Accessorizing is an important part for every woman’s fashion and with the increase in the number of brands for the Indian woman, there’s a whole range of products that we can choose from. Handbags being another aspect of the accessories fashion, there are several brands in the market to cater to every female’s fashion choice. As international brands also enter the market, whether in the form of e-commerce sites or a brick-and-mortar store, there are more choices than we can count.
To make things a tad bit easier, here’s a list of 20 national/international brands that are making waves in India.
A new addition in the leather handbag range, Aquatan is an Indian brand, picking out natural leather for all their product ranges. Combining with the vibrant trendy colours of the west and the styles worldwide, this brand is priced between a range of Rs. 1000 to Rs. 7000.
Providing for the ‘value for money’ market, Baggit has slowly captured customers with their trendy designs and reasonable prices. Launched in1990, the company has become one of the major players in the affordable fashion group. With a wide price range of under Rs. 1000 and Rs. 5000, this brand has fulfilled the requirements from girls to women.
A competitor for the Baggit brand, Caprese came to the market in 2012, under the division of VIP and gradually became one of the most preferred brands of the Indian women. By choosing their latest brand ambassador as Alia Bhatt, they’ve captured the over 18 crowd’s attention. Ranging from Rs. 2000 to Rs. 8000, the bags include feminine structures for the woman who likes to flaunt!
An ecologically safe and inspired from PETA handbags brand, Cathy London provides hand-crafted elegant bags with their motto ‘Fashion Without Cruelty’. With additions on brass alloy hardware, the brand promises longevity and durability while being eco-friendly. In the price range of Rs. 700 to Rs. 3000, it shows promise for the mass market.
Charles and Keith
Part of the premium handbag brands in India, Charles and Keith has stayed ahead with the styles and designs for the upper classes. Providing quality bags within the range of Rs. 4000 to Rs. 10,000, this brand provides a collection of subtle shades and chic shapes for the ones who love to stay in vogue.
A combination of Italian craftsmanship and Indian culture, Da Milano, has given a taste of the Italian luxury to the Indians at a price range of Rs. 2000 to Rs. 17,000. The brand uses high end leather to create its various product ranges and endorses its products with a life-time warranty. Italian leather at premium prices? Why say no?
Part of the faux-leather product group, Diana Korr includes vibrant colours with fashionable designs for the customer who likes to look edgy! Within an affordable price range of Rs. 1000 to Rs. 5000, these bags are perfect for the college goers and love to carry unique style bags!
Moving from premium watches to premium handbags, Fossil has become a part of the women’s handbag section with panache. Matching with their quality, their handbags prove to be functional with the sturdiness of their other products. Ranging between the prices of Rs. 2000 to over Rs. 20,000, these bags are capturing the interest.
A little indulgence towards luxury, Furla, an Italian brand created in 1927, has entered the Indian sub-continent with the colours and exclusiveness for the high class. The Italian craftsmanship, refined style and innovative designs, all come together to showcase the contemporary Italian lifestyle to people around the world.
A leather goods and accessories manufacturer from Pondicherry, Hi Design was initially exported to outer countries and slowly entered the Indian market with it’s chic designs and colours. One of the favoured brands in the brand, the brand provides a price range of Rs. 2000 to Rs. 20,000, this brand has a bag for every occasion.
House of Tara
Taking over the youngster’s crowd, is the brand House of Tara, with their collection of quirky and colourful handbags for all occasions. With a range of backpacks and totes, this brand uses digital prints and Indian colours to give an opportunity to its customers to show their personality in whichever pattern they want! Within the price range of Rs. 700 to Rs. 5000, this brand is a perfect kitsch.
As the name suggests, the brand caters in funky made in India products of canvas bags. The brand works with designers to create their own look and provide the youth with an affordable price range between Rs. 200 to Rs. 1000.
Introducing another international brand in the country, Kenneth Cole presents their premium collection for those who like the classic styles and colours. With a price range of Rs. 1000 to Rs. 20,000, this brand provides that classic Is truly timeless.
With its headquarters based in Gurgaon, Lavie has penetrated the market through its reach in every retail front and offering accurate product for the Indian masses. In the affordable price range of Rs. 1000 to Rs. 7000, this brand has proven to be the choice of the Indian woman.
A new brand in the category, Leaderachi provides pure leather bags in the price range of Rs. 1000 to Rs. 7000, which come in natural leather colours are hand-made and produced in India and can easily be used for professional use, while providing the sturdiness of leather.
With the refined look of a luxury brand, without the price range is what, Lino Perros has achieved in the Indian market. Within the price range of Rs. 1000 to Rs. 5000, the brand provides the chicness and structure of the on-going trend. What more can we ask for?
Adding on to the timeless classic ranges is Michael Kors, with his signature pattern and structure, proving to be the premium brand that it is. Providing to the exclusive consumer, the brand’s price ranges between Rs. 2000 to over Rs. 40,000.
A keen eye for the trend, Stella Ricci, provides colours and shapes that are on the runaway and brings it right into your closet! Available in a ‘value for money’ price range of Rs. 1000 to Rs. 4000, this can be the next brand to invest in.
Honoring its legacy, Steve Madden uses it’s unique and chic patterns not only on their shoes range but also on its handbags. Embellishments, vibrant colours and an exclusive look, this premium brand can prove to be your best friend for all occasions!
Another of our country’s own brand, Viari is a brainchild developed in Chennai. Producing genuine leather bags with their styles inspired from across the world, this brand provides a range of colours and textures that will connect to every traveler. A price range of Rs. 1000 to Rs. 15,000, Viari can be your professional friend and the travelling one!
These are some of the brands that we have selected, that reflect the choices of the Indian woman. From the exclusive to the quirky, a growing category, there are numerous choices that you can pick from! So try out a bag for your every look!