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Bag Trends That Were Popular In 2022

Bag trends are more fleeting than ready-to-wear, jewellery, and shoes.
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(Jacquemus' SS18 small bag was everywhere until it wasn't, pillow bags almost defined 2019, and severe logomania in 2020 gave way to restraint.) There are, of course, some notable exceptions to the norm, such as Chanel's iconic 11.12 Bag, Christian Dior's Lady Dior Bag, and the ever-popular Birkin. However, according to Libby Page, Net-a-senior Porter's market editor, the main bag trends for 2022 will walk the line between trendy and classic. "Heritage brands continue to perform well," she adds, noting that "people have shifted to more luxury-focused buying in the last two years or so."

Page predicts a return to craftsmanship with JW Anderson's knitted woven shopper, Chloé's macramé bag, and other woven bags that can hold everything and then some—as well as a much-welcome burst of colour with neon colours courtesy to Bottega Veneta's now-iconic characteristic Bottega Green.

Rachael Wang, a staunch supporter of ethical fashion, claims that the year's biggest bag trend has nothing to do with its shape or color. Instead, she is focused on moving items ahead. "I believe there will be increased interest in leather alternative handbags with a lower environmental impact," Wang predicts, citing Stella McCartney's Frayme bag, which is made from mycelium-based mushroom leather and "will have a ripple effect on the industry." Here are the top 7 handbag trends for 2022, as well as links to our favourite styles.

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Prada’s Cleo shoulder bag draws inspiration from vintage Prada. Given its streamlined and elegant design, it is easy to understand why it has been such a big hit with fashion editors and influencers worldwide. (VAT included, £2,300) This Prada Cleo shoulder bag, made of black leather, will be your top option for every outfit. And it’s not just the colour, either.

With advice from a celebrity stylist and a fashion buyer, the most significant bag trends for 2023 are here to help you get the new year off to a great start.

1. Belt Bags
2. Super Size
3. Hard Shell
4. Drippy
5. Utilitarian Pockets
6. Top Handle
7. Chainmail
8. Extreme Minimalism
9. Floral
10. Sequins & Rhinestones

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The purse you once cherished gradually degrades, and before you realise it, all left is a shell of what it once was. Everyone is guilty of neglecting the maintenance of their handbag, but if you’ve ever had to part with a purse you adored, you now realise how important it is to properly maintain them.

Fortunately, professionals who specialise in professional purse cleaning exist, making it simple to get your expensive handbag back to its pre-damaged state. Don’t let a fantastic bag get stained. Baby wipes are an excellent emergency spot-cleaning method for those little everyday accidents.

If you adore handbags and can’t imagine going a day without carrying one, you should be aware of the various available styles.
1. Shoulder Bag
2. Satchel
3. Sling Bag
4. Quilted Bag
5. Clutch
6. Minaudiere
7. Hobo Bag
8. Wristlet
9. Beach Bag
10. Wallet