Okay, This Is 2023's Most Practical Bag Trend—31 Budget-Friendly Options to Love



Functional handbags are definitely my love language. Every season, I'm closely eyeing the runways for the latest mid-size handbag trend worth adding to my closet. I usually look for something practical and functional, but still on trend. 

This season with the utilitarian aesthetic taking off, the pocket shoulder bag was a clear front-runner. Although there are dreamy aspirational runway versions from designers like Miu Miu, Altuzarra, and Hermès, I set out to find more affordable options that still feel exciting. 

The below 31 bags are on my shopping list for nailing this trend. 

Abstract pockets adorn this bean-shaped bag.

The perfect vintage-style shoulder bag.

A painterly bag with sculptural pockets. 

A saddle bag is so sophisticated. 

Sectioned out for built-in organization.

A tote must have ample pocket space. 

A secret pocket is under the flap of this glossy bag.

Extra storage is attached to the outside of this mid-size handbag.

A large detailed pocket is the décor for this black crossbody.

Sporty details make this cool nylon bag.

Two deep pockets are tucked onto this large tote.

Bright green shoulder bags for spring.

This bucket bag has a conveniently unexpected pocket.

If you're a colorful dresser, this bag also comes in vibrant green.

This mini bucket bag has a cool pocket detail.

The pocket shopper is big bag energy.