Bag Trends 2023: What Are We Most Excited To See?

With 2022 drawing to a close, we’re looking ahead to the new year, and the exciting developments that lay ahead in the world of fashion. If you love your accessories just as much as we do, then the bag trends 2023 that we’re expecting to see are bound to catch your eye. From timeless classics to unique new additions, these are just a few of the handbag trends we’re most excited to see next year:

Structured & Boxy

Timeless and classic but always high on impact, structured handbags are set to make a big appearance in 2023, both in and out of the office. We’re talking boxy bags with strong, geometrical lines, from rectangular work bags to box shaped going out bags. Boxy bag trends 2023 will dominate workwear, however they also make a strong statement with casual everyday looks and going out wear. Structured totes will go down a treat in this climate -paired with a power suit, this is  a strong look we’re excited to embrace in the new year. 

person sat on bench with sugarcube bag placed next to them


Everyone needs a bit of shimmer in their life, and the metallic bag trends 2023 that we’re expecting to see are here to deliver just that. Silver will have quite the moment, shining (literally) on a whole range of designs, from statement clutches to everyday totes. Alongside plenty of silver we’re excited to see golden shades of buttery champagne, rose gold and all-out glitz! Metallic handbags are a natural complement to partywear, however they can also be used to add an extra dimension to everyday minimalist looks. 


Bringing dimension and texture into the bag trends for 2023, beaded handbags are set to be another prominent feature of next year’s fashion scene. There’s no such words as “too much” when it comes to this bag trend, and we’re totally here for it! We’re talking clutches covered in pearls, bubble bags with textured detailing, and leather bags with just a touch of beading, such as a beaded strap. These will be the perfect accessory for adding that extra bit of character and personality to your outfit. 

Top Handles

Top handles are another one of the most chic bag trends 2023 that we’re very excited to get behind. Adorning a compact top handle handbag is the perfect way to add an effortless touch of high end glamour to any outfit -  it’s a timeless and fun style. From compact, boxy top handle bags, to soft and curved top handle handbags, we’re bound to see plenty of variety. We think our Aura handmade leather handbag will suit this trend perfectly - featuring a sleek, contemporary shape, this chic leather bag is adorned with a carry handle at the top and is available in a range of different colours to suit your style. 

person holding Aura handbag in brown


Tasty as they are, we’re not talking about the type of baguette that you eat! In case you’ve not come across them before, baguette bags are small, slimline bags, featuring a strap that can be worn on one shoulder or as a top handle. The design was popularised in the 90s, becoming the “It” bag after it was used as Carrie Bradshaw’s go-to choice of handbag in Sex and the City. Alongside a lot of the 90s inspired fashion that we’ve seen re-popularised lately, the baguette bag is set to be another one of the biggest handbag trends 2023.