THE ICONS UPDATE - ISSUE 120
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There’s something eternally chic about a Chloé bag – despite the fact that this has a more obvious logo, it’s so discreet that it remains timeless. This rich caramel colour will go with anything at any time of the year; inside, it has three separate compartments and an external pocket. The chain strap is actually super-light as it’s hollow, and can be doubled up to shorten it, plus there’s a detachable leather strap so you can carry it by the top handle, too.
I’m a huge fan of Sophie Hulme – having tried so many of her styles, I can say that each one of her handbags is intelligently designed with real women in mind. The Cromwell shopper is the only tote I’ve included, and possibly the perfect day bag: spacious, lightweight and big enough to fit all of your essentials.
A great everyday bag under £100, J Crew has nailed this real leather style. It fits your everyday essentials (keys, phone, lipstick and wallet) and it’s finished with chic brass hardware and an adjustable strap that can be worn as a cross-body or on your shoulder. It comes in this divine blossom colour, pale stone and black. If you wanted, you could make it your own with a monogram or a fun bag accessory.
If you’re looking for simple silhouettes, exceptional functionality and earthy tones throughout the entire range, Mansur Gavriel is the designer for you. The brand became popular with their bucket bag, but the collection boasts a selection of fabulous handbags. Their slim, leather cross-body is the perfect size – I love the chic canvas interior and practical magnetic flap.