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Bag it all

These glamorously designed handbags can up your style quotient

Bottega Veneta

There are two things with women that one should never dare to check. One is age and the second, their handbag. What is it in a handbag that makes it a woman’s most prized possession? Well, it’s a handbag that accommodates the woman’s world in it and enables her to carry it at her own will and mercy. Be it an oversized tote bag or a stylish miniature clutch, it is this prized possession that adds style to her looks and an eloquent panache to her lifestyle. Glamorously designed and delicately handcrafted clutches and handbags are sure to up your luxury quotient by perfectly amalgamating utility and style.

Topping the list of these handcrafted beauties is Bottega Veneta’s Sterling Silver Knot clutch. With an intricate crisscross pattern, the clutch’s sterling silver exterior will make one dazzle in the shine of splendor, duly worked by artisans in Vicenza, Italy. “The Knot bag has been given a luxurious edge because it is intricately designed by hand-weaving strips of sterling silver together. It is also fitted with suede lining, giving utmost importance to utiliy,” says Deepika Gehani, creative and marketing director, Genesis Luxury. Rightly so, the interior of the clutch is lined with suede Nappa leather with a simple and elegant embossment of the brand logo. The highlight, however, is its silver clasp, which is shaped like a knot, hence giving the clutch its name. Priced at Rs.685,000, this piece is sure to leave every woman looking to bag this silvery glory.

If it is metallic excellence with Bottega’s silver knot clutch, Judith Leiber’s Ganesha minaudiere spews exclusivity with its crystal magnificence. Shaped like a miniature Ganesha statue, the clutch is made using 12,000 Austrian crystals and 30 colours, making it one of the brand’s most complex designs, says Varsha Ahuja, brand manager, Judith Leiber Couture India. “It took research on 700 models of Lord Ganesha by Judith Leiber’s creative team to decide on its perfect shape and design. The piece takes over 10 days of meticulous craftsmanship to finish,” she adds. This colorful extravagance is tagged at a price of Rs.435,000. The brand also offers customised handbags with its monogram collection. A signature monogram bag is where you can get your entire name engraved and will set you back by Rs.290,000.

Women scouting for subtle sophistication can look to grab Fendi’s mini peekaboo bag. Priced at Rs.312,000, the bag elegantly marries functionality and fashion. This soft cerulean nappa leather bag is dipped in the exuberance and coolness of the colour blue. The wavy motif on the sides of Fendi’s peekaboo series is highlighted in contrasting yellow, making the bag a visual delight. With a detachable shoulder strap and a palladium metal turn lock; this jaw-dropping creation is sure to chase away your Monday blues. Speaking about the brand in the country, Nakul Bajaj, CEO, Darveys India says that India is an attractive market for the Italian luxury fashion house, “Fendi has a huge fan following in India and is known for it’s leather and fur goods. In fact, Fendi Casa is registering 150 per cent growth year on year in the country is planning to open 3-4 showrooms in the next five years,“ he adds.

Still looking for that perfect companion to trust your possessions?