Circle Bags

Everything is all-round wonderful – with a round bag

Since the A/W 2017 season, the round bag has been simply taking the fashion world by storm. With it’s unconventional shape, it rounds off individual styles perfectly in the truest sense of the word, lends severe business looks a soft contrasting touch and leisure outfits an extra portion of casual charm.

It was the French design house Chloé, no less, that triggered the new format and hype in the bag scene. With the “Pixie Small”, it yet again produced a winner that makes all dreams come true. An exciting, long neglected format, paired with flexibility thanks to to detachable cross-body shoulder strap, gold coloured metal details and in glorious colours, reinvents the handbag wheel.

It’s therefore logical that fashionette too cannot get enough of this style favourite. Luckily many labels are now following suit and using the organic shape in all variations, from boho to glam rock.

Thank you, fashion history! How round bags combine traditional and contemporary style today.

At the wrist, in the hand or worn casually over the shoulder: The mini versions of the traditional hat box shape are everywhere.

Meghan Markle has already been seen with a Circle bag, and Alicia Vikander is also an early fan. The royal style icon Meghan prefers linear looks with current statement pieces, such as a round shape. She wears primarily elegant and very linear outfits, combining them with deliberately earthy and muted bag tones.

By contrast Alicia Vikander shows everything that a round bag has to offer: colourful motifs, tapered studs & co are combined with prints of all kinds to create a loud style statement. How to spot a real all-rounder – with this round bag.

Yet another hint which applies to many of the round bags: The shape tends to be created more for the mistresses of minimalism, as in the smartie format there’s only room for lipstick, mobile phone and purse at most."