The hottest bags you need now

There is always a reason to update your accessory wardrobe and what better place to start than with a new handbag. Style director Louise Hilsz edits the hottest bags on trend now.


Louis Vuitton   Spring 2019 Ready To Wear

Louis Vuitton Spring 2019 Ready To Wear

Colour block any season with two bold colours.


  • Choose at least one shade that works with your wardrobe and another just for fun.

  • This works best when you select a solid structured bag rather than a soft satchel.

Hills & West Lunar Max Mix or Match 3 Way Bag, $340. Valextra Iside medium leather bag, $3720.


Christian Dior   Spring 2019 Ready To Wear

Christian Dior Spring 2019 Ready To Wear

Return to your school days and invest in a chic backpack.


  • It may be a backpack but we think its’ worn best slung over one shoulder.

  • Avoid classic black and choose a backpack with attitude in a bright colour or with detailed hardware.

Karen Walker Ben Mini backpack, $550. Prada Leather-trimmed nylon backpack, $1355.


Chanel   Spring 2019 Ready To Wear

Chanel Spring 2019 Ready To Wear

Wearing a small bag across your body is the ultimate everyday look, and very useful for busy women on-the-go.


  • Crossbody is a great addition to your travel wardrobe or as a weekend bag. Choose a colour that suits your casual weekend style.

  • When choosing the right cross body try it on and make sure the strap length suits your height. If not make sure it can be adjusted.

Yu Mei 2/4 Braidy bag, $495. Ginvenchy GV3 small quilted leather cross-body bag, $2625.


Prada   Spring 2019 Ready To Wear

Prada Spring 2019 Ready To Wear

The colour that never goes out of fashion, and works with any look in your wardrobe is a barely-there nude.


  • The first thing you need to do when wearing a nude-coloured bag is to apply a leather protector spray. Always spray the night before you wear it, you don’t want to ruin the colour.

  • Buy a pair of shoes in the closest colour match as you can and you now have the perfect look for any summer dress which you will be able to wear season after season.

Georgia Jay Raviolo tote, $370. Saint Laurent Niki medium leather shoulder bag, $2595.


Gucci   Spring 2019 Ready To Wear

Gucci Spring 2019 Ready To Wear

Go crazy with your bag choice with a statement bag, this is an investment piece in your wardrobe.


  • This is not your everyday bag so avoid choosing a boring shade like black or brown.

  • Don’t be put off by its size as these statement bags are usually small. It's a good chance for you to downsize what you carry, and only go out with what you need, we carry lipstick, credit cards, our phone, and mints.

  • You will keep this bag forever because it won’t be worn to death. Keep all the packaging or satin bag it came in, as in years to come it will be a collector's item.

Deadly Ponies Mr Mini Monkey PVC, $395. Hillier Bartley Bunny leather clutch, $935.