15 handbag brands to know before summer

15 handbag brands to know before summer

Overview of the handbag brands to bet on this summer.

Mini or maxi, wicker, leather or even Plexiglas, if there is one piece of the women’s wardrobe that can

boast the most creativity, it is the handbag. Evolving according to the trends of the moment, it is sometimes

timeless, sometimes playful and even totally daring. This versatility gives it a special place as an “it

bag” and because each new season has its own bag obsession, here is an anthology of all the brands you need

to know to make the right choice and increase your fashion quotient.

  • Brands of bags to know :
  • To wear during the day
  • Manu Atelier

It was in 2022, while still students, that sisters Merve and Beste Manistir launched their brand Manu

Atelier. It is once again a beautiful family story since this taste for working with leather that they

share comes from their father, a craftsman specialized in this material since the 1960s and whose workshops

they grew up in Istanbul. A heritage from which they draw today to design bags with a refined style.

The flagship model: the Cylinder bag, whose geometric shape is adorned with a chain of golden links.

Discover it on 24s.com, printemps.com, farfetch.com, luisaviaroma.com

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Manu Atelier – Cylinder bag

365 €

Manu Atelier via Printemps.com Buy now Manu Atelier – Mini Ruched Cylinder bag

365 €

Manu Atelier via 24s.com Buy now Staud

While the made-in-LA brand first made a name for itself with its retro aesthetic ready-to-wear (each collection

is inspired by sixties icon Betty Catroux), its line of bags still deserves a spot in this guide. The reason?

Pure geometric shapes, a precise sense of detail (the models are sometimes adorned with pearls, sometimes

with raffia or crochet) and an inspired chromatic palette.

Discover on Mytheresa.com, Farfetch.com, Net-a-porter.com, Matchesfashion.com, 24s.com, galerieslafayette.com

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Staud – Crochet and Linen Bucket Bag with Leather Trim Anita

316 €

Staud via Net-a-porter.com Buy now Staud – Raffia shoulder bag with Kaia leather trim

How to describe the Hereu label (Catalan word meaning “heir”) according to its two founders, Spaniards José Luis

Bartolomé and Albert Escribano? “A mixture of memories and influences from our past, our environment, silhouettes,

shapes and materials that surround us”. The result: shoes but also handbags recognizable thanks to their braided

handle, declined in a color scheme ranging from minimalist off-white to fuchsia pink.

Discover them on matchesfashion.com, farfetch.com, luisaviaroma.com

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Hereu – Espiga Mini Handbag

398 €

Hereu via Farfetch.com Buy now Hereu – Braided straw bucket bag

327 €

Hereu via Farfetch.com

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By Far

With its sleek aesthetic and 90s charm, the pretty brand By Far is definitely part of the wave of new designers

to follow closely. Multiplying references to pop culture, the shoes and (mini) handbags of the young label have

quickly found their way into the wardrobes of the most prominent girls, such as Gigi Hadid, Hailey Bieber or Kendall

Jenner.

Discover them on net-a-porter.com, printemps.com, luisaviaroma.com, galerieslafayette.com, farfetch.com 

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By Far – Rachel mini shoulder bag with crocodile skin effect

205 €

By Far via Farfetch.com

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By Far – Alfie Mini Bag

366 €

By Far via Farfetch.com

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Medea

Already embraced by a handful of high-profile girls – from Kaia Gerber to Rihanna to Paloma Elsesser – Medea stands

out for its ultra-vitamin colored bag designs. Founded in 2022 in Milan, the transalpine label is above all a family

story, a dream imagined by twins Camilla and Giulia Venturini, anchored in an eco-responsible approach. Their philosophy:

quality before quantity…

To be discovered on Farfetch.com, Galerieslafayette.com, printemps.com

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Medea – Leather micro-bag

140 €

Medea via Printemps.com

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Medea – Small handbag Hanna

519 €

Medea via Farfetch.com

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Amélie Pichard

Amélie Pichard’s credo? To propose a fashion with retro notes made in an artisanal way, in workshops carefully

chosen for the quality of their know-how. But also, and above all, a fashion based on the principle of sustainability

with a single watchword, that of the fight against overproduction and waste with a principle of pre-ordering, which

allows to limit stocks.The more? Always in a more responsible and respectful of nature, the brand now offers on

its website a tab “classified ads” where you can discover pieces of old collections put on sale by buyers who want

to give them a second life.

To discover on farfetch.com, ameliepichard.com

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Amélie Pichard – Baby Abag shoulder bag in linen

637 €

Amélie Pichard via Farfetch.com

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Amélie Pichard – Leather Baby Abag shoulder bag

948 €

Amélie Pichard via Farfetch.com

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To wear in the evening

Cult Gaia

This Made in LA label makes a point of offering eco-friendly creations with pure geometric shapes and minimalist

design. While the shoes are the first thing Cult Gaia is known for, the handbags and evening clutches are not to

be outdone and instantly upgrade any outfit, no matter how simple.

