This Practical Handbag Style Always Looks Expensive—TK to Add to Your Wishlist

Is it just me, or are the latest handbag trends becoming increasingly weirder? In a sea of plastics and fishnet, I wouldn't blame you for shying away from these cool but ultimately tricky-to-pull-off bag trends. Now, though, the tide is starting to turn away from wildly out-there bags (though we have a feeling those will always be a thing) in favor of accessories that are downright easy to wear. For anyone with classic style or simply looking to invest in a bag that will truly stand the test of time, the revival of structure, classic handbags should serve as good news.

They may be "classic," but this new bag trend isn't at all like your grandma's—it feels so much fresher. Think architectural shapes à la Staud, delightful new colors from Danse Lente, and classic-with-a-twist designs from new brand Ratio et Motus that make these polished pieces anything but boring. But make no mistake: These classic handbags are ultimately timeless, proving that they'll and cut through all the trend noise for seasons to come. Keep reading to see these standout bags making appearances all over Instagram, and then shop our picks of the trend.



Associate Fashion Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.