Trend alert: Designer iPhone cases are the new mini bags

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We’ve seen the downsizing of handbags in recent years, but designers are getting even more concise with their creations. Let’s face it, we rarely let our phones out of our sight so why not just ditch the handbag entirely? Scroll down as we round up some of our favourite (wearable) designer creations for our trusty iPhone.

Prada Nylon iPhone Case

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This iPhone cover from Prada can house both your iPhone and AirPods together on a single strap. The rubber frame is flexible enough to hold various models of the iPhone, while the attached padded case can hold anything from spare change and credit cards to AirPods. Minimal, functional and downright desirable, this Prada case will work with generations of iPhones to come.

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Chanel classic case for iPhone 12 Pro Max with chain

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This light blue and purple tweed case from Chanel mirrors the shape of their classic handbag, and also features an adjustable chain and leather strap so you can wear it cross-body. Available in both tweed and a variety of colours in lambskin leather, this might be our favourite SS21 accessory thus far.

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Bottega Veneta iPhone 11 Pro Case

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Crafted from Bottega Veneta’s signature intrecciato leather, this calf leather iPhone case is emblematic of the Italian house. Wear it around your neck or carry it by hand when you’re on the go. 

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Fendi x Chaos smartphone case

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Fendi x Chaos is a collaboration that made its runway debut in FW20, but we can expect to see plenty more of it as it continues into the new season. This iPhone 11 Pro case in pink satin features a flip-cover design and two chain straps – one thick chain handle and a thinner one for wearing cross-body with both brands’ logos.

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Saint Laurent monogram phone holder with strap

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A simple chain-strap shoulder bag goes a long way and it’s safe to say the same goes for this iPhone holder from Saint Laurent. This smooth leather horizontal pouch features one compartment for your phone and another exterior card compartment at the back, plus a snap-button closure to ensure that your valuables stay safe. 

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Christian Dior Lady Dior Phone Holder

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Crafted from denim blue carnage lambskin, this Christian Dior smartphone accessory is a chic, compact version of the house’s iconic Lady Dior bag. It features removable charms, two lengths for straps, and can hold up to two phones. Tucked away in the double-zip vertical compartment are also three card slots, making it the perfect on-the-go accessory. 

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Burberry iPhone 11 Pro Case

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This structured iPhone case from Burberry features the Thomas Burberry monogram in the classic shades of brown, black and white. Crafted from e-canvas (an environmentally conscious canvas that’s made with less water and generates less CO2 than the conventional coated canvas), this case features a detachable leather lanyard and slip pocket to house your credit cards when you’re on the move.

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Celine Phone Pouch

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Crafted from the French house’s classic triomphe canvas and trimmings in leather, this cross-body phone is a new style for Celine. It can house your iPhone in the main compartment and also has two card cases. The adjustable strap lets you wear it two ways: around the neck or over the shoulder.

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See also: Dare to wear: The shacket (aka. shirt-jacket)

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