Check out the latest styles in designer handbags from the most popular designers...

Michael Kors handbags

The best things come in small packages, so the saying goes – and it certainly seems a mantra that designer Michael Kors believes in, judging by his charming mini Whitney messenger bag.

It's arguably just the right size: sufficiently large for keeping your wallet, keys and phone without risking you shoulder-ache in the event of you carrying this bag all day. We especially like the optic white color option, Michael Kors Whitney Mini Messenger Optic White/Silver, which you can get for $185 from Amazon.

Louis Vuitton handbags

Kristen Nichols, editor of the fashion website Who What Wear, has been drawn to the Louis Vuitton Favorite PM handbag, calling it "the next style I'll be investing in". She added: "The monogram finish is iconic, and I love the added detail of the delicate gold chain strap."

But ladies, if you would prefer something that's even more shamelessly feminine, go for the brand's Flower Zipped tote PM. Its soft Monogram canvas makes a good backdrop to a gold Flower padlock.

Gucci handbags

If walking around with a bag hanging from your clasped fingers tends to strain your arm, you could consider opting for a shoulder bag instead. An especially appealing choice could be the Gucci GG Marmont black leather shoulder bag featuring gold-tone hardware with a detachable chain.

We are also particularly taken with Gucci's red, basketball-shaped mini shoulder bag. The bag's spherical construction goes well with its detachable shoulder strap and zip closure.

Fendi handbags

As the autumn/winter designer handbags were announced, Fendi drew particularly large gasps of awe by pairing a traditional chain strap with a logo-heavy bag of rain-resistant material. That was part of a wider trend for chain bags, with Balenciaga, Tom Ford and Alexander Wang joining in.

However, it would be remiss to overlook what else Fendi has brought to the bag game recently, including a particularly striking logo print and clasp leather belt bag.

Guess handbags

Guess only recently launched its Spring 2019 advertising campaign, with models including Viki Odintcova, Mishel Gerzig and Gulsina Kalimullina captured on the beautiful backdrop of Palma de Mallorca in Spain. So, what's included in the brand's new handbag selection?

Well, in summary: waist bags, structured satchels and oversized totes covering various textures and patterns. We can't wait to see all of these appearing in fashion retail stores.

Coach handbags

If you want to head off onto your travels for a while without sacrificing your style, an especially cost-effective choice of bag would be the Coach Black Crossgrain Leather Crosby Carryall Bag. It's big enough to contain such vacation essentials as your Kindle, tablet and more.

The magnetic strip, meanwhile, can help to secure those possessions – and if you would prefer to wear the bag in crossbody form, a detachable strap allows you to do exactly that.

Versace handbags

You can always rely on Versace to supply more than a few stylish handbags – and sure enough, the recent options have included a quilted satchel bag in the color options of burgundy and black.

Whichever color you opt for, you could easily come to appreciate the adjustable shoulder strap and inner pockets. Nor is the leather just any leather; it's supple nappa leather.

Saint Laurent handbags

The latest additions to Saint Laurent's range of handbags for women include an enticing variety of Talitha leather bucket bags in small and medium sizes.

However, if you fancy something especially striking, we would definitely nudge you towards Saint Laurent's leopard print baby duffle bag, which comprises ponyskin-look leather and includes a leather shoulder strap that can be easily adjusted and removed as you see fit.

Overall, the bag has a very natural-looking design that could particularly enchant cat lovers.