We may have to wait a few months before we can start donning the clothes spring/summer 2019 has to offer (that or risk freezing), but there's one item from the runway that we can begin adding to our wardrobes imminently: handbags. Ideal for impatient types, handbags are the easiest way to kick-start your new season capsule. And luckily for said impatient types, we've discovered that many of the top handbag trends 2019 has in store are already on the shopping circuit. From Chanel's playful take on its iconic flap, chain strap bag to J.W.Anderson's latest covetable arm candy, keep scrolling to see and shop the key handbag trends for 2019…
BRIGHT FAUX FUR
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Style Notes: If you've already embraced the furry-bag trend, you'll be pleased to hear they're still going to feel extremely current in 2019. Anyone yet to get in on the action should snap up a piece in a bright hue to really channel the Chanel runway.
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Style Notes: Clutches take a structured turn for spring, as we see trunk styles reemerge as the hand candy of note. While Louis Vuitton debuted bright styles, we suggest investing in a classic-hued option you'll cherish for seasons to come.
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Style Notes: We don't know if they're hoping to win over her royal highness, but countless designers dabbled in handbags that look as if they've come straight from the queen's personal archives, including Marc Jacobs. Look for clean lines and top handles.
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Style Notes: Fashion's '80s homage is still going strong in 2019, and handbags are no exception. Prada was just one of the brands to showcase shoulder bags. Opt for a bright colour to enhance the era's effect.
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Style Notes: Straw bags are sticking around for yet another warm-weather season, which is ideal seeing as you're likely to already own one (or five). The detail of note this time around, though, is undoubtedly frayed edging, as seen as Jacquemus.
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