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Adorable Cartoon Bags to Buy This April

We round up all the new kawaii-fied offerings to shop, including Furla's Hello Kitty purses and Loewe's Dumbo backpacks.
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Remember when you were a kid and going to school with a new backpack featuring the coolest cartoon characters instantly made you a hot topic for at least one recess break? Apply that philosophy for this selection of adorable designer bags.

From the iconic Hello Kitty to Disney's beloved Dumbo, cartoon characters and illustrations of all kinds appear on these bags, adding a dose of playfulness that the kid in you can appreciate. So too will your friends, who'll no doubt fawn over these cute designs. Take our (or Gwen Stefani's) word for it: these bags are super kawaii.

Sanrio fans will positively squeal with joy over the return of Furla's Hello Kitty collection, this time featuring the famous feline as well as her equally adorable bunny BFF, My Melody. Spot them on a range of space-themed Metropolis crossbody bags made of textured shiny leather in Small and Mini sizes. You can also personalize your own Metropolis bag with the limited-edition My Play Furla flaps. Furla's Hello Kitty collection is now available in stores.

L.A. musician Zumi Rosow's eccentricity inspired Alessandro Michele to name this Gucci bag after her for his SS19 collection. The Zumi bag comes in various leathers and skins, but it's the ones in the vibrant Gucci Strawberry print that will truly live up to their namesake's reputation. Strawberry fields forever. Gucci's Zumi bag is now available in stores and on gucci.com.

Tim Burton's adaptation may have had its share of "awww" moments, but it's the classic Disney version of Dumbo that will always stay close to our hearts. Loewe's timely capsule collection dedicated to the adorable elephant includes the brand's signature Goya backpacks, upon which a soaring Dumbo graphic has been applied through complex leather marquetry. Loewe's Dumbo collection is now available exclusively at Loewe Paragon.

Coach's T-Rex mascot, Rexy, is the star of a new limited-edition capsule that is now on display at a pop-up in Paragon Orchard. Besides sneakers and T-shirts, Rexy also appears on a line of canvas totes that will definitely be a talking point for people who still don't believe in dinosaurs. The bags will also come with a special sticker set if you purchase them this week at the pop-up. The Coach Rexy pop-up will be in Paragon until 21 April.

If you were buzzing with excitement over Dior Men's collaboration with KAWS, you'll love this cotton tote featuring his cute take on the Maison's bee motif. The bag is handy, but it also comes with a removable strap to let you carry it as a shoulder bag. The cotton Dior x KAWS tote is now available in Dior Men stores. 

The new Loewe Paula's Ibiza collection is awash with motifs of sea creatures, which are pretty underrated in fashion and often traded for animals above the sea. If you're an animal lover, wear this tote loud and proud on your next vacation to remind everyone that yes, marine animals can be just as adorable as cats and dogs. Accessorize with one of the many octopus and whale charms from the collection for maximum effect. The Loewe Paula's Ibiza collection is now available in Loewe stores.

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