A new season calls for a new handbag and, naturally, it needs to reflect the cutting-edge of cool. Supersized shoppers are back in the picture thanks to Balenciaga’s Fall 2017 and Spring 2017 collections. Also reference Loewe’s hammock design and Proenza Schouler’s whipstitch style that supply ample room for your daily essentials. For statement-making power, reach for Gucci’s graffiti-inscribed tote, or Maria Grazia Chiuri’s first Christian Dior handbag collection, with knuckle grips. Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel Boy bag proposition features an LED flap and is one of the most Instagrammable designs to hit the Spring 2017 runways. From practical carryalls to shoulder bags decked out in jewels, shop Vogue Arabia’s edit of the best arm candy.
14 Handbags That Will Elevate Your Summer Wardrobe
Bow top-handle bag The latest member of Gucci’s bag family is crafted from supple leather and features a grosgrain bow pierced with a bronze tiger head, and the word “Future” in bold typography.
US $ 2980
Boy Chanel handbag in metallic lambskin, LED, and silver-tone metal Karl Lagerfeld gave the cool Boy bag a tech upgrade with LED lights that flash the double-interlocking C logo. Price upon request
Peek-a-boo medium whipstitched leather tote
US $ 4580
Hammock leather tote Bathed in a striking royal blue hue, this staple bag’s elongated shape has expandable sides and a roomy interior.
US $ 1787
Nile Minaudière small cross-body bag Bring a touch a bohemian glamour to your collection with Chloé’s new crossbody silhouette that features a bracelet for a handle.
US $ 1925
Mini pierce bag Pink is the new neutral for handbags and this J.W. Anderson mini shoulder bag, with its signature pierce detail, is the bag to shoulder on rotation for spring.
US $ 1480
Love blade embroidered shoulder bag Plucked from Valentino’s The Garden of Earthly Delights-inspired collection, the shoulder bag is reimagined with crystal embellished blade motifs in a pink and red palette.
US $ 3645
Tan Falabella box wicker medium shoulder bag. The signature Falabella gets raw and rustic for Spring 2017 with a structured wicker design.
US $ 1140
Dome belt bag The DDFC/Vogue Fashion Prize 2016 accessories winner offers a minimal take on the brand’s signature Dome bag. Crafted from leather, the silhouette comes with an adjustable strap that can be shouldered or worn around the waist.
US $ 525
Hex medium paneled leather tote Elevated with thick stitching and diagonal panels, the braided-handle tote features a spacious interior and sturdy base.
US $ 1495
Jewel ribbon flap shoulder bag The boxy compact silhouette is styled with a thick ribbon-inspired flap and a geometric, crystal-encrusted buckle that brings a touch of glamour.
US $ 2840
Dolly small leather tote The romantic rose print gets a rock ‘n’ roll edge through stud accents.
US $ 1316
Tressage tote Creative director Nicolas Ghesquière reimagined the iconic Alma and Locket in a new silhouette featuring a structured shape, woven details and a tri-color neutral palette. Price upon request
Flap bag with slot For her first outing as creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri dreamed up strong shoulder bags complete with thick knuckle cuffs that spell out Dior in chunky metal lettering. Price upon request