Women's bags and backpacks

12 Dec

Animal Women's bags and backpacks | Sophie Hellyer using the Lena cross body bag

Lena cross-body bag: £35; Swing woven dress: £55; Ines boots: £70

Optimum function, combined with on-trend styling, are the design essentials for any women’s bag or backpack. Whether it’s a strong and rugged knapsack for heading to the hills, a commuter compatible pack with padded protection for your tech, or a compact and stylish accessory for life’s little essentials, it’s all about creating multipurpose products that can travel anywhere. Read on to discover our key pieces for winter.

The cross-body bag: For AW16 the women’s cross-body bag is a staple item. Straps are long and lean and the styling clean. The Lena balances a simple landscape shape with a touch of intricate but subtle detail to the front flap, with either a whipstitch woven design or, for the black version, a layered feature panel. For a completely classic piece, the Lori cross-body comes in beautiful black leather with minimal metal badge branding and an internal printed cotton lining.

Animal Women's bags and backpacks | Dreamy and Breezy Leather cross body bag

Dreamer cross-body: £25
Breezy Leather cross-body: £40

Landscape vs. portrait: The traditional landscape cross-body bag remains a strong trend for AW16 and our Dreamer design, with its washed canvas stripes, has a lovely laidback vibe for winter. This season has also seen an emerging popularity for the portrait crossbody and we’ve introduced the Breezy Leather and Breezy Suede to our range to reflect this new look.

The saddle bag: With its distinctive curved base and flap opening, the saddle bag is traditionally a more structured piece. We’ve created a fresh look with the Criss, which combines a canvas main body, available in two of our feature prints, with the classic flap opening and buckle straps. Dress it up or down, this is a really versatile bag for women.

The shopper hybrid tote: Merging function and fashion is a hybrid crossover of the shopper and tote, bringing the capacity of the shopper with the good looks of the tote. The Zeana is a real feature piece; constructed from raw leather and suede in darkest black, it has a lovely slouch shape and subtle branding.

The backpack v.1: For a bag you can wear anywhere, anytime and with anything, the backpack has it sorted. This season lifestyle and technical blend with the Storyteller backpack, combining soft canvas construction, in a warm geo print, with a padded laptop sleeve to protect your tech.

The backpack v.2: The Kikki brings a new shape to the mix, featuring a classic cinch top, with double buckle fastening and embroidered details in an ikat design. Alternatively, in line with the urban sportswear trend, the Discover backpack brings a sleek slimmed-down look in a textured grey poly with just a dusting of icy blue to the branding.

Explore our complete women’s bag range online, or take a trip to your nearest Animal store.


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