Whether you’re double-tapping on the gram or swiping your bank card to make an “I’m worth it” purchase, these are our top picks for last year’s handbags.
Jacquemus Le Chiquito Mini
If we could give an award for this summer’s least practical yet most darling handbag of the year, first place would go to Jacquemus’ Le Chiquito without a doubt. Notorious for its cuteness but inability to carry anything substantial (you’ll struggle to fit your keys into it, let alone your iPhone), we still can’t help but fall in love with this little colourful number.
Wear it across your body to add a pop of colour to your outfit.
Bottega Veneta The Pouch
Simple yet undeniably chic, the new Pouch from Bottega Veneta has captured the hearts of celebrities, influencers and fashion editors alike. With its buttery soft calfskin leather outer and minimal design, The Pouch reminds us of Phoebe Philo’s minimal chic aesthetic, circa 2002 at Céline.
Get inspired by your favourite online tastemakers and fill yours with your favourite luxury beauty essentials.
Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Linen Tote
The go-to for the winter getaway. Saint Laurent’s Rive Gauche Linen Tote is the perfect companion for the traveller in need of a fashionable but functional carry-on.
Take your linen tote poolside or beachside, or fill it with your cabin luggage essentials en route to ACC or LOS this Christmas.
Louis Vuitton On The Go Monogram Canvas
If there’s one brand that we can rely on for consistent and traditional luxury, it’s Louis Vuitton. But every now and again we are pleasantly surprised by the French fashion house’s reinventions of its iconic prints.
Cue the Geant collection’s leather pieces in bold colourways and giant LV monogram print. Our favourite? The On The Go Monogram Canvas tote in green/pink/orange.
Dior Mini Saddle
Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? Of course not. Or at least, that’s how we feel about the bag that’s been absolutely everywhere this summer: the Dior Mini Saddle handbag. With its iconic saddle shape and new leather, canvas, plain and print iterations, it’s the bag we want more than one of (totally ignoring the price tag).
Play around with how you wear yours: drape it over the shoulder or in crossbody style, wrap it around your waist as a bum-bag or nestle it delicately in the crook of your arm.
Every girl (or guy) needs a “hero” bag: that every day chic number in a neutral tone that works with pretty much *every* outfit in your extensive wardrobe. Spotted on the SS19 runway at Paris Fashion Week, the small Chloé C bag in shiny and suede brown calfskin leather is just that.
A perfect summer-to-autumn transitional piece, wear yours with a breezy summer dress – add knee-high leather boots and light jacket if the weather gets cold.
The fashion world has always been a fan of the comeback trend, and we at JENDAYA are no different. The iconic Fendi Baguette, now reimagined in a multitude of colours, sizes, prints and textures, is just as desirable now as it was back in 1997 when it was first designed.
Take your pick from traditional leather, suede, block colour or logo print, sequinned or not. But make sure you take yours on a night out – it’s the perfect LBD companion.
What bags are your picks so far for 2020?