This season has seen a slew of changes in bag-fashion as the best luxury bags have silently evolved from large tote bags to miniatures, and from smaller totes to larger than life totes. If we were to pick some of the best handbags for women, it would be a hard choice to make. With the new season, we’ve witnessed a return of the monogram print, with brands like Fendi & Chanel leading the way with monogram miniatures and slingbacks, to the ever trending miniature purses, bum bags, and more.
While we wish we could list out the top 50 iconic bags every woman should own, we thought we’d go a little smaller with the 5 best designer bags brands that you should watch out for in 2019. Out of the top designer handbags every woman should own, here are our picks for the most popular designer handbags for women this year.
The Celine Le 16 was the first bag to be designed after Hedi Slimane took over as the artistic director for the House of Celine in early 2018. One of the first things the photographer and fashion designer did since his arrival, was launched a new bag.
With a classy finish, the Le 16 Bag exudes sophistication with a cropped flap at the top of the bag, and a rounded belt around it. With a slightly puffed shape, the bag comes in a wide range of colours and three sizes, and also offers different choices of calfskin material. Like Hermes, in the initial months of its launch, the bag was made exclusive to certain buyers. As of today, the chic and sophisticated Le 16 bag is available worldwide.
Hedi made a very statement with his joining right at the get-go, and we’re quite excited for what’s in store from the House of Celine. But with the launch of the Le 16, the brand has made a soon-to-be-iconic masterpiece of a tote.
2. Le Chiquito by Jacquemus -
If you’re thinking of the best designer crossbody bags 2019, well, look no further!
Among all the trending bags this season, the Le Chiquito purse by Jacquemus takes the win for the category of best designer crossbody bags for 2019. Said to be the tiniest bag in the world, the Le Chiquito purse by Jacquemus is hands down among the best designer crossbody bags for 2019. It has lately become a popular favorite among stars of the likes of Rihanna, Kylie Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, Priyanka Chopra and many more. One of the reasons we love this mini purse is because of its inclusive and gender-nonconforming design. Of the best designer crossbody bags 2019, our favorite is definitely the Le Chiquito for breaking societal notions of class, religion or gender, and its ability to complement style irrespective of who’s wearing it. In fact, the designer, Simon Porte Jacquemus, himself recently sported the trend.
Utilitywise, there isn’t much with the Jacquemus, but one may consider shrinking their purse essentials into bite-sized fashionable miniatures. These miniature purses also come as a necklace hung around the neck and is definitely the ‘it’ bag of the season.
3. The Pouch by Bottega Veneta -
While yesterday’s hunt may have been all about the best Louis Vuitton bag, today it’s the season of Bottega Veneta. The brand has been the talk of the season with the launch of two statement bags called the Maxi and the Pouch which are undeniably some of the best luxury bags of the season. They are designed to be slouchy and shapeless, and was a huge hit this season. Celebs from Rosie Huntington to Lily Aldridge, this Fall 2019 bag style is a fresh, off the runway look, and a definite must-have. This clutch-style is designed such that it latches on the crook of your arm rather than between your fingers. And let’s just say - of the best luxury bags this season, if you find this trendy clutch-style bag back in stock, you just may be lucky.
4. Fendi -
Out of the best luxury bags, this year has once again seen the comeback of the monogram style and the multiple cross-body bag trend, and leading the way is Fendi. With a re-release of the popular Fendi Baguette Bag during Spring Resort 2020, the brand’s latest range of bags also come in embossed logo leather, with exotic, vivid and vibrant colors. Walking the ramp this season were the trendy low-key luxury bags - the Mini Peekaboo and the Peekaboo x-Lite, along with several other new handbag designs including the FF logo print design akin to Fendi.
5. Givenchy -
Fifth on our list of top designer handbags every woman should own is Givenchy with its bum bag trend on display this season. Of all designer crossbody bags 2019, this one grabs our attention. Givenchy has done it yet again with nailing the bum bag trend right. This chic, elegant and clean bum bag is our favorite from all the bum bags on display this season. From the likes of Fendi, Gucci, and more, the bum bag trend is on the rise. Of the most popular designer handbags from Givenchy, our favorite pick is this pristine belt bag crafted from fine leather. With its gold-toned hardware along with a chain strap lets you convert the belt bag into a shoulder bag.
So if you’re still living in yesteryear fashion, searching for that best Louis Vuitton bag, we’d say move on and broaden your style choices with some of the best designer bags brands from 2019. We love and over-love Louis Vuitton just as much, but there’s more fish in the water this season, and here are some of the best designer bags brands that you should watch out for bag-spiration.