Some of you know exactly which designer handbag you want to invest in. In fact, you might always reach for the same style, colour and brand each and every time, safe in the knowledge that you’ll get endless use out of it. But sometimes, The One can be a little different than you’d expect. Case in point? White handbags have become surprising sidekicks to so many editors in the Who What Wear London office.
Bright-white handbags, like shoes, for a long time had a reputation for being tacky and cheap-looking. However, if you look at the bags from Gucci, Chloé and Prada, you’ll find that many of the most elegant styles are actually in an ivory hue. White handbags might seem like a summer accessory, but they look just as good with chunky knitwear, beige blazers and oversized snuggly coats. All of the bags below disprove this old-school “tacky” style rule. The AllSaints backpack and Wandler Hortensia bags look particularly elevated.