There are many designer handbag trends to get on board with this season, but if you’re going to invest it just the one style, make it the 90s shoulder bag.
It made a quiet comeback last year thanks to Fendi bringing back its iconic Baguette bag, while Dior launched a new version of its It bag, the saddle bag.
Then of course, there was the By Far Rachel bag, which has become so huge that the brand has difficulty keeping stock (you’ll be lucky to get your hands on the silver glitter style).
For autumn/winter, the shoulder bag has become a permanent part of our wardrobe, and it’s not the least bit surprising. It has just a hint of nostalgia (who didn’t want to dress like Rachel, the Ralph Lauren years?) but is modern and sleek enough to be worn now.
Not to mention that it is damn practical too, a decent size, and casually flung over your shoulder to free up your hands? Who knew!
Shop now: SLICK Tiger Print Shoulder Bag for £32 from Topshop
Shop now: BY FAR Rachel hazel patent leather shoulder bag for £315 from Harvey Nichols
Shop now: PRADA Sidonie small tie-dyed leather shoulder bag for £2,350 from Net-A-Porter
There are the party versions, animal print, glitter, which are best worn with a slink sequin dress for the festive season. Then there are the grown up ones, the moc crocs and the smooth leathers, best worn over a chic camel coat a la Rachel. Here are a few of my faves to shop now.