A woman's best friend

Forget accessories: the handbag is a lifelong companion to be carried... embraced

Goodbye minibags! Totes are back! But beware: they are not carried on the shoulder. During the Fashion Week in Paris, we saw maxi-bags folded under the arm as if they were clutches that have «grown» a lot, but also held in an affectionate embrace by celebrities and fashion victims. Always in the spotlight is Bottega Veneta's ‘Andiamo’, beautiful in all colour variations, from dusty grey to tobacco brown to light green. Bold and masculine, Zanellato's ‘Postina’, an icon of the maison, with a double closure, offers great versatility; it can be carried by hand, on the shoulder, or crossbody. Saint Laurent offers a model that is the epitome of understatement, with a wide and unstructured shape crafted from textured black leather, perfect as a carry-on when flying. Fendi’s Sunshine is irresistible. It comes in classic white and black versions, as well as in a delightful dove grey shade. For a ‘green’ choice, Hermès 2015 pre-owned bag crafted from vibrant red leather is perfect, or the orange raffia and ecru cotton basket by Marni.

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Loewe   Flamenco Xl Leather Tote   Army green
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Classic Japanese Faux Leather Bag
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Medium Lotus Smooth Leather Shoulder Bag
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Pillow Leather Clutch
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Pillow Leather Clutch
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Small Marcie Tote Leather Bag
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Medium Mony Leather Tote Bag
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Oskan Studded Leather Tote Bag
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Wardy Leather Tote Bag
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Origami Leather Shoulder Bag
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Cut Out Leather Shopping Bag
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Xl Idaho Saddle Leather Tote Bag
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MM6 Maison Margiela New Japanese Mini faux leather tote
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Brunello Cucinelli Suede shoulder bag
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Brunello Cucinelli Leather-trimmed suede tote bag
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Loro Piana Bale Medium leather tote bag
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Burberry Alec Medium leather shoulder bag
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Toteme Leather tote bag
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Loewe Puzzle Fold XL leather tote bag
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Brunello Cucinelli Suede shoulder bag
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Brunello Cucinelli Small leather shoulder bag
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The Row Idaho XL leather-trimmed twill tote bag
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Balenciaga Crush East-West Large quilted leather tote bag
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Bottega Veneta Classic Large leather tote bag
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Bottega Veneta Cabat Mini leather tote bag
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Loewe Paseo leather tote bag
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Givenchy Antigona Mini leather tote
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Tod\'s Medium leather tote bag
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The Row Glove Large clutch bag
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Saint Laurent Es Giant quilted leather travel bag
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Bottega Veneta Andiamo Large suede shoulder bag
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The Row XL Park leather tote bag
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Loro Piana Bale Medium suede tote bag
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Loro Piana Bale Micro suede tote bag
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Loewe Puzzle Fold XXL leather tote bag
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Marni medium Venice leather tote bag - Black
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Jil Sander bamboo-handle embossed tote bag - Black
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Saint Laurent large Shopper tote bag - Black
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Proenza Schouler Ruched L tote bag - Black
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Prada large leather shoulder bag - Black
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Prada Giardiniera small tote - Black
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Proenza Schouler Ruched XL tote bag - Neutrals
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Jil Sander bamboo-handle leather tote bag - Black
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Jil Sander logo-stamp leather clutch bag - Brown
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Nanushka large The Origami tote bag - Neutrals
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AMBUSH Twist knot-detail tote - White
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AMBUSH Twist knot-detail tote - Black