I always been a “baG girl”, so I always preferred to spend my money in must have bags instead of designer clothes. Not saying that I don’t buy designer clothes, but I would like to make the point that you can dress nicely without investing a fortune. A really good designer bag, instead, can make your outfit. More than that, a bag will always fit you regardless you gain or loss weight (only God knows how many weights fluctuations have been through in all my life!).
Said that, if you’re investing a looooot of money in a must have bags, you really need to evaluate and decide if this is a MUST HAVE for you as well. You (I) want it because it is on trend and it looks so nice on others, but is this good for you as well? Does fit your lifestyle? Does fit into your wardrobe? Is that colour right? Is that practical? Or is the material too delicate? This is the sort of questions I ask myself before buying a designer bag.
Hope you will agree with my selection and please let me know your opinion about it. At the end of the page you will also find the links to directly buy these mush have bags (real beauties)…don’t neglect that because at least a couple of these bags are SOLD OUT almost everywhere in store and online so I had to do a lot of research to find where you can buy it 🙂
GAIA’S ARK – CULT GAIA (must have bag nr.1)
This is the bag you need NOW, everyone is going crazy about it…and I totally get why! The shape is just perfect to make the bag stand-out in every outfit, it can be complementing or contrasting, but it will always look great. It adds a summery vibe to denim, lace dresses and even leather biker jackets. In the pictures below you can see the ‘classic’ bamboo Gaia and the acrylic black version (that is a more expensive but I find it more trans-sesonal). You can choose the size Small or Large in the Classic and Mini or Small in the acrylic. I would definitely go for the smaller version in both cases as I think it would fit much better with my proportions. I’m still trying to decide with version in going to order…maybe both?!? What is your choice?
nile – CHLOe’ (MUST HAVE BAG NR.2)
This was love at the first sight! It is like having a lovely little treasure in your hands. You can hold the bag by hand (and also in your wrist because of the jeweller- like bracelet) or wear it long shoulder or even cross body (which is great!) thanks to the removable (and adjustable) strap. All these options made this bag the perfect transitional piece for your day-to-night looks. I would definitely go for the size small in Silver Blue. I like the small the most because it is roomier (which is always good) compared to the minaudière and it is also more into my proportions (considering that I’m 5ft 3″ tall) compared to the medium.
piercE bag – jw anderson (MUST HAVE BAG NR.3)
I had a controversial approach towards this bag…it didn’t quite catch my attention at the beginning, but now I definitely like it! That pierce detail, that you can wear at your wrist, gives a rock vibe to an otherwise lady-like bag. The Pierce bag reaches the best proportions, in my opinion, in its medium size. It comes also in two colours but some of the pairings might be really appealing at the moment and (if you’re like me) be boring in the long distance. In conclusion, I like the total black or navy versions and I might consider the monochrome version as well, but white is always too delicate (so not a wise choice).
marmont – gucci
So popular that it is going to get timeless or is it already boring?!? I tried this bag and when I was really close to get for myself the medium version in black there was something that stopped me (and I’m not talking about the price). I must admit that this chevron leather is really delicate and I’m a little bit a maniac about that. Anyway, this is a really great bag, love the design and the shape. Love the details. The medium is more a day bag while the small is more a day-to-night staple. This is definitely a must have bag (in the general definition) but maybe not the right for me. What do you think, is this still to be included in the must have bags for Summer 2017?
college – saint laurent
Loving this bag because this is the perfect daytime bag with a rock vibe in it. Definitely one of the best Hedi Slimane creations during his stay at Saint Laurent. Love the black version with silver details but I also love the burgundy one (perfect from summer to winter). This bag is practical, rock-chic, uber-cool and I would also say timeless. Therefore if I had to choose only one of these 5 must have bags, this beauty will be my choice 🙂 .
I hope you enjoyed the reading. Now you can shop any of the selected must have bags by scrolling and clicking on the pictures below.