By now, you’ve likely become completely familiar and accustomed to the range of bags that your favourite luxury brand has to offer – there are only so many Jodies, Paseos and Peekaboos one can view before things start to feel a little repetitive.
So here’s an idea the next time you’re on the hunt for your next bag purchase: shop in the men’s section.
If we are to believe that fashion can indeed be genderless, there’s no better place to start than in the bag department, don’t you think? After all, the most important thing is that it’s a trusty portable compartment designed to carry all your essentials. A tote bag – whether it’s in the women’s section or sitting on the men’s racks – is still a tote bag.
Ahead, we’ve found some of our fave sacs from the men’s range. Now, you have twice the amount of options for you to consider. Pro-tip: get your S/O snap any of these gorgeous bags up, so you can quietly borrow it too.
1. T Timeless belt bag mini, $1,800, Tod’s
Meet your new brunch companion. Team with a casual white top and jeans for an effortless weekend ‘fit.
2. Dior Sahara basket bag with strap, $3,300, Dior
Kim Jones’ subversive take on the summer basket bag combines sporty rubber overlays in the house’s signature Cannage motif with a bucket-shaped body woven out of papyrus, banana leaf and bamboo.
3. Keepall bandoulière 35, $5,450, Louis Vuitton
Whoever said the perfect hand-carry does not exist hasn’t met this Keepall. The gradient colourway lends a bold statement to an otherwise classic shape that’s best-loved for its roominess and hardiness.
4. Attache medium shoulder bag, $4,250, Gucci
You’d be forgiven if you mistook this fortune cookie-shaped bag for a women’s handbag. Sold with two straps – an adjustable leather strap and a canvas Web striped strap – it’s your new “go everywhere” sling bag.
5. Tote bag, price upon request, Ferragamo
Add a pop of colour to your daily OOTDs with a functional tote bag in an arresting shade of Klein blue.
6. Medium Triomphe in croc-embossed leather, $5,300, Celine
If it’s good enough for Park Bo Gum – who wore this to the reopening of Celine’s Omotesando store in August – then it’s good enough for us. Just think of how chic this would look when slung over a striped pullover and blue jeans!
7. Triangle leather bag, $3,650, Prada
Tired of quiet luxury? Let the world know you’re flexing with a bright green Prada bag that’s shaped like the house’s iconic logo.
8. Multipocket Baguette, $5,790, Fendi
Made of supple Cuoio Romano leather, this gorgeous looker comes with five differently-sized patch pockets and hand-stitched trimming.
9. Small Pandora bag in nylon, $1,590, Givenchy
Borrowing the recognisable slouching shape of the best-selling Pandora bag, this sporty nylon slinger is hardy enough that you can travel around the world with it without worry of wear and tear.
10. Fold Shopper in paper calfskin, $2,850, Loewe
Perfect for those days when you’ve got back-to-back meetings, yoga class and a late-night grocery run to complete.
This article was originally published on Her World.