While it's wise to avoid dressing for trends, investing in an up-and-coming designer handbag is rarely a bad decision, particularly if you can buy it before it sells out globally (as they are want to do).
When it comes to this particular wardrobe staple, functionality and style are key, and shapes, detailing and fabrics are where you can inject some personality and pay homage to the fashion industry's current fascinations.
ELLE's Australian Fashion Editor, Caroline Tran, has rounded up the best designer handbag trends hitting shelves in the coming months.
Scroll down to find your new signature arm candy.
Via Elle Australia.