Most desired: Five playful handbags that will bring you endless festive cheer

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The Stylist fashion team select their picks of the personality packed handbags available right now

Louis Vuitton x Grace Coddington Never Full tote 

As chosen by Kitty McGee, Executive Fashion Director

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“Louis Vuitton has tapped fashion legend Grace Coddington to co-design a collection inspired by her love of our feline friends and the covetable collection spans everything from ‘Catogram’ illustrated pyjamas to luggage tags, boots and bags that can’t help but make you smile. This tote is top of my Christmas wish-list.”

Tote bag with cat illustrations, £1,350, Louis Vuitton 

Fendi black leather Peekaboo bag 

As chosen by Arabella Greenhill, Fashion Director

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“This leather tote is the perfect example of how fashion can be fun while also being classic and practical. You could wear this with anything from jeans and knits to printed silk midi dresses and those sinister yellow eyes just never get old.”

Black leather tote bag, £ 2,790, Fendi 

Chloé Roy embroidered textured-leather bucket bag

As chosen by Polly Knight, Fashion Editor

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“Chloé designer Natacha Ramsay-Levi is the queen of effortless cool and this bucket bag is playful but in the chicest and most subtle way.”

Horse-embroidered leather bucket bag, £1,250, Chloé

Anya Hindmarch ‘Eyes’ leather-appliquéd shell tote

As chosen by Billie Bhatia, Fashion News Editor

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“British designer Anya Hindmarch is a creative genius who sprinkles joy wherever she goes thanks to her unstoppable imagination. From her Willy-Wonka style fashion week sets to the series of red ‘chubby hearts’ that she implanted at major London landmarks like Covent Garden, The Ritz and Trafalgar Square. This bag is the perfect day-today tote for helping to spread Hindmarch joy all year round.”

Eyes detail black shell tote, £325, Anya Hindmarch at

Furla ‘Favola’ mini backpack 

As chosen by Helen Atkin, Fashion Assistant

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“Nineties style accessories are making a huge comeback, and nothing reminds me of my school days more than a fun backpack. Make your wardrobe nostalgic and hands free with Furla’s playful offering.” 

Rabbit-style rucksack, £350, Furla

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