With the arrival of the Spring season, a complete wardrobe overhaul can seem a bit daunting, so why not refresh your looks with a new handbag? A great bag should never be compromised and with so much out there when it comes to identifying the best trends to invest in a bit of research is required.  

But fear not, we’ve done the hard work and gathered the top trends from the AW23 runways. Whether it's a practical tote set to be an everyday staple or a maximalist carry-on, which screams colour-blocking, we’ve got you covered…

Big Bag Energy
This one’s for the girl who can’t edit her handbag contents. The oversized tote lives to see yet another season – and this time they are big, they’re back and bolder than ever. Right on cue amidst the economic downturn, functional fashion tends to boom and the return to the office has sparked a need for practical, carry-all collaborators. There’s now a stylish reason to head to the gym after work and with Loewe’s XXL totes there are absolutely no excuses. After the long reign of the micro-bags, the oversized tote has positioned itself as the antidote to post-covid’s salute to the Chiquito’s and 90s baguettes.

Can’t get on board with carrying around your life in a tote? Why not try an architectural twist? They might not be the most practical bag on this list, but sculptured shapes give your outfit added oomph. Often referencing architecture, sculpture, and abstract art, they play on form and texture – bound to elevate any outfit. These are the bags that hold their own, with not a slouch in sight.

Colour Maximalist
If there’s one trend designers can agree on this season, it’s the colourful bold handbag. In vivid and hypnotic hues, the variety of solid-coloured offerings ranges from Givenchy’s vibrant green to Gucci’s statement red. To spice up any wardrobe decision, nothing speaks louder than a bold and bright handbag.

Seeing Double
What’s better than one designer bag? Two! Double down on this season’s styling trend and layer up your bags. With the likes of Bottega Veneta and Givenchy giving us a masterclass in layering, it is possible to rock the multi-bag look without feeling disorganised or weighed down. Play around with different colour combinations and flirt with silhouettes, there are endless options. Can’t decide which bag to wear in the morning, now you can choose both!