The hottest designer handbags you need to get right now
Hottest luxury handbags to shop now
Think Dior handbags and you’ll think of the iconic Book tote, Saddle bag, and Lady Dior. Now, think Chanel and you’ll know that the brand is synonymous with the Chanel Boy. Each luxury brand has its own star bag that we all adore no matter the iteration. We bring you the roundup of both new, old, and refreshed handbag styles to covet as we predict that these pieces will not be going out of style anytime soon.
Not only are these investment pieces absolute gems to have in your wardrobe, but they also fetch a great resale price should you ever decide to offload them at Vestiare Collective when you’re bored of them. Here are the hot designer luxury bags that will last you through seasons.
Celine Tassels Medium Embossed Calfskin Bag, $2,950
This Celine piece is the ideal refreshment of your already worn out brown saddle bag, but with a twist to it. Its brown colour still makes it versatile but the addition of the embossed croc-effect and tassels add an interesting twist to this flap crossbody bag.
Christian Dior Oblique Canvas Tri-pouch Saddle bag with Leather Strap, $1,900
Introduced in S/S’00 by John Galliano, Dior’s iconic Saddle bag has been reinvented by the brand’s current creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri in its F/W’18 collection and still remains an accessory staple till date. This silhouette is now available in leather, Oblique canvas, embroidered, and even patchwork variations. We love how the tri-pouch compartments allow for neat and simple compartmentalisation.
Christian Dior 30 Montaigne Oblique Canvas Flap Bag, $4,500
Launched just a short two months ago, the 30 Montaigne bag is the quintessential multi-functional work-to-weekend bag that exudes an air of savoir-flair. In other words, it’s a sempiternal must-have piece for the working woman, as it allows her to transition effortlessly from work outfits to weekend casual wear. Named after the brand’s original birthplace and first address in 1946 – the monumental 30 Avenue Montaigne, this bag pays homage to the beating heart of Dior.
Oblique Canvas M Size Travel Trolley, $7,100, Christian Dior
Christian Dior’s Oblique Canvas range has expanded to include other styles, including this cabin-sized trolley, which we foresee will definitely be making appearances at airports and Instagram feeds. Talk about travelling in style?
It’s no secret that Gucci’s Alessandro Michele is fascinated by snakes, which is why this ‘Ophidia’ shoulder bag in a miniature round shape derived its name from a serpent in ancient Greek mythology. This playful addition to the world of Ophidia has been made in Italy from plush navy with burgundy leather trims and coordinating webbing. The iconic ‘GG’ plaque and chain strap are both a classic gleaming gold. The accessory is enhanced by a petite play on the Double G, an archival Gucci code from the ’70s that appears atop a tab detail.
Gucci Dionysus GG velvet small shoulder bag in red velvet, price available in store
Most might be familiar with the original version of Gucci’s Dionysus bag – a mini structured bag with the brand’s textured tiger head spur closure that features a beige/ebony GG Supreme canvas outer. Our vote goes to this lush velvet derivation of the classic Dionysus. The sliding chain strap remains the same – it can be worn in multiple ways, changing between a shoulder and a top handle bag.
Gucci GG Marmont leather-trimmed raffia shoulder bag, price available in store
More commonly seen is the black quilted matelassé leather version of the GG Marmont shoulder bag that’s a favourite of Dakota Johnson, Alexa Chung and Elle Fanning. Gucci refreshes its coveted ‘GG Marmont’ bag in lightweight raffia just in time for summer. Intricately woven to resemble flowers, it’s outlined in black to match the leather panel on the chain strap and adorned with the label’s signature interlocking plaque. The canvas-lined interior comfortably fits a full-sized wallet, sunglasses and even a book – if you love reading.
Loewe Paula's Ibiza large leather-trimmed woven raffia tote, US$524 (S$718.30), from Net-a-Porter
Designed as part of Loewe’s ongoing collaboration with Paula’s boutique, the brand’s straw tote has been woven in Spain from raffia and adjustable leather straps, so that wearers can customise the length however they may wish. A brightened-up version of a classic style, this season’s version is updated with an orange logo-embossed patch that’s perfect for summer days. A straw bag is a vacation essential and this one’s a large enough carryall to contain all your beach-going necessities.
Loewe Puzzle bag small textured-leather shoulder bag, US$2,434 (S$984.65) from Net-a-Porter
First introduced by Jonathan Anderson in 2014, Loewe’s Puzzle bag has remained a highly coveted piece ever since. Handmade from panels of tan leather in the label’s Spanish atelier (with a winding process that requires 524 different steps and three days to assemble), this convertible design can either be worn across your shoulder, as a backpack or even a clutch. This is the modern-day multi-hyphenate’s must-have investment piece.