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.

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

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

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

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

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

Sara Holzman
Sara Holzman

Sara Holzman is the Fashion Editor 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.