While black and tan may be failsafe colours in the handbag department, our favourite designers are reimagining their signature styles in fresh, punchy shades for the new season. Now is the perfect time to trade in your everyday go-to for something a little brighter. Here, we round up our pick of the colourful crop.
The Bag: Antigona
The Colour: Sugar Cherry
First launched in 2010, Givenchy's Antigona bag is inspired by 'Antigone', a feminine figure from Greek mythology with a strong character. Previously available in a spectrum of coloured leathers and precious skins, this season we're coveting the new Sugar Cherry hue. Wear it against black leather trousers for a look that embodies the brand’s signature edge.
The Bag: Sac de Jour
The Colour: Candy Pink
Another sugary reincarnation comes in the form of Saint Laurent's Sac de Jour. A relative newcomer to the Bag Icons category, first landing on our e-shelves in 2013, this bag is no-less loved by the A-list (Kate Moss and Angelina Jolie are both fans). Now available in one of the hottest hues of the season, pink, it will add a super-sweet finish to your looks.
The Bag: Elsie
The Colour: Factory Blue
Chloé’s Elsie is the piece to choose for everyday elegance. With a design inspired by evening bags, its silhouette is defined by a gleaming golden turnlock. For SS15, the Elsie shoulder bag is reimagined in brilliant factory blue leather. Lending a retro edge to its typically feminine aesthetic, it is the perfect accent to this season’s ‘70s Revival trend.
The Bag: Selma
The Colour: Sun Yellow
With a structured trapeze silhouette and textured Saffiano leather fabrication, MICHAEL Michael Kors’ Selma is the uptown bag that remains at the top of the style charts. Now, it has been reworked in a zingy sun yellow hue. Let it reignite love-worn denim or pop against an all-white ensemble.
The Bag: Rockstud
The Colour: Multi
Valentino delves into its archives this season. A psychedelically-coloured chevron print inspired by the brand’s 1973 show makes its way onto dresses, shoes and even the iconic Rockstud bag. Complete with signature pyramid studs, the Mini Rockstud 1973 Lock Bag will add a suitably statement finish to your look.
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