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May 18, 2024

Canvas bags for the summer

Arushi Sakhuja 
Canvas bags are fashion’s current favourite accessory, from spacious totes to stylish buckets, cross body and mini bags. A perfect choice for the summer, these are giving leather bags stiff competition for the season. Becoming an investment piece — with all luxury designers offering their own versions — one thing is for sure, the hefty price tag is justified with their versatile character that stands the test of time. Speaking about the current obsession with canvas bags, designer, Ridhi Mehra is of the opinion, “Canvas bags have been around for a while but the usage trend has seen a sometimes up – sometimes down graph. However, in the past decade, it has been accepted as quite a staple accessory. In the present times, they have evolved to become more of a powerful statement even when pitted against their luxury counterparts.” 
Be it a vacation or a day in the city, canvas bags are an accessory to carry this summer. “I think canvas bags are a great summer trend. These bags are meant for the daytime more than evening looks, and with our days getting busier, we need bags that are versatile and easy to haul around,” says Devkii Bhatt, celebrity stylist. But when it comes to styling the hot trend she suggests keeping it easy and fuss-free, “style it with your favourite pair of denim or a summer dress.” Bhatt also spilled the beans on her current favourite – The Burberry Horseferry sling bag!
With a natural and laid-back appeal, it looks best paired with a tonal colour palette and can bring a nonchalant look to an otherwise pulled together outfit. Adding a few more style tips, here’s how Ridhi Mehra likes to style the look, “Suit up and accessorise with your canvas tote for that sophisticated edgy statement. Flaunt function and chicness together by pairing your favourite white swing dress with a white canvas tote bag. And for a casual-cool look, slip into your crew-neck T-shirt, your favourite denim skirt or pants, and white plimsolls and complete it by adding a canvas tote.”
Chanel’s oversized chic canvas is on the top of our list followed by Burberry’s Horseferry, Saint Lauren’s Rive Gauche and Chloé’s woody striped top handle tote. Scroll on to see our edit of chic canvas bags that will instantly elevate your look.
Sling It On 
Burberry Horesferry
Photo Courtesy: Burberry
A celebrity favourite, Burberry’s Horseferry comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. From totes in all sizes to sling bags, the classic colour combination makes this easy to pair with everything in your closet. Add a fuss-free sophisticated look to your outfit with this Hoseferry Sling Bag.
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Make a Statement 
Christian Dior Book Tote
Photo Courtesy: Christian Dior
When it comes to canvas bags, Christian Dior was one of the first brands to bring back the trend. With their leather bags taking a back seat the Book tote became fashion enthusiasts’ staple travel bag. Big enough to fit all your essentials, this is just what you need for everyday use.
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Monotone Magic
Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Photo Courtesy: Saint Laurent
Sometimes it’s not about being maximalist but rather minimalistic. When your outfit demands attention, it’s ideal to opt for a muted colour bag just like this canvas Rive Gauche by Saint Laurent. Style it with a floral maxi or skater dress for the best look.
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Love For Oversized 


Chanel Tote
Photo Courtesy: Chanel


Oversize is the new right size! With runways being filled with oversized bags, we know this trend is here to stay and what better than a Chanel to embrace the trend? Available in an array of colours, pick out the one that pairs best with your wardrobe.
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Leather Touches





Loewe Cushion Tote
Photo Courtesy: Loewe
Looking to add a little more finesse to your canvas bag? Loewe offers the perfect one. Blending canvas and leather, the subtle leather touches instantly elevate the bag while adding a formal flair.
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Sophisticated Spin 
Chloé Woody Tote
Photo Courtesy: Chloé
Luxurious, sophisticated and classy, it doesn’t get better than a Chloé. Stay in touch with your feminine side with this top handle bag as your trusty style companion. Rendered in a lovely beige that will soften any look.
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Understated Simplicity 
Photo Courtesy: Isabel Marant

Secure your belongings with this stylish canvas sling bag. One that we love for its size and style quotient. The adjustable strap makes it easy to wear with any style of clothing. What’s more the leather accents break the monotony of the boxy bag.

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Sporty Iteration


Women Beige Canvas Satchel Bag
Photo Courtesy: The Collective India
This Love Moschino bag will win your heart! With a sporty vibe and a pop of colour, it’s functional yet chic. Match it with a solid white top and jeans for a casual daytime look.
“Canvas is a versatile material and renders the attribute to the bags made of it. Further, the spacious characteristic makes them a popular choice. It’s the accessory of a sustainable future and the statement of an organic, clean and green populace,” adds Mehra.
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Arushi Sakhuja


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