Top Bag Trends Spring 2016

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If 2015 saw the rise of very imaginative bags of various shapes and forms, this year the focus is more on details like textures, decorations, and hardware (or lack thereof). Backpacks made a huge comeback while clutches subsided giving way to function and interesting handles.

Mini Bags

Mini bags

Chanel, Burberry Prorsum, Salvatore Ferragamo

Mini bags and small bags are big this year. The long narrow designs that look like they’d only fit a phone are stylish and modern. There are also small crossbody bags that can be used as clutches.

Tassels & Fringe

Tassle bags

Altuzarra, Balenciaga, Chloé

Tassels and fringe trascend from last year’s clothes into bags. Tassels are long and dramatic as is the fringe.

Drawstring Bags & Backpacks

Drawstring bags

Marni, Diane von Furstenberg, Louis Vuitton

Drawstring bags will be trending for another season. And the drawstring backpacks are coming back.


Decorated bags

Valentino, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana

Decorations are abundant in Spring 2016 bags. From simple metal studs to intricate metal work, braided leather, and patchwork the bags reach the status of arttwork.

Hobo & Soft Bags

Soft bags
Marni, Stella McCartney, Balenciaga

On the other hand minimalism lovers will be happy with spacious hobo and soft bag trend. Many designers went for soft leather bags on a chain or without any hardware at all.

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Mona Lis

A fashion enthusiast with passion for extremes; simple cuts vs. mad complexity, monochromatic pallets, and crazy color schemes. Interested in fashion from a perspective of a 'perfect look', 'outfit puzzles', and shopping.