Inside Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s enviable collection of designer handbags

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When it comes to matters of style, there is no denying that Sonam Kapoor Ahuja is a straight-A student. Down the years, her discerning eye has championed classic numbers and uncovered hidden gems alike, and her accessories wardrobe is no different. From logomania-approved Fendi numbers to ethnic potli bags, the 34-year-old delights in rewriting the rulebook. Here are the styles that she’s loving right now.

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s love affair with micro bags is nowhere close to done, as dinky numbers continue to find favour in her closet regularly. During the day, you’ll find her adding a bright pop of colour to a white outfit with a blue box bag by S’uvimol to a monochromatic pantsuit with a statement red L’Afshar bag. On the red carpet, she favours boxy silhouettes—at a recent cocktail night in the city, she picked a sharply tailored Ralph Lauren tuxedo suit and a mini trunk bag. Unafraid to veer into matchy-matchy territory, she also boldly coordinated her oxblood leather culottes with a matching bag from Manu Atelier. On those days when she’s looking to make heads turn, she relies on classics. A sultry Emilia Wickstead bodycon dress, classic choker and high-shine Judith Liber sling clutch offered just the right amount of oomph for a night out.

And despite her status as Bollywood’s reigning queen of style, Kapoor Ahuja has a talent for marrying form with function. Fuss-free belt bags command frequent cameos in her wardrobe, usually combined with her love for head-to-toe solid colours. Indeed, at an awards ceremony earlier this year, the star took to the red carpet in a blush pink Fenty suit, cinched at the waist with a coordinated bag. Out and about for the promotions of her last release, The Zoya Factor, the star chose to go hands-free again by carrying a Ulyana Sergeenko belt bag over an all-red co-ord set.

Flip over to the ethnic side of her closet, and you’ll find that her love for unconventional silhouettes reigns supreme. In keeping with the fuss-free memo, she paired a floral Vedika M lehenga with a backless blouse and attached belt bag at the waist. Known for reinventing the classic six yards, her newest iteration of the traditional sari came in the form of a Masaba Gupta sari with vintage florals and a not-so-basic blouse. She cinched the look together with a healthy helping of oxidised jewellery by Silver Streak, and an unconventional carved metal bag from the same label. For the recent Diwali celebrations at Anil Kapoor’s house, she spun the colour wheel in favour of a yellow gold handbag against the canvas of her multi-hued Anamika Khanna ensemble. Scroll ahead for all the bags that have earned Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s stamp of approval till date.