As we prepare for the winter weather to sink in, it’s time for us to push our raffia basket bags – the sartorial symbol of summer – to the back of our wardrobes for another year and invest in an autumnal must-have.
One sartorial change we are happy to make, there is something seriously chic about a red bag. While extravagant colourways have been ruling our accessories over the past few seasons, the red bag takes us back to basics with a timeless appeal, while still bringing that coveted pop of colour in comparison to classic black iterations.
Red bags play on the perfect balance between statement and everyday – paired with any outfit to bring instant intrigue.
Here are some best red bags for 2019.
A.P.C. Half-moon smooth-leather cross-body bag
Crafted in a smooth Italian leather, this piece from Parisian label A.P.C. has a classically and effortlessly chic aesthetic. The bag is the perfect balance between statement piece and complimentary accessory. It has a spacious interior with two compartment pockets and an adjustable shoulder strap.
Matt & Nat Kate Mini Round Tote Bag
Tap into the red bag trend with this vegan iteration in a timeless round silhouette. The piece is kitted out with a cross body strap but can also be worn with just the mini carry handles at the top. The bag is composed entirely from PVC and recycled polyester.
Olivia Ring Lock Cross Body Bag
Pack all your must-have possessions into the compact Olivia cross body and be prepared for whatever your adventures will throw at you. The stylish piece has a faux leather exterior that is embossed with a croc-like design.
Lana Nano Bucket Bag – Ruby
Bucket bags have become a timeless wardrobe staple and one of our favourite styles season after season. The roomy pieces, like this Strathberry iteration, is the versatile accessory you have been searching for. It is also fitted with a button fastening, and an interior zipped and removable pocket for added security.
Fendi Mon Trésor perforated leather bucket bag
The cult Fendi Mon Trésor style already boasts a long list of cult followers due to its ability to fit just about everything but the kitchen sink inside.
The bold red design is embellished with coral drawstrings and a navy interior. It has a perforated logo design and can be worn with the top handle, over the shoulder or as a cross body.
Designed in a minimal and contemporary style, the Kyklos bag from leather goods label Folklore The Label is available in this statement-making red hue complete with the matching straps in both top handle and cross body alternatives.
Roger Vivier Silk Satin Envelope Clutch Bag
Add instant glamour to your evening look with this elegant clutch bag from Roger Vivier. The piece is embellished with the label’s signature Swarovski crystal-encrusted buckle to match perfectly with your shoes from the footwear designer.
Saint Laurent Mini Leather Kate Tassel Shoulder Bag
As we approach the holiday season, investing in this YSL clutch bag seems all the more pressing. The lust-worthy piece is adorned with the brand’s iconic monogram and tassel detail that will accompany your party-ready look with added sophistication.
Classic Red Medium Lips Clutch
When kitsch meets chic you are left with this highly covetable lip-shaped clutch from none other than Lulu Guinness. The iconic silhouette from the label will make the perfect side kick to your evening look.