From Valentino to Prada and more—these are the best designer handbags of the month

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By Pravin Nair

From Valentino to Prada and more—these are the best designer handbags of the month

As we head towards the end of the month, take this time to consider new opportunities, whether it be in your career, social life or individual style. While you work on the first two, let this list of new designer handbags help you elevate your fashion game. Looking to expand your collection or simply want to buy your first luxury bag? Here, we list down both memorable pieces and those with timeless silhouettes to lead you from business to play in an instant.


Valentino Garavani Locò small shoulder bag

From its recent Haute Couture show at the Piazza di Spagna or the line of models and celebrities dressed up looking like Barbie dolls, we sure love a good Valentino moment. But to truly capture the essence of the maison, we present the Valentino Garavani Locò, recently seen on celebrity fashionista, Marion Caunter. Wear it as a cross-body bag or over the shoulder, the choice is yours. One thing’s for sure, you’ll shine through any moment with this bag and its embroidered Swarovski crystals. Available in an array of colours, our favourite pick, however, is the one in green.



Prada Symbole embroidered jacquard fabric top-handle bag

Gracing the latest Prada campaign while holding the Symbole bag is none other than model and actor, Hunter Schafer. And if it’s in Schafer’s hands, it’s got our stamp of approval! The top-handle bag, constructed with fabric and completed with a Saffiano leather top handle, holds significance in both history and creativity for the house of Prada. A little-known fact: Saffiano leather was created by the namesake of the label himself, Mario Prada. Taking a play on the iconic Prada logo, we are presented with a modernist pattern that toys with colour contrasts, making the bag cute and chic for everyday use.



Bao Bao Issey Miyaki Dazzle

Want a bag that stands out a little different from the rest? Designed from a single piece of monochromatic material, the Bao Bao Issey Miyaki Dazzle bag makes the perfect tote to strut around fabulously with. Flexible, functional and enduring, the Dazzle was designed with longevity in mind. Staying true to its original form, regardless of the many trends of the seasons, the bag is made using injection moulding technology that allows it to retain that incredible shape and style. It’s available in five different colours, but you also have the option to customise your bag by combining two shades here.



Louis Vuitton Capucines BB

The ever-iconic Louis Vuitton Capucines BB has recently been presented in a new colour and we are enthralled by it. Composed of Taurillon leather, the single-handle bag comes with a shimmery effect that appears to change colours—whether blue or purple—in different light settings. Plus, the seashell texture on the bag’s logo adds a dreamy touch.



Maison Margiela Lock messenger bag

One fascinating fact about Maison Margiela is its know-how in utilising something obscure and unthinkable and turning it into high fashion. Presenting the Maison Margiela Lock bag. First debuted in SS22, the lock detail is inspired by an aeroplane bathroom’s lock feature. When the bag is closed and being used, the prompt reads “In Use”. When unlocked and open for use, it reads “Engaged”. Made of panelled buffed leather, this bag is the perfect example of class and the deconstructed styles that are synonymous with the house of Margiela.



Bottega Venetta Mini Jodie

Take a walk around town and you’ll come to see how many people are carrying the ever-famous Jodie bag from Bottega. The bag has garnered a lot of attention for its intricate use of leather and weaving methods that give it an interesting cocoon shape. However, if you’re looking to one-up the Jodie game, that’s where the mini-mirror studded bag comes in. Composed of lambskin leather and silver hardware to make the bag look like a glimmering disco ball, this variation is sure to turn some heads while you’re out dancing the night away.



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