Trend Alert: Top 5 Bag Trends for Spring

Spring is here and it’s time to rotate your collection! Whether you’re shopping your own closet or looking for a new bag, take inspiration from  recent trends. Designers this year have been big on bags that make statements and have implement themes heavy on color and embellishments. Don’t be turned off by the word “trend” either, you can still find bags that speak to your own style and put your own twist on them. More importantly, make the most out of warmer weather and sunshine by experimenting with new bags!

Top 5 Trends this Season:

  1. Chain Straps
  2. Florals
  3. Rainbow Colors
  4. Top Handles
  5. Studs

Chain Straps

Chain Straps have adorned bags for the longest time, but this spring chains rule even more and are becoming the main focus of some bags. Chains add an extra statement of elegance or even edginess to your bag depending on their finish and width.



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Saint Laurent Monogram Matelasse Shoulder Bag – $2,690 via Neiman Marcus

Moschino Crossover-Chain Quilted Faux Leather Crossbody Bag – $1,695 via Saks Fifth Avenue

Stella McCartney Noma Eyelet Mini Crossbody – $1,800 via Barneys

Alexander McQueen Medallion Leather Chain Strap Shoulder Bag – $3,795 via Bergdorf Goodman

Prada Leopard Print and Calfskin Shoulder Bag – $2,520 via Neiman Marcus


Naturally, floral for spring never goes out of style. However, this year we’re seeing “in your face” florals in the form of big appliqués and very loud prints. Don’t be shy, you can get away with planting a whole garden on your bag this season!

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Fendi Peekaboo Mini Floral Patchwork Python & Leather Satchel – $7,250 via Saks Fifth Avenue

Valentino Mime Floral-Print Leather Clutch – $2,795 via Bergdorf Goodman

Gucci Dionysus Green Shoulder Bag – $2,700 via Bergdorf Goodman

Nancy Gonzales Floral Crocodile Crossbody – $3,150 via Neiman Marucs

Dolce & Gabanna Leather Crossbody Bag – $2,995 via Nordstorm

Rainbow and Bold Colors

WEAR the rainbow this spring! Bold colors won’t only give your outfit a pick me up, but will definitely give you a mood boost too. Designers are taking the color theme very literally with bright, rainbow patterns.

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Christian Louboutin Small Charity Parrot Genuine Python Crossbody Bag – $3,000 via Nordstorm

Tory Burch Robinson Embroidered Flap-Top Shoulder Bag – $495 via Neiman Marcus

Les Petits Joueurs Alex Mini Rainbow Love Frame Bag – $995 via Neiman Marcus

Ralph Lauren Soft Ricky 33 Abstract-Print Faux Leather Satchel – $3,500 via Saks Fifth Avenue

Anya Hindmarch Ebury Featherweight Maxi Tote – $3,500 via Barneys

Fendi Peekaboo Mini Studded Satchel – $5,200 via Bergdorf Goodman

Top Handles

Top Handle bags, especially satchels, are ladylike and give off a slightly vintage vibe. Most top handle bags this season come with crossbody straps as well that can either dangle down for a little extra flair or be worn for function and ease.

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Gucci Dionysus Stripped Bamboo Top-Handle Bag – $3,500 via Bergdorf Goodman

Dolce & Gabanna Miss Sicily Metallic Python Satchel Bag – $3,775 via Neiman Marcus

Christian Louboutin Eloise Small Studded Leather Tote – $1,750 via Saks Fifth Avenue

Givenchy Shark-Tooth Mini Shoulder Bag – $1,790 via Barneys

Tory Burch Serif T Small Satchel Bag – $495 via Neiman Marcus


Intricate stud detailing is a huge trend this year as well. Much like chain straps, studs create jewelry-like effect and the embellishment can really elevate your look.

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Chloe Drew Studded Suede and Leather Shoulder Bag – $2,150 via Bergdorf Goodman

Saint Laurent Small Studded Sac de Jour – $3,950 via Nordstorm

MCM Mischa Studded Leather Shoulder Bag – $1,110 via Saks Fifth Avenue

Givenchy Nightingale Studded Carpet Pattern Satchel Bag – $3,690 via Neiman Marcus

Alexander McQueen Small Studded Legend Hobo Bag – $2,245 via Neiman Marcus

Now go into this season on the top of your game! Be sure to check out other trendy picks in the PurseBop Shop.

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Published: March 30th, 2016
Updated: May 18th, 2017

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