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From the prevailing theme of wearability to fuzzy faux fur, there are some fashion trends from the fall/winter 2023 collections that we're already predicting will be important to know. After chatting with Who What Wear editors about the trends they are shopping first and consulting experts at the biggest fashion luxury retailers to uncover what will be big in fashion next season, we've narrowed in even further on the trends that are set to take over. To get more granular, we're taking a look at the most important fall handbag trends for 2023.
Many of the trends mirrored larger themes from the runways, including put-together power pieces and red dominating as the color of the season. Other bag trends stood on their own, such as the XXL totes that are continuing strong into fall. This includes the Loewe Puzzle tote, which was one of the most buzzed-about styles of the season. Ahead, see the six major handbag trends that will be everywhere for fall 2023.
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Elegant, elevated faux-crocodile bags dominated the fall/winter 2023 collections, with beautiful designs spotted at brands such as Ferragamo, Tory Burch, and Givenchy. Most of the styles were pared back and logoless, showing a continued interest in the quiet-luxury pieces that are defining fashion in 2023.
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Another take on sophisticated handbag styles? Structured bag silhouettes finished with top handles. Designers are reinterpreting the timeless design for fall, including everything from sharp, minimal bags at Prada to fringed takes on the iconic Birkin bag at Hermès.
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Oversize totes have been trending for many seasons now, but they certainly aren't losing any steam. Loewe's Puzzle bag is already one of the most talked-about bags from the fall collections, and we're predicting that Celine's indie-sleaze tote will be one of the major It bags next season.
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Fiery red is, undoubtedly, the color of the fall 2023 season. We saw this in all forms, from bold head-to-toe looks to accessories. If you aren't ready to commit to the shade for a full look, a bag is a more approachable way to add the color trend to your closet.
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As events continue to ramp up, designers are following suit with clutches that are primed for eveningwear looks. Saint Laurent debuted sleek rectangular designs, while Bottega Veneta offered up a large faux-crocodile version that could easily transition from day to night.
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Fuzzy faux-fur pieces dominated across clothing and accessories. The shoes and bags feel particularly noteworthy, and retailers are already calling them out as key buys for the season ahead. Thanks to brands such as Chloé and A.W.A.K.E. Mode, you can add a bag to your closet that is as cozy as it is cool.