With ultimate gray being one of Pantone’s Colors for 2021 - symbolising “solid and dependable elements which are everlasting and provide a firm foundation,” we can all lean into reliable, earthy tones that bring a sense of calm and peace. Think neutral hues of brown, beige and cream (read: non-confrontational and fuss-free).
With Pantone declaring ‘strength’ and ‘fortitude’ as the theme of the year, our round up of bags embody just the characteristics you need in these unprecedented times. Here’s to bags that will keep you company and give you comfort, in colours that are grounding. Mini, maxi, tote, shopper, or clutch, in delicious browns and even more textural pastels, this is our edit of bags to have and to hold, for now and forever.
Spring (and prime picnic) time is just around the corner for you to count on Chloé’s croc-embossed Daria Purse in autumnal brown to coordinate with your floral printed sundress. Swap the picnic basket for a raffia meets leather Boucle Shopping Bag from Saint Laurent. The Rive Gauche Shopping Bag made of white linen is another great alternative where style does not compromise utility. If you’re not the kind to take on responsibility for carrying a lot of items, earthy shades that go with every outfit are best seen in Chloé's Sepia Saddle Bag.
And if you’re leaving the sun for colder climes, whether to ski in Gulmarg or holiday in Srinagar, match your shearling coat with Saint Laurent’s Besace Monogram Bag. The cloud-like Lou Lou Shoulder Bag pairs perfectly with puffer jackets.
As part of our back to work edit (did we really think we’d never enter an office again?), a strong and dependable work bag is the all powerful Sac De Jour in black, cream or a deep red for all your 9-5 needs. When the clock strikes cocktail hour, the Faye Small Bag by Chloé in two-tone pastels and clutches and WoCs in black or white, are the perfect companion..
For a mom-in-chief, who is juggling doctor’s appointments, coffee runs, errands, and date night, a day bag is essential. Meet the multi-tasking Small Hobo Bag from Chloé and Nana Bag from Wandler. The modern and minimalistic style in the light oyster crust or the deeper cacao shades is fitting for a casual lunch date in between meetings. Need more square inches? You can rely on the clean Ava Tote in cashew. Want more character? Find a friend in fringe with the Grace Shoulder Bag from Saint Laurent.