The Handbag Trend I Guarantee Will Live in 2019


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Do me a favor and tell me the bag trend you’ve been seeing more and more of on your Instagram feed. If you just mumbled mini bags, ding ding ding, that’s it. More specifically, micro croc-effect satchels. These It bags have been the talk of the town thanks to new brands cropping up, combined with the street style set’s adoration of the silhouette. A few reasons I’ve personally been feeling them? Well, not only are the finds out there legit adorable, but they also add a luxe, elevated twist to whatever you’re wearing.

So yes, we’re clearly in the midst of peak mini croc, but with the 2019 runway’s emphasis on the style and the new iterations that keep popping up from all the major lines, I know we’re going to continue riding this trend wave well into next year. So if you haven’t grabbed onto one of these It bags yet, it’s not too late. Keep scrolling for a little visual inspiration in the form of fashion girls with their must-have satchels, plus shop some of the best styles of the moment that are bound to give you all the feels.


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Coordinating your bag to your outfit feels so fresh and forward for the season.


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A boxy handbag is unexpected (and therefore perfect) with a going-out look like this.


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This French girl–favorite mini bag (which looks flawless with everything) keeps selling out, but don’t worry: There are similar versions available.


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Elevate a chill ensemble with a top-handle croc bag.


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A mini bag with the clasp on top will also be a huge trend next year. 


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Our very own editor Allyson Payer is all about this sophisticated shape with her off-duty looks.


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A silhouette like this brings polish to legit any outfit, even a casual hoodie and jeans look.

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Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.