The new year may just be revving up, but we have already been privy to a lineup of new covetable carry-alls. These are the hot-off-the-press handbags that hold both daily tidbits and serious sartorial gravitas to keep on your spending spree radar
Mulberry's slouchy 'Clovelly' tote
Photo: courtesy of Mulberry
Mulberry has turned to sophisticated minimalism with its latest line of handbags: the Clovelly family. But while we adore the smaller versions in this series, we can't help but favour the classic tote. With a soft structure, crafted from supple leather, it is an understated carry-all that comes close to perfection.
Generously-sized, with the versatility of both a top handle and shoulder strap, and finished with minimal hardware – it's on our list of office essentials that will (literally) carry us through the new year.
Michael Kors' quilted 'Tribeca' bag
Photo: Courtesy of Michael Kors
Named after the iconic New York City neighborhood, the 'Tribeca' shoulder bag from Michael Kors oozes downtown cool. Crafted from supple, quilted leather and sporting a polished, push-lock fastening, the Tribeca is a surprisingly spacious bag. The addition of a chain link strap makes this new accessory a a sensible yet glamorous choice.
The best part? It is available in a range of covetable colours that span far beyond the safety net of black, white and cognac. Whether keen on turquoise or a rust red, Michael Kors has you covered.
Louis Vuitton's logo-clad denim 'Pochette'
With its indisputable '00s influence, denim is the accessory material of the moment, making its way into most spring/summer '24 runways of Ralph Lauren, Givenchy, Balenciaga and Dries Van Noten, to name a few. Sartorial powerhouse Louis Vuitton, another brand with a finger on the denim pulse, renders it across both archival pieces and new creations – all featuring the brand's iconic monogram motif.
At Vogue Scandinavia, our editors pinpoint the logo-clad Pochette. First introduced in 1992, the Pochette may be slight in size – fitting an iPhone and smaller items such as a cardholder, lipstick, and keys – but there's no better shape to bump up our notions of nostalgia.
Marina Raphael's new glitzy collaboration with Swarovski
Photo: Courtesy of Marina Raphael
Marina Raphael is no stranger to glitz and glamour. The designer has nurtured a collection of covetable handbags that lean into luxurious maximalism that becomes especially prone whenever she partners with Swarovski – a brand she’s more than familiar with as a sixth generation descendent of founder Daniel Swarovski.
The latest result of this dream pairing is the Micro Stella bag, released on January 19th. It comes courtesy of Swarovski’s Creators Lab, a series of brand collaborations unveiling uniquely collectable, limited-release items. And this limited-edition drop sure makes the most of sparkling stones, with the suede body of the bag illuminated with Swarovski’s Crystals. Carried quaintly in hand, it is all you need to zhuzh up an all-black ensemble, making dressing up the easiest thing to do.
Cala Jade's woven clutch
If you ever find yourself in Oslo, you're bound to spot more than one Cala Jade bag. The Norwegian brand has its local clientele in a well-deserved chokehold, claiming the city streets with its signature Misu weave which is hand braided by artisans in India.
Throughout 2023, the brand has slowly been expanding its lineup. The latest addition is the Aimee clutch, a sculptural style with a magnetic snap closure. Compact yet spacious enough to hold all evening essentials, the Aimee is just the thing to carry you from the office to cocktail hour and onwards to a night on the town.
Flattered's 'Hera' handbag in soft suede
Cut from the softest feather grey suede, Flattered's 'Hera' handbag is (albeit not the most exciting addition to this list) a dependable daily carry-all to suit almost every closet. The body of the handbag is malleable, just large enough to hold both office-bound tupperware and everyday essentials.
Taking on some traits from Y2K It-bags due a revival (we're looking at you, Yves Saint Laurent's 'Mombasa' bag) such as its slouchy rounded sides and comfortable size, this steal of a style comes with both a neat top handle and the handy addition of a shoulder strap as well.