New year, new handbag trends. If you’re the kind of fashionista that likes to keep ahead of the style game, then you’re going to want to take notes! 2019 showed us some interesting handbag trends like the itsy bitsy Jacquemus handbags, but fashion month is underway and designers have been showing off some interesting bag trends to covet this year.
From unexpected shapes to bold colours and textures, we’re tracking all the best bags that are sure to shape the new year’s best fashion trends. Fashionistas get ready for our designer bag trend forecast for 2020.
The sling bag is coming back once again and we’re living for it! No longer merely for travel and comfort, we’re suspecting that the sling bag is going to be a major hit this year. We’re seeing these bagged beauties on the runway – already!
This time around, we’re seeing sling bags in all shapes, sizes and colours. We’re particularly obsessed with this high gloss, croc-embossed sling back with bronze metal, aren’t you?
The best thing about this trend is that it can be worn up or down. Whether you’re going for a quick shopping trip or even for a fun night out with the girls, this trend is winning this year.
Oversized Designer Totes
The itty-bitty handbag trends are so last year, in 2020 the bigger, the better baby! Oversized designer totes instantly add a fun element to your ensemble . . . not to mention, you’ll always have room for your essentials!
So far this year we’re beginning to see more and more runways rocking the oversized handbag and we have an inkling that we’re going to see much more of this trend- we love big bags and we cannot lie! Even Jacquemus, who gave us the iconic ‘le chiquito’ micro-mini bag, has upgraded their bag dimensions for 2020. So, it’s clear – the theme for this year is ‘go big or go home!’
Bamboo Handbag Trends
Many designers are slowly trying to incorporate natural elements into their clothing and accessories. For the past few seasons, we have been seeing more and more earthy and natural materials being used. Designers like Gucci, Prada and Miu Miu are showcasing bamboo accents in their handbags and shoes.
These little details are unique and add a textured look to your ensemble. Say goodbye to the ordinary crossbody strap and hello to bamboo bags.
Oh, and if you’re in the market for handbags then make sure it’s designer, of course! Designer items have a longer shelflife than knockoffs as they’re only made from top quality materials. In fact, authentic designer items increase in value – this means that you could sell your old items and trade them in for something better!
We’re channelling ‘vintage vibes’ with woven bags and basket silhouettes. All recent trends point directly to this basket beauty – we think that this trend is going to be a smash hit in the new year.
Woven bags also come in a range of fun shapes, colours and sizes. We’re obsessed with the round handbag, basket shopping tote and even the half leather, half natural fibre woven handbags – polished yet playful, we’re loving it all!
These designer handbags are the perfect pairing to your casual, everyday outfits. We love matching it with a bold printed summer dress and some chunky designer wedge heels.
Statement Buckles Handbag Trends
You’re going to want to buckle up for this upcoming fashion trend. We’re said it before and we’ll say it again, this year, bigger is better. At the end of 2019, top designer brands like Givenchy and Tommy Hilfiger served LOOKS in their fashion runways with huge statement buckle bags – we love it!
These come in a range of different shapes and finishes. We’re particularly into the velvet vibes as well as the full leather moment – can you tell we’re obsessed?
Reinvent yourself this new year with a new wardrobe. Shop Luxity for all your fashion needs – handbags, shoes and more! We’ve got you, fashionista. Visit our flagship store in Cape Quarter, Cape Town or if you’re based in Johannesburg, our first store in Melrose Arch will make you shop till you drop!
What are you waiting for? Ready, steady . . . shop!