When it comes to designer bags, the phrase “investment piece” is synonymous to grayscale—purses in blacks, whites, and other neutrals are automatically deemed as “classic.” Today, we’re here to argue our case: A colorful bag can be as good of an investment as a neutral one. Brights have a way of adding personality to every outfit, making for a great addition to anyone’s collection.
Here are 10 colorful designer bags that are worth the price:
1. Staud Tommy Beaded Bag
The brand of the moment, Staud is loved for their colorful style, both in their clothes and accessories. Their Tommy Beaded Bag is a favorite, with its simple, structured, single-flap silhouette that’s completed with thousands of vibrant beads. Don it Kendall Jenner (a loyal fan of the brand) and wear this to spice up your all-black looks.
Tommy Beaded Bag, $250 (approximately P13,054.50,) STAUD, staud.clothing
2. Gucci GG Marmont Embellished Quilted Leather Bag
Never one to shy away from color, Gucci takes it to glamorous heights in the form of illuminating rainbow crystals. They’re embedded all around a white quilted bag, making for a striking contrast. It’s finished with silver hardware which makes it the perfect addition to your everyday bag collection.
GG Marmont Embellished Quilted Leather Bag, $2205 (approximately), GUCCI, net-a-porter.com
3. Balenciaga Motocross Classic City Bag
How mistaken were we to ever think that this It bag was forever done-and-dusted? In the past few months, it made a formidable comeback, one that made us realize this style is definitely for keeps. Although what’s trending is the Le Cagole XS, a baguette bag size model, we reckon the Classic City will win in the long run for its size, shape, and overall practicality.
Motocross Classic City, $1095 (approximately P57,190.76), BALENCIAGA, therealreal.com
4. Jacquemus Le Chiquito Moyen
If your Instagram feed isn’t enough confirmation that you should get your hands on a Jacquemus bag, let this be the sign. The brand is the king of summer fashion (a fact that their latest star-studded show affirmed even more) and will do your wardrobe delightfully well. Pair their Le Chiquito Moyen in pink with a crisp white shirt dress, et voila! You’re a vision of summertime style.
Le Chiquito Moyen, P41,373.43, JACQUEMUS, fwrd.com
5. Louis Vuitton New Wave Chain Bag
With a combination of a wave-shaped quilt, silver double chain, and bright embroidery, this Louis Vuitton purse is truly one-of-a-kind. Part of their New Wave collection, this bag is set apart with that statement-making “Vuitton” text rendered in rainbow—a fun, playful, and almost childlike touch to the sophisticated design.
New Wave Chain Bag, €2200 (approximately P126,513.20), LOUIS VUITTON, jolicloset.com
6. By Far Patent Leather Mini Bag
If you want a bright-colored bag in a conveniently petite size, look no further than By Far. The brand is known for their brightly-colored, tiny-sized designs, with styles like the Mini Bag as a well-loved signature. This particular one is in the Sunflower colorway and is finished in glossy leather that adds a sense of luxe. We love that it comes with both a top handle and long strap for easy carrying.
Mini Semi Patent Leather Bag, P28,460.70, BY FAR, fwrd.com
7. Marc Jacobs Snapshot
Since its launch in 2016, Marc Jacobs’ Snapshot Bag has managed to stay a super popular design without ever being overdone. This is likely because they’ve released it in tons of vibrant color combinations that no one ever seems to have the same kind. This style plays with color blocking as it features chartreuse, violet, and electric blue all at once. It’s finished off with that signature thick strap that plays off of the bag's hues, with the addition of an illuminating pattern.
Snapshot New Chartreuse Multi, P25,000, MARC JACOBS, trunc.ph
8. Boyy Bobby 18 Buckled Leather Tote
As far as fashion equations go, a bright color added to a boxy silhouette is always spot-on. Take this bag from Boyy as an example—the Bobby 18 Buckled Leather Tote in the neon green colorway is the best balance of classic and eclectic. The miniature size makes it so that it’s not too much for day-to-day wear.
Bobby 18 Buckled Leather Tote, $1435.17 (approximately P75,003.42), BOYY, net-a-porter.com
9. Bottega Veneta Jodie Mini Knotted Intrecciato Leather Tote
If we’re talking about classics, Bottega’s Intrecciato Weave is the center of attention. The brand’s weave has stood the test of time, borrowing itself to silhouettes of all forms. One of its most well-loved ones is the Jodie Mini, a gently curved bag with a knotted handle. With its striking green color, the softness is perfectly balanced.
Jodie Mini Knotted Intrecciato Leather Tote, $3100 (approximately P161,919.20), BOTTEGA VENETA, net-a-porter.com
10. Amina Muaddi Gilda Super Mili Tote
Crystal is the name of the game for Amina Muaddi, and when reimagined as a minimal evening bag? Pure elegance! Their Gilda Super Mili Tote features a crystal-adorned handle, the glimmering detail on the minimal satin design. It’s done in a striking shade of blue, one that’s elegant enough for nighttime affairs, and refreshing enough for an out-of-the-ordinary look.
Gilda Super Mini embellished satin tote, €599 (Approximately P40,793.49), AMINA MUADDI, mytheresa.com