The Best Designer Bags To Buy In 2018

May 9, 2018

SS18 collections have launched and the latest designer handbag pieces seem to be ticking all of the right boxes. No matter whether you are a bags or heels kind of girl, everyone should invest in a designer handbag. However, we do appreciate that this can be a big purchase and so it is important that you do your research and spend time shopping around to find the perfect bag for you. What is more, bags really can be a great investment with many holding their value, especially if they are a limited edition piece! Here, we are taking you through the best designer handbags that we think you should invest in right now, giving you a mixture of new releases and also some classics too that will never go out of style:

What Handbag Styles Are Hot For 2018?

What is great about SS18 is that there are bags to suit everybody’s individual style. This can range from large, super-sized bags featuring funky textures and prints to tiny, must-have micro bags that are small, take minimal effort but give you maximum impact. This season we are also seeing the return of the designer beach bag in classic straw and bright, vibrant alternatives, plus the iconic bum bag, which is perfect for any upcoming festivals that you may be planning on going to.

If you are looking for the avant guard look, you may want to look at Balenciaga bag? Or if you prefer something that is very sleek and modern then this Chloe bag from Ssense could be the perfect choice for you. If it is a sleek but still quite edgy design you are after, a Saint Laurent Bag could be the one for you. While these beautiful bags are quite pricey, they will pay for themselves if you invest wisely and work out the cost per wear!

Below, you can find some of our most popular handbag choices that we think you should invest in this summer.


Burberry is a quintessentially British brand and is iconic around the world for its signature check print and ties to London. Burberry has had quite the comeback in the last few years after very successful social campaigns, runway shows, and celebrity endorsements. The brand is bigger than ever and so why not purchase a gorgeous Burberry bag to go alongside your Burberry trench coat? New for SS18 is the large reversible doodle tote which is a fun statement tote bag that features a cool reversible design. On side has their iconic check while the other is a quirky doddle print.


Chloé is an iconic brand that designs luxury designer handbags in Paris, one of the world’s fashion capitals. What is great about investing in a Chloé bag is that these are iconic pieces that will never go out of style and will retain their value should you ever decide to sell it. The Chloé Nile has become a signature piece for the brand in just a few short years. This cross body bag is instantly recognisable by its saddle silhouette and round metal top handle. This bag comes in a variety of shapes and colours, so there really is one for everybody to choose from. If you are looking for something a little bit different, why not get a Chloé backpack? The mini-faye is extremely popular right now as not only is it stylish but it is also really practical too.


Gucci is another iconic brand that you really cannot go wrong purchasing. In recent years, the GG Marmont has been extremely popular and it comes in a variety of sizes and colours. If you are looking to seriously invest in a Gucci bag, the Dionysus bag is the one too choose and it is defined by the signature tiger hardware clasp and bamboo carry handle. This season it is all about the bum bag and Gucci is brought out a Marmont version of this bag. Another new piece for SS18 that is extremely popular is the Gucci Linea Ophidia GG shoulder bag. This bag has the instantly recognisable Gucci branding on it with the logo and red and green stripe. This bag is chic and wearable and is sure to be a hit this season!

Saint Laurent

A Saint Laurent bag is the perfect option for those who love a mix between chic and grunge style. They offer a wide range of shapes, styles, and designs. If you are looking for a new work bag, why not go for the classic Sac De Jour Tote bag or the gorgeous satchel bags. If you are on the hunt for the perfect weekend bag, then the YSL envelope monogram chain bag or iconic Kate tassle chain wallet bags, inspired by the supermodel, are the perfect options.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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