Winter 2022 Bag Trends — Best Winter Bags of 2022

Let’s be real: Nothing is a more universal conversation starter than, “Where’d you get that bag?” These upcoming winter bag trends make for the best ice breakers, no matter the temperature. There’s a trend for you regardless of your aesthetic, whether you’re a wannabe coastal grandmother or more Euphoria-friendly. What makes bags fun is that you don’t have to choose—you can carry a different bag, and thus a different vibe every day of the week. This winter, there are plenty to choose from.

Distortion

Christian Vierig

We all feel a little wonky sometimes, and so do these bags. Take the Hermès Kelly Disorder, introduced on the brand’s FW22 runway, for example. Perfectly imperfect, they’re a great way to add a twist to your winter wardrobe.

Distortion Mini Bag
Acne Studios Distortion Mini Bag
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Ruby's Lost Stone
Published By Ruby’s Lost Stone
Bracelet Pouch
Loewe Bracelet Pouch
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The Object

collina strada broccoli bag

Yuchen Liao

Between the broccoli bag carried at Collina Strada’s SS23 show and JW Anderson’s FW22 pigeon clutch, the It bag for the upcoming few seasons is all about the object. If you want to eat your vegetables rather than carry them though, try out these bags for the same effect.

Crisp Packet Clutch Bag
Anya Hindmarch Crisp Packet Clutch Bag
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Mushroom Bag
Judith Leiber Mushroom Bag
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Rat Pebbled Bag
Thom Browne Rat Pebbled Bag
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Puffy

miu miu puffy bag

Christian Vierig

Match your puffer coat this winter with an equally puffy bag. Go big with a Stand tote or small with a color-blocked Kate Spade.

Mia Padded Bag
AWAKE Mode Mia Padded Bag
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Boxxy Crossbody
Kate Spade Boxxy Crossbody
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Rosanne Puffy Quilted Bag
Stand Rosanne Puffy Quilted Bag
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Animal Prints

coperni cow print bag

Christian Vierig

For those of us who consider animal print a neutral, this is a pretty safe trend. If you’re not of that mindset, a cute zebra or cow print bag is a perfect transition to cool girl winter.

Animal-Print Shoulder Bag
3.1 Phillip Lim Animal-Print Shoulder Bag
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Leopard Pony Bag
Alaia Leopard Pony Bag
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Black Cow Suede Knot Bag
Carlton Yaito Black Cow Suede Knot Bag
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Chic Hardware

street style handbag

Edward Berthelot

There are soft, pretty bags, and then there are bags with some edge. These are bags whose structures and hinges aren’t meant to be hidden, but to take the main stage.

Nipple Clutch
Schiaparelli Nipple Clutch
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Mini Studded Leather Bag
Givenchy Mini Studded Leather Bag
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Thana Caccia
Daana Saakena Thana Caccia
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Rich Velvet

gucci velvet bag

Edward Berthelot

Nothing says luxe winter like expensive velvet. These aren’t bags you bring to be spilled on at a club—you bring them to tea club (Zero Bond, Soho House, you name it).

Lilith Evening Bag
Khaite Lilith Evening Bag
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Bianca Mini Velvet Bag
Tom Ford Bianca Mini Velvet Bag
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Velvet Oath Shoulder Bag
Oscar de la Renta Velvet Oath Shoulder Bag
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‘Grass’ Bags

street style handbag

Christian Vierig

If you need to touch the grass, but all the grass is dead and covered in snow this winter, at least you can find comfort in these touch-and-feel bags. They might not be the real thing—but hey, you won’t have to water them.

The Bambidou Shoulder Bag
Jacquemus Le Bambidou Shoulder Bag
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Mini Grass Bag
Edie Parker Mini Grass Bag
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Small Arco Tote Bag
Bottega Veneta Small Arco Tote Bag
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Upgraded Sparkle

prada sparkle bag

Edward Berthelot

The Y2K renaissance is as strong as ever, so why not have a bag to match? Only this time, update your glitter with a sleek new Fendi (who of course invented the “It bag”) and reinvent your rhinestones with the help of The Attico for sparkle that won’t fade away.

Mini Wand 1997
Fendi Mini Baguette 1997
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Midnight Black Clutch
The Attico Midnight Black Clutch
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Iconic 1969 Nano Shoulder Bag
Paco Rabanne Iconic 1969 Nano Shoulder Bag
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Ultra Mini

mini bag diesel

Christian Vierig

What could you possibly need to carry around in a bag this winter, ten dollars? That’s about all that will fit in these ultra mini bags, but this is a fashion story, not a self-help article.

1dr-xs-s Handbag
Diesel 1dr-xs-s Handbag
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Baby Swipe Bag
Coperni Baby Swipe Bag
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Cleo Mini Bag
Prada Cleo Mini Bag
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Dramatic Denim

denim bag julia fox

Rachpoot/Bauer-Griffin

Julia Fox invented denim, or at least that’s what social media would have you believe. You don’t have to sew your own jeans together to get in on the trend—these brands have you covered.

Upcycle Denim Knot Clutch
Kara Upcycle Denim Knot Clutch
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Mini Puffin Bag
Simon Miller Mini Puffin Bag
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The Bleached Denim Balaclava
Balenciaga Le Cagole Bleached Denim
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