As a fabulous new fashion season dawns, brands around the world are offering their latest designs for your seasonal adventures. From the recently reimagined Gucci Bamboo 1947 to Christian Dior’s reinterpretation of the iconic Lady Dior, these are the best Spring/Summer 2022 bags to covet and wear all season long.
Now, if there’s one thing we know about trendy bags, it’s this: there’s always the to the right bag for every occasion. Whether it’s an essential carry bag for afternoon tea with the girls or a sleek and sophisticated silhouette to elevate your look for evening soirees, picking the right bag to go with you account.
To put things into perspective, we’ve put together a list of spring bags – from crossbody bags to mini bags – to keep you up to date with the latest fashionable deals.
Spring/summer 2022 bags to discover:
Ferragamo Cage Bag
The duality and unique expression of Ferragamo’s craftsmanship is captured in the colorful and versatile new icon for Spring-Summer 2022 – Ferragamo Cage Bag. Inspired by the famous Kimo sandal created by the House in 1951 – braided leather upper with interchangeable leather or silk socks – the Ferragamo Cage Bag has an extremely lightweight construction in a bucket silhouette. It is the perfect archetype of architecture applied to leather goods, produced with meticulous care and attention to detail. It’s a two-bag-in-one concept, with a drawstring bag inside that can be removed immediately.
The Ferragamo Cage bag is available in a variety of color and material variants including black, white, red, blue and saddle brown. The inner silk bag can be purchased separately and comes in the Heritage printed in saturated colors of red and orange; as good as Poppy printed by French artist Julien Colombier exclusively for SS22.
For more information, visit ferragamo.com.
Cartier Panther bag
The iconic panther, Cartier’s spirit animal, makes an appearance in the latest line of bags aptly named Panthère de Cartier. The new silhouette, featuring his muse Lily Collins, is defined by its structured trapezoidal shape and crafted in finely grained leather with a black-speckled jewel clasp bearing the signature animal. The new bag also evokes the quirky and creative legacy of Jeanne Toussaint, the eccentric visionary – nicknamed “La Panthère” – who became the first to dare to flesh out the three-dimensional creature. The Panthère de Cartier bag can be worn on the shoulder or in the hand. It is adored for its minimalist design which draws all the attention to the clasp. The sculptural “C” is created in collaboration between Cartier’s design studio and its High Jewelry sculptors, creating the purity of its lines and the precision of its proportions in perfect realism.
It comes in two looks and two sizes, a small and a mini model, to wear on any occasion and comes in four colors: black, cherry red, green or pale pink. All bags can also be personalized by adding initials or a date; either hot stamped in gold foil on the bag or by engraving the inside mirror.
To learn more, visit cartier.com.
Dior D-Lady Joy bag
This season, Dior unveils the brand new D-Lady Joy Bag and it is indeed a reinterpretation of the iconic Lady Dior. Adopting a shorter height, the bag is constructed with Cannage Stitching to give it an elegant and timeless look. The bag is also accompanied by the classic DIOR charm, faithful to the emblematic codes of the House. For spring, the D-Lady Joy bag comes in a slew of bright colors, including a hot pink number adorned with sequins and scales. It comes with a detachable chain shoulder strap, as well as a detachable fabric strap for multiple ways to use and carry. The perfect showstopper? We think so.
To find out more, visit dior.com.
LV Petite Malle East West
La Petite Malle has come a long way since its first appearance on the catwalk in Louis Vuitton’s Fall/Winter 2014 women’s collection. A miniature version of the iconic LV trunk, the LV Petit Malle comes in classic versions with Monogram, Damier and Epi Leather; often adorned with the signature of the 3 crosses. For Spring/Summer 2022, the Maison presents the new Petite Malle East West, which takes on an elongated shape to offer more spacious and versatile functionality. Carry the new bag with a different attitude – in the hand, on the shoulder with a wide, short textile shoulder strap, or as a clutch with a removable, adjustable, thinner leather shoulder strap. The new Petite Malle East West is also available this time in unique finishes including Monogram, LV Libellule and LV Peacock lace, offering character, high craftsmanship and a touch of theatricality.
For more information, visit louisvuitton.com.
Bvlgari Serpenti Cabochon Shoulder Bag
The Serpenti Cabochon Crossbody bag alludes to sophistication and elegance. Crafted in soft amaranth calf leather, the bag is available in five glorious colors including black, blue, red, pink and ivory. The bag features a quilted maxi design inspired by the sleek surface of cabochon cut gemstones and combines a bold graphic pattern with captivating details. The chain evokes a bold touch and serves as a handle, topped with the heritage snakeshead closure which is embellished with matching gemstones.
To find out more, visit bulgari.com.
Burberry first introduced the new Rhombi bag during the Spring/Summer 2022 showcase last year. The new ellipse shoulder bag is inspired by the abstract curved prints of its RTW collection. Presented in supple fawn and black smooth leather and coated canvas with birch brown checks, the Rhombi bag expresses simplicity and elegance at its best.
To find out more, visit uk.burberry.com.
Gucci Bamboo 1947
The new Gucci Bamboo 1947 is reinvented to forge a link between past, present and future. The new iteration features a bamboo top handle style that is distinguished by interchangeable leather and web straps, casting a contemporary light on the sophisticated silhouette. The bag is available in three sizes – medium, small and mini – and a rainbow of bright colors. The top handle and closure exude a high level of craftsmanship, crafted from hand-picked pieces of bamboo to the Maison’s design specifications – each carefully sanded, shaped and finished by hand.
All sizes are available in leather, white leather and black patent leather, while the small and mini sizes sport a palette of vibrant hues including bright orange, marigold, pink, azure and bright green. There are also crocodile and python versions to enrich the line’s previous offer.
For more information, visit gucci.com.
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Kuala Lumpur.