Jeanne Beker on this fall’s three hottest styles in bags
Whether you’re twiddling it between your fingers, hanging it across your torso or strapping it to your back, a good bag can take your look to the next level. So we asked Jeanne Beker to pick her favourite bags for fall in three quintessential styles — the mini bag, backpack and cross body.
BACKPACKBUCKET BACKPACK Hoi Bo, 15 Trinity St.,$328, “A totally unusual backpack that is very elegant and modern. This 3D knit fabrication is so interesting. It’s very high fashion, very modern, very forward. ”
SPORTY CHIC Andrews, Bayview Village,$280, “A great nod to the athleisure trend, it’s not too fancy but has a pearlized quilted nylon fabric with a nice feel to it. It looks sporty chic and is a great little bag for travel.”
GREY DAYS Fitzy, Etsy.com,$105.63, “If I was going to go dancing, this bag will do just the job. I love the coloration, and there’s something artisanal about it.
MINI BAGTINY PERFECTION Ela, elabyela.com,$395, “This is irresistible. You want to take a bite out of it. You would keep this in your collection and pass it down.”
OBJET D’ART Ela, elabyela.com, $395, “It’s like an objet you want to display on your mantel with this antique gold metallic and these beautiful flowers that seem to be growing right out of the bag.”
COMING IN CLUTCH Eleven Thirty, 1130 College St., $203, “I like the haircalf and the fact that you can snap off the strap and carry this as a little clutch.”
ULTRA LUXE Davids, 66 Bloor St. W., $1,590, “A gorgeous, luxurious nylon backpack with beautiful studding on the strap from our friend Christian Louboutin.”
CIRCLE AROUND Matt & Nat, mattandnat.com, $160, “I’ve seen a lot of backpacks recently, but I haven’t seen one like this. It’s reminiscent of an old-fashioned hat box. ”
LEOPARD LOVE Aldo, Promenade mall, $50, “What a cute bag! It’s got this haircalf and a great leopard print, which is a big story for the season.”
STUDDED UPDavids, 66 Bloor St. W., $1,660, “I love the trademark Valentino studs on the strap because it almost works as a piece of jewellery.”
CROSS BODYGOOD BONES Opelle, 128 St. Clarens Ave.,$345, “It’s beautiful, simple and chic and has these bone handles for decoration or to carry it as an elegant evening bag.”
MINIMALISTIC Zane, 753 Queen St. W., $476, “There’s something retro about this little closure, and it gives the bag a lot of personality.”