel in Singapore at its boutiques at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and Takashimaya Shopping Centre.
2. Belt calfskin leather bag in small size, $3,100 from Céline
After seasons of blockbuster success with its luggage and trapeze bags, Phoebe Philo has introduced a new must-buy with the Belt bag and I have a great feeling that this bag will be the next big hit. Featuring an adjustable front strap detail that oozes a undone casual feel, this bag is professional enough for your boardroom meetings while being as suitably chic and easy-to-wear for your stylish travels too.
Shop for Céline in Singapore at Ngee Ann City, #01-28-29, Marina Bay Sands, #B1-130-131 and DFS Scottswalk Galleria, 4th floor, 25 Scotts Road.
3. Chloe Hudson calfskin bag, $2,245 from Luisaviaroma
This bag made its debut on the Autumn Winter 2015 runway and is perfect for the trendsetting fashionistas. Encompassing the hottest seventies trends with its saddle bag shape, embellished suede tassels and stud details, this bag will earn you a seat at the fashionistas’ table instantly. It’s currently available for pre-order at Luisaviaroma.
4. Cara Delevingne leather bag, $3,890 from Mulberry
Mulberry’s best-selling Cara Delevingne bag returns with a gorgeous deep hue that got my heart palpitating. This oxblood leather rendition features an alluring combination of gold toned heart and lion rivets — it’s one show stopping bag every fashionista should have. You can either wear this over the shoulder or carry by hand like a handbag.
Mulberry boutiques are located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands L1 #50; Hilton Hotel, 581 Orchard Road; Mandarin Gallery #01-09 and Ngee Ann City, Level 2 #206 Takashimaya.
5. Editor’s monogram leather tote, $820 from CH Carolina Herrera
Image: Carolina Herrera
Inspired by the lifestyle of the jet setting fashionista, this bag is a must-have for the stylish and well-heeled lady. This lightweight rectangular tote features clean, architectural and minimal lines with spacious interiors, which makes perfect for your documents. You can also personalise your bag with your own initials. Each customisation will take approximately 4 to six weeks to complete and three weeks to arrive in Singapore.
Available at #01-19 CH Carolina Herrera, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
6. Interlocking logo shoulder bag, price unavailable from Gucci
By embodying three crucial style elements of the city chic girl — cool, feminine and functional — this satchel fulfils almost all the needs for ladies for most occasions. Fashioned in soft rose hue, this compact yet roomy bag fits all your essentials. You can easily take this from your work desk to a party.