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12 Handbag Trends 2022 Already Taking Over Instagram

12 Handbag Trends 2022 Already Taking Over Instagram

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What handbags are in style for 2022? Here’s what was seen the most on the runways

Handbag trends 2022 are fun, colorful and more practical than the micro handbag trends of the past couple of years. It’s not just the Spring, Summer and Fall 2022 runway shows that are shaping the popular handbag trends of 2022 but also the ethical and sustainable movement that’s influencing some our bag shopping habits. Designer handbag trends 2022 include classics like structured flap bags, the Lady Dior and covetable Hermes bags which will always be in style. But if you like to change it up every season or year, there are also lots of fun trending bags to do it with. Keep scrolling for the 2022 bag trends and handbag color trends 2022 to know.

The 12 handbag trends of 2022

The 12 2022 purse trends to have fun with this year.

  1. Bold bright colors.
  2. Vintage shapes | Bowling bags, top handles, hobos & re-editions
  3. Crescent moon bags.
  4. Oversized bags.
  5. Chunky chains in silver, gold and acrylic.
  6. Textured bags.
  7. Embellished bags.
  8. Summer Tote bags.
  9. Bucket bags.
  10. Ornate spheres.
  11. Box clutches.
  12. Ethical and sustainable brands and bags.

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Handbag Trends 2022

A lot of these handbags are preorder so you can be the first to get your hands on them. I’m pretty stocked up for bags although I keep getting tempted by the Jimmy Choo woven tote bag as it’s on sale and you know how much I love a sale.

I purchased the pink Versace Medusa bag as soon as it came out last Fall for this Summer and just purchased the medium Lady Dior bag. The designer handbag trends 2022 are stunning but I’ve also included luxe for less versions that are more friendly on the credit card.

1. Handbag Color Trends 2022 | Bold Bright Colors

It’s not just clothing that’s got the bold color update this year but handbag color trends 2022 have got the bright treatment as well. Bold bright colors were everywhere in red, pink, lavender, lime green and periwinkle everything from nails to sneakers to bags.

Red was predominant at Balmain Spring/Summer 2022 Paris Fashion Week who showed red slouchy crescent bags styled with matching outfits for a monochromatic look. Along with Loewe, Valentino, Ferragamo and Giambattista Valli.

Another color we saw a lot of besides periwinkle blue was pink. At Rokh, Valentino, Versace and Giambattista Valli to name a few.

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2. Vintage Shapes | Bowling bags, hobos & re-editions

For this handbag trends of 2022 think bowling ball bags in all sizes, leather hobos, Prada Re-Edition 2005 shoulder bags and 90’s bags like the Lady Dior. Bowling bags kept showing up at the 2022 fashion shows in all sizes.

From pink, orange and blue at Dior, to ones with superheroes painted on the side at the Lanvin runway show at Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2022.

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2022 bag trends | Resurgence of the Lady Dior bag

If you’re looking for a daintier style, Giambattista Valli Womenswear Spring Summer 2022 runway at Paris Fashion Week showed colorful mini bowling ball bags in pastel green, blue, beige as well as the cutest black and white one.

Have a peek at Camila Coelho’s instagram, Carrie’s purple sequin Fendi in ‘And Just Like That’ and Emily’s sparkly Prada in Season 2 of Emily in Paris for inspiration.

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3. Handbag Trends 2022 | Crescent Moon Bags

Crescent moon bags were everywhere at this years fashion shows. It doesn’t matter with this 2022 bag trend if they’re slouchy, ruched or structured. Bonus points for creating a monochromatic look with is as seen at Balmain.

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4. Oversized Bags

This 2021 bag trend is still going for 2022 and I’m thankful for it as my bags always seem to be bulging. The oversized bag trends for 2022 are both structured as seen at Versace and unstructured as seen at Isabel Marant Spring Summer 2022 and can be either neutral or bold colorful prints.

Whether it’s an oversized bag tucked under your arm or a shoulder bag, this practical bag trend can stick around as long as it wants to. Which is why it’ll probably be one of the most popular handbag trends for 2022.

5. Chunky Chains | Silver Gold & Acrylic

Another bag trend still going strong in 2022 but this time with chunky silver chains creeping in. Bottega Veneta and Versace do this trend will but ASOS has some great similar styles for less. The beauty of this bag trend is that you can carry more in your bag without fear of the chain breaking.

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If you’re bored of leather this is a great time to try out a new cozy material like shearling or woven styles. If you’re wanting to up the glam factor look for velvet or sequin styles as seen at Chanel.

There was also a lot of embossed leather bags at the 2022 runway shows as seen at Burberry and Balmain Spring/Summer 2022 Paris Fashion Week.

7. Embellished Bags

Embellished and sparkly bags are one of my favorite handbag trends for 2022 and one of the most popular handbag trends for 2022. The more sparkly and glam the better. They’re an easy way to bring your outfit to life and are in keeping with the optimistic fashion vibe this years bringing.

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These beauties aren’t just to be worn with your cocktail dresses, they look just as good styled with your jeans and everyday wear. Think sparkly sequins, crystal embellished styles as seen at Chanel Metiers D’Art 2021-2022, and even fringing.

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Sparkly rhinestone bag under $100

The Balenciaga hourglass bag might be the most stunning designer handbag trend of 2022 bag but there’s lots of more affordable luxe for less versions around. The one I have (above) is under $100.

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8. Summer Tote Bags

Summer tote bags came in all sizes on the 2022 runways. From mini to medium to massive! The one thing that sets these totes apart from 2021 was the lack of names and logos across the sides (with a couple of exceptions like Versace). The Summer totes for 2022 are more low key. Think woven, crotchet and beach vibes.

9. Bucket Bags

Another trending bag for 2022 is bucket bags in pale colors like baby blue and beige and going into the darker colors for Fall 2022.

10. Pretty Handbag trends 2022 | Ornate Spheres

This is such a great bag trend for the evening and special occasions and a great statement bag. The iterations at the 2022 runway shows from Chanel and Givenchy were ornate and gold. Brands like SHEIN and ASOS have some super glam alternatives for under $60.

11. Box Clutches

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Structured, solid box clutches with and without chains in black, gold, and with graphic prints were seen at Dior, Givenchy and Chanel. With this years fashion having more of a celebratory party vibe these make a great evening bag. If you’re looking for more of a day bag, the graphic prints are edgier and fun.

12. Ethical and Sustainable bags and brands

Ethical and sustainable brands are becoming more and more sought after and some of the most popular handbags for 2022. So although this isn’t a specific handbag trend for 2022, it is a trending way of shopping. Brands like Stella McCartney and Public Goods are great for finding sustainable, vegan and leather alternatives.

Are top handle bags in style 2022?

Yes, absolutely! They were at all of the 2022 runway shows from Versace to Chanel to Rokh and influencers like Leonie Hanne and In The Frow are always carrying them. I didn’t add them to the 2022 bag trends as it’s classic style that never really goes out of fashion.

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However, if yours has been gathering dust or you were thinking of buying one, now’s the time to bring it back out or go get the one you’ve had your eye on as they’re most definitely in.

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Top handle bags 2022 Dior

Are bucket bags in style 2022?

Yes, they’re one of the handbag trends for 2022.

What are the handbag color trends 2022

The handbag color trends for 2022 are bright! Think red, pink, lavender, lime green and periwinkle. The more monochromatic your look when wearing colors for 2022 the better. As seen at Balmain, Loewe, Valentino, Ferragamo and Giambattista Valli Spring/Summer 2022 Paris Fashion Week to name a few.

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