Bags are always an important part of your look. Need some help to find your go to Spring bag? There is an extremely diverse selection of handbags to be seen this season, online or in stores when they do reopen. Two of the biggest trends in the bag world right now are structured bags vs soft and pouchy ones. Which one you gravitate towards depends on how you dress, obviously. Designers have been working overtime to give you a lot to chose from. Come find what to look for when you want to find your go to Spring bag, while you are self distancing, and protecting yourself and the world from the virus. Why not come on a tour of what might grab your imagination and make you dream a little bit.
Bottega Veneta is one of the biggest supporters of the soft approach. The BV Twist above is a clever bag. Want to get to your stuff? Then use the zipper at the bottom of the bag. That’s a truly novel approach. The bag comes in the signature intrecciato weave and in soft smooth leather.
Meanwhile Gucci has a variety of structured bags featuring their signature looks. The 1955 Horsebit Duffle above has been given a real touch of attitude and brand personalization. Do you prefer to live without the attitude? Then get the plain version.
For a more classic look try the top handle Zumi. Solid or striped it’s a winner.
The Gucci GG Flora Bamboo, is an interesting mix of old and new. The bamboo is a Gucci signature, as is the GG canvas. The colorful priont and contrast trims are what make it so new.
Fendi has very special “double bags”, a large bag with a detachable mini bag for your phone and keys. This bag is a soft version of the structured bag. The hand stitch details are a Fendi signature.
This Alaia bag is much more structured than past bags. Covered with an all-over micro-stud pattern it is sharp and chic. Not a boring take on the structured bag.
This small Alaia top handle is small, with discreet micro studs tracing the edges of the bag and closure.
Miu Miu does a very prim and proper bag using their Matelasse technique. It is a bag for all seasons.
Chloe has a slightly different take on the bag. The metal handles are a clear update on the 70’s the Bourgeois trend. Much cooler and not quite so mumsy, aren’t they?
Dolce Gabanna works their top handle bags with their signature brio. The animal print pony skin topped with hand sequined roses really pops. You’s really stand out with this bag.
This version has a much more subtle animal print and can go to places than the more exuberant one above could never go.
Dolce Gabanna also offers solid versions of their structured styles. This one is fresh and spring like. The added decorative shoulder strap adds style.
Balenciaga too, has top handle bags on offer. This one comes in solids as well as the striking abstract animal print.
Virgil Abloh does some very cool structured bags at Off-White. The corded logo handles are a punchy touch added to simple bag. They work.
Marni is known for structured bags that are not stuffy. The pale blue stripe on this burgundy bag adds a sharp note.
Saint Laurent bags are always chic. This one has a style twist with the the visible zipper.
Love this YSL one with the logo closure. Canvas and leather will be perfect when summer arrives.
Tom Ford wants you to wear optimistic colors. The yellow perforated bag actually goes with a lots of different colors. Peaking from behind is a divine bag in an exotic skin in a warm hot pink. On of these should be exactly what to look for when you want to find your go to Spring bag.
London based artist Gabo Guzzo partnered with a New York store to create these structured bags. Hand crafted in Italy, they are a work of art.
Dior’s early spring bags are structured, yet relaxed. The ethnic prints set them apart.
Small or larger these bags from Dior look new with the silver grommet details to connect the handles.
Givenchy makes some very cool structured top handles. Precise and crisp.
Prada’s take on the top handle is a creative take on a bowling bag. It is a top handle, but it isn’t super structured. Solid of color blocked, it is very sporty, and works with very casual clothing as well as more buttoned up looks.
Daniel Lee of Bottega Veneta has creating some of most coveted bags available since he was recruited from Phoebe Philo’s Celine. This soft clutch is much imitated. The soft supple leather squishes softly and adds a dash of instant chic.
The BV Jodie and the Shoulder Pouch are 2 versions of the hobo bag that Bottega Veneta has for spring. They come in some delicious colors, including the pale blue and corals.
Here are some more colors for the Shoulder Pouch. The bag comes in 10 colors. Do add these to your wardrobe.
The Row has been doing soft bags for years. The bags go with their popular relaxed chic look. This can be worn as a cross-body or as a top handle.
Prada has some beautiful soft hobos too. These bags just look comfortable.
Miu Miu likes the look too. The bag in the center is a hybrid of a soft bag with a top handle.
The Miu Miu hobos with the knotted handles come is a variety of colors too.
Nanushka is a new contemporary line that specializes in vegan leathers. Tie dye makes this bag very special.
Mansur Graviel has soft pouch bags that also come in a range of colors too. They just feel like spring. There are so many bags to tempt you this spring. Soft or structured, start looking. Follow your nose and find what to look for when you want to find your go to Spring bag.