Everyone is carrying colorful bags at the moment, so it stands to reason that the new Gucci 1947 range, especially in solid colours, will fly off the shelves. They are inspired by the bamboo bag – in the post-war period of 1947, traditional materials were a sourcing nightmare and Guccio Gucci and his Florentine craftsmen decided to use light and durable bamboo for the handle of a new bag that has become an icon. Vintage sales of these bags surged after last year’s movie House of Gucci. This season’s tribute comes with interchangeable leather straps. Also, nine international creators were invited to present their interpretation of this revisited icon through photographs, illustrations and videos. They range from Maddalena Arcelloni to Samson Bakare (featured).
Bags from $2,550 on the international site
basket of love
Rooted in Chennai and working with weavers along the Coromandel Coast, 12-year-old brand Veev is one of Chennai’s best-kept secrets with its loom-woven leather bags and clean lines. Like Visalakshi Ramaswamy’s Manjal, who refined the Chettinad tradition of basket weaving for a global clientele, Veev gives an ancient weave a contemporary twist – the heritage line of large open buyers is woven on wooden molds in their shape without any seams. The signature line of totes, satchels and shoulder bags are crafted in vegetable-tanned leather.
₹11,830 approx @veevbags on Instagram
‘Hobo’ you like it
Fendi took an iconic silhouette and made it better. And it flies off the shelves. The Fendigraphy bag, which made its runway debut at the Women’s Spring/Summer 2022 show, gives the timeless hobo a sharper, more youthful crescent shape. But it’s the vintage gold metal Fendi lettering at the bottom that makes it a bold statement. The Fendigraphy Rainbow, shown here, will bring a playful touch to any ensemble with its hand-encrusted leather, laminated leather and suede stripes.
$3,150 and above on the international site
Jewelry brand Bridge Outhouse’s Valentine’s Day offering is the new Furbie. The little accessory – crafted from vegan patent leather, in Merlot cherry, dusty pink, pop fuchsia and Sacramento green – gets a funky update with a faux fur handle. The OH V monogram adds to its charm. Use it as a belt bag, shoulder bag or even as a bag charm for your large bags.
₹16,950, at outhouse-jewellery.com