Expect to Sling These 6 Chic Bags Around Your Arm in 2020

A new year, a new… handbag. Am I right? Luckily, 2020’s lineup of trending silhouettes does not disappoint. The S/S 20 runways were filled with a mixed bag of delights (no pun intended) across the spectrum of spacious slings to '70s sparklers. There’s no doubt there was a little something to suit every sartorial taste. Many of the handbags were created to serve multiple purposes—with practical and sizable purses reigning supreme. So which exact styles should you be investing in for next year? Below, we’ve rounded up the six biggest styles set to dominate our feeds and closets come March. And because we know you, our dear readers, like to be ahead of the fashion curve, we’ve added some gorgeous options for you to shop right now. You’ve got this one in the bag (pun intended).

Spacious Slings

Meet the It bag of the season: Extra-large sling bags with elongated straps were omnipresent on the runways, where designers gave the inherently casual bag a high-fashion makeover. Expect to see this one on a feed near you.

On the runway:
Large Sling Bags Are Trending for 2020

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Bottega Veneta, Pietro D'aprano/Getty Images
The Biggest Handbag Trends of Spring 2020

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Sies Marjan, Victor Virgile/GettyImages
The Handbag Styles We'll Be Wearing in 2020

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Nanushka, Kristy Sparow/Getty Images

Buckle Up

The one detail you'll want on your handbag this season is unquestionably a statement buckle. From Michael Kors to Proenza Schouler, designers really focused on hardware this season.

On the runway:
Buckle Bags Are Trending for 2020

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Michael Kors, Peter White/Getty Images
Buckle Bags Will Be Everywhere in 2020

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Proenza Schouler, Victor Virgile/Getty Images
The Coolest Buckle Bags to Buy Right Now

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Gucci, Jacopo Raule/Getty Images

Drawstring

Whether in the form of pouches, backpacks, or bucket bags, the drawstring bag comes in all shapes, textures, prints, and sizes for 2020—so many chic options for day and night.

On the runway:
Drawstring Bags Are Trending for 2020

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Zimmermann, Peter White/Getty Images
Drawstring Bags Are a Spring 2020 Must-Have

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Ulla Johnson, Victor Virgile/Getty Images
Cool Drawstring Bags to Buy Now

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Tory Burch, Peter White/Getty Images

Natural & Woven Wonders

Not your average basket bag, carryalls were spotted in wicker, raffia, straw, and other natural fibers on the runways—many in unexpected sleek, sophisticated, and structured silhouettes, adding a dose of polished to the bohemian bag.

On the runway:
Natural, Woven Bags Are Trending for 2020

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Oscar de la Renta, Imaxtree
Wicker Bags Are a Must for 2020

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Kate Spade, Victor Virgile/Getty Images
Raffia Handbags to Buy for Spring 2020

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Loewe, Saviko/Getty Images

High-Shine

Add a dose of disco to even your most casual jeans and tees in 2020 with a trending shimmery, metallic handbag—spotted shining on the runways at Brandon Maxwell, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Paco Rabanne, and more.

On the runway:
Shiny, Metallic Bags Are Trending for 2020

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Brandon Maxwell, Victor Virgile/Getty Images
Shiny Bags to Invest in for 2020

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Miu Miu, Peter White/Getty Images
Shimmery Bags Are Trending for Spring 2020

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Paco Rabanne, Peter White/Getty Images

The XL Tote

While we did continue to see itsy-bitsy mini bags on the runways, the overarching messaging for 2020 is the bigger, the better. Extra-large totes were spotted from practically every designer, and they're perfect for anyone who never wants to leave home without an extra pair of shoes, magazines, lipsticks, laptop, etc.

On the runway:
Large Tote Bags Are a Must-Have for 2020

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Lacoste, Estrop/Getty Images
Extra Large Totes Are Trending for 2020

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Jonathan Simkhai, Victor Virgile/Getty Images
Large Tote Bags Will Be Everywhere Come Spring 2020

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Phillip Lim, Peter White/Getty Images
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