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To Have and to Hold: Handbag Trends to Reach For

From woven wonders to colourful plus ones, discover the new season side-kicks you should be carrying this season
By: Maddi John

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To Have and to Hold: Handbag Trends to Know

To Have and to Hold: Handbag Trends to Know

From woven wonders to colourful plus ones, discover the new season side-kicks you should be carrying this season

By: Maddi John

You may be dreaming about statement coats and loungewear this winter, but every outfit needs an accomplice. And by that we mean a covetable piece of arm candy to stow away your beloved handbag-essentials and compliment your aesthetic. Some of the most sought-after silhouettes and styles are back on the shelves, offered in elevated iterations with colourful details, perfect for the upcoming spring season. From unique textures to refreshed colourways, here are the handbag trends we're carrying into 2024...

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Red All About It

Last autumn, red emerged as the colour of the season and it looks like it isn't quite ready to abdicate just yet, as dozens of noteworthy handbags on the runway were adorned in all shades of red, including candy apple, deep burgundy and tomato shades. The burst of colour brings a fiery dose of warmth to our winter outfits and is especially successful when used to inject a hit of colour into monochrome and minimalist ensembles.

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Growing Chains

This isn't the first time chain bags have climbed their way up as the most coveted style of the season, and it most definitely won't be the last. Serving as jewellery for your bag, it's no surprise chain details are everywhere, including in Marni's and JW Anderson's new collections. Timeless and classic, the chain bag is the ultimate plus one for your day-to-evening affairs.

Size Matters

While for several seasons micro accessories have reigned supreme, carry-it-all bags are proving to be capacious companions worthy of our investment right now, acting as dependable classics when needing to stow away all our necessities. And it's not just size that matters, but what's on the inside too. Expect to see bags brimming with signs of daily life, including gymwear, workday essentials and bundles of spring flowers.

Read more: Cast Your Vote in the Micro Bags Vs Oversize Bags Debate

Crayola Colours

This season, fortunate favours the bold, so keep your wardrobe fresh by investing in brightly coloured statement bags. From zesty green and rich red to mustard yellow and brilliant blues, no tone is off limits and Crayola is making a comeback, so opt for a practical yet punchy pick that'll instantly elevate any spring outfit you have in mind.

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Woven Wonders

The concept of basket bags in spring might not be groundbreaking but there is a novelty to the variety of woven shapes and silhouettes we're seeing on the runway, especially from the likes of fashion houses Anya Hindmarch and JW Anderson. Small or large, raffia or leather, tightly or loosely woven– no style is off-limits when it comes to the woven bag this season.

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