The Under-the-Radar Handbag Fashion People and Editors Can't Stop Carrying


Handbags have a special place in my heart. Be they designer styles that I’ve saved up to purchase or high-street gems I’ve come across on my daily scrolls through the new-in sections, bags are my Achilles heel. Thanks to my obsession (and my job), I’ve been up close and personal with some of the rarest icons as well as the newest trending styles, making me harder to impress than most.

So when I come to share a new bag stealing the hearts of fashion people everywhere, it’s worth taking note, even if I do say so myself. I first came across Reformation’s Vittoria Tote when it was released, and quickly noticed that it was making its way onto the shoulders of fashion insiders. It’s easy to see why.

Woman wears white linen trousers and carries yellow handbag

The brilliance of Reformation is that its expertise can’t be limited to one category. Yes, it broke through with an array of beautiful dresses in interesting cuts and easy-to-love designs, but it has since become synonymous with reliable tailoring, excellent denim, chic footwear and now, swoon-worthy handbags. Entering the handbag arena, Reformation currently has five distinct styles, but the Vittoria has all my attention.

Woman wears a yellow dress and carries yellow handbag

True to form, Reformation has taken a considered approach to design with the Vittoria. The tote’s silhouette is the perfect mix of form and function, and its practical sizing makes it an even more worthy investment. As ever, the brand has considered that we all have personal preferences with our wardrobes, and the Vittoria comes in three sizes, allowing us to decide which roomy style suits our needs. There’s even an oversized option for those who carry everything and the kitchen sink.