The 8 Most-Wanted Bag Trends for 2024

The 8 Most-Wanted Bag Trends for 2024

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After the past fashion month with shows in New York, London, Milan, and Paris, we can expect a practical yet sleek wardrobe in 2024 – even more so when it comes to bags. For 2024, bags are undergoing a remarkable change with a blend of timeless classics and contemporary trends all rooted in wearability. Here are the eight biggest bag trends your should know for 2024.
Text by Lara Oliveri

The bag styles for 2024 made a noticeable shift towards a minimalistic and more wearable style. Practicality reigned but was always presented stylishly. Think of big and slouchy designs, new sculptural shapes, and cargo bags that are just as utilitarian as their pants counterparts.

Bag Trends 2024 | Chanel Hoop Bag
Chanel Hoop Bag with chain. Image: Launchmetrics Spotlight

At the same time, there was room for vivid details that gave bags an unexpected twist: from a pop of colour to chain straps and crochet finishes. The biggest bag trends for 2024 are easy to wear, while never disappointing on their sense of style.

1. Cargo bags

The Cargo trend has been in full swing the past year – mainly in regards to the now popular cargo pants. But as functionality remains a key factor in bag designs for Spring/Summer 2024, the cargo trend seeps into the realm of bags.

Think of designs with multiple compartments that mimic cargo pockets, detachable straps, and convertible styles that can take you from a business meeting to a weekend getaway effortlessly. Miu Miu was at the forefront of the cargo bag trend, together with houses like Fendi, Max Mara and Givenchy. For a high-luxury staple, look no further than the Cargo Birkin, a new Hermès icon.

2. The bigger the better

We don’t want to think about what we can and cannot bring in our bags, leaving us with the one option that performs in style – the big designer bag. It’s fair to say that larger-than-life bags are still around for 2024.

Take, for example, Bottega Veneta’s Spring/Summer collection, which showcased oversized slouchy carryalls, or The Row which featured big shoulder bags with extra-long straps. New York brand Tibi showcased immense tote bags carried by models as enormous clutches. Practical and easy, yet stylish.

3. Soft and slouchy 

Continuing the trend around the ultimate combination of functionality and style, soft slouchy bags were a standout style this season. Brands like The Row, Loewe, and Bottega Veneta all showed timeless yet modern versions of soft bags, often clutched under the arms or wrapped around the shoulder. It brings a sense of ease and practicality to larger bag styles as part of a modern wardrobe.

4. Mini goes micro

In contrast to oversized bags that have dominated this season, super small mini handbags are making a big comeback for Spring/Summer 2024. Minis and micro bags were spotted on the runways of Chanel, Fendi and Louis Vuitton, featuring tiny bag styles that provide enough space for a single bare necessity. Practicality comes second in this dainty trend, where the bag is the main character of your look. 

5. Chain reaction

Chain detailing is making a strong comeback in bag trends for 2024. Whether it’s a classic quilted Chanel bag with a chain strap or a sleek clutch with metallic chain detailing, this trend offers a perfect blend of fun with a modern edge. Chain handles, straps, and accents add a touch of luxury and sophistication to any bag.

While not a brand-new trend, chain details are more refined in 2024 than before, in the form of delicate chains and elegant metallic finishes as seen on the runways of Gabriela Hearst, Celine, Dion Lee, and Louis Vuitton

6. Crochet

The Cottage Core trend seems to take over for SS24 and takes form in crochet designs. Once popular in the ’70s, the style has been reimagined by designers in several refreshing ways. First crocheted tops and dresses ruled the runways but now also bags have been brought into the realm of crochet.

Bottega Veneta showed oversized carryalls and Dior presented an edgier all-black woven leather Lady Dior, while Balmain, and Isabel Marant showcased crossbody bags and top-handle versions of the crochet bag trend. 

7. Bold and bright

Prepare to embrace the vibrancy of spring and summer with bags in bold, eye-catching colours. From electric blues spotted at Valentino, fiery red Hermès colours, and neon greens at Gucci to baby blue at Ferragamo and Bottega Veneta, colourful bags are the ultimate mood boosters for 2024. Don’t be afraid to experiment with colour-blocking or opt for a monochromatic look with a matching bag and outfit. 

8. Sculptural shapes

Handbags are no longer confined to traditional shapes. In 2024, designers are pushing the boundaries with sculptural, avant-garde designs. Brands that are at the forefront of this trend are Givenchy, The Row, and Gabriela Hearst among others. Prada showed an evening bag inspired by a 1913 design by Mario Prada, Miuccia’s grandfather. The slouchy silhouette is adorned with a hand-carved mythological figure.

Expect to see bags in unconventional shapes like geometric spheres, abstract silhouettes, and asymmetrical forms. These artistic creations will undoubtedly be conversation starters while still blending in perfectly with the understated minimalist aesthetic. If you’re an Hermès bag lover, keep the asymmetric Kelly En Desordre on your radar, a contemporary interpretation of the classic Kelly bag.

Which bag trend for 2024 is on your wishlist? Discover our curated selection of pre-owned designer bags and find your favourite.


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