Designers Shrink Must-Have Handbags for Spring

The latest offerings from Proenza Schouler, Opening Ceremony and Alexander Wang.

Coach x Opening Ceremony

Coach x Opening Ceremony (Photo: Matthew Kelly c/o Opening Ceremony).

Ah, spring. It’s that lovely time of year when winter coats can be stashed away and leather boots are thrown into hibernation, all while popping open the first bottle of rosé. It’s also time to give your wardrobe a refresh.

For some that means buying a pair of trendy jeans (this year, they should be cropped, flared and finished off with a raw hem), for others, it’s a fresh  lineup of sandals in a variety of heel heights. However, we think the best spring investment is a new handbag. Just think of all the picnics, coffee dates, music festivals and rooftop bars a pretty purse can accompany you to.

That’s why it pays to think small this season. Designers did too, keeping their creations compact, but with major statement-making details.

From Coach’s exclusive Opening Ceremony collaboration, which includes a well-executed leopard print, to Proenza Schouler’s studded and striped situation, there’s a bag here for everyone.

Alexander Wang Rogue Small Satchel, $995, AlexanderWang.com

Alexander Wang Rogue Small Satchel, $995, AlexanderWang.com (Photo: Courtesy Alexander Wang).

Proenza Schouler Hava Clutch, $1,590, ProenzaSchouler.com

Proenza Schouler Hava Clutch, $1,590, ProenzaSchouler.com (Photo: Proenza Schouler).

Saint Laurent Classic Baby Emanuelle Chain Bucket Bag, $1,690, YSL.com

Saint Laurent Classic Baby Emmanuelle Chain Bucket Bag, $1,690, YSL.com (Photo: Courtesy Saint Laurent).

Phillip Lim Alix Flap Mini Crossbody, $895, PhillipLim.com

Phillip Lim Alix Flap Mini Crossbody, $895, PhillipLim.com (Photo: Courtesy Phillip Lim).

Coach 1941 x Opening Ceremony OC Exclusive Cashin Carry 20 Haircalf Shoulder Bag, $795, OpeningCeremony.com

Coach 1941 x Opening Ceremony OC Exclusive Cashin Carry 20 Haircalf Shoulder Bag, $795, OpeningCeremony.com (Photo: Opening Ceremony).

Valentino Small Chain Cross Body Bag, $3,895, Valentino.com

Valentino Small Chain Cross Body Bag, $3,895, Valentino.com (Photo: Courtesy Valentino).

 

Designers Shrink Must-Have Handbags for Spring