Since its rise a decade earlier, the small, not-so-functional handbag trend has been going stronger and stronger. Well, those almost-miniature carrier do look fantastic on style bloggers and fashion influencers. But we know that not all girls in the world have the luxury of carrying just one bag the size of their own palm. Their essential belongings? Those are handled by a team of assistants and entourage! In real life, you can’t fit your makeup bag, mobile phone, tablet, notebook, pen, camera and et cetera in that little envelope or pouch. Everyday life doesn’t work like that! Everyday life demands real, big bags to accommodate everything you need to get work done.
Now, you can relax. We heard your cry for bags that are big and spacious, and so did those designers. Thanks perhaps to the unparalleled quirk of the man called Demna Gvasalia who transformed the ubiquitous Asian floral totes into fashion’s ultimate it bag years ago, designers started to believe that big bags, ironically, could make as big a fashion statement as those minis and nanos. So this season, they are bringing the XLs back into spotlight.
Prestige picks 5 fantastically big bags that can fit everything you’d ever need in a day.
Look no further than Céline’s pre-collection for an investment piece that will last centuries to come. Phoebe Philo’s final collection features this extra large Made In Tote that marries the quirky zeitgeist of the era with Philo’s school of relaxed elegance.
Like the name suggests, the Fold Bag is a versatile bag that can be folded into a half-size purse. Coming in luxurious lambskin, this three-colored bag has removable shoulder-strap and handle in acrylic resin. The subdued colour block makes this convertible tote a piece worth investing in.
There’s no reason why your big bag can’t come with a bohemian touch. Isabel Marant satisfies those yearning for a fringed, leather bag in extra large size with this two-tone leather tote. One good thing is, despite the fringes, this Eenda bag still looks elegant as a finishing touch even on your most minimal look.
Functionality with contemporary sophistication, Loewe Rucksack comes in light caramel — a colour that goes well with absolutely everything. It looks effortless, feels unisex and is practical enough for any journey. Crafted from high-end Nappa Calfskin, its top hood unveils a drawstring fastening which opens to reveal an ample interior.
Some bags look better when carried than laid flat, and this Duvet Shopper from Victoria Beckham is definitely one of those. The slouchy, padded tote made of purple felt folds the way you hold it. The rectangular construction plays with proportion and has a sophisticated, boxy finish. Key features are two short handles and leather trimmed slide pockets.