Last Updated on January 29, 2024 by Eve Dawes
From minimalistic leather to glam crystals, designer to luxe for less here’s the best heart shaped bags to wear this year
Heart bags like the Alaia heart bag are the ultra feminine and playful handbags fashion editors, celebrities and influencers can’t get enough of. Whether it’s the minimal and elegant Alaïa Le Coeur heart bag, a classic quilted Chanel heart bag, surprisingly affordable Vivienne Westwood, Coach heart shaped bag sale find or sparkly styles, this style is both sculptural and romantic. Designed to be worn not just for Valentine’s day but from day to night. This feminine and cute accessory du jour is gaining popularity and quickly becoming a viral trend that’s not going anywhere anytime soon. These are the heart shaped designer bags and luxe for less styles we can’t get enough of.
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The heart bag trend
It’s hard to have missed the super girly heart shaped bag trend that started a few years ago. As seen at Chanel Runway Paris Fashion Week – Haute Couture Spring/Summer and Jil Sander Runway – Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter. What started as just red and black iterations has exploded into a trend that includes hot pink, faux fur, crystals, and obviously all colors of leather in various sizes from Prada’s mini to Alaïa’s giant heart clutch.
If you’re wondering how long this handbag trend will stick around for, searches for Le Cœur are up 39%. What started as just a popular celebrity and influencer trend has quickly gone viral on the streets too.
Celebrities spotted wearing heart shaped bags
Celebrities, editors, designers and style stars spotted with heart shaped designer bags include:
- Dua Lipa
- Amina Muaddi
- Selena Gomez
- Harriet Bibby with a hot pink heart shaped bag.
- Elz The Witch with a red faux fur version.
- Anna Cathcart with a crystal encrusted handbag.
- Christen Dominique with the cutest tweed and crystal bow cross-body handbag.
- Laureus World with the classic white leather version.
- Camille Charriere with a caged heart gold purse.
- Chloe Harrouche with 2 Chanel heart bags (exact match: Patent Calfskin Resin Quilted CC Clutch).
What are the best heart bags to wear this year
Alaia has some of the best and most varied versions of heart shaped designer bags. From the the popular classic leather cross-body styles to the giant heart clutch and studded goatskin version. Chanel’s heart bag first came out in the 90’s and will always be a classic but they also have fashion forward styles like black and white black quilted CC clutch.
If you’re looking to splurge, the Gucci red mini python gold top handle bag is worth taking a look at. If you’re not ready to go full on heart shape or are wanting something more versatile, check out Bottega Veneta’s mini white woven clutch with it’s more subtle heart detail.
For a more sparkly version Babeyond’s comes in silver, gold or black and is under $30! Another best for budget find is definitely this white quilted heart crossbody bag which is on sale for under $10!
Best minimalistic style | Alaïa Le Coeur bag
Alaïa’s heart bag (Le Cœur) as seen on Selena Gomez was one of the first iterations of this bag shape to create this trend back in January 2022. Creative director Pieter Mulier explains that it’s more than just a bag but a “voluminous motif of elegant simplicity.”
Yes, this shape is a trend but this is a timeless beauty made of either calfskin or goatskin is actually big enough to fit your iPhone and be practical for everyday. Expect more iterations of Le Coeur to be released in upcoming collections.
Selfridges has the lowest prices I could find but you might have to pay import duties if shopping outside of the UK.
Popular style | Kate Spade heart bag
Kate Spade heart bags are the 2nd most searched for brand for this style after Coach. It comes in red, pink and the cutest polka dot print. If the latest Versace La Vacanza collection is anything to go by, you can expect a lot of polka dots and butterflies this summer.
Luxe for less heart bag
For a more afforable heart crossbody bag Stoney Clover, Forever 21 and Amazon all offer versions that are a fraction of Alaia’s La Coeur bag.
Best XXL oversized heart shaped designer bag | Alaïa
If you love the heart shaped bag style but need something bigger, check out this gorgeous oversized clutch made of the softest lambskin leather. The bag doesn’t have a shoulder strap which would have made it perfect but it does have a wrist strap.
Best crystal heart bag under $30
This dainty 1920’s style clutch can be carried by either the top handle or detachable shoulder strap. The sparkling rhinestone tassels overlay a silver purse that’s big enough for your phone. It also comes in gold or black.
Measures 7″ x 4.3 ” ( L x H ).
Shop the heart bag trend
I searched high and low to bring you the best heart bags to make you smile whatever your budget or style along with lots of sale finds. Including these 10 most coveted styles:
- Mach & Mach’s heart shape mini bag on sale.
- Coach heart bags on sale with nearly 50% off.
- Kate Spade heart bags on Amazon Prime ‘try before you buy’.
- Romantic heart accents in case you’re not ready to fully embrace the heart shaped bag trend.
- Vivienne Westwood heart bag on sale with an adjustable and detachable shoulder strap.
- L’Alingi’s playfully chic clutch with it’s crystal top handle.
- Pre-loved giftable Chanel heart bags.
- Judith Leiber silver or red heart crystal L’Amour Petit Cœur crystal heart clutch.
- Dolce & Gabbana’s red or pink patent leather shoulder bag.
- Dolce & Gabbana Metal Devotion crystal heart bag which might break your heart when you see the price but is utterly sensational
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