The Bag Trends That Will Invade the Fashion World in 6 Months

During fashion month, our attention is laser-focused on the runways to uncover the next-gen trends destined to dominate the fashion universe. While the spring 2020 shows—especially those during NYFW—offered a range of fresh looks in the ready-to-wear and accessories realms, it’s the new handbag silhouettes, in particular, that we’re shining a spotlight on right now.

One glance at the collections of designers from Tory Burch to Brandon Maxwell and you’ll quickly realize why we’re dedicating this entire piece to the coolest bags of the moment. Yep, from updated mini bags to supersize stunners, the styles in question are just that good.

Ahead, follow along as we bring you through the next It bag trends you’ll see everywhere when spring hits. And because we know you like to be the first in your friend group to test-drive the latest items, we’re also showcasing how to shop the next-level handbag trends right now as well. Carry on.


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This casual, on-the-go sling silhouette gets a high-fashion upgrade, and it’s shaping up to be one of the It bags of the season.

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It’s all about the details for spring 2020 with statement-making buckles (both in your face and more subtle) front and center on the coolest handbags.

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That mini bag you tested out last season? Well, it’s shrinking to an even daintier size for spring. Sure, it’s not the most practical pick out there, but it sure is cute.

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On the other end of the spectrum, the oversize tote lives on as a must-have to store your entire life. Seriously, the more XL, the better.

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Say hello to the 2020 version of the bucket bag with slouchy, drawstring-accented carryalls reigning supreme as the new going-out bag.


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Woven bags and basket silhouettes feel more sophisticated than ever in sleek, structured shapes to bring a polished yet playful spin to any outfit.

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Next, check out the cheapest and prettiest heels you can buy this fall.

This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.