This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler.
Taking inspiration from the house’s hatboxes, Nicolas Ghesquière shrunk the silhouette down to a size that fits right along today’s current minibags, yet is still spacious enough to fit the iPhone X. The Petite Boite Chapeau is rendered in luxurious black crocodile and is also available in white, green and red crocodile or classic monogram canvas.
$28,100, available by special order at Louis Vuitton, louisvuitton.com
After a high-profile debut last year on Net-A-Porter, Wandler is poised to become a household name. The Hortensia bag has a round shape with trapeze sides and comes with a removable shoulder strap. The sculptural bag is the perfect addition to spring’s minimalist looks, and would also serve as a calming antidote to some of the season’s more over-the-top prints.
$890, available online at net-a-porter.com
Equestriennes have inspired fashion designers for generations. The small Saddle bag comes in luxurious snakeskin with pops of color including purple, pink and orange. Boldly emblazoned on the side is Ferragamo’s iconic Gancini gold hardware, which even looks like a horse bit. The structured bag has a softly rounded bottom.
$3,000, available at Salvatore Ferragamo in New York, +1 212 759 3822, ferragamo.com