For those of you who’ve found some extra spending money and want to invest in a designer handbag for this summer, this is the edit you want to check out. Not only does the £500 to £1000 edit gain you access to some big designer brand names, it’s the price bracket that also showcases the new designers coming on to the scene, allowing you to be the first to drop their name!
The sweet spot is also investing in a designer bag that rocks one of this summer’s trends, and is in a shape and colour that you love and willl use again and again. When this means you’ll enjoy a bag that maximises the number of wears per cost and in these times, it’s great to boast your budget efficiencies! So, if you’re sitting comfortably, here are the designer bags that make the under £1000 edit!
Short it baby!
One of SS1’9 fashion trends is the humble pair of shorts. Whilst the ‘on trend’ belt bag is the go to bag, if you want one that can rock other trends, opt for a bag with more structure. Go for a more traditional bag shape but with a modern spin. Here are two brands to consider; on the left, Jacquemas bring two different sizes of the Chiquito bag, Le Grand and the mini. Le Grand comes in around £599. On the right, By Far has a cult following among a fashion crowd. The Ball tote bag is £570.
The way to add the seasonal trend to your outfit is to reach for a bag in colour. Here are two bags for those who like to travel light and for those who need to carry everything but the kitchen sink! On the left; from Marni the blue beat leather crossbody bag is £720. This bag works by day and by night. On the right; from Flynn, a brand well known in Australia, the Clover bag offers a spacious interior at £520.
Love your curves
Catch the eye of fashion admirers with soft angles. Right now you can’t beat circular curves from round handles to round bags. On the left; from Roksanda, in one of this season’s colours, the Neneh leather tote bag, priced at £995. On the right; from Nita Suri, the Pilo rainbow leather bag, which comes in at £690.
Boxy shaped bags come and go but when embellished with iconic clasps or fasteners they tend to end up as statement bags. Take these two options: on the left; the belt and buckle is easily recognisable. The Fred crossbody is undoubtedly from Boyy and is priced at £800. And on the right; a new mark for the Chloe label, the mini leather and suede ‘C’ bag is in a neutral tone that’ll make this bag feature for a long time in your wardrobe. Price £980.
Fringes and weaves
This year it’s all about the woven bags and fringe benefits. To finish on I bring you two fine examples. On the left from Loewe, the gate bag, mini sized, in woven raffia with leather accents. It’s priced at £775. On the right; mixing roots from Brazil with Italian craftsmanship, you have the Eddie bag from Rosantica. This beaded shoulder bag comes in at £675.
There you have 10 designer bags all under £1000 that rock one of the summer 2019 fashion trends. You have the established designers such as Chloe sitting alongside lesser know designers like Flynn, all bringing bags that will stand out, be relevant and we’ll want to keep using on many occasions.
Now that’s what I call rationalising a designer shopping trip!
Photo credit: Thanks to Kelly Samuel on Pexel for header image.