The "it" bags that identify many high-end companies are frequently a key component of each runway collection. Not surprise, considering that market predictions for luxury handbags worldwide are expected to reach 35.4 billion dollars by 2031.
The great range of forms and sizes displayed during the Spring/Summer 2023 season was no exception. These four fashions were the most prevalent. Nicolas Ghesquière debuted oversized portfolio type clutch bags at Louis Vuitton, complete with bigger LV logos and elaborate branded chain handles. The key holder for the cloche clés was also made bigger.
Joseph Altuzzarra debuted a generously sized beige canvas purse with brown leather straps in New York. Vegan leather bags from Stella McCartney with exaggerated chain handles. A sizable leather drawstring purse by Proenza Schouler was displayed in a range of hues, including cobalt blue, yellow, and black patent.
Luke and Lucie Meier displayed a sizable hobo in peach leather at Jil Sander. The winged gusset on the sleek black leather purse by Prada has drawstrings. The east-west variant by Loewe came in a range of hues. A structured handbag made of smooth brown leather with a cutaway handle was displayed by Bottega Veneta. A reimagining of the traditional chain handle handbag at Chanel.
a black patent leather drawstring purse with pearls and a logo coin as accents. Versace displayed a traditional black leather bag with silver stud accents and a removable chain handle. White bag with a chain handle and ring holder details was displayed by Alexander McQueen.
Among the oddball purses Moschino displayed was a bucket-style bag with a cartoon under-the-seas theme. A laser print of a Hawaiian sunset was on a top-zip east-west satchel sold by JW Anderson. The fringe on Victoria Beckham's bag was layered.