Iconic Designer Accessories You Need Now

A David Jones promotion.

The Supers designer brand accessories

All hail the transformative power of an iconic accessory. A lust-have pair of shoes or cult handbag is the ultimate key to updating your wardrobe for the new season – and a stamp of personal style you’ll wear forever.

Meet The Supers, the line-up of luxury designer accessories now side-by-side online and in-store at David Jones.

Want. Need. Which bag and shoe are you?

BALENCIAGA: DIRECTIONAL LUXURY

The Supers designer brand accessories: Balenciaga

Under the direction of Artistic Director Demna Gvasalia, Balenciaga has a reputation for innovative, stand-out designs with smart functionality. “A big part of carrying a designer bag is showing off your individual style,” says David Jones international designer buyer Lisa Yeung. “The Triangle bag, a signature of Balenciaga, allows you to do exactly this – and with top zip and adjustable handles, it ticks all the boxes for practicality, too.”

The Supers designer brand accessories: Balenciaga

Balenciaga Triangle Duffle XS chain bag, $2845, and Knife BB Print slingback, $1045.

The slingback strap on the Balenciaga Knife BB Print slingback is built for speed. The slim pointed tip is undeniably ladylike, but don’t overthink it – JONES stylist Jessie Aylmore advises teaming these surprisingly comfortable designer heels with an oversized slogan T-shirt and wide-leg pants for street sophistication.

VALENTINO: WEARABLE COUTURE

The Supers designer brand accessories: Valentino

Valentino is all about fusing fashion flair with elegance. The spiked Rockstud stiletto sparked a frenzy when it first hit the scene – now the Rockstud Stud Cage flats give you the look with comfort when you’re running around. These are the smart choice for versatility, shifting effortlessly from off-duty days to boardroom-appropriate. “The Rockstud flatters the leg with its elongated shape,” says Yeung. “It’s sophisticated yet edgy and elevates any outfit.”

The Supers designer brand accessories: Valentino

Valentino Valentino Rockstud Lacquer Caged flat, $1360, and Valentino Rockstud Spike.It medium shoulder bag, $3980.

The Rockstud Spike.It medium shoulder bag plays into this season’s logomania with luxurious quilted leather and hardware. It’s a trend, yet timeless. “Women of all ages want to own a Valentino,” notes Yeung. “This bag is modern and innovative, with an urban feel – perfect for casual days.”

BALMAIN: REBELLIOUS GLAMOUR

The Supers designer brand accessories: Balmain

If you’re the kind of person who’d never dream of leaving the party early, Balmain is for you. The Love Pearls flap bag epitomises the French label’s cool brand of chic: decadent, trendsetting and with a rock vibe. Aylmore says a tough bag goes with any look: “I love this bag with neat office tailoring or soft knits and dresses – that juxtaposition really works.”

The Supers designer brand accessories: Balmain

Balmain Love Pearls flap bag, $2499, and Chance 65 pump, $1155.

A traditional pump remixed with sports-inspired elements is Balmain’s shoe of the moment, the Chance. For Yeung, red is right on target: “It’s a colour that introduces a youthful energy to a classic silhouette.” Love that metal detail on the heel, too. “These heels really encapsulate the label’s boundary-pushing ethos,” she says.

SAINT LAURENT: LUXE APPEAL

The Supers designer brand accessories: Saint Laurent

Trading in a rock ’n’ roll style that’s equal parts Parisian glamour and intercontinental cool, there are few houses more iconic than Saint Laurent – and few bags more iconic than the Kate. This accessory gives any look fashion cred. Aylmore pulls a simple styling trick to switch the handbag to evening. “Drop the chain strap and carry as a clutch for a polished appearance after dark,” she says.

The Supers designer brand accessories: Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent Opyum 85 patent sandals, $1570, and Kate medium chain bag, $2610; only available in store.

In glossy patent leather with sculptural YSL-monogram heels, the Opyum sandals have hit the top of fashion’s wish list. “The Opyum shoe is the perfect balance between wardrobe staple and extravagance,” says Yeung. This is a feat of beautiful design plus impressive engineering: the ‘L’ at the base of the heel delivers serious strutting stability while maintaining a slender, sexy profile.

CHLOÉ: EDGY ROMANCE

The Supers designer brand accessories: Chloé

Chloé is the go-to for feminine shapes with a subtle edge. Legendary for luxurious, hardworking leather, the label’s accessories always start out cult favourites, then age into vintage classics.

“The Susanna boot has been incredibly influential,” says Yeung. Style-setters, from Diane Kruger to Miranda Kerr, wear theirs everywhere. The latest interpretation updates the studs and buckles with cut-outs and new-season white. “This is one of the few boots that can be worn throughout the year, with anything from fluid maxis to leather cigarette pants or worn-in denim,” notes Yeung.

The Supers designer brand accessories: Chloé

Chloé Pixie Mini belt bag, $1390, and Susanna cut-out bootie, $2590. 

The Pixie bag, reworked in miniature proportion, taps the tiny bag trend while making a big statement with that bracelet detail. “The mini silhouette is the perfect balance of fashion and function,” says Yeung – it’s the ideal size for stashing only your essentials.

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