Bag trends of 2024

Bags often take a back seat during New York Fashion Week, with not every designer prioritizing accessories in their runway collections. However, the 2024 Spring/Summer collections showcased a variety of handbags, ranging from teeny to supersized, offering a glimpse into the upcoming trends. Totes, crossbody purses, clutches, and handbags took center stage, building on previous styles with a focus on metallics, florals, and ageless shapes. Designers refreshed traditional accessories with updated hardware, playful sizing, and whimsical shapes. Here's a look at some of the standout bag trends from the 2024 NYFW Spring/Summer collections.

Bag layering

Labels like Coach, Kate Spade, Rachel Comey, and 3.1 Phillip Lim presented models with double bags on their shoulders, providing a solution to the ongoing mini-bag trend by offering both style and practicality.

3D forals bag trends

Designers at Sixdo and Kate Spade introduced 3D floral bags, moving away from traditional prints to incorporate playful, three-dimensional floral petals, mixing rosette softness with '70s flower-power whimsy.

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Larger-than-life totes

The oversized tote bag trend took a slouchy turn with shiny leather and neutral canvas totes in soft-edged and supple shapes seen at Sixdo, Tibi, and 3.1 Phillip Lim.

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A Focus on Fringe

XL top-handle totes received a '70s-inspired update at Rachel Comey, Bronx and Banco, and Ulla Johnson with layers of fringe, adding texture and also a movement to the designs.

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High-shine chain straps bag trends

Phillip Lim and Kate Spade came with chain strap purses with a glossy, modern makeover. Additionally Phillip Lim warmed up classic leather shoulder bags with resin chains. In return, Kate Spade opted for monochromatic chains matching the bags.

Micro-Mini Bags

Despite concerns about practicality, mini bags, as seen at Staud and Kate Spade, continued to shrink even further. They stil keep their popularity on the runway.

Gold-dipped baguettes

The '90s baguette shape received also a golden update at Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren. The gold hardware and a slightly shrunken form reflectsa touch of Y2K-inspired glamour.

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A perfect match bag trend

Designers including Kate Spade, Michael Kors, and Libertine embraced overt pattern-matching. They sticked basically to a black-and-white color palette with occasional pops of neon, creating a bold and aligned look.

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Crocodile Rock

Croc-embossed bags with an very shiny finish were a trendy choice at Jason Wu, Luar, and Flying Solo, applied to various bag styles, including clutches and top-handle purses.

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Scaled down satchels

Satchels received a vibrant update at Coach, Carolina Herrera, and finally Kate Spade. In 2024 edition they come with jewel-toned leather, pastel suede, and neon leather, offering above all a diverse range of colors for this classic item.

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The raffia remix bag trend

Raffia bags took unexpected forms with contrasting details and hardware at Bronx and Banco, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Flying Solo, showing equally creativity and vintage touches.

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Hardshell handle bags

Bibhu Mohapatra and Kött Kömm presented hardshell bags with uniquely shiny looks. They feature rough-hammered finishes and occasionally ombré effects, adding a touch of sophistication.

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Circular statement clutches


Circular bags made a comeback, with Altuzarra, Flying Solo, and Edher Gin offering varied styles. These bags come in various editions: from smooth leather crossbody circles to later evolving petal decorated top-handle designs.

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She sells seashells bag trend

Staud and Ulla Johnson introduced seashell bags, including opaque and shiny shells on brown leather purses. They often have a fringe and leather thong details, consequently bringing a crafty and beach-inspired trend.

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Fashion-Forward Backpacks

Unexpectedly, backpacks made an appearance at Libertine and Flying Solo, offering sleekly constructed and fringe decorated alternatives for those who prioritize practicality during their daily commutes.