While handbags are in season all year round, it’s important to consider that not all handbags are created for all seasons. The best bags for rain or snow are more durable and weatherproof so you won’t need to worry about your bag while trying to stay dry!
Best Designer Bags For Bad Weather
These bags have been worn in all kinds of weather by our staff and bag lovers alike. These 7 bags are the very best designer bags for rain, snow, or wind. As always, be careful with your investment. With these bags, you won’t need to worry about destroying your nice purse if you get stuck in a downpour.
Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Speedy Bandouliere Bag
Realistically, any Damier Ebene canvas bag will be great for wet weather! The combination of Louis Vuitton’s revolutionary checkered coated canvas and fade-resistant brown leather make this LV bag a go-to bag for rain or snow. Water can be wiped dry from canvas and leather, leaving no trace behind. The Speedy Bandouliere is our first choice for wet weather because of durable coated canvas, water-resistant leather, zip closure, and long crossbody strap so you can be hands-free to carry an umbrella.
Louis Vuitton Epi Leather Alma BB
If you’re searching for a small, hands-free bag to use in any season, the Alma BB in Epi should be on your list. Louis Vuitton’s Epi Leather is made to withstand the elements. The petite Alma BB in Epi leather can withstand rain, snow, wind, dirt, and dust, just wipe clean later.
Chanel Caviar Leather Flap Bag
Chanel’s Caviar leather is the most durable Chanel leather. If I had to pick a Chanel bag for wet weather, I would leave the lambskin and goatskin leather bags at home. The Chanel flap bag in textured Caviar leather can handle getting wet and wiped clean.
Gucci Soho Disco
The Gucci Soho Disco is a favorite for its zip closure, and leather strap can be worn on cross-body for hands-free convenience. The Gucci Soho usually comes in care-free pebbled leather that can be worn in all types of weather. The small size is easy to tuck under your jacket if you get caught outside too.
Prada Saffiano Tote
The durable Prada Saffiano leather can withstand wet weather and more. This leather bag tote is crafted in embossed Italian leather that Prada is famous for. Add a zip closure, and this tote is perfect for getting caught in the rain between meetings.
Givenchy ‘Sugar’ Goatskin Leather Pandora Bag
The easy-to-carry Givenchy Pandora is popular amongst handbag lovers for its care-free nature. With a comfortable shoulder strap and a long crossbody strap, the Pandora is the hands-free bag you need. Goatskin leather, aka Sugar leather, is extremely durable by nature and can withstand most weather conditions.
The Hermes Evelyne is commonly known as the most stylish messenger bag ever. With durable Epsom leather and a thick canvas strap, the Hermes Evelyne is made to be your everyday bag for years.
Best materials for rain, snow, and bad weather
• Grained or pebbled leather
• Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene
• Louis Vuitton Epi Leather
• Louis Vuitton Empreinte Leather
• Chanel Caviar leather
• Prada Saffiano Leather
• Goyard Canvas
• Hermes Epsom or Clemence Leather
I suggest researching material before deciding on a style of bag. The best bags for winter weather are made of coated canvas (without natural leather), nylon and embossed leathers like Caviar leather, Saffiano leather, Epi leather, and pebbled leather. Ideally, water will wick off the material and roll off your bag, leaving everything in your bag clean and dry.
Tips for carrying your purse in bad weather
-Dry your bag off with a clean towel when you get inside.
-Tuck your bag under your coat.
-Carry a reusable nylon bag to cover your bag with or invest in a handbag raincoat.
-Leave your Chanel Lambskin Flap bag at home if it’s raining!
–DO NOT carry natural vachetta leather, untreated natural leather, lambskin leather or box leather in the rain!!!!
-Don’t get upset if you get stuck in the rain with your bag!
-Leather is very resilient–and remember, it’s just water.
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