10 Fall Handbag Trends That Everyone is Talking About

Fall is the perfect time of year to invest in a new handbag. With the holiday season just around the corner, these trends are the ones that will be at the top of our Christmas wishlist. Fall handbags are all about practicality meets versatility. They’re the fall bags that you’ll reach for when you’re heading to the office or grabbing brunch with your girlfriends. We’re rounding up the 10 fall handbag trends that everyone is talking about.

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1. 2-Dimensional Bags

2D bags might sound like an art class project, but they’re flat bags that are designed to lay close to your body. We’ve seen this style all over the catwalk with thin silhouettes incorporating cut-out elements. The Prada ‘Cleo’ is top of our wishlist.

Prada Cleo

2. Puffer bags

Just like your favorite winter puffer, the inflated trend has made its way into fall handbags. Puffier bags are everywhere you look this season, from classic hobos to oversized messenger bags.

Dries van noten Leather Knotted Handle Cushion Bag

Lou Lou Puffer Shoulder Bag

Dries van noten SSENSE Exclusive Brown Leather Puffer Bag

Kassl Editions Black Large Quilted Pillow Tote

3. Cross-body bag

Functionality is something you’ll spot across the board with fall 2021 handbag trends. Messenger bags are the perfect hands-free option that is a chic staple for workwear.

Dior Saddle Bag Beige and Black oblique jacquard

Bottega Veneta Cassette

Bottega Veneta The Mini Pouch crossbody bag

A.P.C. Sarah cross-body bag

4. Slouchy, oversized clutch

We’d like to thank Bottega Veneta for bringing the slouchy oversized clutch bag in style. This casual clutch is an everyday essential that will take you effortlessly from day to night.

Bottega Veneta the pouch clutch

Mansur Gavriel Cloud Clutch

Maison Margiela large Glam Slam quilted clutch

Balenciaga Cloud XS printed textured-leather clutch

5. Boxed silhouettes

Looking to create an effortlessly chic look? Boxed handbags are on the up again. This fall handbag trend is all about distinctive silhouettes with the cube shape having a major comeback. The Celine ‘strap box’ bag is one of the must-have styles of the season.

Jil Sander small Sling bag

Louis Vuitton x Takashi Murakami pre-owned jewellery box

Bottega Veneta Daisy Bag

Christian Dior 2006 pre-owned Trotter cosmetic bag

6. Fuzzy bags

It’s not Fall without a fuzzy moment. This fall handbag trend is all about texture and soft fabrics with a cloud-light silhouette. You’ll find everything from feather to shearling bags within this trend.

Prada Re-Edition 2000 shearling shoulder bag

Bottega Veneta Arco Small shearling tote

Stand Studio Leia cow print tote

Bottega Veneta The Chain Pouch Shearling Clutch

Alexander Wang Black Faux-Fur Small Scrunchie Bag

7. Bowling bags

Thanks to the Y2K trend, our favorite early-2000s bag is making a comeback. Bowling bags are a staple for every luxury handbag brand, from Louis Vuitton to Prada and Miu Miu. This silhouette is riding high for fall 2021. You can pick up a bowling bag pre-loved for an authentic vintage feel.

Prada Logo Bowling Tote Bag

Miu Miu Logo Bowling Bag

Prada X Adidas Bowling Bag

Roger Vivier Charm Vivier Mini Bowling Bag

8. Shoulder bags

Speaking of our favorite bags, the shoulder bags areback again. This fall handbag trend reminds us of the ladylike vintage pouches that our grandmother would have carried. These bags have a distinctive frame to give them an elevated look.

Staud Shoulder Bag

Lemaire Croissant leather bag

Fendi Baguette Blue Cloth Handbag For Women

Bottega Venta Shoulder Pouch

9. Oversized shopping bags

Wave goodbye to the micro bag trend. It’s all about oversized bags that can carry everything except the kitchen sink. You can think of this fall handbag trend as being the modern Mary Poppins bag. We love the March Jacobs ‘Traveller’ canvas tote bag.

Traveler Tote Marc Jacobs

CHLOÉ Woody medium leather-trimmed cotton-canvas tote

Arti Tote Cleobella

10. Bold prints

The days of matchy-matchy outfits are here to reign supreme. The runway was full of fall handbags designed to match perfectly with their coordinating outfits. It’s all about creating a matching bag and outfit moment. Get a handbag with a bold and loud print before picking up its matching outfit. Dries Van Noten and Paco Rabanne are all over this fall handbag trend.

Christian Dior canvas filth saddle bag multicolor

Staud Tommy Gingham Beaded Baguette

Paco Rabanne Iconic Chain 1969 crossbody bag

Which of these fall 2021 handbag trends is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!