By Ellie Hamilton
Reminding us summer is just a whisker away, we're basking in the light of the glorious beach bag. And this year we’ve fallen for anything wicker - boxy or soft, we’ll take both. This playful update to the easy-going essential is one we can’t get enough of. They’ll work just as well to house all our holiday essentials as they will to accompany us to summer weddings.
Kate Spade New York Sam Wicker Medium Satchel, £395
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The must-have shape we were all carrying a few seasons ago is back with a bang. And this time the bucket isn’t shying away from bright colours, bold textures and exciting embellishments. Smart enough for work lunches and business meetings, but fun enough to join you for drinks, snap up the shape that’s set to be on everyone’s arm by summer.
FLYNN Monty Small Bucket Bag, £430
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Add a dose of colour to your wardrobe with this season's it bag - the colour popping mini bag. A dreamy companion for every LBD and LWD you’ll be donning in the sunshine, and guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step. Clashing or complementary, there’s no rules so it’s time to have some fun.
FLYNN Bergen Tool Box Bag, £385
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Move aside leopard print, when it comes to handbags, there's a new print in town: snake effect is now the print du jour. Whether subtle and chic is your shade of choice or your wanting something a bit more dramatic (hello dreamy pastel COCCINELLE mini that's ready to be welcomed into the wardrobe of yours truly), this is one trend thats worth splashing out on.
COCCINELLE Craquante Mini Print Crossbody, £320
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As the late, great Amy Winehouse put it beautifully, "I go back to black". But black doesn’t have to be boring. With exciting textures and modern shapes to choose from, the trusty black bag is our effortlessly chic, goes with everything best friend, with magical style powers we’ll never truly understand, but undoubtedly worth every penny. Best to bag a few.
Gianni Chiarini Dalia Small Handbag, £159
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