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When it comes to the most covetable top-handle bags, ones in which ease with a swing of an arm or carrying them, dainty, ladylike further making them the ultimate accompaniment to pretty much any outfit, it’s time to invest in one of the top 10 must have this season.   If you’re in the market for the best designer bags and willing to invest in something extra special, Parlour X is here to give you the ultimate guide on the most knockout-not to mention new- luxe styles destined for IT-bag status.   In recent years, it bags have been more elegant and understand than their “look-at-me” bells-and-whistles predecessors, with fewer logo and an emphasis on classic silhouettes, there has been a move towards pieces that you’ll love forever. Among the showstoppers however, is a mix of class bags, including Balenciaga’s shoppers and Fendi’s Bright-multicolored chain 2jours bags.   Continuing the top 10 guides is one bag, which had a huge presence at nearly every Fashion week, this season, it was Chloe’s Drew purse. The curved satchel featuring major hardware was spotted adorning the arms of front-row regulars from Caroline Issa and Yasmin Sewell to bloggers like Leandra Medine and Aimee Song. In other words this bag is making the rounds in the Fashion world.   What makes a bag hit? Clean lines and not too much fuss are paramount to a broadly successful design cue Celine Box Bag. Contrary to popular belief, Phoebe Philo did not design the box bag but wisely relaunched it in 2009. On closer inspection, it’s no surprise the Celine box bag was first shown back in the ‘70s. Spotlighting classic lines and smooth leather, the design looks simple, but looks can be deceiving. The construction of this box-style bad is actually quite complicated. Therein lies Celine’s genius and Philo’s brilliance for modernizing it with new hardware on the closure.   Let your Fendi “by the way” bag take the lead on your outfit’s direction and colour palette. This bag is beloved of the world’s best-dressed women because the classic design can take on many different colourway and style directions. The secret is in finding the one that’s 100% you. A style must-have this season because it makes a good outfit invincible. Make your bag stand out by contrasting it with your dress/trouser/coat.   A classic in street style snaps, the Chloe Marcie as seen on Anna Dello Russo makes a chic case for up-styling the Hudson bag (it comes with a knotted handle); add some faux fur and take a turn for those street style cameras! Another case in point for colour contrast, white lace will lend a feminine edge to the tan Chloe Marcie bag and help it stand out.   The shoulder bag by Saint Laurent makes another count on the top 10 bags of the season, thanks to Look de Pernille for the reminder that silk and suede is always a good idea, as she was snapped pairing the perfect ensemble at Paris Fashion week. No wonder the Saint Laurent shoulder bag has captured the eye of many a style icon: Practical? Check. Versatile? Certainly.  And who could say no to a YSL shinny detailing! Wear your Saint Laurent shoulder bag across your body and deftly placed by the front of your hip.   The camera bag with chain strap by Valentino has proved to be a favourite amongst fashion editors, bloggers and street style stars at the latest Fashion week thanks to it’s understated-cool look and practical shape. It’s the go-to designer bag for outfit minimalists and lovers of bold colours, respectively. Wear your Valentino camera bag with off-duty denim for a zero-effort contrast, as successfully demonstrated by blogger Aimee Song of Song of Style.  Additionally, add a pinch of personality to your camera bag and give it a seasonal refresh with of-the-moment luxe key rings.   Making its way into the list is a new mini in town, and its even more petite than ones the fashion industry has come to know and love. Eye-catching and for good reasons, the Metallic pouch from Stella McCartney in the colour ways, Platinum, Teal and Copper, while not the most practical choice for every situation, the metallic pouch is the perfect accessory for summer activities that don’t require much more than your phone, makeup essentials and some cash or two hands. A striking way to add a little extra shine and wow factor to your ensemble, this pouch is this season must-have.

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