Ben’s Bag Edit: 8 Designer bags to flaunt this Lunar New Year

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By Benedict Unang

Featured images courtesy of Delvaux
Ben’s Bag Edit: 8 Designer bags to flaunt this Lunar New Year

A new year has dawned upon us, and with it comes the perfect excuse to explore a fresh selection of handbags! What’s more, the Lunar New Year is just around the corner, so it really is the right time for your shopping spree. As BURO’s Fashion Writer and self-proclaimed bag addict, I’ve taken it upon myself to curate the perfect selections for this festive season. Whether you’re seeking a sophisticated companion or aiming to elevate your style for the festivities, the following eight carry-ons below stand ready to infuse an extra dose of elegance into your ensembles. 


Celine Heloise

“As a huge fan of Blackpink’s Lisa, I usually keep up with her latest updates via social media, and a few months ago, my eyes were drawn to a specific bag of hers on Instagram—the Celine Heloise bag. I have a penchant for oversized bags, and this one checks all the boxes with its voluminous and lightweight construction, making it the perfect accessory for everyday use. Beyond its refined lines and understated hardware, the recent addition to the Cuir Triomphe line stands out with the emblematic Celine Triomphe embossing.”



Chanel Backpack & Star Coin purse

“The metallic trend left a big impression last year, and I still think we can incorporate it into our wardrobe this year, especially with the addition of the Chanel backpack. This statement piece made its debut at the House’s Cruise 2024 presentation, fashioned from mirror calfskin and metallic calfskin for an eye-catching appeal. You’ll also be pleased to discover that it includes a star-shaped coin purse, transforming the bag into a versatile accessory.”



Fendi Baguette Fendi x Frgmt x Pokémon

“There’s no doubt that Fendi Baguette is a great choice, but what if we kick it up a notch this time with the Pokémon edition? Luckily, Fendi has merged both worlds through the Fendi x Frgmt x Pokémon collaboration, and this piece is incredibly adorable! The updated Baguette is crafted from fabric decorated with a jacquard FF motif, and it proudly showcases the charming Dragonite on its front flap. Another thing to like about this eye candy is how flexible it is as the detachable shoulder strap and handle let you easily vary your look.”



Delvaux Cool Box Nano

“If you’re in the mood to venture into a new realm of luxury brands, consider this your cue to explore Delvaux. In my recent discovery of the Belgian brand, I find the Delvaux Cool Box Nano to be a potential go-to accessory for every season. Constructed from the supple Taurillon calfskin with two-tone embossed leather marquetry, the petite yet roomy bag is embellished with the iconic D-buckle from the Cool Box series in a gold metallic finish, adding a touch of quiet luxury. With eight colour choices to pick from, you’re certain to find the right shade to match your Chinese New Year outfit.” 



Miu Miu Arcadie

“In case it slipped your attention, red is the colour of the season, and what better way to embrace it than with the Miu Miu Arcadie bag? This top-handle bag is a part of the House’s latest Upcycled collection, showcasing impeccable matelassé craftsmanship that imparts a three-dimensional, textured, and highly sophisticated effect. While the gold-tone hardware enhances the overall aesthetic, the inclusion of a detachable shoulder strap offers the option to wear it as a chic sling bag.” 



Gucci Dionysus Small Rectangular bag

“I’ve been following Gucci for quite a while and I must say that their seasonal offerings rank among the best, including the Dionysus bag. This revamped piece is crafted from luxurious ivory leather and adorned with a red chain print trim. What caught my attention are the tiger head and the dragon and the Interlocking G dragon print on the back. And, of course, the extended sliding chain strap is a plus because it enables you to switch between a shoulder strap and a top handle when needed.” 



Longchamp Le Pliage Xtra XS

“My mind often turns to Longchamp when I think of a brand that can seamlessly combine minimalist design with bright hues, and the Le Pliage Xtra XS bag is a great example of that. Setting it apart from other offerings from the French Maison, this one boasts a reddish-brown tone and includes a detachable beaded shoulder strap for a playful touch. Despite its compact exterior, the bag surprises with two interior pockets—both flat and zippered. Since it’s made of durable cowhide leather, the bag not only withstands wear and tear but also matures nicely over time, which allows you to use it for many years to come.” 



Burberry Small Chess

“I’ve been admiring Daniel Lee’s contemporary and youthful vision for Burberry lately, a style that resonates well with the present generation. In my view, the Small Chess bag effortlessly embodies the progressive direction. Diverging from the House’s Shield and Knight bag, this shoulder bag derives its name from the brushed metal knight charm and features a structured B-shaped base. The charm is heightened by the delightful colour options like blush pink and muted yellow, making it easy to coordinate with your outfit.” 





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