Rich cherries, opulent raspberries, luscious blackberries, ripened loganberries and bruised plums. No I’m not talking about a greengrocers at the end of market day, these are the new shades of berries you should be looking out for, when buying a new bag.
Designers are taking their leave from nature and gone are the brash, colour neons of spring and summer, instead we are favouring the more muted hues of autumn and the rich sumptuous flavours that only this season can provide. With the evenings drawing in, and the nights getting that first chill in the air, the warm and enriching hues of nature are as pleasing in fashion as they are in reality. Check out our favourite berry bags and see which one you will lust after!
Gucci – Jackie leather shoulder bag – £1,330
Gucci gives its iconic Jackie bag a makeover in butter-soft cherry leather, echoing the rich hues that dominated the FW11 runways. This beautifully made piece is an investment in the brand’s signature sophistication – showcase the shade by styling it with black.
Mulberry – Bayswater textured-leather bag – £795
Rich reds are the color of the season, and Mulberry ensures its iconic ‘Bayswater’ bag stays effortlessly on-trend by updating it in a luxurious burgundy leather. With plenty of room for all your essentials, this classic design will work hard in your wardrobe. Carry it to complement everything from patterned evening looks to understated casualwear.
Jimmy Choo – Justine suede and leather tote – £1,395
This summer, fashion’s finest are celebrating all things bright, so take the trend through to your accessories with Jimmy Choo’s grape-hued ‘Justine’ tote. Crafted from a luxurious pairing of the softest suede and supplest leather, this compact piece will see you stylishly from morning to night. For the boldest finish, clash yours with color-splash pants and neon nails.
3.1 Phillip Lim – Pashli leather tote – £830
Rich spice tones make up the prevailing color palette for fall, so upgrade your current carryall to 3.1 Phillip Lim’s burgundy ‘Pashli’ tote. Impeccably crafted from shark-effect leather, this spacious bag strikes the perfect balance between classic and contemporary. Slide the top handles into the crook of your arm and let this piece complement hushed prints and muted shades.
Lanvin – Amalia quilted leather bucket bag – £1,220
Rich purple is set to be big fashion news for FW12 so stay one step ahead of the style set with Lanvin’s luxurious quilted leather ‘Amalia’ bag. Detailed with the design house’s signature grosgrain ribbons, note the zip fastening around the sides and base that lets this piece expand to fit the needs of your day.
Chloé – Jade Large leather shoulder bag – £1,770
Chloé’s impeccable carryalls have fast become contemporary classics, and this ‘Jade’ shoulder bag is the label’s latest offering. Beautifully crafted from dark-red leather with a contrasting strap, it will take you through the seasons in style. Wear it with neutral outfits to perfect Parisian chic.
Marc by Marc Jacobs – Burg Boxer Medium leather tote – £405
We love the shade of cherry leather used to create Marc by Marc Jacobs’ perfectly proportioned tote. A detachable shoulder strap gives you a second styling option and the sides can be folded out to create the ‘Burg Boxer’ collection’s signature shape. Team it with a dress and heels for summer, switching to jeans and a jacket when the weather cools.