10 MUST-HAVE DESIGNER BAGS TO SHOP RIGHT NOW

Pieces of (luxury) arm candy
We're making it easier for you when it comes to splurging on your next handbag by rounding up the season's favourite carry-alls. Scroll below for the full line-up...

1. MANU ATELIER CURVE BAG MOCHA HIGH GLOSS 

Manu Atelier – the brainchild of sisters and co-founders Merve and Beste Manastir – offer handbags and footwear that are both practical and stylish, all whilst presenting exquisite artisanship inspired by their father. And one of their key silhouettes is the Curve Bag (one that you’ve probably spotted on Instagram a few times). Featuring a contemporary silhouette, the Curve handbag is the perfect companion for any day-to-night events. Complete in a mocha-hued high gloss nappa leather, the Curve has a beige lining and an adjustable leather strap.

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2. ALEXANDER MCQUEEN THE BOW

Alexander McQueen’s handbags may be known for its playful shape, but its latest ‘Bow’ bag is a testament to that. Available in a stunning sap green, The Bow comes crafted from supple calf leather and stamped with the label’s gold Alexander McQueen signature and can be worn either hand-held or over the shoulder. Let’s not forget that it has a sizeable interior for stowing all your essentials.

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3. LOEWE PUZZLE BAG

Jonathan Anderson’s brilliance continues throughout all of Loewe’s collections and for his debut bag, he presented the Puzzle – a cuboid shape and precise cutting technique that creates the Puzzle’s distinctive geometric lines. Worn as either a shoulder, crossbody, top handle or clutch carry, the Puzzle is crafted in satin calfskin with tonal coloured hardware and comes with a detachable strap embossed with LOEWE on one side and Anagrams on the reverse. Available in seven colours including black, plumrose, orange, vintage khaki, pecan, scuba blue and aquamarine, you’ll also be able to customise the strap with personalisation charms. 

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4. DIOR CAMP BAG

Dior’s line-up of handbags is probably some of the most coveted in the industry, and its Fluffy Macrocannage DiorCamp Bag exalts the Maison’s emblematic style fundamentals. The Dior Camp bag appeared at the heart of Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Fall 2022 collection and for the season, it is reinterpreted in a fluffy macrocannage distinguished by its architectural curves that emphasize its horizontal format. Adorned with the ‘CD’ signature metal clasps, it’s a contemporary object of desire with a refined expression of Dior.

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5. GIVENCHY G-HOBO

Givenchy just launched a new statement handbag for the autumnal season and it’s a fresh new expression of its handbag offerings. The introduction of the G-Hobo was first seen on the Fall/Winter ’22 runway and Creative Director Matthew M. Williams revealed the piece featuring a supple construction, new lock hardware, and a refined nonchalance to the Givenchy V-cut signature. Crafted in a luxurious grained leather or python, the G-Hobo comes in two different sizes – medium and mini – yet both glides easily over the shoulder and has spacious and practical compartments for your everyday essentials. 

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6. TOD’S DI BAG

For the Fall/Winter ’22 season, Tod’s introduced a reinterpreted model of one of its most iconic offerings to date: the Di Bag. Boasting understated luxury and a refined aesthetic, the piece of arm candy is a symbol of craftsmanship with new lines of construction – one that sees the bag enlarged in size and features an upstaged presence. Boasting a modern genderless attitude, the multifunctional handbag comes complete with refined materials and precious leathers in a wide colour palette, and an adjustable and removable shoulder strap for versatile use. The bag is offered in various and versatile sizes and fits your day-to-day accessories and other items too, if you’re in need of that extra space.

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7. FENDI PEEKABOO 

Perhaps one of the most timeless icons circulating the handbag department is Fendi’s Peekaboo bag, and for Fall/Winter ’22, it’s reinterpreted in innovative and sophisticated styles – whether that’s in colour, size or new materials. Releasing a special capsule collection for the season, the collection is all about celebrating the different sizes and offerings of the iconic Peekaboo including the excellence of exotics and the leather craftsmanship that distinguishes FENDI: the Selleria macro stitches. 

Bringing out the innovative spirit of Fendi, the Peekaboo capsule features FENDI Peekaboo ISeeU Medium, Small and Mini for women, crafted from the softest grained leather in black, white and mint green with contrasting Selleria stitching, embellished with exotics handles. An additional version in full suede in camel colour completes the offer, while matching Micro Peekaboo and python small leather goods add the finishing touch.

The Peekaboo Capsule collection will be available from October 6, 2022. In the meantime, you can shop Fendi’s other Peekaboo collections of the season.

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8. MICHAEL KORS MAEVE BUCKET MESSENGER

If you’re on the hunt for a piece of arm candy that isn’t your traditional shoulder bag, Michael Kors’ Bucket Messenger piece is the way to go. Embedded with classic elegance and a modern spin, the signature piece features gold toned hardware, an exterior front slip pocket and plenty of room for your everyday essentials – allowing anyone using it to utilise it to its fullest potential. It’s a casual yet chic silhouette is a must have for every woman’s closet.

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9. SAINT LAURENT HOBO IN SHEARLING 

Here’s another classic shaped bag that’s ‘in’ this season with Saint Laurent’s signature Hobo piece reinterpreted with shearling. For Fall/Winter ’22 collection, Saint Laurent revealed a line-up of shearling pieces inspired by the bohemian of the ’80s and the selection is offered in different shades mixing both suede and shearling. Still giving us that traditional Parisian chic look though, the bag’s construction offers luxury and elegance at its finest. 

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10. BVLGARI SERPENTINE POUCH

Bvlgari has reinvented a timeless icon for its Fall/Winter ’22 handbag offering. Reimagining the iconic Serpentine, a new pouch emerges in emerald green – making it the ultimate piece of arm candy for the season. Crafted in a smooth calf leather with violet amethyst nappa leather lining, its captivating snake body-shaped frame comes in a light gold-plated brass snake body-shaped frame, inspired by the bold Serpenti heritage necklaces of the 1960s, with engraved scales and red enamel eyes on one side and an emerald green smooth calf leather insert on the other, with press button closure.

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