Chic, compact and convenient – there are many reasons to love the classic crossbody. This season’s most coveted include cult monogrammed logo bag styles by Balenciaga, Gucci, Saint Laurent and Chloé, all of which are sophisticated enough for day or night. Those heading off on vacation or to a summer festival will love the haute hippie suede numbers by Isabel Marant.
Buckets of style
The bucket bag is a year-round favorite, but this season’s logo-heavy designs are extra covetable and statement-making. More of a minimalist? Try Fendi’s Mon Trésor style in classic off-white.
Good things in small packages
The season’s teeny weeny arm candy is as sweet as its name suggests. By day, Mulberry’s ladylike little Seaton bag is sharply structured to add polish to your officewear; after dark, The Row’s micro satin tote will earn you maximum style points. But be warned: bags this small will require you to seriously lighten your load.
The elevated belt bag is going nowhere, so investing in one is a wise decision. Their popularity has meant almost every designer has a unique version – we love Gabriela Hearst’s utility style, which is ideal for cinching the waist of mannish shirts or military-style coats. For something truly inimitable, Laura Lombardi’s gold-toned design is more like a piece of statement jewelry and, best of all, it’s made from recycled materials.
She’s a lady
Chic, timeless bags are a no-brainer. Heavyweight brands including Prada, Saint Laurent, Chloé and Valentino have all tapped into the elevated day bag movement, and newcomer Ratio et Motus is the label to love for elegant, structured designs.