When it comes to investing in a new season designer handbag, we don’t take much convincing. However, it’s always good to do your research first and know which bag trends are going to be huge for the new season – which is where the buys at high-end stores come in.
Harvey Nichols has just released its accessories trend forecast for SS19, and there’s basically only four styles you need in your life right now.
This time last year, logo guys were everywhere, thanks in no small part to the rise of Balenciaga and Gucci. For SS19, nothing has changed, though this time around we are looking at a sleeker, monochromatic take on the trend. Our top buy, the Chloé Roy cream leather bucket bag.
Shop now: CHLOE Roy cream leather bucket bag for £1,255 from HARVEY NICHOLS
Top handle bags
Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton are both fans of them: the top handle bags, which add that ladylike touch to any outfit. Harvey Nichs calls it the ‘smart sidekick destined for the office’ and we agree. Try the Loewe Gate leather tote bag for a go-with-everything classic.
Shop now: LOEWE Gate brown leather tote for £1,995 from HARVEY NICHOLS
If top handle bags really aren’t your thing, then the shoulder bag is for you. Think a go-to cult bag in the making, usually a little bigger to easily hold everything you need in one place. We’re into the Gucci GG Marmont black leather shoulder bag.
Shop now: GUCCI GG Marmont black leather shoulder bag for £1,790 from HARVEY NICHOLS
Shop now: SHRIMPS Antonia ivory beaded box bag for £475 from HARVEY NICHOLS
Finally, tonal dressing sees no sign of abating for spring, and head-to-toe cream is the way to do it. With a little help from the Shrimps Antonia pearl bag, because that influencer-favourite really isn’t going anywhere either.