It’s that particular shade of pink that seems to be popping up everywhere now, replacing earthy tones usually associated with fall and winter. Hot pink is popular, providing a sense of heat to keep us engaged through the seasons.
In the last year, Kim Kardashian was the poster girl of the pink movement, having worn hot pink from head to toe on SNL in October 2021. At the Met Gala, Leslie Grace, Nicola Peltz and Carey Mulligan also embraced the bold hue in gowns that spanned a spectrum of graceful to gargantuan. And, unsurprisingly, for spring/summer 2022, the catwalks of Balenciaga, Versace and Molly Goddard were brimming with pieces in the dopamine shade.
As a shoe and accessory designer, I love to see clients dip their feet, or in this case, their hands, into the pond that is a bold trend before diving in. In this case, it would be by way of a hot pink handbag, which will add a vibrant touch to any look.
To guide your search for the best of the best, I’ve compiled a list of the best hot pink handbag makers. Find it below.
Alexander Wang offers a crop of hot pink bags to go gaga over. Its Marquess style and scrunchie satin mini bag are reminiscent of the 1990s and offer the perfect pop of color while maintaining the most refined of appeals. Pricing is moderate, with most of the pieces ranging between $450 and $700.
Recently, fashion editors willed the popular return of Balenciaga’s moto bag. My take: If you’re going to bring it back, bring it big and make it bold. It’s offered in fuschia in several sizes, for the perfect balance of masculine and feminine. For something sleeker, the label also offers its Hourglass style in fluorescent pink leather and croc-embossed leather. Prices for these Balenciaga bags range from $1,500 to $2,300.
A label known for embracing a vibrant color palette, Jacquemus has many pink leather handbag styles to offer right now. The mini Le Pichoto shoulder bag is a great pick if you’re looking for something small, as is Le Carinu. Prices for them range roughly from $400 to $800.
Coveted accessory designer Jimmy Choo is also embracing pops of pink right now, with its Bonny shoulder style ($900) leading the pack from a value perspective. Crafted from satin with an artfully twisted top handle and a long chain strap, it’s so easy to dress up or down. There are, of course, several other hot pink styles on offer, like the Madeline crystal-embellished back and the Bon Bon satin bag (both priced over $1,000).
Up next is JW Anderson, one of the industry’s most celebrated designers for his whimsy approach to design that’s simple yet striking. The hot pink star of his line right now is the Mini Twister bag in neon pink leather. Like the Bonny, this style is practical because, in addition to its soft twisted handle, it offers a chain-link shoulder strap for convertibility.
Saint Laurent plays with texture its take on the trend, offering its styles in hot pink tweed, shearling and felt. The pieces are fiercely feminine and, each in their own way, nod to past decades. (Hello, 1980s!) Styles to look out for include the label’s Le Carre Satchel in ‘Candy Pink,’ Double Flap Bag in ‘Fuschia,’ mini belt bag in ‘Fuschia,’ Jamie felt bag in ‘Magenta’ and Niki tweed bag in ‘Magenta.’ All are priced roughly between $900 and $3,000.
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George is a Southern California-based designer and craftsman who designed his first pair of shoes in 1994 and began honing his craft thereafter. For over 20 years, he’s operated his namesake brand, Esquivel, which specializes in handmade shoes and accessories. In the last decade, George served as Creative Director of renowned luxury bag and luggage brand Tumi Inc. and as Creative Consultant for Italian heritage brand Fratelli Rossetti, and has collaborated with many others for his own brand. George was a 2009 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist, and has been a CFDA member since 2010. When he’s not working alongside his team of artisans at his atelier, Esquivel House, in Downtown Los Angeles, George is enjoying time with his wife and high school sweetheart, Shelley, and their three grown children. He also loves mountain biking and hosting good friends for dinners and fêtes.