These Handbag Trends Are Going Out Of Style

17 OCT 22

I know the adage "diamonds are eternal," but forget about diamonds. Handbags, in my opinion, are timeless.

All you have to do is know when to put some trends on hold for a few seasons in favour of newer, more modern options. (To retain their form, pack them with newspaper before putting them in storage.)

This autumn, I've observed a larger-than-usual change in bag trends, with many of the tried-and-true faves from previous seasons beginning to feel old in comparison to the flashy new ones presented on the fall runways.

Prada's once-ubiquitous nylon Re-Edition bags have been replaced with classic bowler and briefcase-style bags, while surprisingly little purses have been replaced by shockingly huge ones (because practicality for fall is always trendy).

While it is heartbreaking to say goodbye to the bags that have carried our most precious items every day for the last few years, the time has come for a change of guard. See which styles to keep this season and which ones to replace them with ahead.

Prada has always been a thought leader and trend setter, so when the company reintroduced its 2000 nylon bag, it erupted into the fashion landscape, inspiring hundreds of dupes and becoming almost immediately omnipresent on social media.

However, with so much attention comes a shorter lifetime, which has customers shopping elsewhere this autumn for the next hip bag to tote about. Knowing this, the firm designed the Supernova bag, which is contributing to the revival of the early-aughts bowler-bag style.

Neon bags had their moment in the spotlight, due in large part to Balenciaga's Le Cagole shoulder bag, which made buckled, hardware-clad hot-pink and lime-green purses feel like necessary summer wardrobe pieces.