The Handbag Hotlist | The Best Bags to Invest in

Every season we look out for our next handbag, to invest in and treasure forever. Taking inspiration from our favourite influencers, bloggers and brands we weigh up what we want from our new wardrobe essential.

Decisions, decisions? The mini statement bag, a contemporary style for day or night or a practical tote for back to work? We spoke with Coggles accessories buyer Simone, to get the low-down on which handbags have made her hotlist this year.

The best handbags to invest in;

  1. By FAR Croco Shoulder Bag
  2.  Coperni Swipe Bags 
  3. JW Anderson Nano Cap Bag 
  4. Yuzefi Baguette Shoulder Bag
  5. Simon Miller Pleated Puffin 
  6. Alexander Wang Heiress Crystal Pouch  
Coperni Bags


#1 By FAR Croco Shoulder Bag

The best brand for shoulder bags. They’ve perfected the 90’s mini bag trend

With the 90’s fashion revolution showing no sign of stopping, By FAR’s mini Croco handbag should definitely be number one on your list of bags to invest in. The perfect companion for both your day and night looks, the By FAR Croco Mini shoulder bag is a favourite among IT girls, supermodels and actresses, including Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber and the Hadid sisters.

#2 Coperni Swipe Bags

A go-to brand for classic and beautifully made leather bags with clean, contemporary silhouettes that you will wear season after season.

This brand is new to Coggles and oh boy has it made an entrance. Inspired by the iPhone’s signature screen unlock feature these bags are crafted from smooth black leather and boast’s an oval-shaped design and double-ended circular zip. With an interior pocket, this is the perfect practical and compact bag with a balance of simple sophistication and casual style. This compact bag can tuck under your arm for every occasion, whether you are dining à deux, attending a wedding or grabbing a coffee, this is a transeasonal bag to invest in.

Coperni Swipe Bag


#3 JW Anderson Nano Cap Bag

This cap shape from JW Anderson seen worn on by Sarah Jessica Parker on the new Sex in the City has become a favourite for the season.

Number three in our list of bags to invest in this bag was originally seen in the JW Anderson’s AW19 runway performance. Crafted from smooth leather with contrasting topstitching, the zip around cap design is the desirable cross-body bag to invest in this season. In an angelic style, it adds a playful touch to your everyday outfits.

JW Anderson Nano Cap Bag


#4 Yuzefi Baguette Shoulder Bag

Yuzefi handbags are beautifully handcrafted using only the best leathers. The designer and founder Naza Yuzefi’s main focus is always to create unique modernist shapes that stand the test of time

A timeless shape for Yuzefi is the classic Loaf shape, structured and sophisticated it has a high-style status. Providing you with multiple styling options, you can utilise the shoulder strap or handle to compliment any look. With its chunky shape, this luxury handbag has a contemporary edge with plenty of room to fit in your essentials. 

Yuzefi Women's Loaf Leather Bag


#5 Simon Miller Pleated Puffin

This brand is known for its bold colours, textures and statement pieces. This detailed mini bag adds the finishing touch to your outfit.

A brand known for its New York street-style statement pieces introduces the new Mini Puffin bag. With its geometric textured pleat design, this compact number makes an impact on every outfit. Crafted from black vegan leather with an adjustable strap for carrying over the shoulder or using as a clutch it is a timeless investment.

Simon Miller Pleated Puffin Bag

#6 Alexander Wang Heiress Crystal Pouch

Showcasing 90s inspiration this crystal pouch bag has that sough-after show-stopping playful factor you want from a little handbag.

Alexander Wang is an industry favourite for his cool-grunge, utilitarian designs. But this glitz-glam bag makes you instantly want an event to show it off. This investment is a treat from you to you, for all those occasions you have planned to make up for lost time. With sparkling rhinestone-embellishments, this boxy silhouette is crafted from crystal glass mesh.

Alexander Wang Heiress Crystal Pouch



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2021-11-03 13:05:49By Ciara Martin

Words by Holly Thompson

Featured Image Credit – @janisetienne

Holly Thompson

Holly Thompson

Writer and expert