Some of the most appealing bags coming down runways in New York and London conjure images of Hitchcock’s fearless yet ladylike heroines, like Grace Kelly packing her nightie in a classic Mark Cross briefcase in Rear Window, or Kim Novak clutching her tailored top-handle bag in Vertigo. These vintage-y styles are either boxy or rounded like mini-hatboxes. Pull-out drawers, leather zipper tabs, brass feet and covered handles add more luggage-inspired charm. Smooth leathers are the way to go, but crystal clear lucite works for novel versions.

Mansur Gavriel  FW18

Emilia Wickstead SS 2019
Gabriela Hearst SS 2019
Mansur Gavriel FW18
Brandon Maxwell SS 2019