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 handbag trends of 2022 but also the ethical and sustainable movement that’s influencing some our bag shopping habits. Classics like structured flap bags, the Lady Dior and covetable Hermes bags will always be in but if you like to change it up every season or year, these are the trending bags to do it with and the 2022 bag trends to know.
The 12 handbag trends of 2022
- Bold bright colors.
- Vintage shapes | Bowling bags, hobos & re-editions
- Crescent moon bags.
- Oversized bags.
- Chunky chains in silver, gold and acrylic.
- Textured bags.
- Embellished bags.
- Summer Tote bags.
- Bucket bags.
- Ornate spheres.
- Box clutches.
- Ethical and sustainable brands and bags.
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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.
Handbag Trends 2022
1. Bold Bright Colors
It’s not just clothing that’s got the bold color update this year but bags 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.
2. Vintage Shapes | Bowling bags, hobos & re-editions
For this handbag trends of 2022 think bowling ball bags in all sizes, leather hobos and Prada Re-Edition 2005 shoulder bags. 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 Lanvin : Runway – Paris Fashion Week – Womenswear Spring Summer 2022. 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.
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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.
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.
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.
6. Handbag Trends 2022 | Textured Bags
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. 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 of 2022.
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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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
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. 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. 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.
Are bucket bags in style 2022?
Yes, they’re one of the handbag trends for 2022.
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Eve Dawes is a Blogger, Podcaster, Mrs. England World 2020, a WBFF Pro Diva, SAG-AFTRA actress, NASM certified Personal Trainer, Founder of Dawes Custom Cosmetics and GlamourandGains.com. Eve's also the host of BFF (beauty, fitness & fashion) segment on Spill The Tea Live! The show for British Expats. Eve has over 15 years experience in the fashion world, is an avid traveller and cruelty-free beauty advocate.