Prepare to be in your bag this fall. No, not in an emotional way—within the literal sense. Fall 2023 bag trends are shaping as much as be total dopamine dressing, and I’m here for it. Based on Latest York Fashion Week’s runways and street style, times are a-changing in relation to what’s hot and what’s not in purses and bags. Commuters, prepare to swap your assortment of reusable bags for one carry-all tote (it’s about rattling time). To all you DIY-ers and eclectic fashionistas who’ve been dreaming of creating a hair dryer right into a baguette bag, the time is nye. From the buzziest color for September to the purse aesthetic du jour, listed below are one of the best bag trends for fall 2023. (And make sure to top off on bags for spring, when you’re at it.)
Puppets and Puppets Fall/Winter 2023
If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and appears like a duck, it’s probably the subsequent viral designer purse. Perhaps it’s just me, but I totally love when trends are rooted in plain old fun. Sure, a pigeon clutch is likely to be a bit zany, wacky, or downright absurd, but who cares? That’s the purpose. If it makes you pleased, flaunt it. Puppets and Puppets leaned in with quite a lot of food-themed bags, while Thom Browne opted for dog and clock shapes. Vivienne Tam, Coach, and Colin LoCascio similarly channeled playful purses in quite a lot of forms.
Puppets and Puppets Medium Egg Bag
JW Anderson Pigeon Clutch Bag
Solitude Studios Green Seaweed Messenger Bag
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Collina Estrada Fall/Winter 2023
Whether or not they’re functional features like buckles or pockets, or just there for aesthetics, bags with hardware are on the rise. I’m having recovered memories of a rivet-covered hobo bag I used as a teen. It wasn’t far off from what we saw at shows like Collina Estrada, Coach, Bruce Glen, and Helena Eisenhart. Right about now, I’m wishing I had spared it from the donation pile.
Prada Moon Padded Nappa-Leather Bag
Altuzarra Play Crossbody Bag
A.P.C. Navy Trek Messenger Bag
Coach Fall/Winter 2023
For a lot of working women in metropolitan areas, you don’t select the crazy bag lady life; the crazy bag lady life chooses you. Ultimately, you may forgo using 4 different bags and spend money on one bag large enough to suit all of your essentials. Totes were heavily featured in a lengthy list of hot-ticket shows like Sandy Liang, Coach, Proenza Schouler, Collina Estrada, Luar, Ulla Johnson, and even Brandon Maxwell, where models used huge hobo bags as clutches. Gym shoes, work laptop, breastmilk pump, leftovers for lunch—throw it within the bag! The more the merrier.
Miu Miu Leather Shoulder Bag
Lemaire Off-White Wadded Tote
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Kapital No. 4 Canvas XXL Milk Bag, Journey Remake
Luar Fall/Winter 2023
Indeed, this timeless silhouette never truly fades out of fashion. Still, though, we saw such a bag greater than crossbody bags, satchels, or regular shoulder bags this season. LaQuan Smith leaned into briefcase renditions, while Luar and Coach stuck with the classic shape.
Themoire Hera Ruched Vegan Leather Shoulder Bag
JW Pei Abacus Faux Fur Mini Top Handle Bag
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Gabriela Hearst Fall/Winter 2023
This isn’t only a bag trend. It’s an the whole lot trend. Red was all around the runways, making it among the finest fall 2023 fashion trends, and I predict it’s going to be in every single place, come fall. I’m not the just one who thinks so. Gabriela Hearst, Tory Burch, Kate Spade, and Coach all played with shades of rouge. For those who’re seeking to incorporate the trend with subtlety (or without having to purchase a bunch of red clothes), a vibrantly hued bag is the right approach to go.
Gucci Gucci HA HA HA Jackie 1961 Shoulder Bag
Aesther Ekme Red Demi Lune Bucket Bag
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Tory Burch Fall/Winter 2023
So far as I can tell, there isn’t a selected name to explain this style, which I’ve affectionately dubbed “lopsided handles.” At shows like KGL and Tory Burch, the unconventional style reigned. While it’s a rare one in my experience, I feel it’s about to blow up in popularity.
Tory Burch Lee Radziwill Cat Eye Bag
Jacquemus Le Chiquito Noeud Coiled Handbag
Mansur Gavriel M Frame Bag
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