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Handbag Hunter: Balenciaga Padlock Bag

The padlock bag has been making fashion headway for a long time now, and this black, leather Padlock Bag by Balenciaga proves the padlock style bag is one, chic carryall for this season and the next.

Structurally, its classic, square shape and cute carry handle provides a restrained air to the piece, but why not whip things up into fashion-shape by teaming it with next season’s tartan print or fabulous faux furs? You’ll receive extra fashion kudos immediately.

With its red padlock detail and soft luxe leather – there’s something very seductive about this handbag. It’s definitely a carryall to invest in for the future, as it’ll even go with the up-coming fetish trend that has been stalking its way down the runway for the colder months (luckily all that leather and layers will keep you toasty warm). Team it with that wet-look dress for ultimate drama and a gothic spin.

Personally, I’m much more a fan of a tote in a warmer hue for winter (I think it’s something to do with the coldness of black). The honey warmth of tan leather lifts the expression as well as any bright or jewel tone – and in winter, that’s a definite must-have.

Balenciaga Padlock Bag, £1,545, available at Matches

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