Each season, we are greeted with a whole new class of covetable bags that end up defining the fashion of the moment. Looking ahead, we can already predict which styles will be carried by celebs and fashion insiders and are destined to become the most popular fall handbags of 2021. Whether spotted on runways or trickling into our Instagram feeds, there are plenty of cool bags that have already started to gain traction. So which bags are worthy of the investment this year?
Ahead, I’m highlighting the 10 key handbags that will be everywhere this fall. We’re seeing some styles that tap into this season’s big-bag trend, some that are retro-inspired, and others that bring a modern spin to a heritage bag. Go on to see which bags made the cut, why we’re predicting they will be huge, and of course, shop all 10 of them for yourself.
While Bottega Veneta has had a steady stream of coveted bags, including the Pouch and Arco silhouettes, the new crossover clutch is set to be the defining bag style for the brand this fall.
If you’re in the market for a great vintage-inspired bag, look no further than Gucci’s 1961 Jackie bag, which was re-created based on an archival design from over 60 years ago. It brings in some of the house’s classic elements like the gold hardware and equestrian details.
Prediction: The Row’s Everyday bag is set to become a fixture on the street style scene. The brand has a knack for designing cult accessories, and I think this will be the next one.
While Prada’s logo-adorned raffia totes definitely made a splash this summer as the ultimate poolside companion, I predict that the fun carryall will continue to be a top pick well into the fall.
We were so excited to spot Hailey Beiber stepping out in this new YSL bag that we had to report on it immediately. The sleek finish and minimalistic shape make it ultra wearable, while the brand’s classic logo ensures it’s a standout item.
Meet Olympia, the latest bag from Burberry that we’re seeing on plenty of fashion insiders. With a modern baguette shape and sleek leather strap, it’s the perfect style to carry you from the office to the evening.
The hobo is back with Chloé’s Kiss bag—a style we’re predicting will be in demand this fall as fashion insiders and celebrities reach for larger silhouettes.
Under the creative direction of Matthew A. Williams, Givenchy is headed in a fresh direction, and its latest 4G bag is a perfect example. The boxy crossbody is the kind of modern staple piece you’ll reach for over and over again.
While it’s not necessarily a new bag shape, Louis Vuitton’s Capucines has been spotted on fashion insiders all over Instagram lately and is destined to be an It bag this fall.
Each season, Prada unveils a new bag that instantly gains a cult following among the fashion set. This fall, it will be the Galleria tote—a structured satchel bag with the iconic triangle logo placed front and center.