In recent years, the rise of social media platforms has resulted in the proliferation of bags seemingly made just for the cameras. From clear vinyl totes to nano-sized cross-body bags, these trendy bags pack plenty of cool factor and are sure to get its wearer all the “Likes” on Instagram. But let’s face it—these bags aren’t exactly scoring top marks when it comes to the practicality front.
So what’s a contemporary go-getter who values functionality in her accessories to do? Thankfully, designers have filled the upcoming autumn/winter 2019 season with plenty of options, including a range of bags that are studied in their design and refined in their execution. They’re practical too, which means you can take them anywhere and everywhere. Whether roomy totes or structured top-handle bags, here are some of the season’s top picks.
Look out for bags with heavy-duty hardware details for an extra edge.
Regardless of weather and climate, here’s a layering trick that works all-year-round: You carry bags of different sizes—at the same time.
What’s not to love about a bag that also doubles up as a clutch?
Take a leaf out of Jonathan Anderson’s book by juxtaposing colourful checks with monochromatic stripes.
A spacious tote is an investment piece that takes you from work to weekend in an instant.
Are cylindrical shaped-bags making a comeback? We’ll have to wait and see. For now though, Miuccia Prada proposed a version in supple leather that’s guaranteed to be a workhorse in your arsenal of bags.
Mrs Prada’s subversive take on fashion saw her upsize a classic top-handle and contrast its allure with austere dresses and two-piece suits.
Logomania shows no signs of abating, what with Salvatore Ferragamo introducing a new sophisticated monogram and crafting bags full of retro charm with it.
The vintage, ladylike appeal of this boxy bag makes it perfect for days when you need to attend a soiree after an afternoon of meetings.