2020's top handbag trends to know now

Reta Lee
·Editor-in-Chief, Lifestyle
·5-min read

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Like me, if you’re always sourcing for the latest arm candy, then you’ll know the names of today’s hottest brands that are on your radar right now.

As I’ve been keeping a pulse on runway shows and seeing what brands celebrities and influencers are carrying, I’m excited to share with you, some top bag trends you can purchase online at the tip of your fingers.

Here’s what you need to know.

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Quilted texture

The quilted texture gives a bag - whether pouch or a tote - an added sophisticated frame. Lug it around from work to play.

Bottega Veneta Cassette shoulder bag. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)
Bottega Veneta Cassette shoulder bag. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)

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Bottega Veneta Cassette chain-embellished padded intrecciato leather shoulder bag, approx S$5,451

Daniel Lee takes Bottega Veneta's signature intrecciato weave and reworks it again - this time using padded strips of leather to create a puffy silhouette. This 'Cassette' shoulder bag unlocks to reveal a spacious interior with a zipped pocket. Match any jewelry to the chunky silver chain strap, which happens to be another new addition for Pre-Fall '20.

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Valentino Garavani Rockstud Spike quilted leather shoulder bag. (PHOTO: The Outnet)
Valentino Garavani Rockstud Spike quilted leather shoulder bag. (PHOTO: The Outnet)

Valentino Garavani Rockstud Spike quilted leather shoulder bag, approx. S$1,497 before US$2,449 (additional 20% off with code LASTCHANCE)

Get rock-steady with this spike quilted leather shoulder bag.

Rebecca Minkoff quilted bag. (PHOTO: The Outnet)
Rebecca Minkoff quilted bag. (PHOTO: The Outnet)

Rebecca Minkoff Quilted leather shoulder bag, approx. S$289, before US$339 (additional 20% off with code LASTCHANCE)

This quilted leather handbag features an adjustable strap so you can wear it over your shoulder or style it crossbody for that hands-free life.

Hobo-shaped bag

The slouchy frame makes a comeback – this silhouette was a hot accessory on every IT girls in the early 2000s.

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Saint Laurent bag. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)
Saint Laurent bag. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)

Saint Laurent tag leather tote, approx. S$3,598

Saint Laurent’s tote is the perfect everyday option thanks to its minimal, slouchy shape and spacious interior - it even has a zipped pocket for your phone, keys and cards. Made in Italy from soft leather, it's strung with a removable tag that's topped with the label's 'YSL' plaque. Attach the longer strap to wear yours as a cross-body.

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JW Anderson bag. (PHOTO: The Outnet)
JW Anderson bag. (PHOTO: The Outnet)

JW Anderson Disc Hobo leather and suede shoulder bag, approx. S$793, before US$1,462 (additional 20% off with code LASTCHANCE)

This bag will fit a standard laptop and a change of flats if you’re looking to hit the town after work.

Bucket bag

These structured bags are great for storing all of your essentials.

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Gucci Ophidia mini textured leather-trimmed suede bucket bag, approx. S$1,662

Gucci bucket bag. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)
Gucci bucket bag. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)

It's been nearly 70 years since the debut of Gucci's iconic red and green webbing - it's arguably just as recognizable as the 'GG' emblem. Crafted from velvety suede, this 'Ophidia' bucket bag has glossy textured-leather trims along the drawstring top and opens to a surprisingly spacious interior. The slender, adjustable strap can be slung over the shoulder or worn cross-body.

Loewe Balloon small embroidered canvas and leather bucket bag, approx. S$3,344

Loewe Balloon bag. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)
Loewe Balloon bag. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)

Loewe's innovative bags stand out for their creative shapes and thoughtful fabrics - this latest 'Balloon' style has been made in Spain from canvas that's embroidered with the label's 'Anagram' moniker. The rounded bucket silhouette is bolstered by leather trims and has a suede interior that fits your everyday essentials.

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DKNY bucket bag. (PHOTO: The Outnet)
DKNY bucket bag. (PHOTO: The Outnet)

DKNY Logo-appliquéd leather bucket bag, approx. S$156, before US$210 (additional 20% off with code LASTCHANCE)

This DKNY bucket bag can fit a tablet and all of your essentials.

Top handle

Top handles add a touch of sophistication to any bag and draws attention to the bag’s frame at the same time. You’d probably be able to find one in your mother’s closet, but pick this up if you want an added touch of modernity.

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Saint Laurent leather tote. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)
Saint Laurent leather tote. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)

Saint Laurent Uptown small textured-leather tote, approx. S$3,160

Saint Laurent's 'Uptown' tote is an enduring classic you'll reach for season after season. Crafted in Italy from textured-leather in a structured silhouette, it features a gold-tone version of the interlocking logo plaque and has a front slip pocket fitted with a removable envelope pouch to keep your cards, keys or cell phone within reach.

Givenchy ID medium quilted crinkled glossed-leather shoulder bag, approx. S$2,341

Givenchy ID. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)
Givenchy ID. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)

Givenchy's medium 'ID' bag is a sophisticated and practical choice for the office. It's been made in Italy from crinkled glossed-leather that's chevron-quilted. The top handle is embroidered with the label's monogram, while the front flap features a tonal 'GG' plaque. Attach the chain-trimmed shoulder strap to go hands-free.

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Kate Spade leather tote. (PHOTO: The Outnet)
Kate Spade leather tote. (PHOTO: The Outnet)

Kate Spade Margaux medium pebbled-leather tote, approx. S$215, before US$289 (additional 20% off with code LASTCHANCE)

Add a touch of glam to your workwear with this Kate Spade leather tote in sand colour.

Michael Michael Kors tote. (PHOTO: The Outnet)
Michael Michael Kors tote. (PHOTO: The Outnet)

Michael Michael Kors Croc-effect leather tote, approx. S$307, before US$378 (additional 20% off with code LASTCHANCE)

This bag will fit a wallet, keys and a standard phone.

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(PHOTO: Yahoo Shopping)
(PHOTO: Yahoo Shopping)