Best-dressed trendwatch - Bags

Bags. Do they act merely as wallet overspill, or can they serve us in other ways? With so many of our best-dressed entries insisting on clutching satchels, messengers and backpacks in their photos, it's obvious that the bag is both a part of the overall look as it is for merely carrying stuff around. We've picked out some of the best style-statement bags for you, courtesy of my-wardobe.com.

1 This canvas messenger bag from Paul Smith Accessories (£169) comes equipped with enough compartments and pockets for you to take your whole office on the move.

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2 For those of you who prefer the tote (and there's a whole lot of you at moment) this one from Burberry (£195) has ample equipment space, secures zip fastenings and a large inside pocket.

3 The leather tarras bag always provides a simple and classy option as this example by Barbour (£169) proves.

Words by Mike South