Instagram Eye Candy To Brighten Up Self-Isolation

With a global pandemic throwing the world into unchartered territory, handbags likely aren’t (and shouldn’t be, frankly) top priority.  This is true no matter how exquisite the materials may be, whatever quirky designs are on show and regardless of the striking color combos that catch your eye. On the other hand, it doesn’t hurt to look, does it?

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If (like us) you’ve been using your time in self-isolation to rewatch some cinematic masterpieces, you may have stumbled across the film Love Actually which opens with Hugh Grant proclaiming that whenever he feels gloomy about the state of the world he turns to the loving exchanges at the arrivals gate of Heathrow Airport to cheer him up. Well, for us in the purse-loving community, scrolling through Instagram to glimpse some of the most beautiful bags is our equivalent of that. Here at PurseBop we’ve selected all the best Instagram eye candy we could find to brighten up your life during this very difficult time. Enjoy!

Who’s Up for a Spring Fling?

You may be torn up about not being able to start your spring off outside with picnics and daisies and all the glorious things that the end of winter brings. But why not bring the spring aesthetic inside your home by goggling over this assortment of charming spring colors? From classic pretty pink and lemon yellow to baby blue and delightfully light green – there’s something to brighten even the gloomiest of moods. Our favorite has to be the selection of Hermès pinks.

This Hermès long wallet looks exquisite in light pink paired with Christian Louboutin heels in the same hue and a bright floral dress. Photo courtesy of @panthere_instyle

This Kelly and Birkin duo in piercing fuchsia surrounded by an assortment of Hermès bag charms is bound to put a smile on your face. Photo courtesy of @viiiii5

@mylifeincolors_ looks effortlessly chic in a bright blue suit and her Lady Dior bag in lemon yellow only adds to this alluring aesthetic. Photo courtesy of @mylifeincolors_

This pop of bright yellow in Hermès Kelly form looks super cute. Photo courtesy of @tkloves

This Kelly in radiant blue is sure to give you major outfit inspo for when you’re allowed out of quarantine! Photo courtesy of @tkloves

This beautiful shade of green suits the Kelly style perfectly. Photo courtesy @tkloves

Oh So Trendy!

Let’s not forget about all of the trend pieces we have swooned over on Instagram in recent years. From the Dior Saddle bag making a comeback to THAT mini bag that garnered a cult-like following – here’s a collection of our favorites.

The Dior Saddle bag has made a much-needed resurgence in the past few years. The Sex and the City comparisons have certainly been welcomed! Photo courtesy of @tkloves

German social media influencer Leonie Hanne looks ever stylish clutching Jacquemus’ iconic mini bag the Chiquito Mini. Photo courtesy of @leoniehanne

Classic Beauties

Beloved classics are sure to make you reminisce about happier days. In these turbulent times taking a look back at iconic designs that put luxury brands on the map doesn’t seem like such a bad idea…

Few bags are as iconic (and as aesthetically pleasing) as the Chanel Classic Flap. Photo courtesy of

This classic brown Birkin is effortlessly elegant and will assuredly have you planning post-quarantine outfits around it in your head! Photo courtesy of @tkloves

We’re still in love with the Fendi Baguette bag and the design’s many evolving styles! Photo courtesy of @ivonna_mm

Pairing a cream Birkin with a blazer will give you a gorgeous and sleek look every time. Photo courtesy of @clubhermesparis

The Weird, the Wacky and the Wonderful!

Days indoors can get boring and dampen your creativity but we’re looking to all bags weird and wacky for some shock, amusement and a much needed burst of imagination.

Louis Vuitton’s new Twist and Twisty are the hottest duo in the multi-bagging game right now. Quirky – yes, but also super adorable! Photo courtesy of @bohegirl

This cylindrical design is sure set to turn a few heads but we’d expect nothing less from Jacquemus! Photo courtesy of @leoniehanne

If there’s ever a time to admire your collection of limited edition pieces and arrange them in concentric circles on your bedroom floor, we can assure you it’s now! These Louis Vuitton Mini Pochette Accessoires are gems that should be treasured. Photo courtesy of

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Last but not least we’ve thrown in a couple of our favorites for good measure. 

The Chanel Classic Flap is of course a classic but the bag is rarely seen in this metallic purple hue. Underrated for sure! Photo courtesy of @hallobeanme

Continuing on with the purple Chanel theme, we’re in love with this patent lilac look! Photo courtesy of @leoniehanne

Always guaranteed to complete any look, this Hermès cross-body looks gorgeous in white. Photo courtesy of @panthere_instyle

A Louis Vuitton Capucines bag in beautiful rouge may not beat being free to go out whenever you want but it sure is pretty! Photo courtesy of @tamara

What do you think of our selection of tantalisingly gorgeous snaps? Which is the bag you’re most missing carrying out and about? Which color combinations are you excited to rock once this is all over? Let us know.

Love, PurseBop

Published: March 27th, 2020
Updated: March 28th, 2020

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