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).
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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