There has been a glaring lack of action on handbags during the pandemic. To make up for lost time, we’ve put together a definitive handbag list that includes the must-have styles that are worth coveting this season.
Of course, there are the classics: the LBD in the form of a bag – the LBB (small black bag) – the tote bag, to store all your belongings, and the crossbody stamp.
There is also room for contemporary forms. Sculptural bags have been a fashion hero of the month among the urban style ensemble – their favorites are The Row’s curved half-moon bag and Kiko Kostadinov’s sturdy Trivia. Cushioned bags are another key piece of post-containment: It’s no secret that Bottega Veneta’s Puffy Pouch line has come true to style buffs.
Below, Vogueis the guide to the bags that support you, always. (It’s sold out, so don’t forget to bookmark whatever appeals to you.)
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The trusty tote
Every closet should have a large utility bag that can carry just about anything and everything you might need. They are essential for traveling, ready to equip you for any situation in flight. Let the search begin.
The sculptural winner
Lovers of standing out, sculptural accessories are made for you. Think of them as wearable works of art – a topic of everyday conversation. Bring the compliments.
The zingy shoulder bag
Consider buying a chic shoulder bag. Not only will it give you an instant boost, but it’s also a fun way to carry your essentials.
The handbag adorned with chains
Chains are no longer limited to your jewelry box. Leather goods can also be decorated with a tight chain. Paco Rabanne was the original master of metal designs in the 1960s, while Daniel Lee and JW Anderson were staunch champions of the modern chain handbag movement. It’s time to get on board.
The fluffy companion
The fashion alternative to a therapy dog ââor a comfort blanket? A squidgy handbag. The puffier it is, the better. Upholstered bags are great for many reasons: keeping your things safe (and comfortable), as well as cloud-shaped styles turn into pillows. Do you really need to convince?
The sweet accessory
Sometimes you just need a small bag. Fortunately, there are plenty of pocket handbags on the market, designed for those occasions when all you need is your phone, keys, wallet, and lipstick. Toiletry bags have been a popular choice among it-girls lately – Tanner Krolle has some fabulous options.
The LBB (small black bag)
It’s a well-known fact that LBDs are a wardrobe staple, so it makes sense that LBBs are just as important. Like a little black dress, a little black bag should be reliable, versatile and timeless. Stick to classic shapes for maximum elegance.