The Hot List: 10 Popular Bags That Will Define Fall 2022


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Each season, we are greeted with a whole new class of covetable bags that end up defining the fashion of the moment. This season, we've already decided which styles will be carried by celebs and fashion insiders and can be known as the most popular fall handbags of 2022. Whether spotted on runways or trickling into our Instagram feeds, there are plenty of cool carryalls that have been granted it-bag status. So which bags are worthy of the investment this year?

Ahead, I'm highlighting the 10 key handbags that are everywhere this fall. We're seeing some styles that tap into this season's big-bag trend, some that are retro-inspired, and others that bring a modern spin to a heritage bag. Go on to see which bags made the cut, why we're predicting they will continue to be huge, and of course, shop all 10 of them for yourself.


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While Bottega Veneta has had a steady stream of coveted bags, including the Pouch and Arco silhouettes, the new crossover clutch is one of the defining bag styles for the brand this fall. 


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If you're in the market for a great vintage-inspired bag, look no further than Gucci's 1961 Jackie bag, which was re-created based on an archival design from over 60 years ago. It brings in some of the house's classic elements like the gold hardware and equestrian details.


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Prediction: The Row's Everyday bag is set to become a fixture on the street style scene. The brand has a knack for designing cult accessories, and I think this will be the next one.


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While Prada's logo-adorned raffia totes definitely made a splash this summer as the ultimate poolside companion, I predict that the fun carryall will continue to be a top pick year round.


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We were so excited to spot Hailey Beiber stepping out in this new YSL bag that we had to report on it immediately. The sleek finish and minimalistic shape make it ultra-wearable, while the brand's classic logo ensures it's a standout item.


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Meet Olympia, the latest bag from Burberry that we're seeing on plenty of fashion insiders. With a modern baguette shape and sleek leather strap, it's the perfect style to carry you from the office to the evening.


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The hobo is back with Chloé's Kiss bag—a style we're predicting will be in demand this fall as fashion insiders and celebrities reach for larger silhouettes.


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Under the creative direction of Matthew A. Williams, Givenchy is headed in a fresh direction, and its latest 4G bag is a perfect example. The boxy crossbody is the kind of modern staple piece you'll reach for over and over again.


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While it's not necessarily a new bag shape, Louis Vuitton's Capucines has been spotted on fashion insiders all over Instagram lately and we're already naming it an It bag this fall.


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Each season, Prada unveils a new bag that instantly gains a cult following among the fashion set. This fall, it will be the Galleria tote—a structured satchel bag with the iconic triangle logo placed front and center.

Next up: These Are the 11 Biggest Trends for Fall/Winter 2022

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.