Nothing is forever, but when it comes to a good bag, there are guidelines to help you find the right one. First, the shape. You’ll want it in a classic-looking silhouette that can take you effortlessly from one day to the next. Then there’s the signature elements, be it the timeless logo or famous weave that’s instantly recognisable. The third point? The size. You’ll want something sizeable enough for a quick day out, but not too big or too small, since those are almost always trend-driven.
Lastly, the colour. Whilst most colours come and go (some quicker than others), you can never go wrong with a bag in classic black. You can match it to most any outfit you have in mind, and the colour is also known to show less wear and tear over time. In other words, a wardrobe staple that’s as forever as it gets.
And to get you started, here’s a handsome quartet, all of which are now available via NET-A-PORTER. All classic, all functional, and of course, all black.
There’s the Cassette Chain Shoulder Bag (USD3985) from Bottega Veneta, a new offering from wunderkind Daniel Lee that’s equal parts sexy and sophisticated. Loewe’s Flamenco Leather Clutch (USD2295) might not be new, but it has earned its stripes as one of the go-to icons of the Spanish luxury house.
Then there’s the Kaia Shoulder Bag (USD1685) from Saint Laurent that’s classically shaped with an oversized YSL logo that commands attention everywhere it goes. Last, but not least, meet Gucci’s 1955 Horsebit Shoulder Bag (USD2610) that while isn’t as wild as the Italian luxury house’s runway offerings, is a bag that’s built (and designed) to last beyond mere seasons. #happyshopping