6 of the Biggest Bag Trends From the Spring 2023 Runways

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From the oversize clutches on Khaite's runway to the tie-dye totes at Altuzarra, the Fashion Week spring 2023 runways served as endless accessory inspiration for the current season. While certain brands stayed true to traditional themes and colors, others took a more subversive approach to the warmer season's typical palette of hues, textures, and materials.

No Sesso's collection, for example, explored an edgier side with the brand's evolution into "Black Punk." When it came to bags, the shape of choice was a Y2K-inspired barrel shoulder bag in a slew of metallic shades that helped in proving the longevity of early-2000s accessories. The decade's famous baguettes also made an appearance on multiple runways, including Altuzarra's, Raisa Vanessa's, and, of course, Fendi's, where the fashion house celebrated the It bag's 25th anniversary, inviting Sarah Jessica Parker to sit front row to commemorate her time carrying the design as Carrie Bradshaw.

Curious as to what other bag trends take center stage this season? From polished top-handle bags to giant carryalls, we've got you covered with a roundup of all the shapes and sizes the spring 2023 season has to offer.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Clutches
Courtesy of Proenza Schouler
Courtesy of Carolina Herrera
Hanna Tveite

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Clutches

Though these bags are typically smaller, this season breathed new life into the traditional accessory. From large, unstructured silhouettes to boxy designs that are more compact, spring is calling for clutches that are equal parts fashion and function.

From left: Proenza Schouler, Carolina Herrera, Khaite

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Clutches
Courtesy of Michael Kors

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Clutches

A bag from the Michael Kors spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Clutches
Hanna Tveite

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Clutches

A bag from the Khaite spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Clutches
Courtesy of Jonathan Simkhai

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Clutches

A bag from the Jonathan Simkhai spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Clutches
Courtesy of Bronx And Banco

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Clutches

A bag from the Bronx and Banco spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Clutches
Courtesy of Carolina Herrera

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Clutches

A bag from the Carolina Herrera spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Clutches
Courtesy of Retrofête

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Clutches

A bag from the Retrofête spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Clutches
Courtesy of Proenza Schouler

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Clutches

A bag from the Proenza Schouler spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Clutches
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Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Clutches

A bag from the Kate Spade New York spring 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Clutches
Greg Kessler for Gabriela Hearst

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Clutches

A bag from the Gabriela Hearst spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Oversize Totes
Courtesy of Marni
Courtesy of 3.1 Phillip Lim
Courtesy of Altuzarra

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Oversize Totes

These larger-than-life bags can fit just about anything, making them the perfect carryall for you to construct an outfit around. Colorful finishes and sharp details make the new season's lineup total conversation starters.

From left: Marni, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Altuzarra

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Oversize Totes
Courtesy of Michael Kors

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Oversize Totes

A bag from the Michael Kors spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Oversize Totes
Courtesy of Marni

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Oversize Totes

A bag from the Marni spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Oversize Totes
Courtesy of Proenza Schouler

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Oversize Totes

A bag from the Proenza Schouler spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Oversize Totes
Courtesy of alice + olivia

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Oversize Totes

A bag from the Alice + Olivia spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Oversize Totes
Dan Lecca

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Oversize Totes

A bag from the Glemaud spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Oversize Totes
Courtesy of Altuzarra

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Oversize Totes

A bag from the Altuzarra spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Oversize Totes
BFA/Rommel Demano

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Oversize Totes

A bag from the Kate Spade New York spring 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Oversize Totes
Courtesy of 3.1 Phillip Lim

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Oversize Totes

A bag from the 3.1 Phillip Lim spring 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Oversize Totes
Courtesy of Peter Do

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Oversize Totes

A bag from the Peter Do spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Oversize Totes
Greg Kessler for Gabriela Hearst

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Oversize Totes

A bag from the Gabriela Hearst spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Top-Handle Bags
Courtesy of 3.1 Phillip Lim
Luca Zanoni
BFA/Rommel Demano

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Top-Handle Bags

Perfect for a stroll in the park or a brunch with friends, the top-handle bag was a staple on many runways this season, offered in everything from mini to midsize shapes, and many with textured finishes, such as croc effect or woven leather. This dynamic bag is both easy to style and versatile.

