Style

4 handbags to love

The best of this season's key styles, found in the Village.

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The super functional

After months of uncertainty, we’re all craving a little comfort and convenience. But, fear not, practical definitely doesn’t mean boring, especially with these new arrivals. From hands-free belt bags and backpacks to weekend carry-alls, these silhouettes are all about utility but they also look great too.

We love: the whimsical KARL LAGERFELD cartoon motif peering out of the zipped pocket on the brand’s K/Kocktail Nylon Weekender.

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The 70s throwback

We love a revival and of all the decades to revisit, the seventies is one of the best for fashion-forward fun. From paisley patterns and an all-brown palette to snakeskin and fringing detail, there are plenty of handbag options for that wardrobe throwback.

We love: the colourful M bag from Maje – choose between fuchsia, cobalt blue and even a moon-embossed design, all with its signature fringing.

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For pillow-like comfort

Quilted, padded and slouchy: spring’s cosy, laid-back vibe has stuck around, but this time it applies to the new season’s handbags. Whether it’s a crossbody or a clutch, the designs all have one thing in common – pillow-like comfort. The perfect accessory for off-duty days, think of these as your sartorial solace.

We love: the quilted shoulder bag, crafted in golden ochre velvet, from Maje.

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The totally personal

The best handbag is one that’s totally personalised to you. And with the plethora of customisation options available – from monogramming a la Coach to accessories such as key chains, charms and ribbons – it’s never been easier to put your own stamp on your handbag style.

We love: the exclusive ribbon collection from Furla – the monochrome tote, crossbody and Pochette clutch can be customised with a range of silk ribbons.