The Dubai ‘It’ Bag Edit

The Dubai designer bags to buy now

Whether bucket, bridle, clutch or tote bag, there is nowhere like Dubai for hunting down the most fabulous luxury handbags, a drawcard of so many of the boutiques and shopping malls of Dubai during the annual Dubai Shopping Festival. Here is our edit of the ‘It’ bags the ‘It’ girls are carrying.

The Bucket Bag

The bucket style shows no signs of slowing down in popularity, and celebrity favourite Mansur Gavriel has become the go-to brand for the style. Worn by numerous trendsetters who love its modern style and clean lines, the bags are found in the city’s favourite multi-brand store, Boutique 1.

The Bucket Bag by Mansur Gavriel, at Boutique 1, Mall of the Emirates
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Amanda Navai Statement

Dubai-based brand Amanda Navai has been on the hot list of those in the know for a few years now. Her chic collection of statement bags have made it onto the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, and into the wardrobes of some of the world’s most stylish women. Be sure to invest in a piece by this local treasure when visiting the city.

Amanda Navai, at Bloomingdale’s – Dubai, The Dubai Mall
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Lady Dior Gold

The Lady Dior bag is the most popular style of Dior handbag in Dubai. Its timeless shape, quilted finish and shiny hardware make it an instantly recognisable, not to mention covetable piece. It is also available in an array of colours, which means one for every outfit.

“Lady Dior” in gold, Dior boutiques
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Box Clutch

Born in Beirut, Lebanon and raised in Dubai, Nathalie Trad has had international success with her architectural line of evening box clutches. Their sculptural form and attention-seeking designs make them an instant talking point at parties, and her bags are therefore often seen on the Dubai party circuit.

Box Clutch, Nathalie Trad at Harvey Nichols Dubai, Mall of the Emirates
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Tote Bag

Charlotte Olympia is a hugely popular accessories brand in the UAE; first came her skyscraper platform heels that are still best-sellers, and now her bags are a huge hit with the stylish girls about town. Her “Kitty” bag in embossed calfskin is the matchy-matchy tote to her iconic “Kitty” flats. Purrrfect.

Tote bag, Charlotte Olympia, Mall of the Emirates
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The Bridle Bag

Burberry’s latest style of bag “The Bridle” is part of their first-ever see-now-buy-now new season collection and is therefore in high demand. The materials (and prices) range from leather, to calfskin, to alligator (the most expensive, seen here) and they are proving to be a sell-out, regardless of the hefty price tag.

The Bridle Bag, Burberry, Mall of the Emirates
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