On & Around the Street

The Best New Season Handbags For Your Post-Lockdown Re-entry

With Sloane Street’s boutiques reopening this week and restaurants open for al fresco dining, we finally have an excuse – nay, an imperative! – to uplevel our handbag game.  

For months, we haven’t had a reason to carry anything but the most functional of handbags. Something big enough to carry hand gel, masks, the quotidian necessities and also accommodate any ad hoc purchases like a pint of milk or ‘essential’ bottle of wine. 

Now, it’s time to dress up again. And we recommend starting with a new-season handbag. Want to make a statement? Make green your go-to choice: it’s one of spring’s strongest colour trends and perk-up even the most subdued trans-seasonal outfit. 

The dramatic ‘Burrow Bag’ is Off-White’s newest must-have style, featuring the brand’s signature circular cutouts, which recall both swiss cheese holes and meteor shower craters. Elsewhere, classic proportions and fetching hardware ruled. 

Here’s our edit of the best new-season bags to wear when you are out enjoying our new freedoms.

Valntino Garavani bag, £2,100
Smythson Ludlow bag, £1,445
Salvatore Ferragamo The Studio bag, £1,735
Giorgio Armani bag, £1,550
Balenciaga Hourglass small bag, £1,290
Fendi straw Peekaboo, £3,950
Gucci bag, £2,220
Dior Saddle Double Pouch bag, £1,700 2
Chloé Bonbon bag, £1,190
Bottega Veneta Cassette bag, £2,370
Off-White Burrow bag, £990