Was my title too dramatic? I'm sorry. I guess I should clarify that I don't actually have anything against a good oversize tote, but I can't help but comment on the fact that one of my favorite bags seems to have slipped away from the style, and I'm okay with that since shoulder bags and smaller totes have risen in popularity (again).
I, for one, missed clutching my purse tightly underneath my arm or letting it rest in the crease of my elbow, and we can all admit that it's definitely a sleeker and chicer look. With Prada's reissued nylon shoulder bags, countless Bottega Veneta styles, and even the Dior Saddle and Fendi Baguette revivals all (still) in the spotlight—plus a slew of under-the-radar iterations on their way to becoming classics—it seems that there's no time like the present to either bring back your old shoulder bag or invest in a new one.
To see how some of our favorite fashion people are wearing the style on Instagram while, of course, shopping my favorite shoulder bags for yourself, just keep scrolling.