There are generally two approaches to a woman’s relationship with her bag — you either opt for a statement piece to to collect, flaunt, and cherish, or you pick a well-chosen, everyday classic. One that fits seamlessly with your sensibly curated total look. Either way, a handbag always makes for a good purchase — which is why we delve deep into the ever-changing bag scene, to roundup the essentials to eye this season.
For ‘Smart’ Luxury: Saint Laurent and Google Jacquard’s Cit-e Backpack
At the age when function isn’t an option, but a necessity, Saint Laurent and Google Jacquard bring the idea of stylish functionality to life with its latest Cit-e Backpack for which Jacquard developed a platform that consists of intelligent yarns integrated into the Saint Laurent backpack’s fabric — creating an interactive touch area that allows for gestures. A Jacquard Tag provides connectivity from the interactive panel to a mobile phone, enabling this everyday backpack to control music, drop pins on the go, and take pictures with a simple gesture on both iOS and Android.
The Everyday Essential: Mulberry’s Iris Line
As the peak of popularity for pretty little handbags begins to waver, there’s no better time to sport a bigger tote in your everyday life. Introducing the Iris line, a new family of handbags from Mulberry, the creator behind our beloved city satchels from Bayswater to Alexa, dubbed as “bags for the modern British wardrobe”. The structured body comes in soft leather, making its silhouette adaptable with adjustable pull cords on either side, allowing a change in shape and form with ease. The bag comes in two sizes: the Iris and the Small Iris. A selection of colours will be released throughout the season: with Deep Amber, Lipstick Red and Rust joining classics Black and Solid Grey for the current autumn-winter 2019 season.
A Creation of Contrast: Louis Vuitton’s Capucines
Louis Vuitton knows all too well their favourite satchel is never likely to go out of style. Named after the Rue Neuve-des-Capucines, the location of Louis Vuitton’s very first store which opened in 1854, the Capucines is adored by both bag ladies and fashionistas alike. Bridging tradition and modernity, savoir-faire and lightness, classicism and playfulness, its architecture evokes a certain sobriety that belies an incredible technical complexity. For this season, our favourite variation is none other than this Capucines Mini in jane d’or taurillon and python leather.