5 bag trends we love this summer

If there's one sartorial summer investment that will truly last you all year long; it's the humble handbag. With the best cost per wear and the ability to transform any outfit, it's perhaps the most sensible new-season buy a girl can make. 

So where to start? This summer, bags are coming in many shapes, sizes and colours, with everything from ice cream pastels to luxe quilted styles and the latest nod to logo mania from the likes of Valentino Bags and Michael Kors. Here are five of our favourite bag trends for summer and beyond.

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The plush padded bag

During the summer months, we want to feel untethered, light and free.

Padded handbags always look chic, and the modern styles will not only look fun, but they'll also elevate your wardrobe, too meaning you get more bang for whatever buck you've put down. Invest in contemporary styles from Moschino and Valentino.

From clutches at Bottega Veneta to the protective laptop bag from Kenzo. it’s clear that for SS21, designers were of the same opinion – padded bags will be big news this year.

Why not try a cheeky Moschino mini bag or the camera bag from Michael Kors?

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The ‘cram it all in’ leather satchel

Tiny bags are great and all, but if you're the kind of person who carries their life in their bag from dawn to dusk, you need a sidekick that doesn't mess around. You’re in luck - the roomy satchel bag trend is on the upswing for summer office reopenings.

Not only are they back, but this time they’re big enough to accommodate the woman that wants to take everything with her – and we mean everything.

If the parachute-sized bags of the runway are a little OTT for your morning commute, a sizeable satchel will do the trick, like these ones from DKNY and Ralph Lauren.

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