5 red-hot handbags for Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day celebrations: from Dior’s Lady Dior Top Handle clutch and Cartier’s Panthère de Cartier chain bag, to Valentino’s La Petite Deuxième

Bottega Veneta’s Brick Cassette in Syrup. Photo: Bottega Veneta
With Lunar New Year upon us and Valentine’s Day just weeks away, red is the colour of the moment, whether you are getting set for a date, celebrating with family or treating yourself to a Galentine’s Day night out. Here are STYLE’s top rouge picks of the season …

1. Dior

Lady Dior Top Handle clutch in scarlet red cannage lambskin. Photo: Handout

Crafted in scarlet cannage lambskin, Dior’s elegant Top Handle clutch is ideal as a day and evening companion with a “D.I.O.R.” charm, top leather handle and removable jewel chain, US$2,500.

2. Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta Brick Cassette in Syrup. Photo: Handout

For all the sweet tooths out there, this Brick Cassette in Syrup hits the spot, made in foulard intreccio-woven butter-soft lambskin, US$4,200.

3. Cartier

Cartier Panthère de Cartier small chain bag in red calfskin. Photo: Handout

Add a pop of colour to your outfit with this small chain bag in red calfskin, accessorised with a gold-finish clasp, gold hot-stamped Cartier signature on the inside and a removable mirror in one of the interior compartments, US$3,300.

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4. Fendi

Fendi Baguette bag in dark red satin. Photo: Handout

Inspired by the classic satin Baguette from the spring/summer 2003 collection, this re-edition is in dark red satin with tone-on-tone karung snakeskin details, topped with palladium-finish FF clasp and metalware, US$3,560.

5. Valentino

Valentino Garavani Toile Iconographe small shoulder bag. Photo: Handout
Garavani keep it compact and chic with Valentino’s La Petite Deuxième small shoulder bag in its Toile Iconographe print and goatskin, featuring a shaped flap, metallic VLogo Signature detail on the handle, and detachable leather shoulder strap, US$3,450.
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  • Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day are known to be abundant in red – for good luck and romance, respectively – so why not deck yourself out in Bottega Veneta’s Brick Cassette?
  • Fendi’s Baguette bag is inspired by the brand’s spring/summer 2003 collection and Dior’s elegant Lady Dior Top Handle Clutch in scarlet red is made with cannage lambskin