From left: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Christian Siriano, Kate Spade New York

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Top-Handle Bags
Courtesy of Tory Burch

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Top-Handle Bags

A bag from the Tory Burch spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Top-Handle Bags
Courtesy of 3.1 Phillip Lim

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Top-Handle Bags

A bag from the 3.1 Phillip Lim spring 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Top-Handle Bags
Luca Zanoni

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Top-Handle Bags

A bag from the Christian Siriano spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Top-Handle Bags
Courtesy of Jonathan Simkhai

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Top-Handle Bags

A bag from the Jonathan Simkhai spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Top-Handle Bags
Courtesy of Altuzarra

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Top-Handle Bags

Bags from the Altuzarra spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Top-Handle Bags
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Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Top-Handle Bags

A bag from the Kate Spade New York spring 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Top-Handle Bags
Images Courtesy of Madison McGaw BFA

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Top-Handle Bags

A bag from the Simon Miller spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Boxy Bags
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Greg Kessler for Gabriela Hearst
Courtesy of Carolina Herrera

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Boxy Bags

If you're looking for a chic spring bag that has more of a defined shape, this season has plenty to offer in the way of boxy bags. Although they take a more rigid shape, many come with playful updates like appliqués and soft, colorful quilting.

From left: Kate Spade New York, Gabriela Hearst, Carolina Herrera

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Boxy Bags
Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Boxy Bags

A bag from the Oscar de la Renta spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Boxy Bags
Courtesy of Retrofête

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Boxy Bags

A bag from the Retrofête spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Boxy Bags
Courtesy of Carolina Herrera

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Boxy Bags

A bag from the Carolina Herrera spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Boxy Bags
BFA/Rommel Demano

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Boxy Bags

A bag from the Kate Spade New York spring 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Boxy Bags
Hanna Tveite

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Boxy Bags

A bag from the Khaite spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Boxy Bags
Courtesy of Altuzarra

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Boxy Bags

A bag from the Altuzarra spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Boxy Bags
BFA/Rommel Demano

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Boxy Bags

A bag from the Kate Spade New York spring 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Boxy Bags
Courtesy of Carolina Herrera

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Boxy Bags

A bag from the Carolina Herrera spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Boxy Bags
BFA/Rommel Demano

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Boxy Bags

A bag from the Kate Spade New York spring 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Y2K Shoulder Bags
Gregoire Avenel
Courtesy of Altuzarra
Courtesy of David Smith

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Y2K Shoulder Bags

From cylinder-shaped barrel bags to baguettes, early-2000s accessories continue to be all the rage. The spring/summer 2023 season shows no sign of this trend slowing down, so live out your Y2K years to the fullest extent with these designer takes.

From left: No Sesso, Altuzarra, Private Policy

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Y2K Shoulder Bags
Courtesy of Fendi

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Y2K Shoulder Bags

A bag from the Fendi spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Y2K Shoulder Bags
Courtesy of Altuzarra

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Y2K Shoulder Bags

A bag from the Altuzarra spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Y2K Shoulder Bags
Gregoire Avenel

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Y2K Shoulder Bags

A bag from the No Sesso spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Y2K Shoulder Bags
Images Courtesy of Madison McGaw BFA

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Y2K Shoulder Bags

A bag from the Simon Miller spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Y2K Shoulder Bags
Courtesy of Raisa Vanessa

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Y2K Shoulder Bags

A bag from the Raisa Vanessa spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Y2K Shoulder Bags
Courtesy of David Smith

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Y2K Shoulder Bags

A bag from the Private Policy spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Y2K Shoulder Bags
Courtesy of Altuzarra

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Y2K Shoulder Bags

A bag from the Altuzarra spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Y2K Shoulder Bags
Gregoire Avenel

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Y2K Shoulder Bags

A bag from the No Sesso spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Y2K Shoulder Bags
Courtesy of Altuzarra

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Y2K Shoulder Bags

A bag from the Altuzarra spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Wristlets and Minaudières
Courtesy of Peter Do
Courtesy of Travis Bass
Courtesy of Marni

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Wristlets and Minaudières

If you're a fan of more elegantly minimal bags, you're in luck, as wristlets made a resurgence on many runways this season. Standout ones include rectangular leather designs with a zipper closure and thin strap on one side, which could be appropriate for evening, along with small pouches with delicate chains.

From left: Peter Do, Dauphinette, Marni

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Wristlets and Minaudières
Courtesy of Peter Do

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Wristlets and Minaudières

A bag from the Peter Do spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Wristlets and Minaudières
Courtesy of Fendi

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Wristlets and Minaudières

A bag from the Fendi spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Wristlets and Minaudières
Hanna Tveite

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Wristlets and Minaudières

A bag from the Khaite spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Wristlets and Minaudières
Courtesy of Travis Bass

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Wristlets and Minaudières

A bag from the Dauphinette spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Wristlets and Minaudières
Courtesy of Marni

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Wristlets and Minaudières

A bag from the Marni spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Wristlets and Minaudières
Hanna Tveite

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Wristlets and Minaudières

A bag from the Khaite spring/summer 2023 collection.

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Wristlets and Minaudières
Courtesy of Travis Bass

Spring 2023 Bag Trend: Wristlets and Minaudières

A bag from the Dauphinette spring/summer 2023 collection.