Handbags specialist Caitlin Donovan picks out five of her favourite LBBs from the upcoming Handbags & Accessories sale in New York
Smaller cross-body bags have succeeded the exaggerated oversized carry-alls of the past decade, and the Evelyne TPM is an on-trend iteration of Hermès’ classic and casual quintessential day bag. Lightweight and in durable epsom leather, the TPM is the perfect LBB for the modern-day, fashion-savvy woman-on-the-go.
Small in size yet impactful, this Mini Constance in Hermès’ classic tadelakt leather will transition from day to night as seamlessly as it will from outfit to outfit. The iconic black and gold colour combination makes this LBB effortlessly chic.
One of the most beautiful bags in June’s New York auction, this LBB statement piece is a highly collectible iteration of Hermès’ most coveted bag. In the exaggerated size, the Mini Kelly will turn the heads of both casual onlookers and connoisseur collectors.
Streamlined and structured in Dior’s signature quilted calfskin leather, this Lady Dior bag is a re-released cult classic, with a playful embellished twist. For the fashionista, for whom a plain black bag would never suffice, the jewelled detachable shoulder strap makes this understated LBB anything but ordinary.
Coco Chanel was the first fashion designer to introduce faux pearls and costume jewellery into high fashion. Karl Lagerfeld has followed in her footsteps by playing with lucite and faux pearls, as seen in his Votez Coco LBB. From his 2015 New Math runway collection, this evening bag is a fashion statement, despite its neutral colourway and streamlined design.