New season bag trends to know
Your handbag is possibly the one fashion item you consistently wear the most, and anything that you trust to shuttle all your day-to-day necessities and to match all your outfits is pretty darn important. With many of us waiting for the moment to swap out our summer staples for a little fall refresh in our lives, our handbags are a great place to start. So tell us, which style is going on your personal wishlist?Shop New Bags
1. The box bag
Box bags are an edgier alternative to your favorite clutch. Nothing grounds an elegant outfit like a heavy accessory, especially one that comes with a little gold hardware.
Aspinal Of London, Mini Trunk Crossbody Bag, £450
2. Animal instinct
Take a walk on the wild side with this trend. We'll be wearing this to add some cool cat appeal to our off duty attire come the weekend.
Biba, Polly Triple Leather Pouch Crossbody, £70
3. Shape shifter
Just as functional as your classic rectangular bag, just a little softer around the edges, so think outside the box when picking your next piece for instant style points.
Biba, Spencer Mini Circle Leather Bag, £70
4. Tote 2.0
For those who carry their life in their bags from 9-to-5 and beyond, this sleek tote is the perfect solution to take you, and all of your stuff, wherever you need to go.
Coach, Turnlock Chain Tote, £295
5. Bucket list
When it comes to covetable arm candy, bucket bags tick all the boxes – they have modish undertones, but feel completely modern. Need extra incentive? They’re deceptively spacious, so forget packing light and fill em' up.
Lauren By Ralph Lauren, Dryden Medium Drawstring, £249
6. Top handle
Many a fashion throwback is having a revival this year; shoulder pads and kitten heels are just a few of them. In the world of bags, stay poised for the return of the ladylike top handle handbag.
Ted Baker, Keiira Crosshatch Lady Bag, £129
7. The belt bag
The old-school bum bag has had a grown up reinvention and has since been christened the belt bag. Throw over your shoulder or around your waist for an acutely cool way to stash your essentials.
Calvin Klien, Ck Jeans Nylon Bum Bag, £55
8. Crayon Bright
If you’re looking for that balance between a really clean aesthetic and something much more dramatic, mingle an unexpected colour pop into your bag repertoire to make any nonchalant outfit pop.
Lauren Ralph Lauren, Merrimack Medium Tote, £165
Branding is back in full force for fall with a plethora of designer logos primed to take us back to the early aughts. Starting wih your handbag of choice.
DKNY, Elissa Logo Flap Chain Cross Body Bag, £160
10. Wild West
Saddle up, the western trend has emerged as a key player for AW18. No need to go all out do-si-do here, opt for an easy nod to the trend and sling on a tasselled leather number.
Warehouse, Fringe Shopper, £49