We sat down with our buyers and editors alongside the launch of our exciting new SS18 brands to see which patterns to watch out for in the season ahead. From bold and colourful to subtle and sassy, we’ve selected our top patterned bags to make a statement that suits you this season. From totally vintage vibes fuelled with tiny capabilities from Furla, to bold, bright colourways and accenting straps with new season Marc Jacobs, we’re here to name your investment bag for Summer 2018.
Clashing patterns are certainly the trend to watch this season, and although it may seem overwhelming to imagine throwing a bag in the mix as well we surely dare you to give it a go. For the extrovert, although you probably always stand out from the crowd, this is your season! If you are slightly more muted in your style then just remember to keep the outfits simple and use your bag to make a statement. See? Easy…
Our top 10 patterned bags for your radar this SS18:
Furla Women's Metropolis Mini Cross Body Bag - BeigeBuy now with free delivery
The infamous ‘Metropolis’ mini cross body bag from Furla gets a floral inspired update for Spring. Made from grained leather with an all over dragon fly print, the compact shoulder bag forms a rectangular structure with a fold-over flap closure and secure push-lock clasp. Featuring a chain shoulder strap, protective metal feet and subtley engraved branding, this style is the perfect introduction to pattern to add a sprinkle of fun to match any look.
Vivienne Westwood Women's Medium Derby Tote Bag - StewartBuy now with free delivery
A Vivienne Westwood classic, the medium sized ‘Derby’ tote bag from the British designer is crafted with textured, durable faux leather and features inner slip and zip pockets help to separate small items, the perfect size for a daytime look. The all-over tartan print and orb logo are synonymous with the iconic designer’s style and add the perfect element of punk street style to your look without going overboard on colour.
The Volon Women's Box KR Bag - Rainbow SpangleBuy now with free delivery
Handmade from grainy natural leather, the ‘Box KR’ bag from South Korean label The Volon showcases a cubed silhouette with a colour block design. Multifaceted with sequins, metallic leather and laser cut detailing, this bag is for the loud and proud stylist of the group. The contrast-lined interior features a mirrored wall, and the style comes with the signature metal top handle as well as a long shoulder strap for creating multiple looks.
Marc Jacobs Women's Snapshot Cross Body Bag - Sunshine MultiBuy now with free delivery
The iconic Marc Jacobs snapshot gets a Summer revamp with it’s new yellow colourway. For the ultiate Summer style investment, this bold buttery shade is a must-have, with subtle pattern on the cow print strap. The ‘double J’ logo detail adds delicate detail to the front, with two pockets for concise storage ideal for the girl-on-the-go.
See By Chloé Women's Hana Medium Contrast Cross Body Bag - NougatBuy now with free delivery
The ‘Hana’ medium cross body bag from See By Chloé is the ultimate SS18 accessory. For the more muted Spring pattern, this western inspired bag features panelled colour blocks in suede and leather with contrast piping to create a simple yet effective pattern to suit any Spring style. Featuring an adjustable cross body strap for versatile wear, and large gold ring hardware to the front, if you know, you know.
Karl Lagerfeld Women's Captain Karl Cross Body Bag - StripesBuy now with free delivery
‘Captain Karl’ sets sail for SS18 with an array of sailor inspired patterns by Karl Lagerfeld. With cartoon-style badges inspired by old school sailor tattoos on a simply iconic blue and white striped camera bag, this season Karl makes the pattern trend his own without going overboard (sea what we did there?).
Pinko Women's Barbo Shopping Bag Grande - FuchsiaBuy now with free delivery
Pink to make the boys wink, what’s not to like? This shopping tote from Pinko brings summer candy stripes to a whole new level, featuring a bold ironic logo strapped down the side, fuschia backdrop and subtle black and white striped pattern, this bag will take you from supermarket to street market to beach in one easy hit.
Furla Women's Metropolis Nuvola Mini Cross Body Bag - PinkBuy now with free delivery
From the UK exclusive capsule collection, this velour and fur featured number from Furla is the noughties throwback you never knew you needed. A vintage inspired take on the ‘Nuvula’ style, it features a short handle and cross body option for day-to-night styling all summer long.
Vivienne Westwood Women's Leopard Tote Bag - Yellow LeopardBuy now with free delivery
Leopard print is BACK.. and Vivienne Westwood does it with shameless sass. The bold all-over orange/yellow leopard print detail is the loud wardrobe accent you need to spruce up any outfit in style this season. Think noughties, think iconic, think ironic, think Vivienne Westwood.
Armani Exchange Men's AX All Over Logo Rucksack - BlackBuy now with free delivery
Patterned doesn’t have to mean coloured, and this handy Armani Exchange backpack is the perfect size and style for a day trip or (if you can pack light) a weekend away. With a slightly embossed all-over logo print, this bag is the subtle way to stand out from the crowd.
By Alex Neilson-Clark