One bag to rule them all—that’s the dream, anyway. In reality, my humble coat rack has become a tangled, colourful web of purses that unfortunately don’t get out much. Roll call: There’s the statement clutch I carried to my former best friend’s wedding (don’t ask), the $$$ designer find I got at a super sale but am still paying interest on, the microscopic faux-croc crossbody that can barely fit my phone… Honestly, it’s just better if I stop there.
Which is why I’ve made it my mission this season to clear out the clutter and find a go-everywhere bag worth committing to day in, day out. The particular style I’ve been eyeing: MCM’s Patricia, aka the wild burst of Technicolor optimism my warm-weather wardrobe requires. Neutrals more your thing? Prefer a little hardware? Not to worry: The brand has an everyday bag to suit just about every style. Keep scrolling to see and shop our favourite picks from MCM’s new collection.
MCM Small Patricia Shoulder Bag ($750)
Who said red was the only It colour worth investing in for autumn? This sleek marigold bag’s like an instant infusion of sunshine. Take a cue from the street style set and pair the optimistic hue with Pantone’s colour of the year, ultraviolet, for a look that’s sure to turn heads and put a smile on faces.
MCM Medium Essential Top Zip Shopper ($750)
Because florals don’t have to be boring or subdued. This cheery utilitarian shopper will breathe new life into your wardrobe by way of its on-trend painterly floral pattern. There’s plenty of room to lug around your workweek essentials, and the removable pouch makes it easier than ever to get (and stay) organised.
MCM Stark Backpack ($925)
Few things stir our fashion-loving hearts like a good streetwear moment, and this patch-bedecked backpack was made for the candid snap. Bonus: If you’re the type of person who’s perennially on the go, a hands-free bag will be your new best friend (only this one won’t keep trying to drag you to 5 a.m. hot yoga with her).
MCM x Eddie Kang Reversible Shopper ($750)
Maximalists, we’re sure you’re appreciating the resurgence of logomania right about now, and this MCM x Eddie Kang collaboration ticks all the boxes. Best of all, the coated canvas bag features two prints for the price of one: the artist’s more subdued Big City print on one side and psychedelic Ilsoilso print on the other.
MCM Small Dessau Drawstring ($1175)
Soft pink might not be the sole ’80s-reminiscent pastel worth investing in right now, but we’ll admit to playing favourites here. The Dessau Drawstring just might be the bag for you if you’re already dreaming of all the other Easter-egg hues you’ll be pairing it with.
MCM Medium Sarah Visetos Hobo ($595)
Minimalists, we’d never forget about you. MCM’s Sarah Visetos Hobo features a streamlined silhouette that’ll go with everything in your enviably edited wardrobe. We like the slightly retro feel of the brown embossed grain leather, and we’re also all about the bag’s versatility: Add the strap and wear it as a crossbody, or remove it and carry it as a top-handle.
MCM Small Trisha Chain Shoulder Bag ($1125)
If you’re all about fashion’s current affinity for the ’80s, we think you’ll find the Trisha to your liking. The meeting of sleek finely grained leather and bold gold-tone hardware is a combination we dream about. Complete the updated take on the decade with slouchy boots, a strong-shouldered blouse, and a good pair of loose-fitting high-rise jeans.