10 gorgeous bags from lesser-known brands that’ll make shopping exciting again
Because we ladies can never have enough handbags. And because we’ve shopped till the ends of the earth and thought we’ve seen everything. These are some that’ll still give that jolt of surprise back into your shopping escapades
10 gorgeous bags from lesser-known brands that'll make shopping exciting again
Alex eyes micro cross body bag, $1,052.83 from les petits joueurs via Shopbop
We don’t know about you, but we’ve certainly got our eye on this ultra adorable crossbody bag (pun intended). This piece is sure to make heads turn with the cartoon eyes made from LEGO bricks, and the quirky soft leather ruffles. Fun fact: The founder of les petits joueurs launched her line of luxury handbags after she had a flash of creativity one night and customised an old bag by gluing LEGO blocks to it, much to the delight of people at a party.
Miura shoulder bag, $1,717 from Tomasini via Barneys New York
Bring on the colours, indeed. You’ll look and feel like a million bucks with this exquisite piece from Tomasini, whose bags are designed in Paris and hand-sewn by artisans on Italy’s Abbruzo coast. This piece doesn’t just look luxe on the outside; it’s lined with black satin. Let it do the talking by opting for a little black dress.
Mini bucket bag, $601.42 from Building Block via Shopbop
When it comes to bucket bags, the classic Mansur Gavriel black bucket bag with a sexy red interior immediately comes to mind, but this one from Building Block could very well be a strong contender. Just look at the incredibly sweet lilac shade and the tassel detail. Flaunt this minimalist piece from the Los Angeles-based label with a simple white-shirt-and-jeans getup.
Eartha floral soft top handle bag, $778.30 from ZAC Zac Posen via Shopbop
Ah, we could always do with some cheery floral appliqués to spice up a chic structured bag. We’re really digging the architectural silhouette and fantastic use of texture and colour, which are what the American award-winning brand is known for.
Marlow small shoulder bag, $1,963 from Ghurka via Barneys New York
You can never go wrong with a brown leather shoulder bag, much less one that’s finished with dainty white topstitching. This one certainly looks sturdy and will make for a trusty accessory for pretty much any occasion – it’s no wonder that Ghurka is a line of leather goods inspired by the army gear of a British Gurkha commander.
Mini fernweh shoulder bag, $728.78 from Manu Atelier via Shopbop
A slouchy suede shoulder bag in the denim shade of acid-washed blue? Yes, please! You’ll be glad to know this lovely piece with an asymmetrical silhouette, from Turkish brand Manu Atelier, comes with double shoulder straps so it can be worn as a backpack too.
Bertie cross body bag, $417.45 from Flynn via Shopbop
This metallic leather crossbody bag from Australian label Flynn is a must-have for a fun night out. You don’t even need to put much effort into your outfit because this statement piece instantly brings in the sparkle and amps up the glam factor.
Signature leather bowling bag, $2,695 from Roksanda via matchesfashion.com
This lovely yellow bag from Roksanda, which launched at London Fashion Week in 2005, is perfect if you’re all about #structure. It’s impressively sleek, with a unique gold-tone metal handle, and a great way to introduce a pop of colour to your OOTD. Team this darling with a navy blue dress for a colour contrast that’s easy on the eye but still a conversation starter.
Jotty Duffel, $4,079 from Byredo via Barneys New York
In 2015, Stockholm-based brand Byredo, which focused on fragrances, debuted its new handbag collection, Nécessaire de Voyage. This super versatile leather bag from the line is oh-so-covetable for work, with a classy white body and black lacquered edging. Because it’s very roomy, it can hold your work essentials and so much more – after all, we ladies prefer to have just about everything with us when we’re on the go, right?
Babylon saddle bag, $522.17 from SANCIA via Shopbop
This is one saddle bag we’ll bring out all day, every day – it’s full of character but still has girly vibes. Check out that wrapped top handle bar, which lends a unique finish, and not forgetting that metal tooth-like detail coupled with a dainty chain. This Australian luxury leather goods brand produces accessories in small quantities, so you’ll feel extra special with this one-of-a-kind piece.