The bag game is STRONG on the high street for spring/summer 2018, and if you can’t quite afford to invest in a must-have designer handbag, this is very good news indeed. All the more so because a bag is the one foolproof way to update your look in this trans-seasonal weather.
As is the way, high street stores like Mango, Zara and M&S have taken their cue from the catwalk for their on-trend offerings.
There are plenty of net bucket bags (Mango has a limited edition one that instantly sold out but might be coming back in stock soon), and plastic totes to tick that see-through trend (check out Zara and Forever 21’s take on this).
And while basket bags are still going strong this season, we’re welcoming the arrival of Crayola brights as seen at Givenchy and Balenciaga, by way of Topshop and M&S.
A purse-friendly bag is a great way to dip into tricky trends too, and & Other Stories has some pretty pastel options if you’re not into the head-to-toe ice cream look.
Scroll down to shop bags that are so chic your friends won’t believe they’re not designer.
Shop now: Wooden handle leather bag for £49.99 from Mango
Shop now: MINI WOODEN TOTE BAG for £29.99 from Zara
Shop now: M&S COLLECTION Faux Leather Cross Body Bag for £29.50 from M&S
Shop now: Calla Bucket Bag for £29 from Topshop
Shop now: Mini Snap Saddle Bag for £79 from & Other Stories
Shop now: Net tote bag for £49.99 from Mango (sold out but might be coming back soon)
Shop now: LEATHER TOTE BAG WITH CUT-OUT DETAILS for £99.99 from Zara
Perspex bag for £10 from Primark
Shop now: Black Ring Front Woven Cross Body Bag for £22.99 from New Look
Shop now: O-Ring Crossbody Bag for £15 from Forever 21
Shop now: Orange metallic reversible beach tote bag for £30 from River Island