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Bags are trying out for the role of your outfit’s main character this fall. No, they don’t want to just *recede* into the background—they need the spotlight! And applause!
Make way for fuzz (so pettable, your dog might feel jealous), studs (yep, grunge is back in more ways than one), angles (sharp enough to kill), and bags that get a bit weird. Size matters too—on your next flight, you may need to buy an extra seat for your ludicrously capacious tote, so start saving up.
Like the rest of the fall 2023 trends, these bag designs are all about having a ridiculously good time. Let your freak flag fly, wear your baggage with pride, give your fluffy fur purse a nickname—we won’t judge!
Psst: Straight-A students may also want to take a spin through our full fall 2023 trend report, which features individual investigations into the biggest trends in clothing, shoes, and jewelry.
1. OVERSIZED (LIKE, REALLY, REALLY)
Thankfully, in fall 2023, designers don’t want you to have to live like that. Throw it all in your tote—there’s plenty of room! GUCCI, Blondie large embellished leather tote, approx. Rs. 3,97,870
2. FUZZY WUZZY
When we’re not fully setting up camp inside our bags this season (because they’re so huge—get it?), we may just be…snuggling them. Truly, your purse could and should cosplay as your family pet this fall, because faux fur and shearling and other fluffy materials are claiming this space. These styles are much less of a responsibility than an actual puppy, we might add.
MARC JACOBS, THE TEDDY CURVE BAG, approx. Rs. 29,160
Listen, things are about to take a bit of a turn for the weird and you’re going to have to just lean in. Purses shaped like dinosaurs; bags decked with cookies that look real enough to eat? Those are just the tip of the iceberg, our dear friends. What you’ll be carrying in future is about to say a lot about who you are as a person, so you might as well signal that kooky doesn’t scare you. For starters, at the very least, the unique bag we got for you will be a great conversation starter for you.
KATE SPADE, Pitter Patter 3D Heart Crossbody, approx. Rs. 35,650
4. EMBELLISHED EVERYWHERE
Like her majesty Rihanna ordained, it’s time for your accessories to sparkle. Everything shiny is having its moment in the handbag world right now, so you’ll want to get in on the action. From rhinestones and crystals to beaded appliqués, this bag trend is all about making your purses into the diamonds they really are.
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, Four Ring crystal-embellished leather clutch, approx.Rs. 5,40,610
5. TOP HANDLES GALORE
We are dainty, we love tea, and we are doing our best to find a perfect arm candy, because top-handle bags are here and as posh as ever. There are so many reasons to love this style of purse (first of all, it’s chic as hell), but, in our opinion, the most important is this: Whether you’re into novelty, sparkles, flashy logos, or understated solids, there’s a top-handle bag for you.
JIMMY CHOO, Callie tasselled metallic leather clutch, approx. Rs. 1,15,730
6. ELONGATED BAGS WITH EDGE
Carrying a tiny micro bag is adorable. But carrying a large elongated bag perched in the crook of your elbow or clutched tight against your heart sends an entirely different message. Toting your accessories around in a bite-size package is a flex that demonstrates how you don’t really need to lug anything around. But honestly, maybe opting for an elongated bag instead is more worthy of a brag, showing the world you have baggage, and you’re not afraid to take it with you everywhere you go.
LOEWE, Paseo leather shoulder bag, approx.Rs. 3,40,780
7. BUCKET BAGS MADE WITH CHILDLIKE WONDER
Nothing can ever beat the nostalgia of a beach memory from childhood, the ocean wetting your toes as you sway a bucket and pail along the sand. Nostalgic, right? But there’s something about swinging around a bucket bag in your adulthood that vaguely awakens that childlike joy. The bag’s shape feels like an invite to just toss trinkets into its depths, welcoming you to carry a collection of things you want instead of things you need. And it’s hard not to feel the need to impulse-buy luxe bucket bags crafted with elegance.
TORY BURCH, T Monogram Denim Bucket Bag, approx. Rs. 38,990