OK, we’ve got it, we’ve found the ultimate It bags for 2016 and the best thing about them all is that they are only available in the UAE…

Finding The One, and by that we mean the perfect handbag not Mr Right, is almost as difficult as finding the right partner – if needs to compliment your outfit, look great on your arm and make you happy. In the UAE anything that is a limited edition or an exclusives is also essential when it comes to statement fashion pieces, which is why we are confident to say we have found the handbags to upgrade your 2016 wardrobe.

The below totes are not only gorgeous but they are also handbags exclusively available in the UAE, which means little chance of bumping into a fashion twin.

Alexander McQueen 


The Gloss Python Mini Heroine Bag is made of patent leather embossed with a python pattern. It comes available in black and burgundy and both colours are exclusive to the UAE. The original Mini Python Heroine, is a hit among stylish celebs including Amber Heard and Kourtney Kardashian.

Gloss Python Mini Heroine Bag, Dhs8,600, Alexander McQueen The Dubai Mall (Dubai) and The Galleria Al Maryah Island (Abu Dhabi),

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Following the huge success of the Dionysus Milan bag, Gucci decided to design a whole collection of Dionysus special edition handbags, dedicated to eight other dynamic world cities – Rome, New York, London, Paris, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Dubai.

Dionysus City bags use the distinctive GG Supreme material with its contemporary take on the Gucci G pattern. This canvas acts as a background for the decorations that customise and distinguish each city’s bag. The Dubai bag features starfish and dragonflies.

Dionysus Bag, Dhs16,300, Gucci.

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This colour version of the Marni Medium Trunk Bag is exclusive to the UAE. The versatile bag has a four-compartment interior with two zip pockets and two slip pocket. Its adjustable shoulder strap with detachable extension makes it ideal from day to night.

Medium Trunk Bag, Dhs6,100, Marni boutiques.

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While a few of these Dubai Metropolitan bags have been sold to extremely VIP customers in Qatar and Kuwait, it is otherwise exclusive to the emirates with only 50 being made in total.

Dubai Metropolitan Bag, Dhs10,500, Aigner and Paris Gallery.

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Boutique 1

As the UAE’s first high fashion multi-brand concept, Boutique 1 is renowned for stocking exclusive-to-Dubai products. These are some of the best:

La Contrie


Made from organic calf leather, this shoulder bag boasts the brand’s trademark of lace threads which frame the classic flap top silhouette. The perfect bag to compliment everything from jeans, to skirts, to dresses.

Shoulder bag, Dhs3,130, La Contrie at Boutique 1.

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SEP Alhambra Soft Clutch AED 515

SEP produces one-of-a-kind accessories that are distinguished by their exceptionally intricate embroidery, seasonally inspired patterns and a sophisticated style that breathes fresh air into mainstream items. Their aim is to create lush pieces that are covetable and inspiring in their creation and aesthetic.

Clutch bag, Dhs515, SEP at Boutique 1.

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Trus Woven tote AED 725

Truss is the creative project of Elise Durbecq and Gillian Tozer, who partner with a group of weavers in Oaxaca, Mexico to produce a series of custom tote bags. Here, the traditional market tote is given a new lease of life.

Woven Bag, Dhs725, Truss at Boutique  1

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Louis Vuitton 

Louis Vuitton G0-14

In terms of exclusivity,there is only one of these GO-14 bags in alligator clay matte finishing in the region and that’s in the Louis Vuitton store in The Dubai Mall. If you needed convincing that no one else will have your bag, this is good enough.

GO-14 Bag, Dhs106,000, Louis Vuitton, The Dubai Mall.

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Technically Not Exclusive But…


go-14 fendi

OK, so this won’t be available just in Dubai but it is new for the season. Entirely hand-stitched, Fendi presents the Lei bag, which will be available in green, milk and grey and will feature both a short handle and a matching Strap You shoulder strap, for a practical double carry.

Lei, starting from Dhs9,700, Fendi boutiques.