The once-ubiquitous slouchy, roomy bag silhouette has made way for an influx of more architectural, structured shapes worth sitting up and paying attention to. While the trend is rooted in geometry, the result is decidedly – and surprisingly – ladylike. Thanks to petite sizes and dainty details, such as handles that flutter delicately from one’s wrist, it’s a style that manages to feel both feminine and statement.
Favourites? Oscar de la Renta delivers sleek, sharp lines with the rectangular Alibi, Roksanda offers up one of the chicest lunchbox-esque cube bags we’ve ever seen, and the Chloé Mini C bag is the perfect case in point that it’s never been so hip to be square. But perhaps our most loved of all is Delvaux’s latest Cool Box. Making the world’s first fine leather-ware maison feel fresh, the style features a distinctive treasure chest silhouette, eclectic colourways including zingy magenta, and a statement clasp.