From classic fashion powerhouses, Chanel and Burberry, to more playful brands like Anya Hindmarch and Moschino, here are 7 stylish, luxury handbags to own and add to your designer bag collection
No matter your outfit of the day (or evening), nothing can go wrong if you add a classic handbag like Chanel’s Gabrielle Bag to your look. These fashionable designer bags are timeless due to their charm, quality and of course, house name, and are worthy investments despite their pricey tags. However, it is crucial to understand your sense of style and the type of bag which matches it before adding one to your collection. Here are seven luxury handbags every fashionista should own, from classy Burberry and Chanel, to bold Moschino and Anya Hindmarch.
Anya Hindmarch Vere Barrel Bags
Can’t get enough of geometrical designs? This geometrical piece of art (or rather, bag) comes in a variety of designs and popping colours and is great for someone who wants to rock a fun look without overdoing it. This attention-grabbing piece is a simple handbag made of satin calf with a suede lining, and it comes with a detachable strap so that you can hang it over your shoulder when you’re too tired to carry it by hand.
Anya Hindmarch Vere Barrel (from $3,290), Level 2, Takashimaya Department Store, Ngee Ann City, 391A Orchard Rd, Singapore 238873, p. 6732 0252. Open 10am-9.30pm.
If you’re all about rocking an in-your-face statement piece, Moschino’s B-Pocket handbags are definitely the best bags for you. Decorated in a variety of bold prints and materials such as cardboard print in nappa leather and colourful prints in PU with black leather trim, this bag collection is an updated version of the ever-popular biker bag with new features such as additional pockets, zips, detachable straps and a small lettering metal logo. This fashionable piece will have all eyes on you when you strut your stuff.
Chloè Nile bracelet bag
Unleash your inner Chloè girl à la Solange Knowles and carry your essentials in this ultra chic bracelet bag. Available in round and crescent outlines, this masterpiece made of smooth and velvet calfskin, features a golden metallic bracelet that’s bound to capture anyone’s attention – bold! It also allows the bag to be hung on the wrist, the arm or over the shoulder with its detachable strap. Available in a range of fab colours like biscotti beige, motty grey, caramel, black and off white.
Chloè Nile bracelet bag ($2,390), B1-118-120, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972, p. 6634 0281. Open Sun-Thu 10am-11pm, Fri-Sat 10am-11.30pm.
Coach Rogue 25
This well-crafted handbag from Coach’s 1941 collection is a total must-have. Made with glove tanned pebble leather and with suede linings, it comes with two open compartments, a top handle, and detachable straps when you want to turn it into a cross-body or shoulder bag. Accessorise it with a playful Coach Space bag charm. The Coach Space collection is a limited edition capsule collection that is heavily inspired by the American dream – including space exploration.
Though it may sound like a droid from Star Wars, this super chic handbag has nothing to do with a galaxy far, far away. Actually the DK88 is the house code for honey-coloured gabardine, the fabric of Burberry’s new tropical gabardine trench coats. As soft and light as its trench coat counterpart, this Italy-made top handle bag is made entirely from calf leather and includes a detachable strap for you to style this elegant accessory with your outfit.
Chanel Gabrielle Bag
A nod to Mademoiselle Gabrielle Chanel, Chanel’s new Gabrielle Bag combines influences as diverse as augmented reality glasses and vintage binocular cases; but it’s all about ‘seeing’. This bag is adorned with the iconic Chanel logo on top of its aged calfskin body, which comes in monocolour (black or white), and bi-colours (navy and black, black and white, or beige and black). It’s light, sophisticated and has a double-chain strap that allows you hang it over your shoulder, across your body or both (see image above) – what a triple threat!
Chanel’s Gabrielle Bag ($5,460), available in in-stores at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and Takashimaya Shopping Centre.
Gucci Sylvie leather bag
This Italian-made beauty is a great accessory for an all-day wear. It’s smooth, firm black leather is accompanied with the Gucci green and red nylon web around the top handle, and embellished with a gold chain and buckle. It has an interior open pocket for all your essentials, and a detachable strap for you to style it to match your outfit. Over the shoulder during the day, handle in hand for an evening night out.