The Bag You Need This Season

Designer Wynn Hamlyn has collaborated with leather goods label Yu Mei to create this intriguing carpet bag

Picture / Babiche Martens. Stylist / Danielle Clausen.

You know the age-old saying, everything but the kitchen sink?

In the world of handbags, there has never been a more apt time to throw this line around. The bigger, the better this season, with Chanel, Celine and Balenciaga filling the runways with oversized totes, carry-alls and square shoppers.

Unless you’ve got a girl-scout mentality when it comes to being prepared, this is a shape better suited to weekends away or stowing as carry-on.

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We think this carpet bag, a collaboration between local brand Wynn Hamlyn and Wellington-based leather goods label Yu Mei, would look pretty good tossed into the back of a convertible as you head for the hills.

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• Wynn Hamlyn x Yu Mei bag $795. Available for pre-order, visit

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