Handbag Designers to Watch in 2016
The falling leaves of autumn herald the perfect time to buy your winter 2016 bag—and keep your eyes out for potential “Christmas wish list” bags. Luckily, the world’s best luxury handbag designers are on top form, delivering some truly magical Fall/Winter 2016 bags. Here’s our 8 favorites to watch out for as the nights draw in!
1. Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney delivers happiness to all with her cruelty-free, faux leather classic bags. Her simple luxury signature style, Falabella, is on display this winter in a wide range of shapes—from box totes to classic totes, envelope clutches to shoulder bags.
Colours this winter are dark and brooding—black, grey, and navy. All feature her trademark diamond-cut chain trims, in either gold, gunmetal, or silver with high-quality finishings and hardware.
There are also a few standout bags perfect for the Christmas season. The box clutch in pink “copper” glitter is a real sparkler, complemented with a removable gold chain and faux suede lining. It’s the ideal bag to wow your friends at Christmas parties. There’s also the adorable Nina black plush velvet clutch with a ruched front and over sized gold ring.
Get set for winter with Balenciaga’s Giant 12 City and Classic Metallic Edge City leather totes. They’re available in a range of wintry colours, including black, charcoal, grey, navy, and plum. Complete with carrying handles and shoulder strap, they all feature Balenciaga’s signature studs and style.
If you’re looking for something a little smaller, the Classic Metallic Edge Mini City leather tote is cute as a button. The same signature Balenciaga magic, but mini. Available in grey, black, and even suede.
3. Tom Ford
If you’re looking for a classic autumn handbag, Tom Ford has an array of autumnal delights. Jennifer is available in gradient brown and grey hue leather. With a signature Tom Ford foldover zipped flap, theres’s plenty of space in this luxe shoulder bag for all your belongings.
For nights out, there’s some adorable Tom Ford leather shoulder bags to choose from—the stark, boxy small Sienna with gold hardwear available in white or black, or the soft leather Crossbody in subtle sandstone.
Marni’s bags always offer something out of the ordinary, and this autumn you’ll find an array of quirky designs. From the jewel-encrusted white Bandoleer with chunky gold chains to the Trunk Mini with panels of color in blue, black, and brown—or the black and gold version offering Christmas season glamor.
Prada’s Esplanade totes and shoulder bags are stark this winter, in black leather with white contrasting top panels and high-quality gold hardware. Their Corsaire cross-body satchels are also ideal this winter, with rounded silhouettes and tassles. Available in black velvet, quilted fabric, tan leather, and grainy ebony.
6. Bottega Veneta
Bottega’s winter bags feature their signature intrecciato woven leather in a wide range. From box clutches with hardware knot fastenings to square shoulder bags and handheld rectangular clutches. Various shades of red and pink, black, grey, and metallic silver are on the menu.
D&G’s current wonderful designs include the spectacular plum-coloured lizard effect clock and flower embellished tote with jewels, star studs, gold hardware and padlock. There’s also a super cute box shoulder bag in a mock bookshelf design. For the winter season, their Miss Sicily velvet handbags are a real treat in royal blue or black adorned with opulent jewel designs and gold hardware.
8. Miu Miu
Miu Miu’s current offerings are an adorable array of shoulder bags featuring cute patches—flamingos, deers, and cartoon-style logos. Their small rectangular bags with chunky silver chains are available in pink and black. For statement bags, the burgundy velvet tote is a vintage stunner with gold hardware. The velvet-trimmed tote is also super cute, with plaid teal and baby pink wool, petrol leather detailing, and a velvet flap.