Celebrities and personalities are our go-to sources of inspiration when it comes to fashion; after all, they are always on top of the latest trends, styles, and collections.
Even with the fashion scene rapidly changing, the one item you’ll never see them without is a stylish designer bag.
And an even better bonus? Not only do all the 12 bags featured here have our local celebs’ stamp of approval, but they’re all about style-meets-function too! Keep scrolling to find the next luxury bag to add to your collection.
1. Coach Turnlock Clutch 20 in Signature Chambray with Quilting
Aisyah Aziz is known for her cool e-girl style; not being afraid to mix and match. Though she alternates between neutral tones and funky patterns, she always has a colourful bag to finish off the look.
This Coach clutch she’s rocking is classy and cool all at once – just like the songstress – thanks to a combination of the brand’s quilted signature chambray, trendy baby blue and white hues, and its mini size.
Coach’s Turnlock Clutch 20 in Signature Chambray with Quilting is available at S$848 on Farfetch.
2. Longchamp Le Foulonné Crossbody Bag
Carrie Wong’s recent style has been the epitome of the French girl look – favouring neutral, simplistic, staple designs that are timeless, including the bags she carries.
Wong’s crossbody from Longchamp has a classic messenger bag design and is roomy enough to carry your essentials, making it the perfect go-to staple when you’re running errands in the city.
Longchamp’s Le Foulonné Crossbody Bag is available at S$585 on Farfetch.
3. Elleme Vague Shoulder Bag
You may recognise Fiona Fussi from her show Last Madame streaming on Netflix, her global beauty campaigns, or our local runways but she’s always been on our radar for her off-duty model style.
Fussi’s pick is this shoulder bag from Elleme and it’s perfect for any trendsetter with the brown leather and ruched detailing that’ll never go out of style.
Elleme’s Vague Ruched Shoulder Bag is available at S$677 on Farfetch.
4. Mulberry Alexa Satchel Bag
Kimberly Wang has been a mainstay personality on radio, television, and on our style inspiration boards. Just like herself, Wang often goes for bags that are trendy staples with the ‘it’ factor.
Inspired by and named after the ultimate it-girl Alexa Chung, Mulberry’s Alexa brings luxury and gives it a relaxed touch, making it a versatile piece in your closet.
Mulberry’s Alexa Satchel Bag is available at S$1,950 on Farfetch.
5. Dolce & Gabbana Medium Quilted Sicily Bag
As one of Singapore’s beloved TV darlings, Zoe Tay has been a local style icon since the beginning of her career, never one to be caught without the latest trends and designer bags.
Most recently, the arm candy spotted on Tay is Dolce & Gabbana’s classic Sicily Bag which has also been seen on the likes of Karlie Kloss and Kate Middleton. The only difference? Tay’s version will make anyone stand out in a crowd with its quilted texture and a bright pop of red.
Dolce & Gabbana’s Medium Quilted Sicily Bag is available at S$3,100 on Farfetch.
6. Loewe Nano Flamenco Clutch
While Chantalle Ng has long been known as the daughter of veteran actress Lin Meijiao, she is slowly but surely making a mark on her own both in the entertainment industry and the fashion world.
The 26-year-old recently earned raved reviews internationally for her portrayal of a Vietnamese “bride” in Mediacorp’s My Star Bride (the series started trending in China a few months after its last episode aired), and the starlet hasn’t been shy to show off her style on social media too.
We’re into the fact that she’s seen with trendy yet functional arm candies like the miniature Flamenco Clutch by Loewe (also available in four other sizes) which fashionistas all around the world are obsessed, thanks to its drawstring-and-knot design and the multitude of colourways ranging from basic neutrals to vibrant neons that it comes in.
The salmon pink-hued version seen here – aptly named Blossom, by the way – adds an extra dose of saccharine sweetness to Chantalle’s casual off-duty look.
Loewe’s Nano Flamenco Clutch is available at S$1,900 on Loewe, and comes in eight colours.
7. Burberry Mini Logo-Print Canvas and Leather Pocket Bag
Rebecca Lim needs no introduction; the local stunner is not only known for her talent, but also for her diverse collection of the latest designer bags ranging from Louis Vuitton to Dior.
This Burberry piece from Rebecca’s collection gives the academic canvas bag an update with its chic two-tone colour combination and design that can be worn in and out of the office.
Burberry’s Mini Logo-Print Canvas and Leather Pocket Bag is available at S$1,530 on Selfridges.
8. Gucci Horsebit 1955 Shoulder Bag
While her job requires her to play different roles with contrasting tastes in fashion, we can always count on Oon Shu An’s personal style for a mix of casual and formal pieces.
This Gucci shoulder bag is a timeless piece, tying the brand’s past with contemporary details for the perfect arm candy that can easily transition from day to night.
Gucci’s Horsebit 1955 Shoulder Bag is available at S$3,970 on Farfetch.
9. Alexander McQueen The Curve Small Leather Bucket Bag
Jeanette Aw has established herself as one of the most high-profile faces in our local entertainment industry and is known to sport some of the best designer brands on the market.
It’s not often we see bucket bags around town, but Jeanette’s piece from Alexander McQueen gives it an edgy take with the design inspired by the brand’s iconic harness.
Plus, it’s got enough space for your essentials. It’s a win-win, we say!
Alexander McQueen’s The Curve Small Leather Bucket Bag is available at S$2,580 on Farfetch.
10. Coach Swinger Jacquered Cotton-blend and Leather Shoulder Bag
Alongside Zoe Tay, Fann Wong is an iconic face on local TV and our fashion scene for her style evolution – the actress who used to be known for her bold outfit choices is now going for sophisticated looks that even reflect on her choices of handbags.
Fann’s bag has the classic Coach brand jacquard pattern that subtly lets people know where you’re bag is from and is complemented by the maroon leather, giving it a timeless look that’s worth every penny
Coach’s Swinger Jacquard Cotton-blend and Leather Shoulder Bag is available at S$445 on Selfridges.
11. Dior Saddle Bag
Besides acing her hosting gigs on radio and television, DJ Sonia Chew is also a style chameleon who’s a regular face in the local fashion industry.
One of her arm candy choices includes the iconic – and highly coveted – Dior Saddle in a design that’s been reinvented by the current artistic director of Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri, to complement any outfit you have on for the day.
Contact Dior or head down to any of the Dior boutiques across the island to enquire about the price.
12. Coach Pillow Tabby Shoulder Bag 26
Having made her name as one of the founding members of The Sam Willows, Narelle Kheng has cemented herself as one of the lead female trendsetters from our local music scene with her vibrant hair and e-girl style.
Ask anyone following the latest trends and they will know about the Tabby, but this version comes with a pillow-like material and in a millennial pink shade to create this year’s most wanted handbag.
Coach’s Pillow Tabby Shoulder Bag 26 is available at S$963 on Farfetch.