If ever there were an expert qualified to list the most desirable bags to invest in right now, it's Anna Vitiello, co-founder of And Finally - an online go-to accessories destination, offering an encyclopaedic knowledge of the industry. Here, she introduces the 10 bags to invest in this year.
Just a few years ago, it might have seemed too obvious, or bad taste, even, to sport such a recognisable accessory - a mood that gave rise to a number of brilliant new brands that pride themselves on invisible branding understated design. But the tides have shifted and our thirst for ‘It-bags has returned. So what do the next 12 months hold for these cult-status, wait list-inducing handbags that seemingly sell out faster than we can reach the queue for them? The answer, in short, is a bright future: behold a new breed, prepare to fall over yourselves to get your hands on one.
Few fashion houses could take a beautifully simple handbag silhouette, apply a single initial and come up with a cult accessory, but such is the influence of Chloé’s handbags (and the loyal hashtag Chloé girls that don them) that the label’s C bag has become one of our favourite street style stars. Its chic understatedness makes it one of the most versatile bags of the season, perfect for pairing with casual denim or a silk slip dress for summer.