FASHION

16 of the Best Bags of Spring


Photograph by Stephen Shore; Styled by Jasmine Hassett.

Finally! The coveted bags seen on spring and pre-fall runways are hitting the shelves—or sites, rather. Now is the time to invest in a piece that will work with your spring and summer wardrobes. As seen in our Volume One issue, retro lady bags are having a comeback. Sophisticated top-handle silhouettes are certainly on trend and the latest releases from Burberry, Givenchy, Valentino, and Wandler are accented with subtle gold hardware, while Prada and Jimmy Choo have taken a ’90s approach with tie-dye and sequins. Our handbag round-up wouldn’t be complete without incorporating a few beach-ready totes: Look to Loewe, Sonia Rykiel, and Jil Sander for the cream of the crop this season.

1
BOTTEGA VENETA

First to drop from the Bottega Veneta pre-fall collection, this bag was inspired by Arco della Pace, in Milan.

Buy Now: Bottega Veneta, woven calf leather top-handle bag, $4,900. bottegaveneta.com

2
JW ANDERSON

This new canvas tote will be your go-to everyday bag this spring.

Buy Now: JW Anderson canvas tote with black leather trim, $1,270. lagarconne.com

3
THE ROW

Sling on only what you need in this small cross-body from The Row.

Buy Now: The Row small banana cross-body in black deerskin leather, $1,890. bergdorfgoodman.com

4
JIL SANDER

Inspired by voluminous raffia hats, this bag is the perfect carry-all that easily transitions from in and out of office. This new style is available in three sizes and a variety of colors.

Buy Now: Jil Sander sombrero bag in electric blue, $2,285. farfetch.com

5
WANDLER

Elza Wandler founded her namesake label in 2017, and it immediately became an Insta-favorite. This is a brand to watch.

Buy Now: Wandler crocodile stamped calfskin top-handle and cross-body bag, $810. barneys.com

6
BURBERRY

The latest iteration from Burberry features the bespoke Thomas Burberry monogram hardware. It was first seen on the spring runway and has continued to walk in the pre-fall and fall collections. This one is here to stay.

Buy Now: Burberry small leather cross-body, $2,090. saksfifthavenue.com

7
SONIA RYKIEL

This limited-edition bag was upcycled from the canopies that sheltered the guests attending the Sonia Rykiel spring ‘19 show in Paris. It pays homage to Allée Sonia Rykiel, the Parisian street named after the French designer.

Buy Now: Sonia Rykiel Allez Rykiel tote bag, $370. barneys.com

8
PROENZA SCHOULER

Named the Canteen bag, this scrunched style features braided rope rings and an adjustable cross-body strap.

Buy Now: Proenza Schouler leather canteen shoulder bag, $1,850. modaoperandi.com

9
LOEWE

This handmade Loewe bag is soon to be your summer staple, as it can be easily rolled up into a suitcase but is large enough to carry all of your beach essentials.

Buy Now: Loewe open-crochet straw tote bag, $950. barneys.com

10
GUCCI

Gucci’s classic Rajah tote in white is ready for your next trip to South Beach.

Buy Now: Gucci large leather tote bag, $2,500. neimanmarcus.com

11
CAROLINA SANTO DOMINGO

Crafted of italian leather, this small top-handle bag features an interior drawstring that can be tucked inside or exposed.

Buy Now: Carolina Santo Domingo top-handle bag with detachable cross-body strap, $995. modaoperandi.com

12
JIMMY CHOO

Add some sheen to your spring evening look with this checked Jimmy Choo bag.

Buy Now: Jimmy Choo sequined check clutch, $1,495. jimmychoo.com

13
PRADA

In line with the tie-dye trend seen all over the spring ’19 runways, this Prada baguette brings back the ’90s in the best way.

Buy Now: Prada tie-dye baguette bag, $3,360. bergdorfgoodman.com

14
VALENTINO GARAVANI

Featuring the new “V ring” logo, this saddle bag will make a statement.

Buy Now: Valentino Garavani VRing cross-body bag, $1,575. neimanmarcus.com

15
GIVENCHY

Launching on April 16, and first seen in the pre-fall 2019 collection, Givenchy’s latest bag is simple and sophisticated in this natural calfskin.

Buy Now: Givenchy pale yellow top-handle bag, $2,990, available at Givenchy stores and Saks Fifth Avenue.

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MICHINO

Add a punch of color to your spring wardrobe with this simple cross-body by Michino.

Buy Now: Michino orange calfskin shoulder bag, $986. michinoparis.com

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