Every girl worth her salt needs a bag that pops. Introducing our 10 shades of red for the season.
Be it Armani’s claret tote or Dune London’s cherry saddle, red is here to stay. Mumbai’s Nikhil Thampi, the red carpet darling, confirms its status as the season’s must-have bag, and adds, “The trend is for minimalistic dressers as red can’t be paired with prints or colour clash outfits.” He votes for the box bag, in oxy blood.
On this wine marmont leather bag by Italian luxury brand Gucci, the feline metal details catches the eye. The flap closure allows for easy access and the inside is lined with natural cotton linen. The adjustable shoulder straps along with the interior zip adds to the utility factor. Rs. 1,73,064. Available at Palladium Mall, Mumbai. Details: 022 67499491
The right size
Not too big, not too small — this Bottega Veneta tote is medium in size, but not in functionality. With two zip pockets outside and velour lined compartment inside, it comes in scarlet red. Contrast stitching and the sheer leather handles add to its charm. At DLF Emporio, Delhi. Rs. 2,45,000. Details: 011 46098262
A combination of fabric and leather plus hand embroidery — this fold up bag by designer Ritu Kumar is capable of lending an edge to any outfit with its festive colour. Priced at Rs. 8,900. Available at the store in Phoenix Market City, Velachery. Details: 30083315
Cross body purpose
Besides the smooth vegetable tanned leather, admire the intricate laser
cut work of this cross-body bag offered by Pondicherry-based leather goods manufacturer Hidesign. The
zip pockets inside add to the spacious element of this red bag. Rs. 4,395.
At Express Avenue, Royapettah. Details: 28464077
Red, bright and shiny confetti lines the exterior of this celebratory clutch by the luxury handbag designer Juidth Leiber. It keeps up the festive spirit with the silver ruby snap enclosure which both blends in and provides a contrast. Rs. 1,25,000. At Palladium Mall, Mumbai.
Details: 022 67499491
This mighty shopper is from the house of Italian luxury brand Fendi. Soft calfskin and carbon enamel bars come together to give us a bag in a warm brick. A turquoise lining with a large zipped pocket serves to pleasantly surprise. Rs. 2,23,000. At the store in DLF Emporio.
Details: 011 46040777
Add a quirky touch to any outfit with this fun KitKat clutch by the US-based designer Anya Hindmarch’s eponymous brand. Bright red leather juxtaposed against white textured leather, makes for a playful experiment. Add an edge to any monochrome outfit with this cheeky piece which comes with a detachable wristlet. Rs. 53,615. Details: modaoperandi.com
Textured leather is not the only appealing factor about this vermilion Balenciaga wallet. This zip around wonder has three compartments and 12 slots. Part of the Spanish brand’s Holiday collection, it has striking polished gold studs and buckles which makes for an ideal attention grabbing accessory. Rs. 46,433. Details: net-a-porter.com
Jimmy Choo with this rusty red, envelope bag takes care of both style and convenience. The croc embossed leather coupled with snap button closure — with interior compartments and pockets — should be your pick this season. Approximately `55,000. At the boutique in UB City, Bengaluru. Details: 080 41738404
Out of the box
Filigree tree brocade box bag by Dolce and Gabbana makes for a great visual. With suede lining and matte gold hardware, this wine red beauty is laminated in calfskin and has brass handles — with the gold filigree tree adorned with gems and crystals in the front. Priced at `2,16,416.
(Text : Seema Rajpal)