7 Latest designer bags to add to your collection this September

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By Benedict Unang

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7 Latest designer bags to add to your collection this September

With the summer season coming to an end, fashion buffs have begun to refresh their closets for autumn styles that are comfy, textured and trendy in warm tones. The same rings true for carry-ons, where both form and function will be on top of the list. Thus extra-large or handy top-handle bags would be perfect for the current season. There are tons of choices around, but we’ve made things simpler for you! From the Saint Laurent LE 37 to the Alexander McQueen Seal, these are seven designer bags to look for this month.


Saint Laurent LE 37

The LE 37 by Saint Laurent is a great investment for a day-to-day bag. Like any other bucket bag, this carry-on has plenty of room for all of your possessions, but what sets it apart is its black smooth leather and bronze-toned hardware combo, which screams luxury and matches almost any outfit. The best part about it is that it can be conveniently transformed into a shoulder bag thanks to the detachable shoulder strap. 



Alexander McQueen Seal

Following the success of the Heroine and Story bags several years ago, Alexander McQueen returns to the spotlight with the Seal bag. The new cult favourite is inspired by the Tudor rose and is crafted out of supple quilted leather in four distinct colours ranging from blood red to soft ivory. While the shoulder bag is fitted with an adjustable leather and chain shoulder strap, you can effortlessly slide the smaller version under your arm. 



Ralph Lauren RL888 Box Calfskin Top Handle bag

Ralph Lauren’s RL 888 Box Calfskin Top Handle bag is quickly becoming an icon, with each bag paying homage to the iconic architecture of Lauren’s birthplace. If you haven’t heard, this object of desire is delicately crafted in Italy, where Florentine artisans skilfully select and hand-cut thirty-six immaculate pieces of the Italian box calfskin to make the body. On top of that, there’s extra attention to detail, like the signature monogram reimagined as a sculptural push-lock closure, as well as the gentle bombé filling at the flap and hand-painted edges.



Gucci Horsebit Chain

Gucci redefines the timeless Horsebit Chain bag this season with a significantly larger silhouette in an array of shades and finishes. First made popular in the early 2000s, the elongated bag is updated with a double shoulder strap and shows up in a few variations, including padded leather, shearling, crystal, and contrast leather. The multiple ways that the bag can be carried—by hand, on the shoulder, or as a clutch—additionally demonstrate its versatility.



Versace Greca Goddess Top Handle bag

The Versace Greca Goddess Top Handle bag is a bag that embodies the best of Italian leather workmanship and structural innovation. A closer look reveals the Greca emblem that is special to the House at the front of the bag, along with the arched top handle crafted in tubular leather that mirrors the architectural curve of the body. You’ll also be pleased that this latest addition offers a leather shoulder strap, internal pockets, and a magnetic fold-over closure that provides a secure seal. 



Prada Arqué

If you’re on the lookout for moon-shaped bags, the Prada Arqué bag might be just what you’re looking for. A mashup of the past and present, the hobo style redefines archival silhouettes from the 2000s through the sinuous lines and graphic volumes that ooze modernist charm. The highlight of it all is that the curved top handle can be extended to form a crossbody bag. 



Balenciaga Monaco

While puffer bags seem to be the rage this year, Balenciaga takes it to the next level with the Monaco bag that folds into a classic front-flap purse via a thick chain strap attached to the folded corners. In its tote form, the chain bag features a wide, zipped pocket that acts as an exterior storage space, while in its front-flap shape, the pocket serves as the primary compartment. Added to that, the newly released bag arrives in Arena leather or quilted thin calfskin leather with gold-toned or silver-toned hardware.





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