The 12 Most Important Designer Bags of 2018

Although we have moved past the It-bag obsession that dominated the 2000s, each year still brings with it a new set of instantly identifiable handbags. So which are the bags we'll be on first-name terms with this year? Last year it was Simon Miller's Bonsai bag, Gucci's belt bag and the Staud Bissett bag, which we became well acquainted with, but this year there are some new names to add to your dream handbag list. Keep scrolling to see and shop the 12 bags you're about to see everywhere this year.

1. Chloé Tess Bag

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Chloé's saddle bag the Tess is the key bag for the house for the season. Net-a-Porter's fashion director Lisa Aiken, said of the Tess: "We have bought 9 options and let’s just say, we’ve bought into the thousands."

2. Loewe Gate Bag

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Loewe's leading bag for this season is the Gate bag with the signature knot detail, which now comes in multiple colours.

3. Gucci Linea Tiger 

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Gucci's key bag for the season is a shoulder bag adorned with a tiger head detail embellished with crystals and the interlocking G with horsebit detailing.

4. Mulberry Amberley

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The Amberley is still key for Mulberry and is now available in numerous vibrant colours and glitter versions.

5. Dior Saddle Bag

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If you've been anywhere near Instagram over the past month, chances are you've seen a picture of the re-released Dior Saddle Bag which was originally designed in 1999. It comes in all prints, colours and sizes you could possibly hope for. 

6. Givenchy Faux Fur Tote

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Givenchy's new hero bag is a reversible tote in faux fur. The bag comes in two different faux furs and can be reversed to have a quilted black leather with a faux-fur trim. It was only been released a week, but Kim Kardashian-West has already been spotted with it.

7. Gabriela Hearst Demi Bag

Gabriela Hearst's pouch-style Demi bag is available in numerous colours in leather and satin. It's one of the most luxurious bags you can buy right now. 

8. Wandler Luna

Wandler is a new name, and its latest winning style is a satchel called the Luna. 

9. Boyy Bobby Bag

The Boyy "Bobby bag," which is a boxy shape with a top handle and a quirky buckle on the front, is perhaps the most-carried bag in street style photographs this year.

10. Shrimps Quinn

When it comes to "Instagram bags," Shrimps has another pearl beauty to rival its original Antonia. The Quinn is available in black and white and has quickly become an influencer favourite. 

11. Prada Neon Bags

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Prada is backing neon this season, and its padded clutch bag in glow-in-the-dark pink, yellow and green have been the key bag from the house. 

12. Ganni Beaded Bag

Ganni's mini beaded pouch, which is available in numerous colours, is your chance to buy an It handbag for under £240.