Handbags are as much a style statement as are a necessity. When it comes to handbags, a good handbag goes a really long way. When buying a handbag, it's always great to know the purpose of the purchase; are you buying it for regular use? Or to match it with a certain outfit or better - you were just bored and you read the word sale somewhere! Your handbag speaks volumes (literally) and one can identify a woman's personality by the bag they carry. Handbags come in all shapes and sizes and have no prejudices about the woman who is going to carry them, then why not love all the handbags in the world? This International Handbag Day, we look at some of the best classic handbags you can get your hands on that rest assured will never go out of style. We also look at some of the best handbags that took the world by storm this year as well.
Does size really matter though? Yes and no. When buying a bag or more so, investing in a designer handbag, thee size does make a difference when in consideration. The question of purpose comes into play here then. Are you buying an office or a college bag? Are you buying a bag that can go well with most of your outfits when you're out shopping? Yes, size does matter then but that is as personal as it gets. When you're buying a trend bag of the season though, size really doesn't do much except unless it serves a different purpose.
Trends Of The Season: Mini Bags, Basket Bags And Waist Bags
Welcome the mini bag that has taken the world by storm. All credits going to the famous Jacqeumus' mini bag that a set a trend among many brands worldwide. The adorable Le Chiquito handbag became the talk of the town and talking point among celebrities and meme pages. It probably couldn't fit anything but it was one everyone wanted to be seen with and to carry because suddenly a statement bag didn't mean it had to fit in every possible thing in your house. The bag garnered great success throughout the world that they ended up making varied sizes in the same iconic design. The mini handbag bug bit us right here in India too. While luxury brands across the globe were embracing the mini bag trend, not too long after Indian brands also began fitting in. One such brand was Immri that create luxurious and unique bags for women. Their signature elephant shaped mini bag can be worn as a belt bag or be used as arm candy.
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Another cult favourite among handbags was the Ark handbag from Cult Gaia. This gorgeous new avatar to your usual basket bag has been ruling the summer fashion scene since 2019. Unlike your basket bag, this one is a statement piece through and through and thanks to its success, Cult Gaia made sure to launch the unique bag in different sizes and variants. In fact, keeping with the mini trend, Cult Gaia too fell into the play of things and showcased their version of the mini Ark handbag. Cult Gaia and Jacqeumus' aesthetic is sober and minimalistic and doesn't hit you in the face with bold patterns and colours but makes a bold statement in its uniqueness everytime.
We also saw the return of the waist bags. Fanny Packs' stylish cousin, the waist bags were meant to be utility ridden while also making a stylish addition to your look. And who knows if we didn't use it as a belt on days when we just needed a little cinching around the waist! We see waist bags all over the stores, online and streets but it was Gucci who launched the iconic GG Marmont Belt Bag that people went gaga over. Unlike many other belt bags, these belt bags were spacious enough to carry around your little essentials, like your phone, a lipstick, your wallet and so on. Shopping sprees and date nights became all the more stylish with a belt bag. Today, belt bags are seen almost as a wardrobe staple that many choose over their usual totes now. This is a trend that is only growing by the day as we see designers giving them larger and multi-purpose designs as well as the statement making mini ones.
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The Classics: The Tote, Satchel And Crossbody
Handbags' trends come and go but the classics have stood the test of time in every sense of the way. Even better, most of these classic handbags have adapted to change in styles, patterns and customer behaviour. Whether it is the classic Hermes Birkin or Kelly for instance, it is still widely loved by many women across the globe. However to keep up with the trends, they experimented the same classic shape with different textures and fabrics and were obviously a huge sellout. So was also the case with the classic Lady Dior handbags from Christian Dior or the quilted handbag from Chanel. They remain classics for a reason; have you ever seen a Lady Dior from a distance and not recognise it?
With the nature-inspired palette of the #DiorSS20 collection by @MariaGraziaChiuri, the #LadyDLite draws upon some of the House's most iconic codes, from the Cannage motif in the form of 3D embroidery to the Dior name as newly-proportioned decorative charms. Featuring a 'Christian Dior' signature band, this fresh reinterpretation of the #LadyDior bag is a vivid example of #DiorSavoirFaire excellence, and available in our boutiques and through our online store. © @PolBaril
Certain brand values have also kept up with the trends that have people coming back for more. The Louis Vuitton monogram design for instance, has seen so many variations over the years but LV loyalists just simply can't get enough of it. Their Neverfull totes are still one of the largest selling handbags in the whole world and since it became a cult favourite, many women chose this bag for their college, work or everyday bag. After all, you were never too full using one of these.
Many classic shapes have made a huge comeback in 2020 with the return of baguette and shoulder bags. So if you were planning to give yours away because they seemed a bit too outdated then perhaps reconsider giving it away, ladies. Fendi and Balenciaga's baguette bags are seemingly neither big nor too small but just right to make it your everyday bag. Everyday bags can be a hassle if you don't know exactly what you're going for. If you're usually a crossbody bag user, a large shopper bag just won't fit right. A baguette bag on the other hand will go with literally any outfit and occasion. Tote handbags too are up and running the mill as being an essential in many womens' wardrobes even if they don't use it very often. We'd take time till the next International Handbag Day to finish telling you the benefits of using tote bag. For now we'll just tell you that tote handbags can be carried literally anywhere and needn't be restricted to work or shopping and needn't be stuffed to the brim to make the most of it. The Dior Book Tote is one such example, a tote in every right but still so unique in its being.
Initially intended to ensure that the latest hardback would always be within easy reach, the newest #DiorSS20 incarnation of the instantly iconic #DiorBookTote by @MariaGraziaChiuri is also ideal for carrying a large bouquet of freshly-cut roses from the garden. © @BrigitteNiedermair
Satchel bags too, a classic in its own right was traditionally used to carry books. Today we use a satchel as the virtue of our being as a multi-purpose handbag. Satchels can be so deceiving due to its size but can pack on so much functionality. Satchel handbags can look super chic and yet be utilitarian in purpose that if we were to pick a winner, we'd choose a satchel handbag everytime. Or would we?
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It is International Handbag Day and the perfect excuse to upgrade to a new one. We don't know about you but we've probably got a few on our wishlist and that is reason enough to celebrate the one thing that brings all women close - a handbag.
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