As we all start making our way back to the office, we need an “it” bag that not only make a fashion statement but is functional as well. Whether it is a tote bag or a crossbody bag, you need one to hold extra masks, hand sanitiser, antiseptic wipes and more.
The Soft Curve bag for Spring/Summer 2022 is a sculptural wonder in modern design that features the signature harness detailing made of a malleable, soft leather drawstring closure. The bag may be carried cross-body or worn over the shoulder and an Alexander McQueen seal is debossed on the back. The Soft Curve is available in black, pale grey, white, and ivory and black leather and in neon pink, cerulean blue and yellow.
The iconic 1970s classic, the Amazona bag by Loewe, is back as the brand celebrates its 175th anniversary. Making its debut in the house’s Fall Winter 2021 runway collection, Loewe presents two new styles: the Amazona 19 Square and the Amazona 28, available in a boldly coloured range of Nappa calfskin, and another range with the house’s Anagram symbol woven in jacquard as a pattern repeating itself over blended cotton- canvas. Named after the female characters of Greek mythology, the Amazona was designed in 1975, a time when women were gaining their equality and independence in the workplace.
The Rhombi is an ellipse-shaped shoulder bag inspired by the abstract curved prints in the collection. The structured shape of the bag is sculpted to the body and features a lightly padded strap with oversized clasp detail. Presented in smooth leather in soft fawn and black, and in coated canvas in birch brown check.
To meet the daily demands of women on the go, the Kattie Chloé bag can be carried in a variety of ways such as clutch, shoulder, or crossbody all done by adjusting the strap. The bags are made of shiny calfskin that is lined with Nappa leather and have two spacious compartments to hold all you need for a day out. This season the Kattie comes in amber olive, burning camel, rusted orange, black, sepia brown, ebony brown, and soft tan.
Sesia curved bag is soft to the touch and projects a sense of effortlessness, continuity, femininity. The curve of the upper end gives the bag its distinctive shape. It is a flowing line that glides from the smooth contours of natural objects to the organic shapes of modernist design, defining a connection between nature and human invention. As a gently curved object, Sesia — named after the valley Loro Piana inhabits and the sinuous river that crosses it — owns grace and occupies an expansive space, of body and mind.
The 2021 Artycapucines Collection collaborates with six new artists to bring their unique touch to Louis Vuitton’s timeless and feminine iconic bag; the Capucines. For this latest collection, six internationally acclaimed artists — Gregor Hildebrandt, Donna Huanca, Huang Yuxing, Vik Muniz, Paola Pivi, and Zeng Fanzhi — have transformed the blank canvas of the iconic bag named after Rue Neuve-des- Capucines, the Parisian street on which Louis Vuitton opened his first store in 1854.
Fauré Le Page
Founded in the reign of Louis XV, the House of Fauré Le Page started as a gunsmith to royalty. Over the decades, Fauré Le Page evolved to creating some of the finest items in bags and small leather goods that have a hint of weapon designs. This time, the message is one of peace and they offer bags of mass seduction. The latest to hit our shores is Fauré Le Page’s Camouflage collection that comes in a damask pattern which hearkens back to both its most prestigious weaponry heritage of Fauré Le Page, and the decorative stones that are characteristic of the Louvre.
Sunny yellows and passionate pinks sit alongside beachy stripes and polka dots — these are ways Kate Spade wants you to celebrate life with your bag. For some versatility try Penny, a new hobo bag with versatile leather straps for both shoulder and crossbody functionality for a day around town.
How to take care of your leather bag
- Every bag you purchase is an investment and every investment must be looked after. Here are some tips on how you can make your bag last as long as it should.
- Wipe your bag every day with a soft cloth or brush at the end of every day.
- Always carry a reusable bag in case it rains and you can protect the leather.
- To avoid coffee spills, lipstick stains, always use a bag liner plus it makes it easier to change bags with a liner as it acts as a bag within a bag.
- Store bags with stuffing, in its dust bag and make sure it stands upright to keep its shape. Never hang it or it will stretch the handle. And store it away from the sun.
- Take your bags for professional cleaning once a year at a reputable bag restorer.