Cruise'18 : The Perfect Statement Bags

Breezy fabrics, statement swimwear and large sunhats, the long-awaited cruise collections spoil us with vast choices. This also my favourite time of the year while staying on this sunny island. Not only are we situated near the beach vacation lands, but we can also indulge in fantastic resort retreats - like the one I just had in Bali (here)! Well, besides seizing summer staples, our bags are the concoction to the next best thing. While it is nearly entirely impossible to list down every bag, here is a curated list of bags that you have to invest in. 

  Image Credit: Ner-A-Porter / Dolce & Gabbana

Image Credit: Ner-A-Porter / Dolce & Gabbana

Retro-spired, this handbag is printed with a variety of unique hand-drawn graffiti. Said to have resembled the 1800 doorbell, I am intrigued by its paddle pop pink and playful touch of typography. 

  Image Credit: Ner-A-Porter / Gucci

Image Credit: Ner-A-Porter / Gucci

It's throwback to the 80's disco with Gucci's metallic leather shoulder bag. We don't just mean the reflective metallic surface! The metallic print emblazoned across the bag is also designed in the exact font as the iconic video gaming SEGA, which the 90s kids will positively relate to. 

  Image Credit: Ner-A-Porter / Ulla Johnson

Image Credit: Ner-A-Porter / Ulla Johnson

One of the prefall essential will have to be Ulla Johnson wicker bag. Besides a contemporary twist in the traditional woven bag, I absolutely love this one as it handwoven as well. 

  Image Credit: Chanel

Image Credit: Chanel

Elegant, fun and a little bold for a Chanel classic flap bag. This beautiful, vintage, Chanel evening bag can be worn over the shoulder or as a crossbody. While this is not yet in store, I have included the details of other available and similar bags below. 

  Image Credit: Ner-A-Porter / Chloe

Image Credit: Ner-A-Porter / Chloe

The Chloe Pixie is also another exciting twist to a summer basket bag. Designed with beige raffia at the front, it gives off a rustic vibe with its combination of texture. I happened to chance upon this bag and immediately fell in love with this summer staple.

  Image Credit: Louis Vuitton

Image Credit: Louis Vuitton

The Petite Boîte Chapeau Bag is the talk of the town. Who says that a small bag can’t create a significant impression! This day-to-night bag can be carried as a tote or carried on as a crossbody bag as well. Isn't it adorable? 

  Image Credit: Cult Gaia

Image Credit: Cult Gaia

This acrylic tote is the perfect combination of architectural form! While it looks like a rigid bag with its structural design, don't be fooled by it. It is actually foldable, making it compactable for travelling. #vacationREADY

  Image Credit: Ner-A-Porter / Loewe

Image Credit: Ner-A-Porter / Loewe

The puzzle IT bag is a day bag that can be carried as a clutch, a messenger bag or even a crossbody bag. Crafted and rendered in a geometrical blush shade that makes styling outfits with these shades, a breeze. Rumours also has it that this puzzle bag can withstand the test of time. 

  Image Credit: Ner-A-Porter / Gucci

Image Credit: Ner-A-Porter / Gucci

Gucci has again created another signature piece in the Gucci Ophidia line. Crafted from the singature monogram, this vintage-inspired bag also blends in their exclusive red and green webbing. As a lover of classic pieces, this timeless bag is one I will invest in. 

  Image Credit: Dior

Image Credit: Dior

J'adior is one of the first Dior collections by Maria Grazia Chiuri. Crafted in black soft calfskin leather, this statement flap bag can be worn in various ways. It can be strapped on as a shoulder bag or carried in hand with the slot handclasp as a clutch, this signature bag will flatter any outfit you wear with. 

 

1. Dolce & Gabbana Welcome mini printed leather tote (here) 2. Gucci Linea X Printed Metallic Leather Shoulder Bag (here) 3. Ulla Johnson Tautou Mini leather-trimmed wicker shoulder baghere) 4. Chanel Elaphe Beauty Lock Flap Bag (here) 5. Chloe Pixie suede & leather and raffia shoulder bag (here) 6. Louis Vuitton Petite Boite Chapeau (here) 7. Cult Gaia Lilleth Mini Collapsible Acrylic Tote (here) 8. Loewe Puzzle Mini Textured Leather Suede Shoulder Bag (here) 9. Gucci Ophidia Printed Shoulder Bag (here) 10. Dior J'adior flap bag (here