Of late we’ve been noticing that an increasing amount of B-town ladies have been giving those yawn-inducing Birkins or logo-ed Louis Vuitton a break. Let me just interject here and say Hallejuah! Don’t get me wrong, both are great bags/labels but we’ve been seeing them oh so very often. I’ve listed some of the best arm candy that we are just dying to get our paws on.
Rani Mukherjee rarely makes public appearances and when she stepped out at the Ship of Theseus premiere her shiny Issey Miyake Bilbao Prism Platinum Tote bag caught the fancy of everyone including our very own Zina Tasreen.
Any woman would tell you that carrying an oversized bag while travelling comes as naturally to us as ABC. It’s no wonder then that Anushka Sharma favours this nude Marc Jacobs Khaki Classic Q Fran tote. With leather handles and a sling, it can be carried both ways which makes it the perfect accompaniment for travel.
The Chloé Paraty bag has been enjoying the status of an IT bag for quite a while. Jacqueline Fernandez carried hers as a sling and the gold detailing punches up her all-black ensemble. Anushka Sharma too has a white version of the Paraty.
Bamboo has been intrinsic to the heritage of Gucci. It was first used in the 1940s owing to scarce raw materials during the war. The Gucci Bamboo shopper is the latest variant introduced this year. It’s much larger in size compared to when it was originally launched in the 1940s. Aside from Sonam Kapoor, Beyonce and Penelope Cruz are also fans of this oversized holdall.
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Aside from Freida Pinto, IT girls Blake Lively and Rosie Huntington Whitely too have been spotted carrying this bag. First debuting on the runway of Burberry‘s autumn/winter 2012 collection the bag comes in two variants, alligator skin and jacquard.
Italian luxury label Tod’s are known for their iconic D-bag (named so after Princess Diana) and their loafers. Aishwarya Rai picked a Tod’s signature oversized tote that had stud details when returning to Mumbai. The nude tote looked classy yet had a definite edge to it, that reminded us that Ash certainly hasn’t been slacking on the fash-factor.
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