With parties lined up all year long, how best can you put female competition to rest, if not with the hottest designer bags for 2010? Bags are always considered the cash cow of luxury labels, the “It” bag will set you apart from the rest of the fashion wannabes.
This Spring, long time brands such as Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga and Bottega Veneta make their mark yet again but other labels such as Fendi and Alexander Wang are also making a big splash in the handbag scene.Here are our favourites:
1. Balenciaga Giant Pompon
Made of soft vintage crafted lambskin, Balenciaga is a traditional favourite when it comes to designer bags. It has fine textile lining and made in Italy. Priced at US$1,795.
2. Alexander McQueen Black Faithful
The Queen of New York’s fashion scene is back with the season’s hottest bag, the Black Faithful. Classic in its rendition, the satchel has a fold-over flap zip opening and long, over-the shoulder strap. Priced at US$1,450.
3. Alexander Wang Darla Pyramid
Match this bag with an OTT dress, this cute pebbled leather clutch comes with oversized studs at its back. Asking price? US$495.
4. Bottega Veneta Ferro Intrecciato
Another crowd favourite when it comes to designer bags, Bottega Veneta’s latest oversized tote is made of plum leather and lined in grey suede. Priced at US$3,080.
5. Chloe Paraty Python
It is a shoulder bag covered in brick black python and gold-tone hardware. The bag has rivet detailing on the two straps, a calfskin coating and is fully lined. Priced US$$3,820.
6. Fendi Arazzo Peekaboo
Playing hide-and-seek, Fendi’s hottest rage is the Peekaboo collection. Some of them come in jacquard denim lining and bi-colour saddle soft Selleria leather. But our favourite is the Arazzo comes with intricate beads and embroidery.
7. Louis Vuitton Bohemian
The luxurious Bohemian in Monogram Cheche gives the Monogram pattern an urban edge. Mixing soft textile with dazzling hints of coloured leather, it’s a beautiful statement in style.
8. Marc Jacobs Boho
In a fancy play of words, Marc Jacobs’ new hobo sports the hottest trend: fringes. Complete with woven silver and brown leather, this EUR1,725 bag has our hearts a-pounding.
9. Jimmy Choo Tita
This tan sude-leather clutch is tribal inspired, sporting fringes (love!) and has brown snakeskin inserts and a tassel trim. It also has a detachable shoulder strap. Selling for US$795.
10. Gucci New Jackie (insert pic: Gucci)