Bags to get your hands on

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TRIANGLE Loewe’s complementary-colored satchel —PHOTOS FROM AP

From large shopping bags at Balenciaga by Demna Gvasalia to the extra-small bubble bag at Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld, bags for Winter 2018 are an array of sizes and styles.

The shapes remain classic in the handbags and shoulder bags, and look new in the satchel, bucket and duffel designs.

Patent leather, gold kid, unpolished nappa and fur are the new materials. But it is color that rules, mixed either as complementary or contrasting hues.

These luxury brand bags exude identity, albeit quite discreetly.

The costly luxury brand bags stand side by side with lower-priced designer versions. There is one for every woman to behold and hold this season. Dior, Balmain, Gucci and Fendi are connecting with a younger crowd with trendy street-style designs. The best version is a winter white handbag by Dolce & Gabbana with graffiti, like writing on a plaster arm cast.

Prints, too, like the tartan satchel by John Galliano for Martin Margiela are in vogue. Then there are the standby skins like albino croc, green python and stingray, but rendered as faux in deference to endangered species.

Here are some styles for us to salivate over and covet. After all, the bag you carry is your shout-out accessory that is both functional for your career and precious to carry for evening. —CONTRIBUTED

RED FRINGE Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton, a bag that blends with an outfit

MINIMAL For the millennials, a gray canvas bag by Celine

TARTAN Scottish wool plaid by John Galliano forMartinMargiela

NECKLACE Gucci by AlessandroMichele hangs three bags with the traditional red and green logo colors in the straps.

STATUS QUO Dior’s wide-strap bag with logo

BUTTERSCOTCH Celine’s extra-large carry-on

CAMEL Shopping bag in nappa leather by Coach

Gucci by AlessandroMichele hangs three bags
with the traditional red and green logo colors in the straps.
GREEN WITH ENVY Fendi
bag by Karl Lagerfeld has faux
fur accessory.

KNOTTED Green suede bag by Giorgio Armani

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