Every season sees a slew of new bags to drool over and for the highstreet to be, erm, inspired by. SS14 is particularly fertile ground with so much arm candy abounding we reckoned the season’s IT bags definitely warranted their own post.
18 top totes add up to the sort of money that’d buy you a large down-payment on a family house (or possibly a family house, location depending). Have a scroll and see what you reckon; did we miss a favourite of yours? Drop a comment and let us know.
It took the Anya Hindmarch team months to get the specifics of the rapidly-becoming-a-cult-item Crisp Packet Clutch, £995stg, right. It's deceptively roomy inside and will fit more than a few Tayto, you'll be glad to hear.
Should you so desire, you, like the catwalk models, can hold this Celine Triangle handbag by one handle only. Or hold it by both if you'd like to keep all posessions intact. POA.
Matching the dress and skirt fabrics, this Chanel Canvas 2.55 flap bag is a POA offer.
How cute! You'd be snap happy with Charlotte Olympia's Flashback brass and textured-leather clutch, around €1,605.
I'm a sucker for Fendi bags, but the fur thing creeps me out. The 2Jours small leather tote, €1440, just looks like a bad tempered owl, but isn't actually made from one. Phew.
Another that's fast becoming a classic, not to mention a fashion blogger fave, the Givenchy Antigona is around €1390.
Issey Miyake's Bao Bao triangle-on-mesh bag's been about for a few seasons now and they're coming in smaller sizes and clutches too. I still like the shopper, about €350.
This has grown on me a massive amount. The Kenzo Kalifornia might be just new this spring, but already is appearing in lots of varieties like this Highwave version, €645.
I adore how prim and proper Launer handbags are. HRH and Margaret Thatcher were fans; the brand is reinventing itself with colour block hues as in this Traviata offering. Exclusively at Selfridges, £1365stg.
Got $24k? Then indeed you may have the star of Louis Vuitton's SS14 bag show, the Belle de Nuit.
This is an amazing-looking piece in the flesh. One of the few that can be bagged here (sorry), get Marni's compartment-tastic metallic patent gold bag at Brown Thomas for €940.
The cute and compact Alexander McQueen Heroine mini tote comes at a price. About €1250, to be precise.
Part of the very OTT biker range I'm not sure I'm down with at all, this cute little Miu Miu nappa leather mini bag fits into this season's sling it and go trend perfectly. One of the cheaper offerings too at €870. I know, I know.
The massively successful Pashli from 3.1 Philip Lim goes backpack. The price? Think around €850.
This is kind of ugly-fabulous. It's Proenza Schouler's PS11 Mini Classic Patchwork Exotic and it's a teeth-grinding €2,300.
Sophie Hulme ain't going nowhere. The classic Envelope mini leather shoulder bag is now in white, €340.
I hate myself with how much I like this gaudy yoke. Valentino Glam Lock embellished leather shoulder bag, €2,650.