Handbags are a simple element that can make or break an outfit. From utilitarian belt bags to visually aesthetic clutches, the options for a standout style are beyond endless.

From vintage labels to popular designers, if you’re looking to invest in a new handbag this year here’s eight standout ones we’re loving right now.

Grace small shoulder bag in leather

This investment will never go out of style due to its classic boxy silhouette with hand-painted edges and gold-tone branding which can be adjusted as a crossbody or a clutch according to your preferred style.

Dhs4,990 Burberry available on Ounass.ae

Chain-trim leather shoulder bag

Emulating that ‘80s feel and designed with a supple copper leather for a classic yet sophisticated look.

Dhs1,615 Manu Atelier available on farfetch.com

Mini Horsebit 1955 Top Handle Bag in Leather

Crafted from leather in Italy, the small yet stylish bag perfectly complements any look with its structured design and horsebit detail adding that additional element of flair to add to your dinner edits.

Dhs9,100 Gucci available on Ounass.ae

Mon Trésor mini debossed leather bucket bag

With a handy drawstring top and a tonal leather feel, this Fall season bag is the perfect bucket silhouette with an embossed logo of the brand for the perfect winter accessory.

Dhs6,942 Fendi available on NET-A-PORTER

Knotted-strap mini leather cross-body bag

Made from impeccably smooth leather and hot-stamped with Acne Studios’ brand name, this versatile bag is perfect for running errands with its vast space. Either carried on the shoulder or across the body, it takes inspiration from the obi, which is a sash-like belt paired with traditional Japanese kimonos.

Dhs1,515 Acne Studios available at Matchesfashion.com

The Chain Pouch gathered leather belt bag

In the iconic slouchy leather, this Italian pouch style belt bag has a magnetic fastening at the top with a gold-tone chain to compliment your waist or carry it cross-body. Daniel Lee manages to reinvent classics yet again.

Dhs7,934 Bottega Veneta available on NET-A-PORTER

Miss Sicily Dauphine Medium Top Handle Bag

Crafted with textured leather and gold-tone hardware detailing, the bag has enough space to fit all your essentials with a well-structured design and flap that opens to a compartment add that extra flair to complete the look.

Dhs6,000 Dolce & Gabbana available on bloomingdales.ae

Resina chain-link mini leather bag

With miniature bags, being a thing of the present, this petite body with an oversized chain is the perfect accessory for a chic simple look.

Dhs1,470 Red Valentino available on Selfridges.com

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