We're not fortune tellers, but we do like to make predictions every now and then, and we're always looking out for what might be the next handbag brand everyone's suddenly obsessed with. As we enter the final two months of 2015, we're looking ahead to next year and the bag brands we think will make their mark in 2016.
Below, we've assembled five solid candidates with which to familiarize yourself; their wares range from cute novelty clutches to seriously chic work bags. Some might already be on your radar, but we're betting we'll be seeing more from all of them in the next 14 months.
Shop via BOYY
BOYY is the brainchild of two designers who met in New York City, but all of the brand's three boutiques are in Bangkok, Thailand. The brand's available worldwide, though, and we spotted BOYY bags in the hands of several street style stars during New York Fashion Week in September. That inspired a trip to BOYY's website, and I was super impressed with what I found. The bags are expensive-looking and modern, with just enough special details to inspire curiosity. Don't be surprised if you see the brand's bags often in the near future.
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Eddie Borgo's name probably sounds familiar to you; the designer has built a strong following for his eponymous jewelry collection, and he's even collaborated with Target. Borgo's first line of bags is inspired by the midcentury pocketbook shapes of the 1950s and 1960s, but with a modern finish and enough hardware to remind you his background is in jewelry. Thankfully, Borgo avoids the trap of making bags that look like they're simply meant to be a vessel for elaborate closures and handle attachments; the bags are beautiful pieces of retro-modern design.
Shop via Monnier Freres
Lancel was originally founded by Angèle Lancel in Paris in 1876, which gives this brand both a long, proud history and a female founder in an era where such a thing was basically unheard of. The brand was acquired by luxury giant Richemont in 1997, and based on the Spring 2016 lookbook I saw recently, the brand is primed for a major moment. The elegant, understated Bianca shoulder bag is a particular stand-out.
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PB 0110 has only been around since 2013, but the Germany-based brand, designed by Philipp Bree, is already a go-to for plenty of cool girls looking to have a bag that their friends can't immediately place. The designs are minimal takes on traditional shape, all in smooth, solid-colored leather.
Shop Yazbukey via farfetch.com
Yazbukey was launched in 2000, by a designer named Yaz whose website describes her as "an Ottoman princess whose family reigned in Egypt." After working at Margiela and Givenchy, among others, Yaz set out on her own, and her boisterous, cheery bags and accessories fit perfectly with the current trend toward novelty in handbags.
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