4 Bag Trends That You Need To Know

Get the low-down on SS17’s most-hyped bag trends straight from the catwalk and find out how you can get the look with the must-have styles from our new season collection. Win!

1. Animal Clash-Ups

Left: Fendi. Right: Wow Snake & Scallop Handheld Bag, £59 | Wow Snake & Scallop Mini Handheld Bag, £32 | Wow Snake & Scallop Across Body Bag, £39

Snakeskin bags slithered down the runways at Fendi, mixing things up with pom-poms, studs and whipstitch edges.  Structured shapes were in, bringing a somewhat ladylike feel to the loud-and-proud pieces that got everyone talking. Get involved in the animal-skin action (faux, of course) with hand-held carriers and across-body designs for day, and mini-sized styles for festivals and party nights.

2. Maximalist Vibes

Left: Altuzarra. Right: Wow Bow & Cherries Handheld Bag, £59 | Wow Bow & Cherries Across Body Bag, £39

Altuzarra showed us that more was definitely more with appliqués, charms and tassels placed against clashing textures, turning everyday bags into major statement-makers. Wanna get on the hype? Look out for colour-block cuties with stand-out extras – think animal panels, studded bows and cherries on everything.

3. Whipstitch Wins

Left: Fendi. Right: Ribbon Weave Tote – coming soon | Ribbon Weave Pom Pom Bowler Bag, £35 | Ribbon Weave Pom Pom Saddle Bag, £29

Whipstich detailing is back with a bang – and Fendi called it first. From pastel handbags to over-the-shoulder styles, bags got a new season upgrade with ribbon-weave trims, handles and charms. Get your hands on the trend with soft blue silhouettes with contrast edges for extra texture. Yes please.

4. Sunshine Shades

Left: Celine | Anya Hindmarch. Right: Mickey Slouchy Tote, £25 | Barker Dome Camera Bag, £27

Celine and Anya Hindmarch turned the minimalist trend on its head, injecting a serious dose of sunshine into fresh, clean shapes. Turn up the heat on SS17’s brightest trend with simple (and seriously spacious) totes and compact camera bags in vibrant shades of orange and yellow. Obsessed.

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