A look back into the 2019 and you’ll recall some pretty interesting handbag moments. There was Jacquemus Le Petit Chiquito leading the micro bag brigade, Instagram’s favourite The Pouch by Bottega Veneta, and even a 3-D printed mickey mouse head bag by Gucci. And for 2020, we have designers and brands bringing a fresh take on the versatile everyday bag and eccentric styles alike. Be it an XL sling tote, statement-making mini, or well, a vintage-style – designers are embracing it all in a host of patterns, textures, and shapes to strike a balance between classic and experimental.
With crescent bags and shoulder grazers on the rise, we have our eyes set on Gucci Jackie 1961, Prada Re-Edition 2005 Saffiano Leather, and Proenza Schouler Curved Brass Clutch. And since Daniel Lee-spaked ‘New Bottega’ craze isn’t ending anytime soon, we are placing our bets on BV Mini Jodie for Instagram cult status 2020. Amidst these alluring handbags, we have Fendi and Simone Rocha piquing our interest. While Fendi has brought out the smallest ever Fendi Baguette – Pico that can be worn as an ultra-chic necklace or just added as a charm to your classic Baguette, Simone Rocha is serving a perfect mix of elegance and whimsy with its Pearl Egg Bracelet bag. And in the essentials category, there’s Givenchy Antigona Soft Bag and Khaite’s The Florence Tote redefining the chicness of a carryall. Also, a very special mention for Celine Tambour, a bag whose both the name and the shape are inspired by the drums of the French Republican Guard.
Well, it’s no surprise that a great bag is the star of any outfit. And this year has certainly brought an inventive array of bag designs (along with some good old classics) that have pushed the boundaries of style in ways more than one. So, if you are looking for an arm candy to add to your wardrobe, scroll through our edition of 2020’s must-have bags. And don’t forget to share the list, because everyone deserves to know about these delightful arm candies.
Karishma is a science nerd turned fashion and beauty writer who loves talking about trends as much as eating desserts. Gucci, salted caramel ice-cream, jewels, and Simba (her dog) make up four chambers of her heart. Like Karishma’s story? Drop her a line in the comments section below.