Good things come in teeny tiny packages
Honey, he shrunk the bag! You know what they say, good things come in very, very, very small packages – and I’m living proof of this. Some may laugh at my size, but I basically broke the internet when I made my debut in the AW19 runway. Why? I’m cute, cool and impossibly charming; you can’t help but fall in love with me. With my disproportionate handle, pebble finish and golden ‘J’ accent, I may not be practical but that’s not the point; I’m a sartorial statement to be taken lightly, not literally, and at only 4.5cm – I’m very light indeed.
Le petit Chiquito, Jacquemus available at net-a-porter. shop now
art for art’s sake
Wild, free and a little offbeat, I’m the work of artist Kaffe Fassett, and what a lovely job she did with me. A glorious mash-up of anemones, carnations and signature monogram, I don’t only look good on the surface but am deep and meaningful – striking textural layers and intricate handiwork mean I’m both sensitive and complex. A lot of hard work makes me the ultimate, statement-making tote. Go on, be a little different.
Tabby Shoulder Bag 26 In Signature Canvas with Kaffe Fassett Print, Coach. shop now
I may be small, but boy am I stylish. In a powdery chambray blue (the hue of the moment, if I say so myself), I am delectably soft and supple, refined and classy, teeny-tiny but also functional (compartmentalised for your credit card convenience). Elegant and classic, I also know how to have fun; with shiny fixtures – brass hardware and a detachable chain strap – I am glamorous and chic all in one.
Icon Micro Frame Pouch, Oroton. shop now
she sells seashells
My name is Jemima. I am lusciously hued in bubble-gum pink, sell gold seashells by the sea shore and enjoy a little chain reaction from time to time. Cut from glorious plissé-velvet, I’m soft to the touch and thanks to my long chain strap will never let you down. Basically, I’m a cute and quirky carry-all that does it all.
Jemima Fuchsia Velvet Mini Trapeze Handbag, Rixo. shop now
going round in circles
Sure, my exterior is hard, but I’m actually quite the softie. A little bag with a lot of personality, I recall the vintage hardcases of old, both ladylike and lovely. A faux croc finish in cornflower blue keeps me on-trend, while my spherical shape and gilded hardware rounds me out. Don’t go round in circles, I’m right here.
Molly Round Clutch Blue, The Way. shop now
ahead of the curve
Up top, I’m classic and refined, the most perfect top-handle you ever did see. Below, I’m curved and cool, a little irregular but still very together. In polished pink, I’m an attention-seeker, but the good kind. And just in case you forget, my initial is fastened to me tight. B for bold, beautiful and buy me – now.
hourglass top-handle bag, Balenciaga. shop now
new kid on the block
If you thought Lego couldn’t be chic, think again. Daniel Lee has reimagined the brick-like building blocks of youth, rendering them into a thing of profound beauty (if I say so myself). Both compact and cute, I am gloriously boxy with a silver hardware handle and leathery long strap – just in case. For an LBB with a twist (Little Black Bag, for the uninitiated), I’m the zingy option for when chic calls. Just don’t call me iconic – I’m more than that.
Mini Case in Calf, Bottega Veneta. shop now
acute angle to try
Classic by name, not so classic by nature; my unique ‘A’ handle and smooth architectural lines mean I’m not your regular top-handle tote, rather, an artistic contemporary take on the top-heavy icons of old. While I’m superbly minimalistic and sleek, seek and you shall find detail, like my subtle debossed Anagram logo conceived by Spanish artist Vicente Vela in 1970. Neat and compact, I may be modern but I’m still a classic hit. I am Loewe, after all.
Architects A Top-Handle Bag, Loewe. shop now