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Say Hello to Spring 2024’s Handbag Trends

2024’s standout spring handbag trends are neither fleeting nor temporary, rather they are functional, investment-worthy companions: from hold-everything totes to enduring woven bags and clutches that are as appropriate for daytime as they are for evening wear.

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Bottega Veneta Spring 2024. Photo: Gorunway

If you’re in the market for a color-pop bag, red is the hue to focus on for spring. But before adding to basket, ensure that the shade you go for will complement existing pieces in your wardrobe, to guarantee maximum wear for this season and beyond.

In addition to scarlet and crimson shades, pockets were also big news for spring/summer. Simone Rocha debuted new takes on her signature pearl-embellished nylon bag, complete with bow-adorned pockets, while Miu Miu showcased slouchy leather handbags with multiple compartments.

Here, shop the key handbag trends that walked the runways and more of the best bags for spring.

The new era woven bag

Woven bags are classic accessory sidekicks for the spring/summer season, ready to serve for both holidays or summers in the city. Bottega Veneta and Loewe debuted desirable new options on the runway: the former unveiled several styles, including totes crafted from woven leather, while the latter released a raffia version of its cult Squeeze bag.

The modern handbag

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Handbag have taken on many guises over the decades – from oversized to scaled-down – but the spring/summer runways riffed on the classic silhouette. Medium and large-sized bags were spotted in every fashion city, offering a plethora of versatile options for the new season.

The all-day clutch

Clutches have long been a go-to for evening outings, but designers have proven their use for everyday activities, too. Sure, clutching a bag rather than carrying it could take some getting used to, but it’s worth it for the elegant appeal. See: the models grasping rigid, purse-like styles at The Row resort 2024.

A touch of red

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Black, brown and neutral shades are classic colorways to consider when buying a new bag, owing to their versatility and timeless appeal, but make sure you add red to that line-up this season: whether it’s a postbox-red or Gucci’s deep oxblood “Rosso” colorway, which was introduced by the new creative director, Sabato de Sarno.

The form-meets-function bag

Bags seen at Simone Rocha and Miu Miu – among others – married fashion and function, and presented bags with multiple compartments and pockets. After all, why have one place to put your belongings when you can have two, or three?

The hold-everything tote

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Capacious totes have been on rotation on the runways for several seasons, and for good reason. These are the kinds of bags that you can rely on, especially if you’re not known to travel light. Styles like Loewe’s roomy Puzzle and Jil Sander’s tote will, as the saying goes, “fit everything but the kitchen sink” (and maybe even a kitchen sink?).

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