There isn’t much point treating yourself to a new season wardrobe right now, since we don’t know when this lockdown will end. However, the best designer handbags are always an investment worth making.
Pick the right style, and not only will it instantly elevate any outfit, but it’ll transcend seasonal trends so that you’ll find yourself reaching for it in years to come. While many designers are on-trend with their spring/summer 2021 offering, there are also some classic styles – like the baguette – that never go out of fashion.
The best arm candy for SS21 ranges from revamped everyday bags (90s-inspired shoulder bags are everywhere right now, from Prada to Manu Atelier and The Row) to the coolest totes in heritage prints and fabrics (look to Gucci and Loewe for those) and the most lust-worthy pochette bags, an upgrade on your classic clutch (hello Bottega and Chloé).
To celebrate the new season, there is a slew of new styles hitting the virtual shelves of our favourite designers, including the Dior Caro bag, the McQueen curve bag and the already sold-out Prada Cleo bag.
If you’re something of a collector, then Fendi’s new ‘hand in hand’ project might just be for you. It features a limited edition run of its iconic Baguettes, designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi in collaboration with Italian Artisans. Each Baguette is an edition of 20 and completely unique, a veritable work of art. The inside pocket of every bag is stamped with the atelier’s name and location, and the gold ‘FENDI Hand in Hand’ logo.
If your budget doesn’t quite stretch, there are so many cool contemporary brands offering handbags for around £300. I’m personally a massive fan of Manu Atelier, By Far and Elleme. Keep scrolling to shop even more fabulous designer handbags.