The Perfect Bag for Modern Women

May 12, 2019

The Perfect Bag for Modern Women-Leafy Souls Vegan Blog Post

When searching for bags, the perfect one is usually a combination of practicality and style. Now more than ever are people trying to find the next big hit as handbags become an asset to invest in and young talent emerges.

In the last article, we went through thebest classic bags to own and today, we will go through different modern bags to invest. From clutches to  canvas shoulder bags found in the market, the list will tell you what is in for the future.

Geometric Bags

The geometric bags are just that - the future. Their geometric look makes them super modern while their flexible design makes them both practical and unique.

Although Lara Kazis is closed now, her style is a great source of inspiration. The Pyramid Cross Body Bag is a small simple purse made from either soft Italian suede or leather that features a removable strap allowing it to be used as both a crossbody bag as well as a clutch for more formal occasions.

Designed to be one of the most versatile in the collection, the geometric shapes on the Fold It! XXL Clutch allows the bag to be configured in multiple ways, including a clutch, a crossbody bag, and a toiletry bag. The shapes also allow the bag to be folded down completely to make it easy to pack with you in a suitcase.

Much like the Fold It! XXL Clutch, the Fold It! Bucket Bag was also designed to allow you to get multiple styles out of a single bag. Able to be both a large bucket bag and a smaller crossbody bag, the Fold It! Bucket bag uses geometric design to create a simple modern purse.

The Black Leather Hobo is an over the shoulder bag that features a subtle geometric design on one side while the other side is completely smooth. An internal pouch pocket and magnetic snap closure give the bag security and extra storage making it the perfect everyday bag.

Other Designers To Look Out For According to  Vogue

Chylak

Based in Poland, Zofia Chylak crafts sleek, minimalist bags with price points that belie their premium aesthetic. It’s this winning combination of polish, practicality, and affordability that has seen her designs become a firm fixture on the street-style circuit.

The one to invest in:

Only the fastest fingers will snag the label’s miniature belt bag – the glossy mock-croc iteration, in particular, is consistently out of stock online. Place your name on the waitlist while you sharpen your reflexes, or opt instead for one of the just-landed vegan-leather styles in primary-bright stripes.

Cafuné

Queenie Fan and Day Lau are the life-long friends behind Hong Kong-based accessories line Cafuné. (intriguingly, the name is Portuguese, and refers to the act of playing with a lover’s hair.)

Its small yet practical bags strike the perfect balance between vintage kitsch and contemporary edge – the AW18 fashion jackpot). Expect girlish pastel hues brought to maturity via neat lines and polished hardware.

The one to invest in:

A marbled resin chain makes the cross-body Bellows bag instant Instagram fodder. Choose the duck-egg blue iteration, and watch it bring a brighter note to all those heritage checks and camel separates.

Mlouye

Turkish label Mlouye’s bags are crafted from sustainably sourced leather in the season’s most essential colorways – think buttery browns contrasted with almost-saccharine pastels. With just the right amount of novelty appeal, they’ll juxtapose a sharp-shouldered blazer with a gently witty edge.

The one to invest in:

Make like the brand’s hordes of street-style followers and wrap the Naomi belt bag around a too-big trench, or grasp the shearling Teddy Bear micro-bag against oil-slick patent leather for a pleasingly tactile contrast.

Ratio Et Motus

New York polish meets Italian craftsmanship in Ratio Et Motus’s wear-forever bags.

Sustainability plays a key role in the production: all leather is a by-product of the meat industry, sourced from local Italian tanneries, and water usage is kept to a minimum.

The one to invest in:

Equal parts classic and curious, the smooth leather Twin Frame bag comes with a smaller sister that sits neatly on the front. Unfasten it to downsize come evening – there’s a golden chain strap hiding inside.

By Far

An obsession with 1990s sitcoms spurred cult footwear brand By Far to branch out into bags for AW18. True to form, the pastel hues, high-gloss patent and petite proportions all scream Carrie Bradshaw.

The one to invest in:

An ode to the era’s style icon Rachel Green, the slender Rachel baguette should be tucked neatly under one arm, accompanied by a slip dress and strappy sandals. The haircut remains optional.

Peet Dullaert

The opposite to AW18’s disco glitz, Peet Duellart’s oddly beautiful receptacles are destined to transcend the seasons.

Statement-making they may be, but these bags are created not with the Insta-influencer in mind, but rather the confident, assured woman who wants a stand-out piece to transcend the whims of the seasons.

The one to invest in:

The triangular shape of the marbled resin Selene clutch is a metaphor for the connection between the sun, earth, and moon. (Try bringing that up at your next cocktail party.)

It’s suspended from a 24kt gold-plated handle, engineered to be grasped comfortably in one hand. The faux pearls that float inside illustrate the designer’s remarkable attention to detail. Practical? Absolutely not. Covetable? Definitely.


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Sizing Guide

In this guide you can see the detailed sizing charts to all our products

Unisex Tshirts

S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Width, in 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33
Length, in 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
Sleeve length, in 8 8 9 9 10 10 11 11

 

S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Width, cm 47 52.1 57.2 62.2 67.3 72.4 77.5 82.6
Length, cm 72.4 74.9 77.5 80 82.6 85.1 87.6 90.2
Sleeve length, cm 18.4 19.7 20.9 22.2 23.5 24.8 26 27.3

 

Women's Tees:

S M L XL 2XL
Width, in 17 18 19 20 22
Length, in 26 26 27 28 28
Sleeve length, in 7 8 8 8 8

 

 

S M L XL 2XL
Width, cm 41.2 43.8 46.3 50.2 54
Length, cm 64.4 66 67.6 69.2 70.8
Sleeve length, cm 17.3 17.9 18.5 19.1 19.7

 

Hoodies:

  

S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Sleeve length, in 25 25 25 25 25 25 27 27
Length, in 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Width, in 20 23 24 26 28 30 33 34

 

S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Sleeve length, cm 62.9 62.9 62.9 62.9 62.9 62.9 67.9 67.9
Length, cm 68.5 71.1 73.6 76.2 78.7 81.2 83.8 86.3
Width, cm 50.8 55.9 60.9 66 71.1 76.2 81.3 86.3