Summer Bags For Social Distancing

Summertime and the living is easy…  or would be under normal circumstances. As we reopen and reenter society,  we are finding that our bag needs are slightly different this year. Yes, of course, beach totes and fanny packs transcend a pandemic. What we mean, however, is that the need for masks, sanitizer, gloves and the like, causes us to reconsider what we really need and want in a handbag. As a result, if hand-held bags and clutches dominate your existing handbag collection, it may be time to branch out. Consider picking up a few practical sling, cross-body or belt bags that are easy to wear, access and clean!

For our top picks for the summer of 2020, we rate each bag type for Comfort, Size, Material, Usability and Style. At various price points from least expensive to most, there is something in here for everyone.

bags for summer 2020

Bags under $2,000

GG Marmont Matelassé Leather Belt Bag

Once a handbag pariah and joke, belt bags (aka fanny packs and bum bags) now are totally mainstream and quite popular. Indeed, in recent years, some of the hottest and hardest to get bags are the ones worn on your waist or hips.

The Gucci belt bags sure fit this bill. You stay hands free while making a bold style statement. In a wide variety of colors and materials, the Gold Gucci Monogram stands out, and the size and style ensure you neatly pack in exactly what you need. Think cash or card only (no wallet), keys, a mask and a small hand sanitizer. No room for frills.

Read:

Why Belt Bags Are Here to Stay

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Comfort: ✅
Size: ❌
Material: ❌
Usability: ✅
Style Statement: ✅

Gucci Belt Bag Trendy

Price: $1,200 @gucci.com

Prada Cabane Raffia And Leather Bag

Say goodbye to the endless battle to get into your bag. If you think about it, a structured open top bucket bag is the perfect solution for current times. Easy access to your necessaries. Sling it at the correct height and pull out only what you need. Another option is to make it crossbody by replacing the strap with your own longer one.

Comfort: ❌
Size: ✅
Material: ❌
Usability: ✅
Style Statement: ✅

Prada bucket Bag Summer 2020

Price: $1,950 @prada.com

Fendi PVC Bucket Bag

Rainproof and super easy to wipe clean, these PVC bags ensure that you, and everyone else around you, know what you have in your bag…LOL. Depending on what you have in mind, this may be just the bag you are looking for.

Comfort: ❌
Size: ✅
Material: ✅
Usability: ❌
Style Statement: ✅

Fendi PVC Bucket Bag - Summer 2020 recommendation

Price: $1,980 @fendi.com

Price range $2,000 - $3,000

LV Cherrywood BB Bag

We love this one for its summery, girlish hue and the subtle monogram that is visible throughout the bag. Most importantly, the size is just right and the patent leather makes it not just convenient to carry but also super easy to clean or disinfect.

Comfort: ✅
Size: ✅
Material: ✅
Usability: ❌
Style Statement: ❌

Louis Vuitton Patent Leather Sling Bag

Price: $2,020 @louisvuitton.com

Prada’s Multi-Pochette Bag

Multi-pochettes are definitely the bag style that will rule 2020 and perhaps even 2021! The style sits comfortably across your body, is usually light weight and the multiple separate sections make it easy for you to plan what and where you need to keep to enable quick and easy access. This Prada in nylon fabric is super easy to maintain and even resistant to a sudden bout of rain.

Read:

Louis Vuitton and Prada’s Multi-Pochette Bags Are on Fire This Season

Prada’s Cult Multi-Pochette Bag is Back

Comfort: ✅
Size: ❌
Material: ✅
Usability:✅
Style Statement: ✅

Prada Multi Pochette Summer 2020

Price: $2,095 @prada.com

YSL Cassandra Bag

The cool vibe of this perfectly sized canvas and leather sling bag by YSL has our heart. With two main compartments and a pocket inside and out, this lightweight bag ranks fairly well on usability too. Picturing it against a pretty summer floral print dress at a socially distanced barbeque…

Comfort: ✅
Size: ❌
Material: ❌
Usability:✅
Style Statement: ❌

YSL Sling for the Summer of 2020

Price: $2,350 @ysl.com

Price range $3,000 - $5,000

Dior Camp Messenger Bag

Dior’s messenger bags are perfect for days you need to hop into the office. Enough space for a laptop and your daily essentials, you can skip carrying a purse along with it. A few handy outerpockets would have been useful but the style quotient more than makes up for the absence of it. And in case you worry about it going out of style, rest assured the bag is part of Dior’s Fall 2020 lineup.

Read:

Dior Fall 2020 Bags Are Familiar

Comfort: ✅
Size: ✅
Material: ❌
Usability:❌
Style Statement: ✅

Price: $3,200 @dior.com/en_us

Lady Dior Patent Bag

Obsessed with cleaning and disinfecting, we definitely have an affinity for all things patent this season. While this classic has always been on every collectors list, we recommend a mini size that fits only what you absolutely need and also comes with a chain style sling strap.

Comfort: ✅
Size: ❌
Material: ✅
Usability: ❌
Style Statement: ✅

Red Patent Leather Lady Dior

Price: $3,400 @dior.com/en_us

Chanel Large Shopping Bag

Probably seldom used as an actual shopping bag, this one is perfectly positioned to finally live up to its name. A great option for a quick grocery run, this bag can hold not just your daily essentials but even a few of those items you spontaneously run out to buy. The unusual Dark Beige, Fuchsia & Navy Blue colour combination makes this one a headturner!

Comfort: ❌
Size: ✅
Material: ❌
Usability:❌
Style Statement: ✅

Chanels Shopping Bag for the Summer of 2020

Price: On request @chanel.com

Chanel Patent Medium Classic Flap Bag

Price increases aside, a Chanel flap bag will and always be high on desirability and style. Consider a mini rectangular version in patent leather, which is the perfect size if you need to carry only a limited few things that are absolutely essential, ensuring that the bag sits light and comfortably across your body.

Comfort: ✅
Size: ❌
Material: ✅
Usability: ❌
Style Statement: ✅

Chanel Mini 2020

Price: $3,800 @chanel.com Photo Courtesy: @annsfabulousfinds

LV Pont 9 Bag

The recently launched and very hot LV Pont 9 is at the top of many wishlists for the summer. Our current social outings consist of grocery or coffee runs, and small social gatherings at best. A bag that slings across your body, with enough space for covid living essentials, therefore, works perfectly.

Read:

Louis Vuitton’s New Pont 9 Makes Heads Turn

Comfort: ✅
Size: ✅
Material: ❌
Usability: ✅
Style Statement: ✅

LV Pont 9 Summer 2020

Price: $3,900 @louisvuitton.com

Bags priced over $10,000

Hermès Kelly Lakis Bag or Hermès Cargo Bag

Outer pockets and zippers galore. These were practically made for today’s scenario. With easy access to gloves, masks, keys, sanitizers and cash, these Hermès treasures are going to be even more popular. Good luck finding the Kelly Lakis or the Cargo Birkin. And, in case you’re keeping score, the Kelly Lakis rates higher on account of its cross body strap adaptability.

Read:

The Hermès Kelly With Pockets: Meet The Kelly Lakis

Get A Load of the Hermès Cargo Birkin

Comfort: ✅
Size: ✅
Material: ❌
Usability: ✅
Style Statement: ✅

Kelly Lakis a top choice for summer 2020

Price: $12,900 @hermes.com. Photo Courtesy @bjluxury

Price: N/A @hermes.com. Photo Courtesy @carlscrush

Is your bag collection ready for the (unusual) Summer of 2020? Which of these bags is on your wishlist?

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