Shearling handbags are huge this winter! I’ve been seeing them pop up like crazy, from celebrities, street style influencers, and even walking around the city. Everywhere I turn, there is a shearling handbag. Let me tell you, they are selling out quickly. Today, we will be talking about the 5 best designer shearling bags for 2022 that are perfect for fall and winter.
In fact, I just saw Kylie Jenner’s closet on Instagram, and it featured multiple shearling bags. Shearling bags are dual sided with sheepskin and a smooth suede. Not to mention, it’s one of the most warming, flexible materials used on handbags. (But be careful, it can stain easily). Because of the nature of the beast, Shearling bags tend to be a little more expensive. Before we jump into the best designer shearling bags for 2022, let’s take a look back at the history.
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Shearling Material history
Shearling bags aren’t a new concept by any stretch of the imagination. They have been around for years. You will see Shearling not only on bags, but on boots, coats, mittens and more! Something about a shearling bag screams cozy to me, what about you?
Let’s take a brief look back in time and discuss some of the most iconic shearling pieces. Does anyone remember the movie Almost Famous and Kate Hudson’s shearling coat? So iconic! Or what about older military photos with the Shearling on their coat? Also, Iconic!
While it’s tough to tell when Shearling bags came into existence, one thing we can agree on for sure is Shearling bags have been around for generations! Without further ado, let’s take a look at the best Shearling bags to buy for the fall or winter!
Dior Shearling Saddle Bag
Needless to say, I love Dior, bags. Dior has released a few shearling bags in 2021 / 2022 and there are two that really caught my eye. The first one I’m obsessing over is the Dior Saddle bag, we will talk about this one in more detail in a second because it’s just wow.
The second one is the Lady Dior bag, which I had to mention because it’s such a gem as well. The Lady Dior bag takes the iconic design and is crafted in Carmel color with the white trim. I love the Shearling Lady Dior bag in the mini size.
The one I wanted to focus on today is the Dior Saddle bag. The Camel colored shearling bag is the epitome of chic. The classic Dior Saddle bag is camel colored with a white trim. This color combination is sophisticated yet timeless at the same time.
When it was first released, my jaw dropped. I knew instantly this bag would become a classic shearling bag for fall and winter! I love a bag that just looks cozy, and the Dior Shearling saddlebag does just that!
The Bottega Veneta chain pouch shearling clutch bag is selling like crazy. This could arguably be the most popular Shearling handbag of the 2022 season and after seeing photos I can see why. This shearling bag is a beauty!
Made in Italy, this Shearling Bottega bag is in the shape of the classic Chain Pouch clutch bag. I absolutely adore this bag and design. I am a little concerned about the white colored Shearling bag getting dirty, which is why I like how they have a beige option in the color porridge as well.
This bag is priced in line with the other Bottega chain pouches. Priced at $4,100
It should come to no surprise that the famous Moncler, which is known for winter wear and specifically shearling fur, released a shearling handbag!
This classic tote shaped bag uses sustainable faux shearling material. I love how the leather clasp pops against the light brown faux shearling. I’m all about the details. This Leather detailing makes the Moncler shearling handbag perfection! I can’t get enough of it.
This bag is a little on the larger side, so if you are wanting a bigger bag for the fall and winter, the Moncler Snow leather trimmed padded faux shearling tote is a great option for you!
The best part is this bag is priced under $1,000 at $980. Like the other Shearling bags, this one is selling like crazy, and the site I saw it on only had 1 or 2 left in stock. I only say this because a few weeks ago they had one in stock at Nordstrom, and now it’s sold out there.
The first time I saw the YSL Shearling bag, I was blown away! The true epitome of shearling chic and definitely investment worth! The YSL Shearling bag has been popular for a few years now, and I can’t imagine it will go away any time soon.
The YSL Shearling bag offers the classic Loulou design in a fluffy Shearling material. Crafted in Italy, this cozy bag has a long chain to wear as a cross-body or shoulder bag and has the iconic YSL logo on the front, but it is very understated.
The YSL comes in a Beige Merino Shearling and a White Shearling, and honestly I can’t decide which one I like more! This bag comes in the size Toy, Small and Medium.
Last on the List is the pink Bottega Jodie shearling bag. All the bags on this list are a neutral color except the Bottega pink shearling bag. If you are wanting to stand out this fall / winter and add a pop of color to your life, then this Bottega bag is the one for you.
The iconic Jodie design comes in a bunch of different colors, but I think it looks great in a hot pink color. Even though this is a Shearling bag which is traditionally used in the fall and winter, since this bag comes in a hot pink color one would argue that it could be worn year round. What do you think? Would you add a bright pink shearling handbag to your collection?
When it comes to where to buy the best Shearling bags, there are many options. The first is the preloved market, which I dive into in more detail in the section below.
In addition to the preloved market, you could buy Shearling bags at the designer’s retail store. I found many Shearling bags at department stores as well.
My favorite department stores to buy Shearling bags are Nordstrom, Net-a-porter, Saks, Bloomingdales, and Macys. If you want to shop Shearling bags at those locations, simply click on the name, and it will link you directly to the Shearling bags at that shop.
Should you buy a shearling bag on the second hand market?
As I mentioned above, Shearling bags can get quite expensive, with that being said, you guys know I love finding a good deal on the preloved handbag market. I found a few Shearling handbags from a few seasons ago that are absolutely incredible.
Recap on the 5 Best Designer Shearling handbags for 2022
In short, this fall and winter, I highly recommend a Shearling handbag. If you are on the fence about buying one, don’t wait too long because they are selling out quickly. In my opinion, the best Shearling bags for 2022 are the following: