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You can rely on Chloé to produce a great It bag, and the new Darryl is our favourite of recent times. Its half-moon shape and sensible shoulder strap make it a practical buy, while plait detailing and a host of colourways nod to the brand’s signature 70s aesthetic, but with a modern twist.
The Botteg-aissance continues into Autumn/Winter thanks to continued innovation from creative director Daniel Lee. Its oversized, slouchy clutch bags may have been the first to woo the Instagram set, but there’s now a host of new styles in the reimagined repertoire. From quilted designs to shoulder bags, you can’t go wrong with these twists on the brand’s classics.
The battle for bag brand of the year is a showdown between Bottega Veneta and Loewe, and it’s impossible to call a winner. While the former appeals to those with glamorous taste, more subtle types will love Loewe’s slouchy, understated, casual designs for everyday – the Puzzle is an SL team favourite for its practicality.
Functional, grown-up and cool, Tsatsas is the latest brand to know in the accessories world. The name means clarity and quality – two characteristics reflected in the bags’ clean lines and architectural shapes – and the designs promise to work seriously hard for you.
Looking for a designer bag that will truly never date? Saint Laurent's satchels are for you. With their polished black finish, roomy shape, and statement gold hardware, they tread the line between cool and timeless perfectly.
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Another affordable gem, Mansur Gavriel has come a long way since it burst onto the scene with its hyper girly accessories. This season’s iterations maintain the brand’s signature feminine aesthetic – think ruffled details, a soft colour palette and slouchy shapes – but with a sensible slant, making them the perfect balance between on-trend and classic.
While the prices of many designer bags head skywards, we love A.P.C for its steadfast commitment to affordability. The classic French label’s unfussy, stylish cross-bodies are beautifully crafted, fuss-free and completely timeless – perfect if you’re looking to make just one great investment.