We can always rationalize investing in a new leopard bag because it's one accessory that never goes out of style. Even better: in addition to being classic, these bags are also having a big moment right now (see: Jason Wu's S/S 13 runway), a trend that will hold strong through fall (as evidenced by Burberry Prorsum's F/W 13 show). Practically a neutral--the print looks just as chic with bright hues as it does with neutrals--current interpretations of the bag range from luxurious messengers to playful totes. Serving as the perfect accent piece to all your warm-weather ensembles, we’ve gathered 12 of our favourite feline carriers to help you shop the look. Scroll through now for all of the need-to-know details.
On Natalia Vodianova:
Louis Vuitton Baby Leopard Bag ($2390, 866.VUITTON)
On Jade Parfitt:
Louis Vuitton Leopard Speedy Bag ($2790, 866.VUITTON)
On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley:
Mulberry Del Rey Bag In Natural Mini-Maxi Giraffe Haircalf ($4200)
Unsure about the allover print? This leather tote offers a subtle way to try the trend.
Club Monaco Laurie Tote ($199)
Swap your clutch for this petite messenger to make the ultimate style statement at your next GNO.
Zara Square Leather Messenger Bag ($100)
Featuring two luxe prints--a leopard body and a crocodile strap--this tote exudes elegant sophistication.
Nancy Gonzalez Leopard-Print Haircalf Tote ($2935)
This tote bag is deceptively big and can double as a chic weekender for quick getaways.
Mango Touch Leopard Print Tote ($90)
A hand-beaded strap closure adds an extra element of craft to this exotic carrier.
Lizzie Fortunato The Ninth Bag ($678) in Leopard
As part of Kenzo’s jungle-themed spring collection, this brightly-hued tote is the perfect piece to wake up an outfit of understated neutrals.
Kenzo Pitti Uomo Kenzo Leopard Tote ($275)
For the girl who carries everything and more in her purse, this roomy satchel with two handle options is a must.
Jerome Dreyfuss Carlos Léopard Bag ($2450)
White edges and light gold hardware lend this feminine satchel a polished, modern look.
Jason Wu Jourdan Haircalf Tote ($2650)
The leopard bag gets a ladylike update with a structured shape and prim top handle.
Dolce & Gabbana Sicily Leopard-Printed Coated Canvas Satchel ($1295)
We love this versatile duffle for work, the weekend, and summer music festivals.
Clare Vivier Haircalf Duffel Bag ($550)
This fuss-free shoulder bag is a top-notch pick for long days spent at the flea market.
Christian Louboutin Farida Leopard-Print Calf Hair Shoulder Bag ($1995)
Perfect for hauling a laptop, magazines, and lightweight cardigan, this tote would quickly become our go-to bag for work.
Alexander Wang Ponyhair Prisma Tote ($1150)