As the new year approaches and you want a new look but aren’t ready to overhaul your whole wardrobe, then why not invest in a statement bag to update your wardrobe? Adding a new bag to your collection is one of the best investments you can make as it can be worn everyday and will add a pop to any outfit. Check out some of the best of the bags below
Shop Paula Cademartori
Located in Edinburgh this luxury label creates gorgeous leather, handcrafted bags in Spain by the best artisans, and high quality materials. With the signature bar closure, these bags are beautifully distinct. If you’re looking for classic and chic, look no further than Strathberry.
FACT + FICTION
For a woman on the go who wants to organize every aspect of her life, Fact + Fiction is the bag for you. With their unique compartmentalized handbags and backpacks, these vegan leather bags will have your life organized with everything you need to carry. From work to the gym, diapers for your baby, to your laptop, this bag stores everything for a working woman’s day.
With their unique sectioning that holds shoes or baby diapers in one compartment, a side pocket for work documents, Ipad or laptop, a smaller upright pocket for your water bottle and with the top section of the bag being used for smaller items like a wallet, phone and other items that you need to access quickly and easily. This bag will save you having to carry a multitude of bags around and have you looking smart and together whilst you’re at it. The bag can be used as a gym bag or diaper bag as well as a bag for all of your every day essentials. Pure genius.
A former beauty pageant winner, Vuthaj has always loved bags. With the idea of beauty creates beauty, Vathaj set about creating a collection of stunning bags. Handmade in Italy, the collection is bright in color and uses materials such as python leather, pony hair and Italian leather. Creating a feel of uniqueness, with her hand painted clutches, the collection is stunningly chic.
The sisters behind Schedraui, Stephanie and Grace were born in El Salvador and have a shared view of positivity that has inspired the DNA of their brand. “Our concept is gratitude. Every bag has a message inside, things such as, ‘Choose to Shine’, or 'Begin and End Your Day with Gratitude', says Stephanie Schedraui. The quotes are embossed inside the bags in gold. This season’s collection includes some stunning rucksacks that are both practical and fashion forward, with one of the most stunning in rose gold. All the bags are made with Italian leather and only the best materials.
JAM LOVE LONDON
If you're looking for a unique bag, look no further than Iridescence. This bag company has a selection of stunning bags that are original in shape, and beautiful in color and texture. The perfect unique finish to any outfit. Originally from China but a graduate from Parsons, the designers behind Iridescence, Yiming Lin and Angie Ray are influenced by both the West and East. With their unusual shapes these bags are instantly recognizable.
MATT & NAT
Inspired by Mat(terial) and Nat(ure) Matt & Natt was born. Living by the simple motto of “Live beautifully”, understanding and appreciating humanity, and the creativity we all poses within us.
With colors born out of textures and color tones of nature, with the goal of protecting it, Matt & Natt create all their products out of vegan materials, avoiding using all animal materials. With a commitment to sustainable fashion and using recycled materials including recycled nylons, cardboard, rubber and cork. For the last ten years that have also only used lining made out of 100% recycled bottles. Beautiful and classic in design and carrying a strong message of doing good, Matt & Natt are a brand you need to know!