Photo:Imaxtree/Ferragamo; Imaxtree/Dries Van Noten; Imaxtree/Altuzarra
The spring/summer 2023 runways are predicting many trends that are in store for next year. From sweet, delicate pieces like rosettes and bows to skinny pants to excessive layering to '90s-inspired tube dresses, there are fresh new trends to watch out for in the ready-to-wear space. We're also primed for some major shoe trends, including shiny satin pieces, cool pumps, and the continuation of Mary Janes. If you're wondering what is happening in the handbag realm, there is plenty of newness to have on your radar.
Fresh silhouettes and styles were debuted on the spring/summer 2023 runways that will predict the biggest handbag trends for the upcoming season. With many people returning to the office, designers provided fashion-forward work bags. Think of them as directional, cool takes on briefcases and practical 9-to-5 pieces. We also saw some larger trend themes—including pretty, romantic pieces—play out in the handbag category. Ahead, see the five biggest spring handbag trends to know for 2023.
Photo:Imaxtree/Tory Burch; Imaxtree/Miu Miu; Imaxtree/Prada
One of the most notable bag trends of the season? Back-to-work bags. Brands such as Prada and Miu Miu endorsed shrunken briefcase-style bags that feel primed for corporate dress codes, albeit the coolest possible versions that you'll be sure to spot in the wardrobes of fashion insiders.
Photo:Imaxtree/Altuzarra; Imaxtree/Peter Do; Imaxtree/Ferragamo
For several seasons, we've been talking about the prevalence of XXL tote bags, and every season, they are reworked and more wearable than the last. Cool, minimal, and neutral styles prevailed on the runways at Peter Do, Altuzarra, and Ferragamo. If you're looking for a practical piece that is trend-forward, this is it.
Photo:Imaxtree/Ferragamo; Imaxtree/Hermès; Imaxtree/Altuzarra
For the spring/summer 2023 season, we're seeing more refined takes on the angsty-fashion trend that has been gaining momentum throughout 2022. That includes buckles, which we're seeing as a major trend on bags for the upcoming season. Whether added to a slouchy bag, tote, or baguette, it's all about the buckle detail.
Photo:Imaxtree/Prada; Imaxtree/Loewe; Imaxtree/Dries Van Noten
With talk about "pretty things" and goth glam, there are many takes on romantic fashion that are permeating the fashion space. The next iteration? Bags finished with details like rosettes, ruffles, and sweet flowers, as spotted on the runways at Prada, Dries Van Noten, and Loewe.
Photo:Imaxtree/Jil Sander; Imaxtree/Khaite; Imaxtree/Victoria Beckham
Flouncy, soft-to-the-touch bags couldn't be ignored on the spring/summer 2023 runways. With iterations as interesting as the tasseled clutches at Victoria Beckham and the fuzzy bags at Jil Sander, you can bet that this subset of bags is about to be huge next year.