The insta-worthy totes and shoulder bags that you need to get right now
These are the Insta-worthy statement shoulder and tote bags that you'll want
We love our bags, especially the functional ones like roomy totes, that will always make us tick. Better yet, if they are designer totes that combine function together with designer flair and craftsmanship.
This is why we are so obsessed with these bags right now because they are a good mix of vibrant hues, striking patterns, and revamps of die-hard staples . We suspect the fashion style stars of the world will agree with us on just how stylishly unique these bags are.
So before they are everywhere on Instagram, these are the designer bags you need to get right now.
By now, it’s no surprise that Gucci’s creative director, Alessandro Michele, loves to trawl through the brand’s archives for inspiration. A recurring motif of this season, the tiger head finished with coloured enamel and sparkling crystals was originally from a vintage piece fashion and jewellery designer Hattie Carnegie’s 1940s brooch design. Since F/W’18, the detail has come to define a new line of retro-inspired handbags. This version’s made from durable beige canvas and trimmed with tan leather and the brand’s signature webbing.
And if the tan version’s not really your cup of tea because it doesn’t obviously scream “Gucci”, the brand’s distinctive blue-red-white colours ought to appeal to you. First seen on the grosgrain ribbon strap of the Sylvie and House Web bags, Gucci’s stripes are now unmissable sporty details fashioned onto the brand’s offerings.
Christian Dior Embroidered Canvas Book Tote, price available in stores
We’re pretty sure that the highly coveted Dior Book Tote doesn’t require much introduction from us. As seen on local celebs like Jeanette Aw to international A-listers like Rihanna, this bag has probably earned its resident spot on the list of top bags to be spotted dead in. Created by Maria Grazia Chiuri, the bag is the result of Dior’s savoir-faire. Prefall ’19 sees the creation of this cream canvas iteration that’s embroidered with a multicolored geometric motif.
Fendi Large Runaway Shopper in multicolour satin, $3,750
Since its debut on the Fall/Winter ’17 runway, Fendi has released version after version of its Runaway tote – from those with black and white raffia woven outers and now this glossy satin version that has got the Grille Royale motif printed all over it in blue and red. Let this piece be the pièce de résistance of your outfit – tote it when you’re wearing a sleek white jumpsuit.
Louis Vuitton Boite Chapeau Souple Bag in Monogram Geant, $3,600
The house’s fashion designer and creative director Nicolas Ghesquière reimagines the classic hat box that was widely popular back in the days as the round-shaped Boite Chapeau Souple handbag. Inspired by Louis Vuitton’s travel heritage, this supple Monogram canvas design has a long leather strap, making it versatile and easy to carry in various ways. Use it as a crossbody, sling it over your shoulder or remove the strap completely to carry it like a clutch.
Chanel Boy Chanel leather and metal cross-body, $7,680
We’re so used to the iconic black Boy Chanel bag that’s quilted and of a more elongated rectangular shape. This newly refreshed version that’s a modern update on the brand’s classic shape sees the refashioning of the bag in a cool shape that resembles that of a phone sling.
It’s no secret that we love spacious totes that serve as the perfect carryall to conveniently throw our daily necessities into. And this edgy, statement Chanel piece that’s complete with regal gold tones plays the part. This piece is part of Chanel’s Métiers d’art 2018/19 collection that draws inspiration from ancient Egypt and the city of New York. Intricate details of the looks imagined by the late Karl Lagerfeld highlight the know-how of the goldsmiths, shoemakers, feather makers, embroiderers, jewellers, and milliners.
Burberry Medium Two-tone Canvas and Leather Pocket Bag, $2,190
An archive-inspired tote in two-tone canvas and topstitched leather, this roomy tote features a front pocket stamped with the brand’s Horseferry print. It’s only available online at sg.burberry.com. If you preorder this arm candy now, you’ll get it by 30 December.