Our round-up of the best new leather handbags this season
If you’re looking for a way to spruce up your day-to-day wardrobe, you can opt for a colourful leather handbag that you can team with plain outfits. If you enjoy wearing prints, choose a plain on that will compliment all the colours and prints that you wear. Handbags are a great way to add a bit of arm candy to an everyday, casual outfit. Their versatile nature means that, when chosen properly, they’ll see you through season to season.
This season, simple and sophisticated sits alongside heavy embellishment like chains and animal influences including faux croc – and don’t forget the recent hit: the backpack. Former Mulberry designer Emma Hill launched brand Hill and Friends last year, and the result is a collection of werable designed with an edge. At £695, this chain-strap bag is on the pricier end, but with quirky detailing and classic, hardwearing materials, you know you’ll be getting a bag that lasts.
Whatever camp you choose to sit in, there’s a style out there for you in our edit…
Who’d have guessed that this designer lookalike is under £30?! Sport luxe has evolved into accessories, and this mini bag is the perfect way to embrace the trend. Plus, the smaller size means you won’t be tempted to carry around too much!
Ted Baker’s bags are always beautiful, but this two-in-one style might just be our favourite. With a stunning feminine floral design and crafted from quality leather, it also comes with a removable interior clutch to store your valuables.
We’ve just found your new everyday bag. This stunning slouchy style is this season’s take on a classic carrier. Sturdy straps and plenty of hidden pockets made it practical, while sutble equestrian detailing make for an affordable handbag that looks seriously expensive.
The Cambridge Satchel Company’s bags have everything we look for in an investment purchase: hardwearing fabrics, fashion-forward designs and a brand ethos steeped in heritage. This stand-out backpack makes a change from more rugged designs, and is the erfect size for everyday use.
If you’re looking to splash out on a bag that will last the whole season, crossbody styles are perfect. They’ll keep your hands free for busy days, and don’t leave your back in two after hours of carriage! This gorgeous pink flapover style from Modalu will brighten any outfit for summer.
A pop of colour from your accessories means you can keep clothes simple and still look instantly stylish. We love this stunning La Portegnha style made from the softest leather – a simple design in a yellow hue that screams summer!
Looking for something that’s quirky, but still practical enough to carry to work? This half-moon bag from Whistles should be top of your wishlist! A simple design with zip fastening, it’s the epitome of simple but effective.
A classic winged tote is a great investment buy. Smart enough for work but cool enough to carry to drinks afterwards, the structured shape and summer colour palette make for a classic buy you’ll use time and time again.
Is that a hint of Valentino we spy? This stunning embellished baf is a complete bargain, and who’d have guessed it didn’t come with a sky-high price tag? The sequin detailing takes it to new levels of spring/summer 2016 sophistication.
This structured style couldn’t be more perfect for everyday use. With two interior pockets, plus a front pocket and useful zip top pouch, there’s plenty of room for storage all packed into one hardwearing grab bag.
There’s a reason Michael Kors bags are so in-demand right now – the designer knows that women like us want a high-end bag, but aren’t willing to pay sky high prices. At just £195, this tote is affordable, as well as being stylish and a great shape. Plus, there’s no escaping the backpack trend, so if you can’t beat ’em – join ’em!
If you’re hoping to find the perfect special-occasion bag, why not try a metallic style? Glitzy, without being too ‘out-there’, this stunning knot-detail design will lift any outfit.
This bargain buy has more than a hint of designer about it! The Chloe-esque design is perfect for embracing the boho trend, which isn’t going anywhere this year. The saddle style keeps it
unique, and is perfect for wearing across the body and keeping your hands free!
Lulu Guinness always knows how to create covetable bags with just the right amount of quirkiness. This face design is one of her bestsellers, and the crossbody saddle style makes it perfect for everyday.
Bucket-style bags are a designer’s dream – fashion forward, stand-out yet still practical. This Dune design comes with gorgeous hardware detailing, functional front pocket and optional shoulder strap, all for just £70. Trust us: you’ll convince everyone that it’s designer!
All the fun of a clutch, but without the possibility of losing it – a pochette bag will be a style saviour. Opt for classic black with subtle detailing to really stand out.
A tote shape and next season’s must-have suede fabric = a recipe for the perfect autumn bag! Grey makes a refreshing change from the typical black, whilst the big size of this Fiorelli bag means you’ll be able to carry around everything you could possibly need. It may not be real leather, but at such a bargain price, it’s the ultimate versatile purchase.
If your style is more slouchy than structured, why not opt for a quality leather bag that’ll see you through many a season. This easy-to-use Apsinal style is large enough to fit in all of your must-haves – and more!
Sometimes, all you need is somewhere to keep your keys, cards and phone, and this Very.co.uk bag is perfect! It’s so versatile – we’ll be carrying it for everything from long walks, to days at the shops and evenings out. The zip detailing gives it an expensive edge, so you can strut into the office with confidence.