There’s no denying that the trend of large handbags has been prevalent in recent years. Popular names like Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, and Bottega Veneta have all released enormous bags that are easily recognizable from the other side of the room. However, some names are looking to shake things up this season and bring mini bags back into style. According to the runways at New York Fashion Week, mini bags are officially in right now! Here’s why…
Mini bags have a gorilla grasp on me the past few seasons, much to my family, friends, and partner’s dismay. I fought for my Jacquemus Le Chiquito bag, and you could not persuade me that purchasing a pocketbook that only held my credit cards and chapstick was a horrible decision. And while I will always have a soft spot in my heart and closet for micro bags, as an editor I need to be able to read the signs that big bags are coming back, which in this case are the runways. I would have never imagined that I would be the one to make the following claim, but nevertheless, here we are.
Anyone who cherished the small-scale versions may need some time to adjust to the return of oversized bags, but doing so may be simpler than we imagine. Oversized bags can be just as entertaining as small bags, as the F/W 22 runway collections shown. Need evidence? I went into great detail to demonstrate how huge purses have not only made a comeback, but how they are not the same old boring iterations of the past. Additionally, I’ve assembled the 36 finest giant bags for shopping at every price range that are certain to convince even the biggest mini-bag enthusiasts to size up (at least for the time being).
You’ll see that giant bags are back and bigger than ever if you look through the F/W 22 collections of various designers. From huge totes at Brandon Maxwell and Bottega Venetta to big shoulder bags at Chloé and Salvatore Ferragamo, we saw it all. Newer variations of this bag style, however, focused on unexpected elements like geometric shapes, luxurious materials, and brilliant hues, all packed into unusually big silhouettes, as opposed to the conventional totes and shoulder bags of the past. As a result, there is a bag trend that is far more useful yet still feels as fun.
The fashion world’s swift adoption of this trend demonstrates the feasibility of this choice. There are so many varieties of this bag trend, from classic huge totes to oversize crossbody bags to supersized shoulder bags, that it makes sense that it has taken off. The essential distinguishing characteristics of a great purse are versatility and practicality, and big bags are precisely that. It goes without saying that transitioning to this style will be difficult for those who adore tiny bags (like myself), but use it as an opportunity to try something new this fall. Who knows, you might develop a serious crush on this fashion.