Katie Holmes Wore the Bag Trend Everyone Says Is Replacing Mini Bags

If you've ever spent a full day with everything you need shoved into nothing but a mini bag, you know that the struggle is real—especially when you're in a mostly carless city such as NYC. But small bags have been the way of the fashion world in recent years, and carrying around a large tote would lead people to assume you were headed to the office or the airport. But there's good news if you're tired of the tiny bag trend: Oversize bags are back (they've been all over the recent runways), and Katie Holmes is aware.

As she's a busy New Yorker, it makes sense that Holmes would be on board with the oversize bag trend. On a recent late January day in the city, she carried a large black leather tote with a casual sneaker outfit. The luxe bag elevated the look but not in a trying-too-hard-to-be-trendy kind of way, given how classic it looks. So if you too are ready to upsize your bag, keep scrolling to shop chic oversize bags that will give you that effortless Katie Holmes look.


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On Katie Holmes: Chloé Marcie Large Grain Calfskin Tote Bag ($2190)

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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.