Add a Cozy Touch to Your Wardrobe With These Winter Bag Trends

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Last Updated
Oct 13, 2022

As we slip into our knitwear and knee-high boots for the cold weather months, it's also time to make room in your closet for the five Winter 2023 handbag trends that will undoubtedly dominate this season. Fashion houses near and far utilized unexpected materials and bold colorways that stood out against all the winter garb. 

Brandon Maxwell debuted brown and maroon-colored tote bags alongside minimalistic pieces to draw the eye to the subtle pops of color. Chanel, too, nailed our favorite winter 2023 handbag trend: shearling, layering crossbody bags traced with the texture over teddy coats. Discover more ahead—we encourage you to take in all the warm-and-fuzzy feels. 


Winter 2023 Bag Trend: Top-Handle Totes

These Birkinesque totes are the antithesis of high summer's micro bags. Roomy, structured, and pragmatic as it gets, top-handles dominated the Fall/Winter 2022 runways—and they're sure to get tons of mileage in your winter wardrobe. 

Wear It With: Relaxed suiting for a work and weekend-ready look.

Givenchy/Ferragamo/Celine/Chloe (Courtesy of ImaxTree)


Winter 2023 Bag Trend: Plush Pillow

We all crave a touch of comfort in our winter wardrobes, which these cushy pillow clutches accomplish with gusto. Spied alongside geometric knits at Max Mara and little black dresses at Loewe, fluffy bags in pops of color are the bold addition your cold-weather wardrobe deserves.

Wear It With: A cream knit sweater and a wool coat when venturing out—or a slinky mini dress, printed tights, and heels when hitting the town.

Cos / Max Mara / Loewe / Off-White (Courtesy of ImaxTree)


Winter 2023 Bag Trend: Hobo

Hobo bags in all sorts of colors and textures (cobalt blue leather; caramel suede) have been taking over for seasons, and these wintry options feel primed for trudging through the elements. City dwellers, in particular, have an affinity for the laid-back style, as they're designed to hold all of your daily essentials with ease.

Wear It With: Loose-fitting jeans and a moto jacket for days in the neighborhood. Keep the look casual by opting for sporty sneakers.  

Tory Burch/Peter Do/Brandon Maxwell/Nassir Zadeh (Courtesy of ImaxTree)


Winter 2023 Bag Trend: Shearling

Paired with a coordinating coat on the Chanel runway and knits at Tommy Hilfiger, shearling handbags accentuate the cozy feel of beloved winter wear. You'll find shearling bags in all shapes and sizes, from clutches to oversized totes, which provides you with ample opportunities to don the winter style.

Wear It With: Matching cashmere knits to cuddle up by the fireplace (you'll want to have hot cocoa in hand). 

Ulla Johnson/Chanel/Tommy Hilfiger/DSquared2 (Courtesy of ImaxTree)


Winter 2023 Bag Trend: Crescent

Reminiscent of the early aughts, crescent-shaped handbags have been give a contemporary twist for 2023 with statement hardware. For reference, take a look at the fish-shaped handle on the Bottega Veneta bag or the chunky chain on the Louis Vuitton tote.

Wear It With: An oversized knit and jeans during the day; a long-sleeve maxi dress at night.

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