From chic hardware to sculptural designs and the one shape everyone is clamoring for, these are the bags you’ll want to add to your fall/winter wardrobe.
What’s the most thrilling aspect of fall’s hottest handbag trends? Without question, it’s that there’s truly a bag for every personality, style and occasion. From the mini bag in a bright hue that you’ll carry to Sunday brunch to the extra-large tote that stores everything you need Monday through Friday, the latest designs blend fashion and function beautifully.
But it’s the details that elevate the season’s best designer bags to must-have status. Whether you’re seeking fall’s most coveted shapes, irresistible statement handles or textures that are wonderfully tactile, the newest standout pieces transcend the idea of “accessory” to become the key element around which to build a stylish look.
With that in mind, we selected five of fall’s hottest trends and a trio of the latest offerings from each to ensure your handbag game is on point this season.
If there’s one shape that’s dominating fall handbag styles, it’s the crescent bag, the curved, chicly simple design that’s either easily carried or fits comfortably on your shoulder. With micro bags hotter than ever, the crescent-shaped mini is the season’s most sought-after accessory.
Fendigraphy Small Brown FF fabric bag featuring vintage gold “FENDI” lettering visible when the bag is worn under the arm.
Louis Vuitton’s Over the Moon bag in quilted calf leather in Blue Glacier features a puffy embossed Monogram pattern, an adjustable strap and gold tone chain.
Salvatore Ferragamo’s Maxi Gancio Shoulder bag in black calfskin highlights the Italian label’s iconic Gancio buckle as a bold design statement.
Several handbag designers opted for unique metal treatments this season, from the hefty chain handles that have been dominating recent designs to sculptural handles and other artful details. Whether you’re seeking a bag that feels a bit edgy and biker-esque or a piece that evokes a sleek, minimalist vibe — or perhaps a lush metal fringe that adds a swish to an evening look, each feels wholly modern while adding a touch of subtle shine.
Balenciaga’s Crush Medium Chain bag Graffiti in Black is embellished with an aged-silver B logo on the flap front, as well as a substantial chain strap that can be worn either on the shoulder or as a crossbody style.
The newest design from Jimmy Choo’s popular Bon Bon drawstring bag collection is crafted of black nappa leather richly embellished with a lush metal fringe.
Gold-toned chains and hardware aren’t the only elements that make Louis Vuitton’s Maxi Multi Pochette a sought-after style: Crafted from recycled materials, this is also a completely transformable design, allowing the wearer to detach the pouches and carry them separately, on the chain or strap, which also can be removed to carry them together or singly as clutches.
Many of the season’s best top-handle totes seem to be on steroids, as designers adopt an oversized approach that not only ensures your daily needs can be carried with ease, but they also make a grand statement of luxurious scale. Details are also key, from handle treatments to a multitude of pockets or styling that also results in a bag that’s ultra-light, ensuring you look chic and not weighted down.
Hermès made news during the debut of its Fall/Winter 2022 show when it premiered an oversized Birkin dubbed The Rock, made especially for men (the first Birkin made for guys after fans like Pharrell Williams have carried the iconic bag for years). But if the biker styling appeals to women as well, Hermès is offering the design in both a 40-centimeter size and a scaled-down 25-centimeter version, seen here.
Burberry’s Embossed Leather Large Catherine bag is styled with panels meant to evoke thoughts of the British label’s iconic trench. This roomy bag features an adjustable, detachable shoulder strap, interior and exterior pockets, and a zip closure.
The Shopping Chic Large Handbag by CH Carolina Herrera is a blend of elegant textures, from the CH-logo canvas for the bag’s front and back to its luxe side panels in suede and the scarf detailing of its top handle.
Sculpted details are also mega-hot this season, offered in a variety of treatments. A day bag might take on an unusual shape that feels thoroughly new, especially when it’s combined with a brilliant hue, while a small sculptural detail also can transform a bag from simple to sensational. For evening, it’s all about unique shapes in minaudières that create an entrance-making statement.
Balenciaga’s latest incarnation of its popular Hourglass XS bag adds new meaning to the phrase “statement bag,” as its grey suede calfskin is fully embellished in rhinestones, which also adorn its B-logo hardware. The top-handle bag comes with an adjustable and removable crossbody strap.
Givenchy’s newest take on its signature design is the Antigona Stretch mini bag, seen here in citrus green calfskin. The trapeze shape has been elongated and interpreted in mini styling to create a look that feels sculptural and modern
Valentino is dominating the season’s wildly popular Barbiecore trend, an idea that extends to the Mini One Stud Handbag in the Italian label’s proprietary Pink PP hue. Valentino’s signature stud is rendered here as an oversized sculptural detail that also serves as the bag’s magnetic closure.
Shearlings, faux furs and other plush treatments continue to rank high among sought-after bags during the fall/winter season, yet they’re far from alone in the latest textured handbags. Crocodile, either genuine or crafted from an embossed leather, is also hot, especially in top-handle styles that also boast classic structure. Whether you love the touch of shearling or the instant elegance of an exotic texture, a tactile bag is ideal when you want to instantly communicate luxury.
Fendi’s By The Way Mini is made of pale pink sheepskin with tone-on-tone FENDI ROMA embroidery and rigid tortoiseshell-effect plexiglass handles. This plush purse features the perfect blend of cozy tones and textures, making it the quintessential Boston bag to flaunt this fall.
Saint Laurent’s Puffer Medium Chain bag in Merino Shearling and Lambskin is adorned with the metal YSL initials and includes a leather and chain crossbody strap that can be doubled to be worn as a shoulder strap.
Rich forest-green crocodile is used to craft the Gucci Bamboo 1947 top-handle bag, which is inspired by a design from the house’s collection in post-World War II Italy. The classic structure and antique gold-toned and bamboo hardware have been updated to include a pair of detachable straps, one in orange and red web and one in green crocodile, for versatility.
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