A new handbag can add an on-trend element to your existing looks. It can change your look from casual to more formal, business to party, day to night. But, what are the 2023 handbag trends to look out for? Take a look below at the handbags for spring 2023 to choose from.

handbags for spring 2023

There so many different styles on the spring catwalks, from structured shapes to slouchy styles, silver to supersized, work bags to weekend options, so you should find a bag to suit your style ad your lifestyle. You’ll find the trends from the spring runways (below) as well as high street options that are inspired by the designer catwalks.

metallic handbags

2023 handbag trends - metallics | 40plusstyle.com

Gabriela Hearst – Louis Vuitton – JW Anderson

Let’s start our round up of handbags for spring 2023 with some shiny options for you. Whether you prefer silver or gold, both are on trend. You could add a slouchy metallic bag to your casual looks to elevate your jeans, or choose a silver or gold clutch bag to go with your evening looks. Metallics go beautifully with white, so you could also wear a silver or gold bag with your neutral summer looks.

handbags for spring 2023 – Bigger is better

Oversized handbags | 40plusstyle.com

PradaFerragamo Louis Vuitton

If you need to take a lot out with you day-to-day, then an oversized bag may be for you. Perhaps you want to use an oversized tote for your daily commute. If you’re looking for a practical bag, you might also want to take a look at the best laptop bags for work.

Triangular shapes

Triangular handbag shapes | handbags for spring 2023 - 40plusstyle.com


You’ll find more shape options as you go through this list, but let’s look at some triangular shapes first. A triangle is an unusual shape for a handbag so it will definitely prove to be a talking point. You could opt for a triangle shape as a clutch bag alternative to go with your evening outfits.

moon bags

Moon shaped handbags | 40plusstyle.com


If you like a hobo bag, but you prefer a more structured look, you could try a moon bag instead. Carry over your shoulder or down by your side. Perfect if you just want to take a few essentials like your phone and purse with you.

handbags for spring 2023 – Work bag essentials

Handbags for work | 40plusstyle.com

Prada – Louis Vuitton – Ferragamo

If you’re heading into the office, then you will want a smart bag to match your professional outfits. Look out for a structured tote or satchel. Also take a look at this capsule wardrobe of classy business outfits.

handbags for spring 2023 – Squishy bags

handbags for spring 2023 - Squishy handbags for spring | 40plusstyle.com

LoeweGiambattista ValliLoewe

Padded shoes were also a big trend on the catwalks. But if you prefer, you could choose a padded bag. Designers took a sporty material, and created elegant evening bags with it.


Preppy hanndbag styles | 40plusstyle.com

GucciCoach – Hermès

If you love a preppy look, you’re in luck as there were lots of preppy styles on the catwalks. You could choose a satchel, a saddle bag, or an oversized moon bag.

handbags for spring 2023 -green

handbags for spring 2023 - Green handbags | 40plusstyle.com


One of the biggest color trends for spring on the spring runways was green. You could use the green to brighten up your neutral outfits, or wear with equally bright colors. For more ideas, take a look at how to wear green.

bucket hand bags

handbags for spring 2023 - Bucket bags | 40plusstyle.com

Bally – HermèsSacai

A bucket bag is deep enough to fit your essentials in. Because bucket hand bags have a more casual look, they are perfect if you have a natural style personality, or you like a bohemian look.

Woven and rattan textures

Woven and rattan bags | 40plusstyle.com

ValentinoBottega VenetaRalph Lauren

One way to add interest to your outfit is to add texture. Look out for woven styles for a more elegant, professional look, or raffia for your summer looks.


handbags for spring 2023 - Studden handbags | 40plusstyle.com

VersaceGabriela Hearst – Louis Vuitton

If you have a rock chick style personality, or you want to add a bit of an edge to your outfits, you could look out for bags that feature studs. Any handbag style is on trend so long as it has studs.

Ombre sunsets and vacation prints

Spring 2023 handbags - Printed handbags | 40plusstyle.com

FerragamoJW AndersonFerragamo

Get ready for summer with some fun prints or handbags colored the same shade as the sunset. Perfect to go with your summer dresses, or to add a summer feel to your favorite jeans and t-shirt outfits.

handbags for spring 2023 – crystals

spring 2023 handbags - Crystal handbags | 40plusstyle.com

FerragamoJW AndersonValentino

If you are heading out to dinner, or you have a party to attend, then choose a crystal bag to go with your favorite dress. If you love this style, then also take a look at this capsule wardrobe for the glamorous style personality.


Spring 2023 handbags - Tassel handbags | 40plusstyle.com

Versace – Hermès – Hermès

Another textural look for you. You could choose tassels to go with your boho looks, or opt for a more glamorous take on tassels, as you see on the blue bag above, to wear with your evening looks.

boxy handbags

Spring 2023 handbags - Box shaped bags | 40plusstyle.com

Louis Vuitton – ChanelBally

As the old saying goes, it’s hip to be square, and there were certainly plenty of square shaped bags on the catwalks. You could choose a boxy bag to add interest to your evening wear.

Spherical handbags

Spring 2023 handbags - Spherical handbags | 40plusstyle.com

Bottega VenetaChanelChanel

You’ve seen triangles, squares, and moon shapes. Now, some circles for you. Polka dots are particularly on trend for the spring season and you can see (above, center), that a circular bag complements the circular shapes of the dots.

Fluffy textures

handbags for spring 2023 - Fluffy bags | 40plusstyle.com


Another textural option for you, you could choose a furry or fluffy bag – toy gizmo optional.

Do you have a favorite style among these handbags for spring 2023? Let me know in the comments below.

Continue reading:

  1. Spring 2023 Trends – The Best Spring And Summer Outfits
  2. The 10 Best Designer Handbags You Can Definitely Afford
  3. The Best Tote Bags To Fit Everything You Need Every Day
  4. 5 Types Of Handbags You Need In Your Closet

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