Every woman has a thing for bags, if you think we are lying go into every woman’s closet and 40% of her closet would be entirely different shades of bags, they can’t just do away with them, it has become a needful and to think that bags actually adds a level of style and elegance to your look, trust us you would want to joke on this. Every season has a new trend which we all gravitate towards and this time around is no different, the coming year promises to be very fun and a complete experience from the one we had this 2020, and so we have taking our time to bring to light a few bag suggestions that we feel would be making a huge fashion statement in the coming year if you already have them then all fine and go if not here are some fab reasons why you need to get your hands on these priceless items.
The Padded Cassette Bag
The Padded Cassette Bag is a fun, quirky twist to the iconic Intrecciato weave we have all been accustomed to. We now know this flap bag as the Cassette Bag, and it was this season that fans fell in love with its sister style: the Padded Cassette Bag. Today we’re doing a deep dive into this incredibly lust-worthy design. The Padded Cassette bag is instantly recognizable thanks to its puffed and pillowy woven leather and distinct gold-triangular buckle. While the suede versions are incredibly covetable, it’s the leather versions that steal the show. The lambskin leather is amazing it’s buttery soft and supple with a slight sheen. Though the Padded Cassette Bag is only available in one size, the options vary from muted neutrals to fun colours, so if you love it there’s likely a version for you. The Padded Cassette Bag runs on the smaller side, as most of its volume is taken up by the padded leather, making the interior space tinier than it may appear. It’s still a decent side for your daily needs if you can streamline what it is that you carry. Inside, there is a zippered pocket and the bag’s overall dimensions are 7″L x 10.2″W x 3.1″D. The strap is adjustable so that the bag can be worn cross-body or over the shoulder.
The strap can also be tucked inside, allowing the Cassette to be hand-carried as a clutch. However, it’s worth noting that this would seriously diminish the interior capacity. The Padded Cassette Bag is finished with a magnetic closure, which truth be told is a tad tricky to operate, so beware! It can be hard to open, but it is successful at keeping the bag closed and your belongings secure. So there you go one of our greatest bag findings is the padded Cassette bag.
THE CHAIN LEATHER BAG
One of the major hits from late last year and way into this year is the big hit Chain Leather bag, a favourite for many over the years and this year, not even the famous daunting Lockdown, could force anyone who found love in using chains leather bag. Chains have been everywhere this year. Lockdown couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm for ornate embellishments, which were seen on every It-girl, influencer and editor via Instagram.
Chain handle bags have been particularly popular, no wonder most African fashion accessory designers are now putting a few chains inspired bag as part of their collections, one famous designer who has jumped on this trend is Ghanaian designer Selina Beb, her sheer use of African prints in creating a mixture of African and Western bag look is something worth nothing. So what are you waiting for with only a day to wrap up the year why not get yourself one this beautiful pieces that are sure going to be making a lot of fashion statement in the coming year.
THE TOTE BAG
A tote bag is a large and often unfastened bag with parallel handles that emerge from the sides of its pouch. The word tote is probably African in origin and came into English via Gullah. Totes are often used as reusable shopping bags. The archetypal tote bag is made of sturdy cloth, perhaps with thick leather at its virgin handles or bottomless tops, leather versions often have a pebbled surface. Common fabrics include heavy canvas, possibly dyed, or treated to resist moisture and mould. Jute is another traditional material, though less popular. In recent decades, heavy nylon and other easy-care synthetics have become common, although these may degrade with prolonged sun-exposure. Many of today’s inexpensive or free totes are often made from recycled matter, from minimally-processed natural fibres, or from byproducts of processes that refine organic materials. A choice for casual occasions, this bag had a field time rocking prints and online this year and we are as confident as ever that the Tote-Bag is sure going to be around for another year or so. We promise to get a broader perspective on how to rock the Tote bag with any outfit as it is a definite choice for any summer, but be aware that having too much of them could become a nuisance and could end up as garbage.
A CLUTCH BAG
Truth be told the clutch bag is arguably one of the oldest and refreshing bags that has been around for a very long time now and it is clearly not seeing it pack off anytime soon. A small bag that women use especially on formal occasions, we have seen some of our favourite style celebrities across the continent rocking the clutch bag on and off the screen and we can attest to the fact that it definitely looks good on them, now the secret to why the clutch bag has been around for a very long time is due to the fact that it comes in different varieties which allows you to explore them in various shapes and sizes etc. We have the Pouch Clutch Bag, Clutch Bag (The clutch bag itself), Envelope Clutch Bag, The Box Clutch, Kiss Lock CLutch, Minaudière, Bracelet Clutch Bag, Wrislet Clutch Bag, Bermuda Clutch Bag to name but a few. Want to go with a more minimal bag then we had suggest the clutch bag range would give you less to carry around while you still have the most relevant items fitted into your bag.