As we enter the final months of 2023, it’s worth noting that bag trends are leaning towards more practical and elegant styles compared to the maximalist looks we’ve seen earlier in the year. Gucci’s September show in Milan spearheaded this vibe shift. We saw shoulder bags that were sensible in shape yet unexpected in design all over the runway, and we loved every second of it.

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Naturally, we’re predicting an uptick in functional bags with a playful touch for the fall and winter season. Classic silhouettes are getting a fresh upgrade in the form of eye-catching textures, vibrant colours, and larger-than-life proportions.

Below, we’ve plucked the four biggest bag trends of the season straight from the Fall ‘23 runways, plus the best places to shop the looks.

The Trend: Mega Metallics

Horsebit Chain Shoulder Bag, Gucci

Price: $4,500


Consider Gucci’s Horsebit the It-girl bag of the season. We can’t resist it’s nostalgic shape, reminiscent of the popular Y2K-era Tom Ford for Gucci design. This updated version features a detachable chain and leather shoulder strap so that it be worn in multiple ways. The silver leather version shines bright against a monochromatic or denim-on-denim look.

Chain Clutch Bag, Mango

Price: $76


This clutch bag is giving ’90s simplicity with its vintage-inspired structure and dainty chain handle. With the holidays right around the corner, it’s the perfect accessory for evening events and dinners. Picture a cream satin dress with lace detailing, an oversized blazer and this clutch bag in hand—très chic.

Mini Silver Chiara Convertible Bag, Reformation

Price: $348


This high-shine metallic leather mini from Reformation gets bonus points for versatility as it converts into a pouch with its wristlet strap. The reflective sheen complements silver accessories and completes an evening look perfectly.

The Trend: Revved-Up Red

Belted Le Bisou Bag, Jacquemus

Price: $1,035


This bag is simply *chef’s kiss*. Its sleek silhouette and minimalist design makes it a fabulous option if you’re looking for something that won’t be a challenge to style. Feminine, simple and bold—exactly how we like it.

Moonrock Bag, Zadig & Voltaire

Price: $480


Zadig’s Moonrack bag in statement red is an excellent day-to-night bag that adds just the right amount of zing to your look. Remove the chain and shoulder strap and carry it by hand for something a little more elevated.

Edie Bag, J.Crew

Price: $291


J.Crew’s best-selling Edie bag comes in an irresistible cardinal red hue that is not only on-trend but well-made, too. Constructed with Italian leather, it’s worth every penny.

The Trend: Supersized Totes

Oversized Slouchy Tote, COS

Price: $540


COS’ interpretation of the oversized slouch tote is intentionally buttery-soft so you can scrunch it under your shoulders with ease. Made with 100% leather, this bag is durable and stylish.

Gabin Bag, Sezane

Price: $615


Great for work or weekends away, this Parisian-inspired bag from Sezane is like a trusty friend that’s always there for you. Thoughtfully made with 100% split cowhide leather, the velvety material looks especially striking in camel.

Leather Shopper Bag, Mango

Price: $130


The best thing about this 100% suede shopper bag from Mango is that it’s a timeless addition to any handbag collection. Unstructured and unfussy, it’s a total yes in our books.

The Trend: Top Handles

Black Sunset Shoulder Bag, The Attico

Price: $1,450


If our wishlist had a physical form, it would take on the shape of the ultra-chic and sexy Sunset Shoulder Bag from The Attico. With dazzling crystal-cut accents throughout and a satin top handle, this geometric beauty is sure to create a statement.

Tan Leather Top Handle Bag, Miu Miu

Price: $3,000


Real life arm candy exists and it’s the Miu Miu top handle bag. The Nappa leather in classic cognac paired with a red leather jacket or knit dress would be an outstanding sartorial choice this season.

Off-White Detachable Handle Shoulder Bag, Mango

Price: $66


This off-white handle bag from Mango has a retro yet contemporary feel to it, bringing playfulness to any day or nighttime look. Style it with leather opera gloves to add a bit of edge.