The Bag Trends for Winter 2021-2022 to Look Out For

Who said baggage was a bad thing?

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Far from fading into the background, bags were even bigger—quite literally–on the fall and winter runways. Which comes as a relief as we continue to be out and about, longing for more than just a canvas grocery tote. Whether you're looking for something shiny and new like a fabulous chain-link bag, or simply need a back-to-work accessory boost (maybe a very polished single strap shoulder bag?), we've broken down the biggest winter bag trends for you.

The Big Leagues

Is bigger actually better? These bags will argue yes. For winter, ditch your multiple carrying vessels for an extra-large tote that can handle your laptop, an extra pair of shoes, and so much more.

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More posh than punky, chunky chain-link bags are still trending. Choose the season's "it" bag with either a gold or silver metal to suit your style.

The Weak Link

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The Softer Side

Shearlings and faux furs won't just live on winter jackets this season- they're leaving their huggable mark on handbags too.

The Softer Side

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Lock It In

The Chloe Paddington bag was once the talk of the town. This winter, locks are having their moment yet again. There's no better way to secure your goods than with one of these padlock-adorned purses.

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All the Single Straps

A bit retro and undeniably-sleek, these single strap shoulder bags can be handheld or conveniently cradled under your arm.

All The Single Straps

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Sara Holzman
Style Director

Sara Holzman is the Style Director at Marie Claire, covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to. Over her six years with Marie Claire, Sara has reported on the ever-evolving world of fashion— covering both established and emerging designers within the industry. Sara has held fashion positions at Lucky and SELF Magazine and was a regular contributor to Equinox’s Furthermore website, where she wrote across their style, wellness, and travel verticals. She holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and currently resides in Manhattan. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork.