Forget affection, this Valentine’s Day, we’re lusting after a handbag in a heart shape. Yes, the eternal symbol of love has been immortalised in a range of loved-up leather goods, by luxury labels including Celine, Dior and Saint Laurent. Forget carrying your heart on your sleeve, this year, sling it across your shoulder or swing it from your finger.

Celine

Heart-shaped handbags for Valentine’s Day by Celine

‘Medium Celine Heart’ in smooth red calfskin, £1,350, by Celine by Hedi Slimane

Love is in the air at Celine. Just look to the Parisian maison’s Valentine’s Day capsule collection. Here, the heart comes into focus, seen in a selection of shearling, Triomphe logo and leather mini handbags and shoulder bags. We have a new object of affection.

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Dior

Heart-shaped handbags for Valentine’s Day by Dior

‘Small Lady Dior My ABC Dior’ bag, £3,600, by Dior

Dior’s ‘Cupidon’ capsule collection features an exclusive print celebrating Eros, the Greek god of love. The offering also features an iteration of Dior’s signature Lady Dior bag, with its Cannage quilting shaped into romantic hearts.

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Saint Laurent

Heart-shaped handbags for Valentine’s Day by Saint Laurent

‘Riva’ large bucket bag in vintage leather and heart-shaped studs, £3,360, by Saint Laurent

The heart motif is synonymous with French label Saint Laurent, ever since its founder created a crystal-embellished heart-shaped brooch in 1962. Here, the shape is tessellated in multicoloured studs across a sizeable drawstring bucket bag. 

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