Each year introduces us fashion freaks to some high-spirited collection of fashion wear. Handbags are no exceptions. I must confess, I am obsessed with leather bags. You will find me skimming through retailers trend reports, catching all the latest trends on runways and stalking fashion websites to explore the newest product drops in handbags.
So many unique styles in leather bags have debuted this year. From 2020 spring to fall, here is a sneak peek of what’s out:
1: Quilted Textures
From Burberry to Alexander McQueen and Chanel, all high-end brands are making quilted bags in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Just yesterday, I bought a nice quilted tote when I opened my PC to pay Spectrum Internet plans bill online. This style in the leather bag is a staple piece of accessory no doubt!
Go for cross body or tote this season. Quilted accessories have been dominant throughout the year. Did you know Chanel created their first-ever quilted handbag in 1955? It has been a timeless choice ever since! This style is going to last for a lifetime, so do buy one.
2: Frame Bags
Any leather handbag with a metal frame falls in this category. Often, there is a kissing lock closure. You probably remember your grandma had a coin pursue like this. Reike Nen, Chanel, Celine, Miu Miu and many other fashion houses featured frame bags on the runway. This vintage design looks uber-chic for casual and semi-formal events.
3: Chain Embellished Bags
Chains are everywhere these days from clothes, jewelry to shoes and now handbags. Shop totes, minaudieres and satchels with a chain strap. JW Anderson made the chain a statement design on its accessories whereas, Tory Burch debuted chain-embellished leather handbags this fall.
I am in love with Ulla Johnson’s thick braided chain bags. Can’t afford a new chain-embellished bag? No worries, use a bag from your closet and decorate it with a gold chain. This effortless addition will transform the look of your handbag.
4: Multi-Compartment Bags
If you are the type of person who would like multiple compartments in your handbag, this one’s for you. Coach has debuted multi-compartment bags this fall. Imagine having a tote that features three detachable pouches? Call it multi-bagging if you must. Peter Pilotto and J.W. Anderson have also introduced their multi bagging collection. Right now, the variety in style in limited. As more retailers cash on this trend, we will see more designs in the coming year.
5: Puffy Pouches
Heard of puffy sleeves? Let me introduce you to puffy pouches! Sounds interesting, doesn’t! These bags look interesting, as well. The style is cool, tasteful and minimalist. You would love to add this cloud-like accessory to your bag wardrobe.
Bottega Veneta is the one to introduce this style. As more designers create their variation of puffy pouches, we will see more styles soon. If you plan to buy a puffy pouch, choose a vibrant red color and utilize it as a statement piece.
6: Larger Than Life Bags
Who doesn’t like huge handbags? 2020 is the year to have some fun with extra-large bags. Google Sie Marjan 2020 spring runway or browse LongChamps’ fall collection to check what’s up.
We have seen miniature versions when it comes to handbags. It’s time to embrace the bigger versions now. Toss everything you ever wanted to carry in your oversize tote while you walk through the street.
7: Bucket Bags
It was 1932 when Gaston-Louis Vuitton launched the first-ever bucket bag featuring an elongated shape, a drawstring and a sturdy handle. The primary purpose of these bags was to carry a champagne bottle without breaking it.
The bucket bag has become a fashion staple in the autumn/winter 2020 leather handbag collection. Chloe, Gucci, Balmain and a handful of other fashion houses have debuted their buckets.
8: Bamboo Handles
This year, many designers have been looking for ways to add natural elements to fashion accessories. An earthy material spotted on runways was none other than bamboo. Prada, Miu Miu and Gucci have introduced handbags with bamboo handles to add a textured touch to your handbag.
I wouldn’t recommend buying an expensive bag with a bamboo handle from one of these fashion houses. Go DIY and add a bamboo handle to your regular crossbody bag featuring a leather strap.
Get yourself one of these trendy leather bags to up your fashion game this 2020. Don’t hesitate to take the DIY approach to transform the bags already in your closet to stay within budget.