The Grandma Trend I'm Recommending to Anyone Who'll Listen

What gives a fashion item—whether it be a pair of sunglasses, a knit, or a jacket—that elusive, grandma-inspired vibe? To be honest, even for me, it’s hard to pinpoint, a je ne sais quoi if you will. However, I think we can all admit that there’s no denying a “grandma” piece when you see it.

Take handbags, conveniently the topic of today’s post, as an example. The below purses you’re about to see all have that of-another-time, dug-from-the-back-of-your-granny’s-closet vintage feeling, but they’re not all necessarily similar either. Some are baguettes while others have top handles. Some are croc-embossed while others are fabric. But when you look at them all collectively, they represent a timeless appeal that just makes you want to invest in one and never get rid of it. And, luckily, you can. Just keep scrolling to see and shop the (many) trendy grandma bags I'm loving and endorsing for the seasons ahead—at every price point.

This brand is known for its perfectly vintage-inspired pieces. 

You can always count on Charles & Keith for an affordable but luxe-looking find.

There are a lot of Staud bags that could have fit into this roundup, but this grosgrain style was really speaking to me.

An atypical shape that's sure to garner compliments.

Nothing like a little animal print to spice up your fall wardrobe.

Your grandma was probably wearing embellished bags before you were born and she was definitely onto something. 

Remember what I said about Topshop bags?

This affordable bag will make all your outfits look expensive.

This would look so good with an all-black look (but also, anything else).

Between the top handle, metal frame, and embossing, this is checking all the boxes for me.

I'm not typically drawn to colorful bags, but this one is really speaking to me.