We all know the secret to an expensive-looking high-street bag is that it needs to be minimal. The simpler the better. This method has been proven by Zara in the past when that tote took off in 2012 and claimed its place in the affordable brand’s hall of fame.
In the Spanish store, this season you’ll find a selection that lives up to that kind of promise: clean lines, subtle finishes and interesting silhouettes. The kind of handbag that does its job (no faffing about with difficult fastenings or super-small sizes here) but looks cool and collected enough to pass for a luxe designer piece. In fact, we recently discovered an affordable new label that also fits the bill. If you’re on the hunt, check out our edit of Charles & Keith for more.
There are three Zara handbags in particular that we feel belie their price-tags—and entirely tap into spring’s turn towards handcrafted, boho styles following on from last year’s basket-centric success. So before you get sidetracked by the many Zara tops that appear to be filtering in, we’d recommend you head straight to the accessories drop-down online. Keep reading to shop them.