When it comes to investing in a handbag that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is practical, we here at Casper Magazine go straight for those who know handbags like – dare I say – the back of their hand.
Celebrated for their timeless designs, Prada, Oroton, Kate Spade, and Coach are experts – if not specialists – in this realm of accessories. Notorious for producing classic yet unique styles of handbags, these international conglomerates value artistry and execution as much as aesthetics.
Although these luxury brands were our first point of call for the gift gifting season, many smaller Australian brands also caught our eye.
Equally impressive as their larger competitors, local brands, including Sans Beast and The Daily Edited, are proving that although they may be cheaper in price, they certainly do not skimp on quality.
“We believe there is a need for more choice in the quality fashion space, an alternative to derived from animals. Designed with credibility plus manufactured with quality. Collectable, Functional, affordable and designed with love” – Sans Beast
These tips will help you pick out the perfect handbag this Christmas:
#1 Is it going to blend seamlessly with your receiver's wardrobe?
#2 Consider the functionality, can it fit a phone and keys if you're looking for a clutch or a tote that can fit a few more essentials if they like to carry a little more?
#3 When you think about what colours, prints, and patterns the person you're gifting will likely wear, you'll be more likely to see them using and reusing the bag.
The best outfits don't just happen without the right handbag.
Overwhelmed with choice? See below for the top 6 handbags Casper editors are gifting this Christmas.
Prada evokes a sense of opulence with this satin handbag. The lustrous fabrication is embellished with shimmering crystals all over, creating an ornate aesthetic.
Ideal for either brunch or the bar, the Crescent Day Bag is as flirty and fresh as its lemon colour-way.
With a detachable shoulder strap, adjustable cross-body strap and interior credit card pocket, this Daily Edited bag is the perfect gift for those who value practicality above anything
Nothing says fashionable practicality quite like a great tote bag.
With room for all our essentials and more, larger style of totes such as this, have secured their place in many women’s wardrobes as a non-negotiable staple item.
Combining woven straw, recycled leather trims and brass hardware, this oversized Oroton tote puts a summery yet functional twist on an age-old classic.
With a sleek design, alluring shape and high-shine finish, it comes as no surprise to find that Prada’s Cleo Shoulder Bag is one of the brand’s best sellers.
Adored by celebrities and socialites alike, the Cleo bag is a gift we are sure any – if not every – woman would be overjoyed to receive.
As its name states, this Dumpling Pouche does indeed resemble the shape of a dumpling.
With a slouchy collapsible silhouette and sculpted handles, this style of pouch can be paired with either day or evening attire.
Whether the individual you are gifting to prefers to grab by the handle or wear cross-body, this dumpling pouch caters to both styles of usage.
With a pink candy-hued exterior, gold-toned logo and leather construction, this Jacquemus shoulder bag is as luxurious as it is fun.
Featuring a fold-over magnetic top fastening, you are bound to never lose another lipstick on a night out again.
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