Bag Trends 2022: Handbags, Totes & Handbags You Can Start Shopping Now

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Ladies and gentlemen, I want to go shopping. To be honest, I almost always feel itchy, but I don’t necessarily always allow myself to scratch. That said, this time around, I’m falling for a storm – and I’m using all of the hottest bag trends of 2022 as a metaphorical back scratcher. They do the job!

OK, let’s drop the whole itch metaphor and get down to business. I really don’t need a new handbag right now, but I’m looking to spice up my wardrobe and can’t afford a brand new one. When you’re in a similar situation, let the accessories be your savior. A few new pieces can transform your current staples when styled correctly!

So what are the top 2022 bag trends to keep in mind? Lately, it was flexible silhouettes, but the tide is turning and the structure is there. Box bags and classic, more rigid shapes are certainly in the mix, but often made in softer leathers which still allow a bit of giving. Let’s take it slow, don’t we?

Of course all of your favorite brands have slime-worthy bags on the market right now, from STAUD and Coach to celebrity favorites like JW Pei (EmRata is obsessed) and even sleeper hits like Charles & Keith (my new go -to). Corperni and Brandon Blackwood are producing new It Bag silhouettes per second, and of course, I’ll never say no to cute New York-based brands like Freja New York.

Below, read on for all the bags I discuss impulse buying. You have been warned!

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Stylist |  Bags Trends 2022

Courtesy of Radley London.

Large Lansdowne Road Croc Tote Bag

Radley London is my current benchmark for affordable leather – and QVC has chic styles on sale, so I’m even more eager to buy. I’m stuck between this trendy blue bag and another more practical black style, both under $ 200.

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Courtesy of JW PEI.

Smile velvet cross-body bag

The Kate Spade smile bag is a great modern option from the brand that traditionally offers more classic styles. The chain detail allows you to wear it over the shoulder or across the body.

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Courtesy of ZARA.

Sequin bucket bag

This shimmering bucket bag is available in three colors and will enhance any outfit. Just because the bag is glittery doesn’t mean it should be kept for a special occasion; the sequins also make the denim look great.

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Courtesy of Brandon Blackwood.

Arlen Top Handle Mesh Bag

If the contents of your purse are as cool as the bag itself, show it off with this mesh top handle bag from Brandon Blackwood.

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Courtesy of Ganni.

Small Tech Quilted Crossbody Bag

Sportswear, also known as the ‘gorecore aesthetic’, will be huge in fashion 2022. Opt for this Ganni sports bag instead of a camping trip.

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Courtesy of Mango.

Feather pouch

This bright green feathered clutch is the perfect centerpiece to dress up an all-black look. It’s giving Bottega, but for much less.

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Courtesy of JW PEI.

Lily shoulder bag

Consider replacing your black everyday bag with a brown one. This new JW PEI silhouette will fit all your essentials and match any outfit.

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Courtesy of Coperni.

Mini Swipe colorblock leather top-handle bag

This two-tone Coperni handbag is mouth watering. The shape and detail of the circular zipper is super unique and it’s on big sale.

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Courtesy of the coach.

Tabby Soft Shoulder Bag

I have a feeling the Pillow Tabby will be available by 2022, but the Coach bags and the overall Tabby silhouette will still be relevant. This version reads much more timeless and practical, without sacrificing that same trendy look.

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Courtesy of Charles and Keith.

Tiger Calligraphy chain-link crossbody bag

This calligraphy embroidered bag is part of Charles & Keith’s Lunar New Year collection, but will look cute all year round. The belt push-button clasp ensures that you won’t lose your credit card, and the extra hardware just gives it a luxurious look.

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Courtesy of Kurt Geiger London.

Kensington Ruched-Handle Mini Bag

I love the gathered top handle and crystal details on this velvet evening bag. This bag is also a more affordable option if you like the vibes of the classic Valentino Rockstud Top Handle bag.

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Courtesy of Freja New York.

Caroline bag in Oats

The 90s silhouette of this cream number is so chic. This Freja bag is made of vegan leather and has a warm burgundy interior that doesn’t get dirty easily. At the end of the line ? It’s the perfect bag to wear every day and it will last for years.

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Courtesy of STAUD.

Tommy Bag with Pearls Bordeaux Argyle

Oh, do you want a beaded statement bag? Look no further than STAUD’s Tommy bags, available in a range of designs. the Gossip Girl the lover in me wants to wear this argyle preppy instead of a Constance Billard school uniform.

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Courtesy of Rebecca Minkoff.

Lou shoulder bag

Guys, I’m crazy about all the new Rebecca Minkoff bags. Can you believe ?! This little red bag feels like an absolute must before heading into the holiday season. Don’t blame me for arguing about buying it green either.

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Courtesy of Nunoo.

Hélène bag

This little lilac bag is almost like carrying a super trendy fanny pack if you use the chain strap. Despite its small size, the bag holds a fair amount of stuff because of all the pockets.

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Courtesy of Marc Jacobs.

The small tote bag

Adding another tote to the list for good measure, I’ve been watching Marc Jacobs’ one for some time. It’s available in tons of different fabrics and in multiple sizes, but the classic little canvas is as practical as it gets. Moreover, you can get it with Prime 2 Day Shipping.

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Courtesy of SINBONO.

Vienna handbag

With green reigning as the It shade of the moment, this pretty top-handle bag from SINBONO feels like a total must-have. There are a ton of different colors if you prefer neutrals, but I plan on getting shiny.

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Courtesy of JW Pei.

Joy bag

In terms of what I really need – a classic black everyday bag – this new silhouette from JW Pei fits the bill perfectly. I love the chunky gold hardware accents and the slightly angled shape. It’s all about the details, folks!

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Courtesy of Zara.

Quilted leather bag with chain handle

Last but never the least, a bag that I will certainly buy impulsively on my next unnecessary run at Zara. I can attest that they’ve nailed some handbags this season, and this antique gold chain and bright blue faux leather combo is one of their best.

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Courtesy of Stand Studio.

Assante tote bag

Quilted bags have a moment and a quilted tote has the added benefit of protecting your laptop. This faux leather option from Stand Studio also comes with a shoulder strap.

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