These Are the 12 Most Wanted Handbag Brands of 2023

In 2023, some of the most sought-after bags line up with some of the year's most dominant trends, including quiet luxury, '90s-inspired silhouettes, and designs that tap into the new era of elegant and sophisticated style we're entering. Of course, a handful of in-demand handbags are winning out right now. So, which designs have made the cut?

Heritage brands like Bottega Veneta are successfully reimagining archived iconic motifs such as the Intrecciato woven leather Sardine and Andiamo bags, making the storied fashion houses more relevant than ever. Newer brands like Savette and Toteme are paving the way for what cool handbag launches look like.

Ahead, see the best handbag brands to add to your closet and the pieces to shop.

Best handbag brands: Bottega Veneta



With Matthieu Blazy as creative director, Bottega Veneta has never been hotter. The bags to know right now? The Sardine and Andiamo styles in any shape or colorway.

Toteme's discreet T-lock bags keep selling out, so you'll be lucky if you can get your hands on them while they're in stock. They're easy enough to wear every day but the clutch styles are also perfect for an eveningwear look.

Best handbag brands: Prada



Prada has '90s fashion steeped in the style codes of the brand and has masterfully made them feel relevant to wear in 2023. The Cleo and Galleria bags are among our top shopping picks.

Best handbag brands: Celine



Fashion people can't get enough of Celine's leather bags. The Triomphe has proven to be a new perennial classic, while newer releases like the 16 Bag are picking up steam.

Dior's Lady D-Joy Bag evokes the new era of elevated and elegant style permeating fashion now. This piece tops this editor's shopping list.

Savette's sleek, logoless bags are the ultimate "if you know, you know" pieces. Astute observers will recognize them because of their signature metal hardware.

Hermès bags remain at the top of the bag pyramid for their beautiful, timeless designs and the mysterious ways you have to shop for them. Kelly Mini Bags are one of the most popular styles right now, but lesser-known designs like the Picotin are entering the closets of fashion's best-dressed insiders.

Best handbag brands: The Row



Another brand that has mastered the minimalism of the '90s? The Row. Shoppers gravitate toward the brand's bags for their quality, craftsmanship, and their discreet designs.

Best handbag brands: Miu Miu



Miu Miu always brings a fun element to any outfit, and the same can be said of its bags. We have our sights on the brand's stunning crochet pieces this season.

If you're looking for a bag that taps into cool minimalism at a more affordable price point, look to Little Liffner. Take note of the brand's Tulip Bag, which is a constant best seller.

Chanel's iconic quilted flap bag will always be a classic, but recently, fashion people have been setting their sights on other styles from the brand. The 22 Bag, in particular, has proven to be a must-buy piece from the fashion house.

Best handbag brands: Gucci



Some of Gucci's most iconic bags are just as cool now as they were decades ago. Case in point? The Jackie 1961 Bag that everyone is scooping up.