A DESIGNER BAG EDIT.
PRADA’S VITELLO DAINO: The name refers to the grained calf leather that’s become a brand signature and is knoand is known to be both sturdy and pliant, making this roomy tote an excellent case for the return of pared-back classics so synonymous with Mrs Prada in the ’90s.
DIOR’S BOBBY: Christian Dior loved his dog Bobby dearly – he’d named a suit from each collection that was expected to be a hit after it. Present-day creative dirdirector Maria Grazia Chiuri now pays tribute to the pooch with this structured hobo. With elegant curves, the “CD” logo and a matching strap, the youthful design seems likewise destined to spawn wait lists.
VALENTINO’S SUPERVEE: Go big or go home? Guess we know which camp Valentino’s Supervee family of bags – distinguished by its XL golden “V” plaque – belongs to. Among its latest (and handiest) styles: this chic, slim calfskin shopper with elongated shoulder straps.
CHANEL’S CHANEL 19: The maison’s signature shoulder bag that’s christened after its birth year (2019) and ID-ed by its upsized quilting, double “C” clasp and chunky chain straps cements its status as the most youthful and fun in the house. Cue its latest finishes that include this abstract inkjet print of XXL-sized letters spelling out the brand’s name.
GIVENCHY’S ANTIGONA SOFT: If the Antigona was the perfect example of a modern classic, then this tote is its more relaxed sister literally. The architectural lines of the original have been adapted to allow it to be folded over not only on its top corners, but also into an oversized clutch – exactly what we all need in an elegant weekender.
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO’S VIVA BOW: Think of this feminine-made-trendy debut as the bag cousin of the brand’s recently launched Viva pumps: a contemporary take on a classic with its clean lines, monochromatic palette and part chain, part leather strap.
BURBERRY’S POCKET: Here’s some trivia: This framed shopper tote is inspired by an archival ’80s design called the Michelle that came swathed in the label’s signature checks. The 2020 “remake” ditches the pattern for a more discreet yet equally cool mix of canvas and leather, then ups the utilitarian edge with a large, logo-stamped front pocket from which it gets its name.
GUCCI’S 1955 HORSEBIT: The finishes on this recently expanded collection of bags include the brand’s GG Supreme motif stamped with irreverent phrases such as “Orgasmique” and a funky purple and red polka-dot print. What even the most pragmatic of shoppers would appreciate: its range of structured yet roomy, weekend getaway-friendly styles that include bowlers, backpacks and even luggage, all anchored by equestrian-inspired hardware from which the line gets its name.
Dior photo Sarah Blais for Dior