If the shorter days are any indication, winter is officially right around the corner. By now, we’ve already stocked our closets with the latest coat, knit, and boot trends, which leaves us with one final accessory left to shop: the handbag. The pièce de résistance to any outfit, a good bag has the power to pull any look together, especially when we’re all bundled up. Not sure which styles to shop this season? Don’t worry; we did the homework for you.
For winter 2021, we’ll be seeing a shift away from low-key classics, and instead, unexpected colors, prints, textures, and shapes will take hold. But are we really surprised? After spending the better part of 2020 and early 2021 indoors—in sweatpants—it’s no wonder that we’re itching to infuse some excitement back into our bag collections.
Ahead, you’ll find our guide to the seven winter handbag trends we expect to dominate this season. From small (but not too small), ’90s-inspired shoulder bags to totes of gargantuan proportions, from the brightly hued to the bedazzled and fuzzy, shop all of the styles we’re currently eyeing.