From luggage-inspired bags to luxurious suede cross-bodys, a handful of fall 2021 handbag trends were spotted on the arms of showgoers during Fashion Month. Consider it a four-city, month-long survey, if you will.
Among the bags toted is a lovely mix of reinterpreted classics as well as new and noteworthy styles. The lady bag gets a modern makeover for 2021, while everyday silhouettes like small cross-body bags are offered in on-trend seasonal materials. There are also of-the-moment bags that offer a timeless appeal-like the return of the Gucci Diana and Loewe Amazona bags-both re-issued from the house’s archives.
A handful of styles share common practical themes, like the use of neutral-colored leathers and sizing that could be classified as mid to roomy. Characteristics like these make investing in trends easy, especially when you’ll be able to wear them for many seasons to come. However, it wouldn’t be a trend report without something statement-worthy. Holding true to the holiday season spirit, mini bags that get a maxi dose of sparkle.
If you buy a new bag this season, consider one of these fall 2021 handbag trends below.
Stow Your Personal Item
This fall, you’ll want to pack light. Consider smaller-sized bags that resemble vintage luggage. In handheld-size duffles and top-handled trunks, these might just be your new favorite carry-on.
Can We Per-Suede You?
We’ve already expressed our love for wearing shades of brown this season, so why not continue the autumnal color trend with a handbag in rich shades of suede?
Let your belongings fall into a fashionable abyss with the season’s assortment of ultra-roomy totes-not to worry; they’re not actually bottom-less. Consider styles from Carolina Santo Domingo to Khaite.
Squishable, pillow-like clutches return with a bit of structure with the addition of elegant hardware like gold clasped frames and optional chains.
She’s a Lady
One of the most carried bags this year was the Gucci Diana. These lady-like bags come with contemporary details like two-tone interiors, oversized buckles, and stretched-out silhouettes.
Sling a mid-sized flap-closure satchel from The Row to Prada over your shoulder and be on your way.
While small in size, high-shine silver embellishments-such as crystals fringe and paillette sequins ensure—that this season’s mini bags won’t go unnoticed.