#BAGAHOLICBOY SHOPS: 5 Classic Red Bags To Usher In The Lunar New Year


Red is a colour often associated with luck and prosperity, which also explains why it is the main go-to colour used to usher in the Lunar New Year. Homes and shopping malls will be filled with bright red decorations, and the Chinese believe that you should wear red on the first day to portend a prosperous year ahead. Of course, the colour might be a tad much to don from head to toe, so some ladies might opt to pair their outfits with a red handbag instead.

And here are 5 different styles that you can consider, some of which are new-in for the season, while others are returning favourites made available in a brand new shade of red. Most importantly, all of them are considered ‘classics’, silhouettes that are iconic with the designer house and naturally guaranteed to be relevant over the years to come, which also makes sense considering the pretty pennies they cost.

01 – First up, Chanel’s Flap Bag With Top Handle (SGD6130), more commonly known as the ‘Coco Handle’. The easy-to-carry silhouette has been returning season after season of late, now coming in red grained Caviar calfskin leather that will arrive by end-January. The removable shoulder strap is always a plus, allowing you to switch easily from a top handle handbag to a crossbody/shoulder bag in no time at all.

02 – The Lady Dior is another classic that now comes in the relatively new My ABCDior (SGD6700) style. The colour Poppy Red was introduced during Cruise 2021, and the beauty about this bag is the flexibility to customise your strap with 3 to 6 extra badges, giving it the unique personalisation that will make the Lady Dior uniquely yours.

03 – With a bag that has its origins dating back to 1934, the Alma is one of, if not the most iconic design available at Louis Vuitton today. The Alma BB (SGD2410) is a popular size that can take you easily from day to night, and the Épi leather is a deep-dyed textured cowhide resistant to light scratches. Which can only be a good thing.

04 – This is no ordinary Galleria, but rather one of the smallest sizes ever created, the Micro Galleria from Prada which measures 20 cm wide and 15 cm high. The Fiery Red hue matches perfectly with the gold-tone hardware, and you can say that this pairing of colours is pretty much the most auspicious combination you’ll find this time of year.

05 – At first glance, this seems like the standard Sac de Jour Nano (SGD2900) rendered in an all-new colour, but the devil (or rather, ox) truly lies in the details of the gold-tone padlock. Featuring a buffalo-engraved lock that’s as discreet-looking as the Sac de Jour itself, this new fun take on a classic bag is now available online, as well as over at Saint Laurent’s duplex boutique in Marina Bay Sands.

For more information, do visit the brands’ respective sites


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