The Spring 2022 Handbag Trends to Get Excited About

The humble bucket bag is back.

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Forget about that "it" purse that doesn’t suit you—the Spring/Summer ‘22 bag offerings are all about making your bag of choice work for you. This season, a new wave of sophisticated bucket bags are ideal for toting around a bevy of real-life possessions, while smaller, handheld clutch purses work well for the essential trio: your keys, wallet, and phone. Plus, this season's bevy of briefcase bags will be your stylish go-to for your laptop and a commuter shoe. Start shopping the top bag trends for spring and summer today.

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A Drop in the Bucket Bag
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We've seen many bucket bag adaptations over the years, and this season the bucket style reigns king yet again. They're crafted with smooth leathers, with glossy finishes, and are studded with contrast stitching details.

From left: Chloé, Tory Burch, Michael Kors Collection

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Mini Zip Leather Bucket Bag
Courtesy of Mansur Gavriel
Mansur Gavriel
$325.50
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Braided Bucket Bag
Courtesy of Charles and Keith
Charles and Keith
$83.00
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The Transport Bucket Bag
Courtesy of Madewell
Madewell
$168.00
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In the Palm of Your Hand
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Quite literally handbags, these grown-up clutch-like creations are calling for us to take along only what we need. Not to fret—sturdy top handles, flaps, and zipper closures will keep your essentials secure.

From left: Hermes, Chanel, Loewe

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Square Suede Clutch Bag
Courtesy of Jil Sander
Jil Sander
$3,260.00
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Jen Tote Bag
Courtesy of Nanushka
Nanushka
$295.00
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Fendi First Small
Courtesy of Fendi
Fendi
$2,950.00
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Crochet Crazed
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Craft-loving fashionistas will rejoice in the season's homespun crochet bags that can hang at the beach or on the city streets.

From left: Chloe, Loewe, Anna Sui

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Striped Crochet Tote Bag
Courtesy of Marni
Marni Market
$234.00
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Mini Willow
Courtesy of Escvdo
ESCVDO
$180.00
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Re-Edition 2005 Raffia Chain Shoulder Bag
Courtesy of Prada
Prada
$1,920.00
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Oversized 2.0
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Maybe oversized is just the right size. From Chanel to Tory Burch, designers are still making a case for large totes in durable fabrics, like cotton, canvas, and linen.

From left: Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch

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Cut Out Oversized Tote Bag
Courtesy of Kassl
KASSL Editions
$302.00
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Large filippo bag Raspberry
Courtesy of Yvonne Kone
Yvonne Kone
$861.00
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Manhattan Houndstooth Large Tote
Courtesy of Kate Spade New York
Kate Spade
$398.00
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A Case for the Briefcase
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We're here to debrief you on the work tote you'll want to invest in for spring. Roomy interiors, multiple pockets, and structured ladylike silhouettes lend both fashion and function.

From Left: Dior, Coach, Prada

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Manhattan Leather and Canvas Shoulder Bag
Courtesy of Saint Laurent
Saint Laurent
$1,850.00
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Snatched Top Handle Bag
Courtesy of Maison Margiela
Maison Margiela
$2,355.00
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Polished Leather Shoulder Bag
Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo
Salvatore Ferragamo
$2,483.00
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