Handbag edit

Our most considered fashion purchase each season is a new handbag. Style director Louise Hilsz is inspired by the latest exhibition at Auckland Museum Carried Away: Bags Unpacked - here's her edit of the best.

Saben Hoffman bag, $539. Yui Mei Judy bag, $989. Georgia Jay Luna bag, $470. Deadly Ponies Mr Leopard, $829.

Experiment with colour

If you don’t like to wear colour, show off an on-trend shade with a bold bag.

Kathryn Wilson True Love bag, $320. Karen Walker Chloe Satchel, $550. World Wellington Handbag, $599. Rika Accessoires Franca bag, $679.

Invest In luxury

This is your forever bag - so spend as much as you can afford to buy the best.

Gucci Sylvie Bee Star small shoulder bag, $4260. Chloe Tess bag, $2305. Prada Diagramme leather shoulder bag, $2750. Dolce & Gabbana Sicily medium dauphine-leather bag, $1650.

Go wild

There are some colourful kitsch bags to be had that will suit a confident fashion follower.

Louis Vuitton Artycapucines PM Alex Irael bag, $11900. Gucci Mickey Mouse top handle bag, $5945. Valentino Rockstud Spike embroidered bag, $3690. Loewe Bunny shearling cross-body bag, $1775.

Auckland Museum Carried Away: Bags Unpacked exhibition

Date: Thursday June 13 till Sunday 1 December 2019

Venue: Auaha Atea Nui Special Exhibition Hall

Free with museum entry