Think about your most exciting purchase or gift this year. It was a chic designer bag, wasn’t it? Well, it’s time to take that excitement into 2024 because there will be plenty of trends to help spice up your life in the new year. Textures, silhouettes, and color palettes are poised to make the next year one of the freshest ones yet—at least, that’s how it feels compared to 2023.
Whatever you’re carrying into the new year, we want to help you make sure it’s in the right bag. From slouchy to chrome, there will be a bag for every occasion, so prepare your wardrobe now. Shop the handbags that are already defining 2024, below.
The ’90s have been back, but even more so with baguette bags trending on the runways. No, not your average purse, but long, horizontal bags you can fit a literal baguette in. Perfect for a Parisian getaway in 2024, non?
Whether it’s a return to old-world aesthetics or formalwear-turned-daywear, small beaded bags will find their way into your wardrobe come 2024. The intricate detailing and vintage appeal make these bags girly and fun, but still chic.
If you’ve had every type of bag there is (and some fashion girls have), the only way to add some excitement is with a trend that will be readily available in 2024: oddly shaped bags. From distorted proportions and objects to out-of-the-box designs, designers are having fun with shape and size, and this will continue (and expand) well into the new year.
Striped, Not Solid
Whether it’s nautical or more academic, stripes have come back in a big way for the upcoming season. You can choose between a Harry Potter-revival vibe or go more Mediterranean vacation and everything in between. Other patterns, step aside.
Slouchy & Effortless
Slouchy bags never went anywhere, but maybe there’s a Serena van der Woodsen-comeback in the works. The cool, effortless bags can also fit almost anything you could need, and with the on-the-go look being hot on the spring/summer 2024 runways (see: Miu Miu and Bottega Veneta’s overspilling bags), these slouches are here to stay for yet another season.
Charmed, I’m Sure
Belts were everywhere on the runways for spring/summer 2024, from choker necklaces down to the toes. So why wouldn’t they be on bags as well? Get in on the soft-corporate trend with these below.
Black Cherry Red
Rich burgundy shades are the new black in 2024. Choose from Bordeaux, maroon, oxblood, black cherry, and any other shade in the deep red hue to get in on the moody trend.
Patent leather is trending in more areas of fashion than just bags, but your arm candy is the two-second way to incorporate the material if you’re a newbie to the latex look. Go full dominatrix with black patent leather, or find a balance with patent pastels.
Whether it’s the Renaissance effect or a general mid-century modern revival, chrome is going to be big in 2024. “Cool silver tones and bold chrome will make their way into the mainstream in 2024 as people trade in their trusty neutrals for something a bit more hardcore,” says Sydney Stanback, global trends and insight lead at Pinterest. “We’re seeing this across multiple categories, including home, beauty and fashion.” The verdict? Chrome will define 2024.
Pastels always have their day, especially in the spring and summer months, but icy shades of blue will be a standout next year, as it was one of the biggest spring 2024 fashion trends. The coolest shade of the year, it can be paired with richer colors, metallics, or neutrals for an effortlessly trendy look.