Yes, we have the sophisticated saddle bag, but the equine trend goes much deeper than that, as in the feed bag. These aren’t drawstring bucket totes. Those are just ugly and gross. This is a slouchy design that falls somewhere between hobo and bucket. A relaxed everyday bag is the best shape for summer, so don’t be afraid to leave structure at home for the season. Take a peek inside the belly of the bag and let me know if you like what you see!
Rick Owens Nappa Leather Crossbody Bag: Pairing dark beige and brown leather is a little reminiscent of army garb, which makes sense because this bag is all business. I wish the strap was adjustable but for such a great price, you really have to dig to find anything to complain about. On Luisa via Roma for $439.
Jil Sander Grainy Leather Market Shoulder Bag: This bag is almost too deep (you have to be able to reach the bottom!), but Jil Sander knows just where to draw the line. On Luisa via Roma for $1,010.
Jerome Dreyfuss Pat Bag: Perforation is going to be a strong summer trend this year and in classic black, Jerome leads the pack for holey bags. On Farfetch for $900.
Bottega Veneta Vintage Butterfly Printed Shoulder Bag: Printed graphics on bags can sometimes feel overwhelming, but this is the genius of Bottega – their butterflies are so small and tonally in sync with the brown suede that only the closest of admirers will even know they’re there. On Farfetch for $400.
Givenchy George V Large Hobo: A deep bag serves many purposes, you will be reaching for this throughout the summer – weekends, road trips, carry on, etc. And no matter how hot the weather gets, this color that will keep feeling breezy. But isn’t Givenchy worth it? At Barneys New York for $1,530.