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Although it may not feel like it, Spring is right around the corner (we swear) and warmer weather means new looks and (more importantly) new bags, baby! This Spring, there are a handful of up-and-coming brands that are really standing out in terms of bringing something new and exciting to the table. If you’re on the hunt for new bags that are super chic, fun and perfect for revamping any spring lewk, look no further than our round-up of ‘It Bags’ worth investing in that suit every price point.
The Staud ‘Shirly’ Bag
Staud is known for their unique approach to handbag design (seriously, every single time I wear mine, I get stopped and asked who it’s by) their bags are feminine, dreamy and will remind you of being on vacation. The brand likes to mix the classic features of a structured tote with trendy concepts like the crystal clear plastic vinyl exterior, as seen in their highly covetable Shirley Bag, $195.
The Susan Alexandra ‘Merry’ Bag
Susan Alexandra is an eclectic and fun brand that specializes in handmade pieces, which is exactly what makes their products so special. Their beaded bags are distinctive and come in a variety of patterns, colours and sizes. The Merry Bag ($360) is one of their best sellers and it’s sure to leave anyone in a good mood thanks to its tutti-frutti and fun colourways. What better way to brighten up any spring #ootd?
The Kara Flower Baby Puffer Tote
Kara just released a limited quantity of the perfect spring bag: the Flower Baby Puffer Tote ($325) which is inspired by flowers you would pick up at a local convenience store. Each bag is hand stuffed with synthetic flowers and placed between layers of nylon mesh. This one-of-a-kind bag is super fresh and looks like something you’d want to keep on display when it’s not being used.
The Medea ‘Short Pink’
Recently seen on Rihanna, Medea makes very fine leather bags that are intentionally shaped like shopping bags. Their pieces are chic and structured, and come in a wide range of colours and sizes. Unlike most bags which make a statement for their unique shape or style, these bags make a statement for their simplicity and ease. Their ‘Short Pink‘ ($400 EUR) is both pretty and practical.
L’AFSHAR Philo Bag
This contemporary brand has gained recognition for their box silhouettes and surprising use of different materials. L’AFSHAR clutches look like glass or crushed ice and come with removable chains that make this perfect for both day and nights out. The Philo ($1020) is one of the best-sellers and it’s easy to see why.
The Dior Saddle Bag
The Saddle Bag (from $2700) has made a major comeback after Dior put this ‘It Bag’ from the early aughts back into production. It’s been in high-demand ever since, and vintage versions have quickly resurfaced, ready for resell. The popularity of this bag comes as no surprise; it’s classic, small, saddle-shaped and fits perfectly under the crook of your arm.
The Chanel Classic Handbag in Denim
The classic Chanel flap will never go out of style, but this Spring we are obsessed with the denim version of this Classic Handbag ($4600). With gold tone hardware and a jean-like feel, this bag is guaranteed to elevate any look.
(Story by Contributing Editor, Christina Tourloukis)