From Dior's saddlebag to Chanel's timeless 2.55, there's no shortage of cult favourites when it comes to handbags. For many women, a designer bag is the ultimate fashion investment and often becomes the item that is worn and cherished most within our wardrobes. While I have lofty dreams about one day owning a coveted Hermès Birkin or investing in an of-the-moment Prada Cleo bag, I also find myself wondering, Which bags are other women interested in? More specifically, what's trending among the style set in London right now?
As luck would have it, a few weeks back, I was able to discover my answer. Tasked with street style–spotting on East London's Broadway Market for another article, I came across several chic residents with the kind of bags dreams are made of from the likes of Gucci, Chloé, Loewe and more.
Between more affordable items such as Ganni's recycled-shell crossbody bag and forever favourites such as Louis Vuitton's Alma BB bag, it's clear that women across London understand the power of an investment piece and are happy to let these items do the talking when set against laid-back looks.
So without further ado, scroll on to discover the six trending handbag styles women across London are really carrying right now.