Five Forever Bags to Invest In

@LOEWE Mini Balloon Bucket Bag available at @Harrods

Some fashion houses have been creating similar designs for decades – now these bags are timeless.

Investment pieces  are styles that you’ve considered and coveted, elegant and enduring – those rare few gems that will chime as much in a decade’s time as they do now.

GUCCI 1955 Horesbit Shoulder Bag / 2.500 €

Introduced for Cruise 2020, the Gucci Horsebit 1955 bag unifies original details with a modern spirit. Part of Gucci’s genetic code, the double ring and bar design spotlighted on the front is one of the luxury brand’s signature borrowings from the equestrian world. Presented on a small flap shoulder bag, the hardware is paired with the House’s monogram fabric and completed with an adjustable shoulder strap.

@SAINT LAURENT Quilted Icare Shopper Bag / 4.158 € at

SAINT LAURENT Quilted Icare Shopper Bag

Though Saint Laurent may already have a line-up of iconic bags under its belt, the label’s added one more to its coveted oeuvre: meet Icare. A maxi shopping bag with plenty of space for your summertime essentials, the quilted delight boasts soft sides that can be left open or bent inwards to create a more tapered silhouette. Whichever way you decide to wear it, you can rest assured that the gold-tone YSL emblem which sits to the front will always be the star of the show.

@LOEWE Mini Balloon Bucket Bag

LOEWE Mini Balloon Bucket Bag 

Unveiled on the Spring/Summer 2020 runway, the Balloon bag from LOEWE is on track to become one of the brand’s most covetable styles. Named as such for its capacious size and light-as-air silhouette, this piece is a modern interpretation of the House’s affinity with asymmetric lines, contemporary details and artful folds. Highlight its bucket shape by swinging it from the single top handle, switching to the shoulder when you require both hands.

@VALENTINO Valentino Garavani Leather One Stud Shoulder Bag x @LOEWE Mini Balloon Bucket Bag available at Harrods

VALENTINO Valentino Garavani Leather One Stud Shoulder Bag / 3.024 €

Clean lines and shiny gold-tone hardware come together to create a polished and timeless shoulder bag, making the One Stud a worthy addition to Valentino Garavani’s accessories offering. Crafted from smooth nappa leather – noted for its exceptionally soft feel – the compact piece secures with a magnetic iteration of the label’s iconic Rockstud, immediately indicating your allegiance to the esteemed Italian House.

BALENCIAGA XS Hourglass Top-Handle Bag

BALENCIAGA XS Hourglass Top-Handle Bag / 1.790 €

High-fashion connoisseurs will recognise the Hourglass top-handle bag as a Balenciaga creation even before they spot the ‘B’ motif – the elegant yet sharply contemporary shape, with its angular points and sultry curves, is a signature of the House. Showcase yours on the street-style scene to assert your membership of this exclusive aesthetic club.