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Spring Bag Trends You Need to Know

Adding a new bag to your collection this spring? Good news is there were plenty of options on the runway to get your hands on. While some brands stuck to their M.O. many dared to challenge their aesthetic to deliver the unexpected. Few things to keep in mind when considering the many gorgeous possibilities. There were some clear trends that emerged at the Spring/Summer 2023 collections. You can’t go wrong with something roomy and soft. The look is relaxed and carefree but very intentional. Wristlets are back and better than ever. From clean and understated to embellished and rich-looking this is a defining evening piece you will definitely need in your wardrobe. Lean into baguettes. Yes, these 90’s staples are having a moment and Fendi is not the only brand on board. Oversized clutches now moonlight as a work tote and an evening accouterment and there are plenty of options to pull from. What kind of spring would it be without a major glitz? Metallics and sequence have flooded retailers and they come in a myriad of shapes and forms for all your carry needs. The quintessence of spring/summer season has also hit the floors.


The post miniature bag landscape has yielded the “go big or go home” movement. From standard totes to Santa Claus-caliber sacks, runways featured handbags that were large and in charge. You need room for all those odds and ends, whether you’re living a commuter lifestyle, using your purse as a diaper bag, or just like to have an extra pair of shoes on hand. And if you can’t decide between the large and the small of it all, the added bonus of these giants is that they can fit a small bag inside, just in case you can’t make up your mind about your preference.

Dede bag - Michael Kors

As functional as it is elegant, the bohemian Dede bag from Michael Kors Collection is carefully crafted in Italy with ultra-supple cowhide leather. Lined in suede, its spacious interior has multiple pockets to store your accessories, while minimal stitching and a lightly structured silhouette give it a chic and bohemian touch. This is an elegant alternative to the well-known shopping bag.

Voyou bag by Givenchy

Experience Parisian elegance with the new Voyou bag by Givenchy. This versatile everyday hobo, seen on the Spring Summer 2023 runway, combines sophistication with a casual slouchy design for a chic look. Available in mini, medium, and large sizes and a range of timeless or seasonal colors and materials.

Saint Laurent’s Icrare Maxi Shopping Bag

Yes, black for spring. But it’s not the color that matters; it’s the size. The Saint Laurent’s Icrare Maxi Shopping Bag in lambskin is outfitted with toggle closures, features a removable zipped pouch, and is decorated in bold brand logo.


A happy medium between clutches and shoulder bags the wristlet bag is a polarizing option. But this season she was winning the runway for her ornamental quality. She can be sporty and easy in the event schlepping around a bag is just too much of an effort. But where she really stands out is when she acts like a piece of jewelry that’s too pretty not to take notice. If you’re not into the bulk of a big bag but want to carry more than just your cardholder, this is the style for you.


Python Clutch Luxury

Python Clutch Luxury available at Philipp Plein represents a great balance of timeless shape and trending concept. The glitzy touches of crystals elevate this wristlet while exotic skin ensures its long-term appeal.

Dory Wristlet by Cult Gaia

The Dory Wristlet by Cult Gaia available at Nordstrom has it all. A knit body is overlaid with acrylic beading and punctuated by real ostrich feathers that cascade down the body, sparse at the top and thick at the bottom. A knotted cord at the top creates a handle and doubles as a drawstring to keep your essentials safely inside. This is the perfect accessory for every occasion.

Coach handbag

A modern take on a 1970s Coach design, this structured Tabby Wristlet is crafted from polished pebbled leather. Embellished with a signature metal hardware, it's perfectly sized to hold cards, cash, and a phone with an exterior slit pocket for easy access to essentials. Perfect for adding the finishing touch to dressy or casual outfits, this versatile style can be worn as a wristlet, clutch or cross-body by detaching the elegant chain


Granted…these are synonymous with Fendi, which went so far as to literally inscribe several of its spring/summer 2023 bags with the word “Baguette” on it. Nonetheless, these oblong bags are as stylish and ubiquitous as ever. The versatile shape lends itself to holding just enough, while the strap can be used as a shoulder bag or a top handle. Iterations vary from collectible, high-end designs that double as investments to approachable pieces that work with any look.


Fendi handbag

Fendi’s new take on an iconic medium-sized Baguette bag in natural-colored canvas is embossed with FF motif embroidered with multicolored thread. It features a front flap, a magnetic clasp, an interior compartment with a zipped pocket and vintage gold-finish metal accessories. The removable shoulder strap and handle allow it to be worn cross-body, on the shoulder or by hand.

Pillow Baguette Bag by GANNI

This Pillow Baguette Bag by GANNI is made from a blend of certified recycled polyamide. The bag features a zip closure, three compartments, an adjustable leather strap and a silver GANNI logo.

Prada bag

The Prada bag available in Bloomingdale’s in Saffiano, a high-quality leather with a hatched texture emblematic of the House, is distinguished by its harmonious design and impactful color palette. This hobo-style shoulder bag with zipper closure and nylon lining is embellished with the metal triangular logo an will look so cute with just about anything you pair it with.


Leading the charge of this trend is, no doubt, the statement-making giant clutch by Louis Vuitton. Talk about your logo-manic, bigger than big carryall. Other brands have joined the craze and the results are memorable.


Louis Vuitton handbag

As large as your computer screen, this Clés XL clutch is one of the star pieces of the Spring-Summer 2023 show. For this occasion, Nicolas Ghesquière has transformed details and small iconic Louis Vuitton models into life-size bags and clutches. Adorned with the Monogram Giant motif, this icon of the House is reinterpreted here with a zipper, a pull tab and a carabiner, all oversized.

Dolce & Gabana handbag

Combining functionality and elegance, the Devotion Soft Bag by Dolce & Gabbana available at Bloomingdale’s, features a padded leather exterior, and pearl-embellished gold-tone hardware at front. It also embraces two of the hugest trends this spring, that of the size and padded appearance.


It’s a bit dishonest to suggest that this is a new trend, since metallics and sequence are a staple of every season and fashion direction. This spring, expect to embrace maximalism in the form of glimmering, shimmering accessories. So don’t be shy; deck yourself out in shinny metallic statement accessories for a show-stopping look or lean on the trend to punch up an otherwise minimalist look.


Intrecciato Laminated Leather Top Handle Minaudière

Bottega Veneta is not messing around in the bag department this season. Its Intrecciato Laminated Leather Top Handle Minaudière hits several lauded trands, one of which is the shine and glitz of its most gorgeous addition to the lineup. Available at Nordstrom, this cutie available in green and silver features knot-shaped hardware and an intrecciato weave—key elements of the Italian label's DNA—bring signature panache to this frame bag in pleated metallic leather.

Callie handbag - Jimmy Choo

Callie tasseled degradé chainmail shoulder bag available at Jimmy Choo is made from slinky chainmail with a rainbow dégradé effect fading from yellow to orange to pink. Topped with a knotted strap, it has a tasseled keyring and slim interior sized to fit evening essentials like your phone, keys, and cardholder.

Valentino handbag

This Valentino Garavani VSLING mini handbag with 3D embroidery and VLogo Signature clasp is available at Nordstrom. The bag can be carried on the shoulder or crossed thanks to its extendable shoulder strap, or even carried by hand thanks to its handle.

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