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Glamour and style straight from the runways.

Courtesy of Gabriela Hearst SS’23.

Step into the world of summer where simplicity and effortless style reign supreme. Accessories, particularly handbags, are no exception. However, the trendsetters of summer 2023 are daring to break away from the confines of traditional norms. Whether you’re celebrating independence or basking in the glow of a loving relationship, there’s one thing we all have in common – the desire to exude confidence and sophistication. And what better way to make a bold and unforgettable statement than with a brand-new handbag?

While you could continue using the trusty purse you’ve been carrying for the past year, where’s the excitement in that? This summer is all about being bold, taking fashion risks, and expressing yourself through your choice of handbag.

Prepare to be dazzled as we delve into the captivating realm of spring-summer 2023 Fashion Week runways. From the oversized clutches that commanded attention on the iconic Khaite runway to the mesmerizing tie-dye totes showcased by the visionary Altuzarra, inspiration knows no bounds.

While some esteemed brands played it safe with familiar themes and colours, others embraced a rebellious spirit, fearlessly exploring unconventional palettes, textures, and materials. Join us as we unravel the secrets of the seven handbag trends that will define summer 2023 – trends you simply cannot afford to overlook.


With their substantial room to accommodate all your necessities, big tote bags become the ideal partners around which to construct your ensemble. Their lively hues and distinctive decorations transform them into focal points that are bound to initiate discussions wherever your journey takes you.

Courtesy of Victor Glemaud.

Spotted at: Marni, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Altuzarra, Michael Kors, Proenza Schouler, Glemaud.


Whether you’re planning a stroll in the park or a delightful brunch with friends, the elevated-handle bag is the ultimate accessory for the season. This versatile bag was a standout on many runways, available in various sizes and featuring textured finishes like croc-effect or woven leather. It’s a dynamic piece that effortlessly complements any outfit.

Courtesy of Tory Burch.

Spotted at: Phillip Lim, Christian Siriano, Kate Spade New York, Tory Burch, Christian Siriano.


For those who lean towards a more organized and clearly defined appearance, the season provides a variety of square-shaped bags to select from. Despite retaining a more rigid form, a considerable number of these bags integrate whimsical features like appliqués and gentle, vibrant quilting. These stylish bags for the spring season are an ideal way to infuse any outfit with a hint of elegance.

Courtesy of Gabriela Hearst.

Spotted at: Kate Spade New York, Gabriela Hearst, Carolina Herrera, Khaite, Altuzarra.


While clutches have typically been small in size, this season brings a revitalizing transformation. Ranging from larger, relaxed forms to smaller, well-defined boxy styles, the springtime is welcoming clutches that seamlessly blend fashion with practicality.

Courtesy of Michael Kors.

Spotted at: Proenza Schouler, Carolina Herrera, Khaite, Bronx and Banco, Gabriela Hearst, Michael Kors.


The early-2000s trend of cylinder-shaped barrel bags and baguettes is showing no signs of slowing down this spring/summer 2023. Embrace your Y2K nostalgia to the fullest with these designer interpretations that are sure to make a fashion statement.

Courtesy of Altuzarra.

Spotted at: No Sesso, Altuzarra, Private Policy, Fendi, Raisa Vanessa.