Discover them on net-a-porter.com, farfetch.com, printemps.com, luisaviaroma.com

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Cult Gaia – Pearly Micra handbag

415 €

Cult Gaia via Printemps.com

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Cult Gaia – Lumen Bag

440 €

Cult Gaia via Printemps.com

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Olympia Le-Tan 

If the French brand is primarily aimed at literary enthusiasts, it’s not without reason. This is even the guiding

principle of Olympia Le-Tan, which publishes in ultra-limited collections minaudières inspired by literary classics

such as The Little Prince or Jane Eyre, all handcrafted in an artisanal way. 

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Discover it on net-a-porter.com, farfetch.com, matchesfashion.com

Olympia Le-Tan – The Beatles Yellow Submarine Canvas Clutch with appliqués and embroidery

1 190 €

Olympia Le-Tan via Net-a-porter.com

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Olympia Le-Tan – Ibiza Round Shoulder Bag

768 €

Olympia Le-Tan via Farfetch.com

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Rosantica

A Milanese brand whose opulence is its fashion signature, Rosantica mixes a colorful and audacious aesthetic with

precious details (sometimes the clutches are entirely adorned with crystals, sometimes with pearls). Bags or jewelry,

the border has never been so thin …

To discover on net-a-porter.com, matchesfashion.com, printemps.com, luisaviaroma.com

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Rosantica – Notte crystal mesh handbag

663 €

Rosantica via Luisaviaroma.com

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Rosantica – Chloe Crystal Sphere Handbag

979 €

Rosantica via Luisaviaroma.com

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Amina Muaddi

Initially prized by all the most prominent personalities in the fashion stratosphere like Rihanna or Hailey Bieber,

Amina Muaddi first made a name for herself with her pumps that combine a vitamin-rich color palette with sensually

curved heels. The label is also known for its range of handbags, which match the shoes that have established its international

reputation.

Discover on net-a-porter.com, mytheresa.com, farfetch.com, ssense.com, luisaviaroma.com

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Amina Muaddi – Gilda Super Mini Satin Embellished Bag

720 €

Amina Muaddi via Mytheresa.com

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Amina Muaddi – Pernille Super Mini Leather Bag

835 €

Amina Muaddi via Mytheresa.com

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Baskets 

Heimat Atlantica

Local craftsmanship and empowerment: these are the values of the Spanish label specialized in bags and costume jewelry

founded by Montserrat Alvarez in 2022. With the aim of preserving the traditional know-how of Northern Spain and Portugal,

the designer makes it a point of honor to surround herself with the best female master craftsmen in the making of

her bags, with a purely Mediterranean charm.

Discover it on matchesfashion.com, heimat-atlantica.com 

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Heimat Atlantica – Rattan tote with shell and flower charms

309 €

Heimat Atlantica via Farfetch.com

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Heimat Atlantica – Blue Cupid Bag

250 €

Heimat Atlantica

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Muuñ

Blending African, French and Japanese influences, Muuñ was born after a trip to Ghana, where the label’s director

learned about the traditional wicker baskets typical of the country. This accessory became an obsession and the starting

point for Muuñ, which is now available in many different shapes and colors. All this without losing its ethical DNA:

production remains based in Ghana (but also in France and Georgia), within a cooperative on a human scale and where

know-how is the key word.

Discover it on matchesfashion.com, smallable.com 

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Muuñ – Sophie canvas basket bag

181 €

Muuñ via Matchesfashion.com

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Muuñ – Natural Mini Tube Bag

199 €

Muuñ via Smallable.com

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Dragon Diffusion

The specialization of Dragon Diffusion ? Handbags and baskets in woven leather with a simplistic look, but also baskets

that Jane Birkin or Françoise Hardy would not have disowned, 70s era.

Discover them on luisaviaroma.com, farfetch.com, matchesfashion.com 

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Dragon Diffusion – Jane Birkin small woven leather basket bag

315 €

Dragon Diffusion via Matchesfashion.com

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Dragon Diffusion – Santa Croce small woven leather tote bag

372 €

Dragon Diffusion via Matchesfashion.com

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Sensi Studio 

Born from the imagination of Stephany Hollihan from a port city on the coast of Ecuador, the brand Sensi Studio is

dedicated at first to straw hats before launching into the manufacture of handbags – and finally ready-to-wear. The

result is colorful collections with a sunny aura, handmade by women in the Andes region, where ancestral craft techniques

are perpetuated.

Discover them on matchesfashion.com, farfetch.com, luisaviaroma.com, printemps.com

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Sensi Studio – Straw basket bag with pompom and bamboo Baby

186 €

Sensi Studio via Matchesfashion.com

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Sensi Studio – Beaded bucket bag

320 €

208 €

Sensi Studio via Luisaviaroma.com

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Serpui 

The DNA of the Brazilian brand Serpui in 3 words? Playful, colorful and whimsical. Pretty mishmash of exuberant patterns,

the brand offers wicker bags with shapes all more daring than the others. A dose of good humor and color to wear day

and night. 

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Serpui – Watermelon wicker bucket bag

371 €

Serpui via Farfetch.com

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Serpui – Watermelon wicker bucket bag

395 €

Serpui via Farfetch.com

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