If you’re planning your Diwali ensembles in advance, make sure that your outfits and shoes are complemented with a suitable bag. Gone are the days when bags were just about utility – today, they’re the perfect prop for your photographs and the most common conversation starters at a party. While we all have our share of giant totes and club-friendly slings, we often end up raiding our mum’s closet when it comes to finding the right kind of festive bags. Thanks to the influx in its demand, a number of homegrown brands have launched labels that specialise in Indianised carriers. From distinctive shapes to innovative embellishments – there’s no dearth of creativity. Here’s our edit of 14 Indian designer bag houses you can add to your radar.
The flap over mini bag is a part of their empress collection. A modern take on the potli, it's embroidered and embellished on a beige base with gold and silver and mini pearls.
Price: INR 8,490
Available on theleathergarden.com
Influenced by architectural structures and geometry, the teal and sand Fiona bag is chic and comes with multiple carriers and colours, making it apt for every occasion.
Price: INR 8,500
Available on adisee.co.in
The Cream Pearla Pyramid Bag is encrusted with round and teardrop pearls that cascade in style. The short chain attached at the top of the triangle makes it easier to wear as a wristlet.
Price: INR 5,500
Available on abyaonline.com
Created with hair-on leather, the tan Mini Box Bag comes with a detachable top handle and is lined with printed cotton fabric.
Price: INR 6700
Available on swarangdesigns.com
The Pearl Bamboo Sling has a faux pearl handle and a satin ribbon to tie around the wicker bag. It's innovative structure and design makes it a must-have.
Price: INR 2,250
Available on alankritstories.com
The trunk box bag in python-print leather is further enhanced with a gold-toned metallic lock closure on the front. It can be carried as a handbag or as a sling with a detachable short strap.
Price: INR 9,00
Available on www.kaeros.co
A hear-shaped, pearly white vintage clutch by Tarini Nirula is for the ones who like to experiment with their bag shapes. The unusual piece comes in multiple shades with a round clasp and a red chain.
Price: INR 3,500
Available on tarininirula.in
The oval-shaped clutch comes wrapped in a digitally printed fabric and a metallic case - if you're into quirky prints, this is for you.
Price: INR 899
Available on artklim.com
The bark brown box sling is designed with a clasp lock, golden studs and comes with a detachable shoulder strap.
Available on lbb.in
Bored of the regular shapes and surface ornamentations, opt for this bright purple crystal clutch. It has the right amount of understated glamour that you're looking for.
Price: Starts at INR 1,450
Available on @rublixn
The Rafia Candy arm sling is a '90s style baguette - it comes with an intertwined handle and multiple shades that gives it a modern touch.
Price: INR 3,350
Available on mioborsa.in
The Blush Pink Oyster Bucket Bag is carefully handcrafted with velvet, further lathered with delicate and droplet pearl, giving it a bedazzled effect.
Price: INR 9,200
Available on aanchalsayal.in
The Rosebud Cherry Mini Croc Case is made with vegan leather and consists of contemporary patterns overall. If you still team small bags, it's tailor-made for you.
Available on imarsfashion.com