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If dogs are so-called man’s best friend, in the fashion world handbags are our ride-or-dies. Whether it’s your everyday Balenciaga Classic City or that chic Chanel, your bag stays with you all the way from working in the CBD to wild nights in Thonglor. So when it comes to such a staple item in your wardrobe, it’s important to keep your bag game fresh and relevant to you. Here we’ve gathered some it-bags of the season to look out for, and which type of personality they embody.

Proenza Schouler PS1

Trustworthy and always on-point

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Reminiscent of vintage school satchels, the Proenza Schouler PS1 gives you classic tote with a dynamic, grown-up twist. Practical, refined and minimally stylish, this is the kind of bag perfect for day-to-day urban hustling. What’s more is Proenza Schouler has also collaborated with Club 21 Thailand to launch three exclusive colours for Thailand this season. Find the PS1 in watermelon green, birch nude and indigo blue at the Proenza Schouler boutique at The EmQuartier.

Tory Burch Lee Radziwill Satchel

Refined and high-flying

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Named after American icon and interior decorator Lee Radziwill, this Tory Burch sachel boats a sophisticated nude palette accentuated by clean, modern lines. The perfect companion for your fine-dining date, this handbag is your go-to accessory for days when you want to express that confident, accomplished side of yourself effortlessly.

Dior Saddle Bag

Devil-may-care and naturally cool

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Dior’s saddle bag takes the brand’s iconic saddle emblem, merging it with contemporary textures to create a bag that's daring and modern. In addition, the bag offers a bit of a flashback to the 70s with its oblique canvas, patchwork and hidden inscriptions of  ‘peace and love dior’. Wear it slug on one shoulder or crossbody like a cool horse-riding chick.

Issey Miyake Swing Pleats Bag

Bold, artistic and unique

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Issey Miyake's pleats aesthetic never fails to make a statement. If you’re a reg at the top events in town or looking to stand out with refined style on your strolls through Embassy or EmQuartier, this is the bag for you. The Swing Pleats Bag from Issey's autumn-winter 2018 collection comes hand-pleated in an elegant S-shape, creating a swinging movement as you carry it. Available in four different colours, the pleated stripes constantly morph to create different patterns and forms as an ever-changing accessory.

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