Greetings on this first day of March! Today I’m picking up where I left off with the Spring Trends, and it’s all about handbag trends for spring 2022. I get a lot of requests for this post, and as you probably know, handbags are one of my favorite fashion topics.
I’ve always loved a handbag, and I enjoy the hunt of finding The One with the perfect marriage of style and functionality. If I had to choose between new shoes or a new bag, the bag would win every time. I’ve also learned after years of writing this blog that women are very opinionated about their handbags. You know what you like, and you need it to function for you.
Women also vary quite a bit on what they’re willing to spend on a handbag. Some will splurge on investment pieces for a carefully curated collection, some just want the cheapest thing they can find to do the job, and others fall somewhere in the middle — willing to spend on the right bag that meets all their criteria, but not wanting to break the bank. For that reason, I always try to include a mix of price points in my handbag recommendations.
First, let’s discuss what handbag styles are trending for 2022, and then I’ll round up a bunch of options at different price points.
What Handbags Are In Style for 2022?
While neutrals are still current, especially white and off-white tones, bold and bright colors are making a big comeback this spring. We are also seeing lots of straw and rattan bags, which have a great summery vibe.
Trending styles are very 90s-inspired, but of course classic bags always have a place. I would spend more on a classic style than a trendy one.
The baguette bag — a true 90’s throwback — was gaining ground last year, and it’s definitely hitting the mainstream this season. A lot of them have optional crossbody straps (like the Coach Tabby 26) that makes them more versatile.
Slouchy shoulder bags trump structured satchels, and bucket bags are also very much on trend this year. We’re also seeing a lot of the puffy quilted bags, but I think these will be short-lived.
Save: Spring Handbags Under $150
Spend: Spring Handbags Under $500
Splurge: Spring Handbags $500+
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