Ten of the Chicest Chain Shoulder Bags

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Chain shoulder bags are the ultimate carry companion for party season and beyond

They’re roomy enough for the essentials and glamorous enough to accompany the poshest of party frocks. These chain shoulder bags will make a luxuriously loyal companion for the season ahead.

While beaded bags and fanny packs have been hyped as the heroes of the season, sometimes a little classicism is required. And while we love a new bag trend, if you’re investing in one piece to see you through a season of day and evening occasions, a chain shoulder bag might just be the perfect pairing for you.

Carried, thrown over the shoulder or worn cross body, the chain shoulder bag is chic in every variation

The choices are plentiful, too. Some of our favourites include Chanel’s sumptuous quilted emerald tweed 19 bag – there’s something incredibly festive and chic about green and gold together.

Chloe’s Aby chain lock bag, which was the style of choice for editors and influencers alike at fashion week. Natacha Ramsay-Levi revived the brand’s iconic padlock detail from the Paddington to create the style and it’s quickly turning into a cult must-have.

The Aby chain lock bag in icy blue, CHLOE

And then there’s all the classic black and gold combinations offered by Saint Laurent. There’s the Loulou – a medium quilted leather tote, the College, the Becky and the Envelope to name but a few. Gucci also have an impressive offering, including the GG Marmont, Sylvie and Zumi.

These bags somehow manage to be definitive of a fashion season while classic at the same time. And while there’s no doubt that Chanel’s infamous 2.55 is the founding member of this bag tribe, the new iterations being offered by other designers are equally as desirable. We have the proof right here.

Chanel’s classic chain shoulder bag in a fresh tangerine tone, CHANEL

And to make the selection process a little less overwhelming, we’ve rounded up our top 10 day-to-night do-it-all bags so you can shop the look, now.

  • Words by Elaine Lloyd-Jones
  • Images: GoRunway.com, supplied