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Alexander McQueen tall story bag in black

Everyday Designer Handbag Types

Neutral tones come out on top in 2021 with white, tan, and pink-beige colours found across the board. These neutral colours can be worn with pretty much any outfit and will take even the simplest outfit to the next level. Bright colours can be found of course but aren’t as present this year except as accent colours. Black trainers are also at the top of the ranks. Black is a clean and classic colour to pair with outfits ranging from day time errands to evening cocktails. Whether you go for an all-black style or opt for black uppers with white soles, you really can’t go wrong with a pair of black trainers.

Anya Hindmarch ‘I Am a Plastic Bag’ tote bag

1. Tote Bags

Designed for women who are always on the go, tote bags are sleek, stylish and can carry a multitude of everyday essentials. From your work laptop and a spare pair of trainers to books and your makeup bag, you’ll always have everything you need on hand with a tote.

 If you are planning on using your bag to carry heavier items, we’d recommend choosing one made from premium leather so you can be confident it’s as sturdy as possible. You’ll also need to think about whether or not you want extra pockets and compartments to hold your belongings in an organised fashion.

 When it comes to colour, a block, neutral shade is typically best to ensure it matches the majority of your wardrobe. But, if you’re feeling bold, a patterned tote bag is a great way to make a statement. With styles from Stella McCartney, Anya Hindmarch and Versace, you’ll easily find the perfect tote bag that will suit your needs effortlessly. 


2. Belt Bags

Worn by both women and men, belt bags are extremely popular right for their ease and comfort. While not practical if you need to carry a lot of items, for a trip into town or to a festival, belt bags are a perfect choice.

Ideally, your belt bag should be lightweight and durable with enough room to house your phone, keys and wallet. If there’s extra space for a couple of other small items too then you’ve got yourself a keeper. Zip pockets, sturdy clips and adjustable straps are also key for high-quality, long-lasting belt bags.

Kenzo is an excellent choice for a belt bag with their versatile styles and distinct designs. If you’re in the market for something bright and patterned that would stand out amongst the crowd then Ganni belt bags could be the brand for you. 

Kenzo sport belt bag worn by @yuankuoyuan
Stella McCartney Falabella Mini raffia shoulder bag in white

3. Shoulder Bags

Designer shoulder bags are a classic style and one of the most popular choices for an everyday bag. Comfortable, practical and fashionable, shoulder bags look incredible paired with any outfit and are perfect for every occasion.

 Shoulder bags come in a wide variety of different shapes and sizes, so finding one that suits you and your needs will be a breeze. They are typically very spacious with plenty of room for all of your essential items such as your keys, phone, purse and even your makeup bag or a book too. The over-the-shoulder strap also often has a generous drop making them sit comfortably by your side. And, their large openings means you can add and grab items on the go quickly.

 Whether you’re looking for muted shades for easy, everyday styling such as embossed black leather or a checked, woven design for a more eccentric look or even bright colours for a statement piece, our collection includes shoulder bags from top designers such as Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen and Tory Burch.


4. Cross Body Bags 

Lightweight, practical and easy to take from day to night, cross body bags are a wardrobe staple for women who want fashion and convenience in one accessory. Ideal for multi-taskers and those with a full social life, they make perfect partners for busy days and eventful nights.

Although typically smaller than other styles of everyday bags, they are still designed to hold all of your most important daily items in a comfortable and fashionable way. With a wide range of different styles available, from simple square and rectangular shapes to more unique round or bucket bag styles, there’s something to complement all individual tastes. You’ll often find these bags have a long, adjustable strap for an ultra-comfortable fit and a zip-around or fold-over design for extra security.

 With beautiful designs from Love Moschino, if you’re looking for something quirky or Mansur Gavriel for both traditional and bold styles, our collection of designer cross body bags will enhance your outfit with contemporary feminine fashion.

Mansur Gavriel Cloud Terme clutch bag in cream

5. Backpacks

Combining comfort and high fashion, designer backpacks are right on-trend. Their hands-free design makes them perfect for a variety of occasions. Whether you’re a busy city woman, off on a family picnic or an adventurous day out, backpacks are fully functional and offer a casual-chic look.

 Depending on which size backpack you get, they are known for being the most spacious type of everyday bag. They also have smart storage options with multiple pockets and pouches to hold smaller items for you to quickly grab when you need. Durable and long-lasting many modern women are opting for a designer backpack that blends seamlessly into their daytime wardrobes.

 For smoother leather designs in neutral shades DSQUARED2, are an excellent choice. But, if you want something that stands out from the crowd more, the Kenzo backpacks make iconic accessories. All of the designer backpacks that we have at Larizia feature the best, contemporary designs made from luxurious, high-quality materials that will last a lifetime.


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