Ben’s Bag Edit: 9 Luxury bags to splurge on this February

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By Benedict Unang

Featured images courtesy of Loewe
Ben’s Bag Edit: 9 Luxury bags to splurge on this February

When it comes to the art of shopping, timing holds no constraint—whether it’s at the crack of dawn or the midnight hour, take the plunge if you have the means! In this edition of Ben’s Bag Edit, BURO’s Resident Fashion Writer reveals nine bags that not only deserve a spot in your cart but also promise to step up your fashion game. 


Ferragamo Fiamma 

“Since Maximilian Davis took the reins at Ferragamo, the quality and design of the leather goods have soared to perfection. I’ve always had a soft spot for the Hug bag, but the Fiamma bag recently stole my heart. Its asymmetric front flap, clasped with the iconic closure, and the luscious colour choices—especially the dark maroon with brown undertones—are simply irresistible. And despite its compact appearance, the Fiamma bag surprises with a roomy interior, complete with convenient slots for cards and documents.” 



Chanel 22 Mini handbag 

“Denim handbags are everywhere this season and I have just the right one for you to pull off this trend—the Chanel 22 mini handbag! This bag is a playful take on the iconic design and can make the task of styling a breeze with its stitched denim and silver-toned hardware. Pair it with a crisp white top, classic straight jeans, and kitten heels, and you’re all set for the day!”



Loewe Flamenco

Loewe currently ranks among my favourite brands and if there’s a single bag you should consider at the moment, it has to be the Flamenco purse. Personally, what I find appealing about this bag is its versatility—it can be easily transformed from a clutch to an over-the-shoulder accessory with the donut chain or as a crossbody with the accompanying leather strap. Other than that, I think you’ll like the ‘Flamenco skirt’ effect that cinches the bag, plus the vibrant colour choices.” 



Dior Book Tote

“If you’re on a quest for a new work bag or a versatile companion for errands, I highly recommend the Dior Book Tote. In contrast to the classic canvas tote, this version is meticulously crafted from black calfskin and features the eye-catching Macrocannage motif, which works well if you prefer understated luxury. The pale gold-finished metal Dior charms that embellish one of the handles additionally lend a touch of sophistication.”



Bottega Veneta Andiamo 

“I know I’m running late, but I’ve come to appreciate why the Andiamo bag become a favourite among Hollywood celebrities last year. This Bottega Veneta bag charms with its rich ruby red silhouette, enhanced by the exquisite gold knot detailing, making it a truly eye-catching piece. The magnetic closure adds a touch of convenience, eliminating the need for zippers, and the spacious storage lets you carry anything you want. The best part? It comes with a sliding cross-body strap, so you can wear it as a crossbody whenever the occasion calls for it.” 



Balenciaga Rodeo 

“When it comes to Balenciaga, I’m often drawn to the iconic City bag but a new contender has entered the scene—the Rodeo bag. First seen at the House’s SS24 show, this bag might seem unassuming at first, yet it possesses a strong character that entices people towards it. The combination of exquisite calfskin, nappa lambskin lining and aged-gold hardware speaks volumes on its own. Nevertheless, there’s room for personalisation as you can inject even more personality by attaching a variety of charms like souvenir-style pendants, heart-shaped carabiners and the brand’s retail tag in leather.”



Giorgio Armani La Prima 

“The La Prima bag by Giorgio Armani is a must-have if you’re looking for a chic mini handbag. Aside from its charming pastel shade, this bag grabs my attention with its smooth, shiny nubuck exterior that transforms it into a showpiece. I also like how the flap closes with a magnetic button and how metal clips are used to quickly switch it into a cross-body option. Another thoughtful addition is the discreet back pocket that is perfect to secure your mobile phone.”



Saint Laurent Calypso

“The Calypso bag easily earns its spot on this list, thanks to its trapezoid-like silhouette and practical snap button fastening. This Saint Laurent bag can fit into any style as it can be worn crossbody or held securely in the palm of your hand. The colour choices intensify the appeal even more, and sticking with dark tones is always a good decision.” 




Prada Buckle

“When my Editor-In-Chief Sarah shared her recent Prada trip on Instagram, the Buckle bag by Prada instantly caught my attention. The leather belts wrapping around it provide a unique touch that stood out to me. Its structured construction exudes a polished look, and the caramel shade is simply impossible to miss. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy a bag that can be worn in multiple ways?” 






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