Pristine White Bags Are The Season’s Most Glamorous Arm Candy
While classic black and brown handbag colors will always be the most traditional — and practical — choices, pure white purses are gaining popularity. Following arm candy’s 2020 sabbatical, A-listers are pushing out all the stops with attention-grabbing accessories.
Carrying a Pristine White Bags requires a bold (and carefree) attitude. A Wite-Out-colored handbag has certain drawbacks as with wearing light pants: maintenance is more difficult and the shelf life is necessarily shorter (unless you call upon a specialist to repair your cherished goods). However, for some, the benefits exceed the drawbacks. White bags can instantly enhance any appearance and provide an eye-catching, modern accent.
Hailey Bieber is known for her vibrant Bottega Veneta Pouches but has recently experimented with the white purse trend. Saint Laurent’s “blanc vintage” Le 5 à 7 Hobo bag joined her on a recent vacation to Las Vegas, while Bieber’s wardrobe is stocked with chalky designs from Advene, Prada, and JW Pei.
Prada’s obnoxious white brushed leather Cleo shoulder bag has been a resounding favorite of influencers such as Kendall Jenner and EmRata. The Cleo resembles its Prada counterpart, the Re-Nylon—a sought Noughties It-bag that has since been reissued—but with a glossy brushed leather exterior. When the form made its debut at last year’s spring/summer 2021 presentation, the company characterized it as a “combination of classicism and futurism.”
Rihanna’s illustrious bag collection includes iconic white clutches and holdalls, as well as a foggy Bottega Veneta Pouch and a cachet Prada x Adidas bowling bag. The latter is a highly sought-after model from a partnership in 2019 that included a sporty reimagining of Prada’s classic bowling bag – which dates back to the spring 2000 season – and some reimagined low-top Superstars. The products were issued in a limited-edition run of 700 bundles, making them a highly sought-after collectible.
Elsewhere in her accessories selection, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has many white bags, the majority of them are from Daniel Lee’s Bottega. BV’s homespun crochet shoulder bag, new Mount purse, Pouch, and intrecciato Cassette all make an appearance in her everyday #OOTD mirror selfies. Another current favorite is The Row’s cushiony Bourse pillow-bag hybrid.
Irina Shayk has been sporting a dazzling white Hermès Birkin, while Rosala and Beyoncé have incorporated Telfar’s durable shopping bag, dubbed the “Bushwick Birkin,” into their summer outfits.
If the buzz around Pristine White Bags is any indication, it’s time to purchase.