While 2020 may have seen the sartorial rise of the slipper and sweatpant, one surprising item has emerged as a top-seller: the handbag. Luxury e-tailers cited a soaring demand for designer carry-alls during the depths of lockdown, despite the fact that no one was leaving the house. Perhaps the handbag offered a sense of normality in uncertain times, and provided – quite literally – something to hold onto.
Nicola Glass, creative director of Kate Spade New York, has been clutching her Everything Tote, a playful yet practical raffia-jacquard design. “Right now, as I transition from remote working to spending a few days in the office I find myself constantly reaching for this tote,” says Glass. “It’s fun and colourful, but also super lightweight, and it truly does hold everything.”
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