Are Big Bags coming back in Style?

Yes, big bags are making a huge comeback this year. This year, I've seen celebrities, influencers, and street style fashionistas embracing a big handbag. For me, I love the concept of having a big bag so I can throw everything in it and go!

Are Big Bags making a comeback?
Diane carrying a big bag © PetiteinParis

Are big bags currently in style?

YSL lou lou styled Are big bags in style
YSL LouLou Large Bag Styled © luxfashion

In 2023, I'm seeing more and more people wearing bigger bags. People have moved on from the itty bitty bags that can hardly hold anything to big bags that can fit amounts of items. I always stress to people purchase what you feel confident wearing regardless of the trend. With fashion, everything goes in cycles, you see it with clothes, with jewelry, and definitely with handbags.

Personally, I have a both small bags and big tote bags that I equally adore. One of my favorite big bags is the Louis Vuitton Neverfull, it can hold all my belongings and more!

Will big bags be popular in 2023? 

Large White Ferragamo Gancini Hobo Bag styled
Large White Ferragamo Gancini Hobo Bag styled © vernizparis

The short answer is Yes, Big bags are popular in 2023. I love reading digital fashion magazines, watching fashion week, and observing street style, and all signs are pointing to big bags being popular in 2023 and into 2024. This Fall and Winter trends, I’m seeing more big bags than ever! I believe we are at the beginning stages of the big bag comeback. I predict this time next year we will see people carrying bigger sized bags.

Designer closest for your designer bags
Designer Closest © laclosestdesigns

Now is the time to BUY a Big Designer bags on a second hand market

Birkin 35 Styled
Leather pants and White Knitted Sweater

A few years ago, when I was trying to decide what size Birkin bag to get, I was reading endless blogs and forums. I remember, I was reading a popular blog forum and no joke everyone wanted a Birkin 35. It was a Birkin 35 this or Birkin 35 that. Today, The Birkin 35 are heavily discounted on the preloved market because everyone has their eye on the Birkin 25, aka the smallest Birkin.

Okay, hear me out: these preloved markets are all about supply and demand. Right now there is still a strong demand for small bags and because of this big bags are selling at a super steep discount. This won't always be the case. Vintage / Preloved markets tend to be behind on trends so you still have time to snag a big vintage designer bag at a huge discount. Shop Vintage designer handbags

Which Big Handbags Brands are Popular? 

Jumbo Chanel Classic Flap bag
Jumbo Chanel Classic Flap Bag © Streetstylefashion

There are so many brands that are bringing big bags back and making them trendy again. From both high-end designers to more affordable designers, many brands are slowly reimagining and putting their own spin on the big bag trend. Bottega was one of the first brands to jump on the big bag trend. In fact, A few months ago, there was a photo taken of Kendall Jenner actually wearing a big Bottega bag. I'm also seeing a lot of people wearing big Chanel Shopping bags / Chanel Jumbo Classic Flap, Longchamp bags, and more!

Where to buy Big Bags?

Giant Dior Bag
Dior Vibe Medium Bowling Bag © chiaraferragni

My favorite thing about handbags, is there are so many great places to buy big bags. Since this is a relatively new trend, it shouldn't be impossible to get your hands on a bag now. My favorite place to buy Big Purses are at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Net-a-Porter

Recap On Are Big Bags making a comeback?!

To summarize my thoughts on handbags, wear what you love! If you love small bags, then wear that, if you love big bags, then wear that! Small bags and Big bags always go in and out of style. If you are in the market for a handbag definitely make sure you try on all size options. What do you think? Do you like big bags, or do you prefer small / micro size?

Sincerely Petite in Paris,

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