The patent upside to this season’s avalanche of kitschy box bags – apart from their obvious mood-lifting properties – is the armour-like protection they provide your phone screen and other delicate wares.

Whether your taste is more elegant colour-block, edgy pop-art motif or cheeky cartoon scene, the coolest carry-all right now is four-sided and easily stacked.

Clockwise from top left:

Man Atelier, Pristine micro two-tone leather and suede bag, $439 AT NET-A-PORTER. SHOP NOW
Lautem, The Shorty George bag, $995. SHOP NOW
DOLCE & GABBANA, Box clutch in printed lacquered wood, POA. SHOP NOW
Mimco, Panthera hard case in Wine, $249. SHOP similar
KARL LAGERFELD, Bag, $280 AT THE ICONIC. SHOP NOW

THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GRAZIA AW18 PRINT EDITION
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Art direction: Dane Stojanovic
Photographer: Sevak Babakhani
Assistants: Patrick Zaczkiewicz and Susannah Best

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