• Fashion + Beauty

    Hold the Rainbow: Summer 2017’s Hottest Bags

    • Jun 15, 2017

    • By:Ingrid Cherry

    Summer is all about keeping things bright and exciting, and this season, colors are in. Indulge in these vibrant hues and bold patterns that are sure to add whimsy to any outfit.

     

     

    Prada Galleria Bag

     

     

    As a summer staple, it is easy for flowers to look boring or overdone. However, this Prada bag puts a fresh spin on a classic. The three-dimensional leather appliqués give a a breezy look to an otherwise structured bag, while gold-plated hardware and yellow hues break up the red on red. The result? Red hot! Available at Prada (30 E. Oak St., 312-951-1113), $3,080

     

     

     

    Hermes Airsilk 38

     

     

    This duffle bag is the intersection of luxury and practicality. It is made of waterproof silk, keeping it functional yet soft and beautiful. Barenia calfskin detailing and Palladium-plated hardware perfectly mesh for a functional and comfortable wear. The bag is patterned with colorful, detailed criss-crossing shoulder strap decals. This unique design is eye catching and a fun play on Hermes’ renowned geometric patterns. Available at Hermes (25 E. Oak St., 312-787-8175), $1,300

     

     

     

    Milly Rainbow Half Moon Clutch

     

     

    Crisp edges and feminine silhouettes are what Milly does best and this clutch is no exception. The shiny acrylic body and sleek golden strap are cute without being cluttered.  The rainbow pattern on the front and stripes on the back make this clutch perfect for adding the inspired and unexpected to a casual daytime look. Available at Nordstrom/milly.com, (55 E. Grand Ave., 312-464-1515), $295

     

     

     

    Christian Louboutin Eloise

     

     

    There is something to be said about a bag that is impeccably designed, and leave it to Louboutin to achieve this level of perfection. The detailing on the calfskin leather is intricate and precise, while the stone work adds a western flair that naturally shines in the summer heat. Available at Christian Louboutin (55 E. Grand Ave., 312-379-4315), $3,190

     

     

     

    Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Box Maiolica-Print Top-Handle Satchel Bag

     

     

    This bag is like a trip to the candy shop, so it’s no wonder the bag’s calfskin body studded with flowers looks good enough to eat. The geometric background maintains the design’s structure without taking away its vibrancy. The handle and removable shoulder strap prove the bag’s versatility and the padlock detail provides a sleek contrast to the striking bag. Available at Neiman Marcus (737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900), $3,675

     

     

     

    Gucci Brocade Techpack with Bow

     

     

    This masterpiece completely redefines the drawstring bag. The Sylvie Web rope straps and inherent design of the bag are simple and casual. These details are juxtaposed by an ornate brocade and a crystal bow that brings gilded glamour to a casual daytime bag. The bag’s bright colors make it both a vacation staple and an everyday statement bag. Available at Neiman Marcus (737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900), $1,790

     

     

     

    Marc Jacobs Rainbow-Print Nylon Biker Mini Backpack

     

     

    Offering more structure than a drawstring bag with the same practicality, this Marc Jacobs design is a fresh twist on the school-yard staple. The design is simple: Marc Jacobs knows when a classic works. Black leather trim and a muted background give a sophisticated edge to its playful vibe. This is the perfect bag to keep your summer look fun, fresh and functional. Available at Neiman Marcus (737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900), $395 

     

     

    Sophie Hulme Albion Square Tote Bag

     

     

    With a square silhouette, brightly colored leather stripes and dramatic gold hardware, this is a statement piece. Its simple design gives off modern vibes, but the tote’s classic structure and clean look ensures that this will be a timeless piece in your wardrobe. Available at Neiman Marcus (737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900), $975

     

     

     

    Olympia Le-Tan Kaleidoscope Dizzie Shoulder Bag

     

     

    Add a pop of the ’70s to your outfit with this Olympia Le-Tan shoulder bag. The Kaleidoscope-inspired design packs a powerful punch of colorful action in a small pouch. Its retro roots look clean on the bag’s sleek design, making it perfect for both shorts and a T-shirt or a little black dress. Available at Nordstrom (55 E. Grand Ave., 312-464-1515), $1,256

     

     

    Anya Hindmarch Ebury Maxi Giant Pixels Tote Bag

     

     

    Italian-crafted suede has never looked so techno chic. Colorful leather pixels playfully lead the eye across this shopper bag. Long leather straps make it easy to tote around anywhere and the various hues it boasts makes it easy to match with any summer look. Available at Neiman Marcus (737 N. Michigan Ave., 312-642-5900), $1,595