New Year, New You, New Bag!


If you have some Christmas money left over and haven’t had the chance to spend it in the sales yet, may we make a suggestion? Why not treat yourself to a brand new designer handbag? There are some fabulous new styles out for this seasons Spring/Summer 2013, complete with bright colours that will banish any winter blues and make you the envy of all your fashionista chums! We’ve picked the hottest bags from Net-a-Porter that tick our trend boxes and are sure to get you a few second looks when you are out and about. Enjoy!

Yves Saint Laurent

The Muse Two small leather and canvas tote – £1,075

Carefully crafted from contrasting leather and canvas, Saint Laurent Paris’ beautifully structured ‘Muse Two’ embodies refined elegance. Carry this classic carryall by the top handle, or go hands-free with the optional shoulder strap – an all-black outfit will showcase the rich blue hue.


Pierre Hardy

Color-block suede shoulder bag – £475

Give your daytime outfits a high-impact finish with Pierre Hardy’s color-block suede shoulder bag. In pop-bright shades of red, orange, teal and blue, this velvety soft accessory has a chic, mod look. Carry it as a clutch against a vibrantly hued sweater and mini skirt.



Alice python and leather tote – £2,290

Chloé’s signature ‘Alice’ tote has been flawlessly crafted from a striking combination of black leather and bright-green python. Maximize the bold color contrast with a graphic outfit.


Diane von Furstenberg

440 leather trapeze bag – £385

Diane von Furstenberg’s tomato-red trapeze bag is a must-have for chic work-to-weekend style. Crafted from supple leather, this roomy accessory can easily hold magazines, a large wallet and even your tablet. Carry it by the top handle or adjustable shoulder strap, using the detachable mirror for quick make-up fixes.


Reed Krakoff

Uniform color-block leather trapeze tote – £1,250

Reed Krakoff’s beautifully crafted leather ‘Uniform’ tote is a smart choice for office-to-weekend dressing. In a classic black, white and sand palette, this roomy satchel can hold everything from a laptop to a spare pair of heels. Carry yours against a sharply tailored blazer and printed pants.



1970 large leather shoulder bag – £1,620

Inspiration for Gucci’s 1970 bag line came whilst delving through the Italian house’s accessories archives. Crafted from supple chocolate leather, the simple shape is offset with hinged gold plates and a shimmering chain tassel.



Perforated leather shoulder bag – £660

Polka dots had a strong presence on the SS13 runways and Marni’s perforated leather shoulder bag is a great way to work the look every day. Lined in soft twill, this structured carryall has enough room to hold all your daily essentials. Tote it against a sophisticated color-block outfit.


Yves Saint Laurent

The Cabas medium leather tote – £1,540

Crafted from super soft leather, Laurent Paris’ roomy purple tote is an essential accessory. A signature style of the label, carry yours with everything from boardroom-ready tailoring to downtown denim – it’s the perfect size to store on-the-go essentials.


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