If you’re looking for a handbag update and have been wondering where to begin then look no further, because the good news is that right now there’s nothing chicer than practicality when it comes to what you’re toting…
You’d have to have been very pre-occupied over the last few years not to notice the huge increase in demand for mini bags. Our appetite for the teenies seemed to know no bounds, with even the smallest – which fit quite literally nothing more than single credit card and lip balm (there was no way you were squeezing even a phone in these) – selling out in seconds.
We’re very happy to report, however, that the fashion world has finally woken up to the occasional (very occasional, mind you) need for practicality, and with that realisation has come the very welcome, much-anticipated, return of the oversized bag.
No doubt taking its cue from Louis Vuitton, whose spring/summer 2023 runway zoomed in on the style staple in the form of some seriously oversized handbag moments, the accessory industry is putting a real focus right now on size; and, it seems, bigger really is better.
Of course, never far behind the catwalk trends, the street style set are already falling for the allure of a bigger bag, with everything from totes to shoulder bags and even clutches having been given the XXL treatment outside before being papped outside this season’s fashion week runways.
Libby Page, Market Director at Net-A-Porter, revealed exclusively to GLAMOUR UK that it’s not just influencers and designers who have been reeled in by the trend; with many of the e-commerce giant’s signature oversized styles selling out rapidly thanks to its savviest shoppers.
“The ‘XL’ tote has made a comeback and is the perfect practical and functional bag to carry around all your essentials from work to gym to weekends away.”