When it comes to this season’s ‘it’ accessory, there’s one design that reigns supreme: the heart bag. The kitsch bag went viral with Alaïa’s covetable Le Couer bag, which has been a mainstay at recent Fashion Weeks and worn by the likes of Dua Lipa and Selena Gomez. Now everyone from Simone Rocha to Clio Peppiatt and Coperni has a must-have heart shape bag in their collection.
While a heart bag may at first seem like a novelty purchase, the sheer number of designers creating their own versions seems to tell a different story. Alaïa’s cartoon-like calfskin offering has already become a cult buy, destined to go down as a timeless piece that’s guaranteed to instantly elevate any outfit. Clio Peppiatt’s ornately bejewelled Quartz Heart bag, meanwhile, sparkles with iridescent beads and is sure to be a must-have this party season. Here, we’ve hand-picked the best heart shaped bags to invest in now.