Whether you are checking out quaint cafes on the cobbled streets of Santorini or soaking in the scenic perfection on the beaches of Saint Tropez, you always need a statement holiday bag. From ranking low on a travel essentials list to becoming an insignia of great style, the holiday bag’s image has been revamped over the years. It is not all about oversized printed canvass totes anymore. There is an ample amount of textural interplay, striking colour ways and innovation in silhouettes that make them the best holiday bags of 2019 to bring them to the forefront of luxury.
If last season was all about Jacquemus’ tiny totes, this season’s trend wheel has been punctuated with extra large renditions handbags. Giving some solid cues are Dior’s Book Tote in embroidered canvass, Loewe’s leather accent woven basket bag to Gucci’s large straw top-handle tote. At Moschino and Versace we saw colourful tinted see-through plastic totes. Much needed dash of hues was provided by Dries Van Noten in Paris and Michael Kors in New York with their extra-large neon shopping bags. Another pièce de résistance once again came from Simon Porte Jacquemus himself, this time an extra-large woven handbag with raffia fringing. For a change, Chanel took a detour from unusual silhouttes and roled out large dual toned crochet bags. With a logo emblazoned, extra large tote the holiday spirit filtered down on the runways at Stella McCartney too.
On the home turf, Pero has time and again roled out versions of large beach bags and totes perfect for a vaccation. 11.11 has also created multi purpose holiday bags in khadi cotton. With their La Digue Canvas Tote Bag, Shivan and Narresh have created their version of the classic holiday bag. Just in case you are looking for a classic woven or an artisanal canvass tote, Chiaroscuro has pleanty of options. Large shopper bags have also been emrbaced by Bollywood’s best, take cues from Deepika Padukone and Kareena’s Chanel canvass tote.
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