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Spring's New Crop of It Bags

Mar 1 2014 - 11:30am

Consider this your insurance against any buyer's remorse come Spring. We did our research and reviewed the Spring '14 runways to give you the most comprehensive guide to the season's biggest bag trends (and shoes [1]!). Some designers revived the bucket bag in sleeker proportions and luxe finishes, while others gave us new structured handbags — the kind that are impossible to overstuff. So, whether you're the type who carries it all in your carryall or requires something smaller, there's undoubtedly something for everyone.

Study up now, bookmark your favorite styles, and stay ahead of the curve. It's the easiest way to shop.

See all the bags from the runways here:
Runway bags from New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 [2]
Runway bags from London Fashion Week Spring 2014 [3]
Runway bags from Milan Fashion Week Spring 2014 [4]
Runway bags from Paris Fashion Week Spring 2014 [5]

Spring Bag Trend No. 1: Fringe

Fringed bags have long been a favorite of the bohemian girl, but thanks to the high-fashion iterations on the runways, these totes aren't just for those feeling the '60s and '70s vibes. On leather clutches and canvas bucket bags, the feel is more city sophisticate than boho girl, though she'll still find plenty to shop here, too.

Fringe: Marc Jacobs Spring 2014

Marc Jacobs [6] Spring 2014

Fringe: Chloé Spring 2014

Chloé Spring 2014

Fringe: Gucci Spring 2014

Gucci [7] Spring 2014

Fringe: Céline Spring 2014

Céline Spring 2014

Fringe: Dsquared2 Spring 2014

Dsquared2 Spring 2014

Fringe: Valentino Spring 2014

Valentino Spring 2014

Fringe: Proenza Schouler Spring 2014

Proenza Schouler [8] Spring 2014

Spring Bag Trend No. 2: Duffel

Think of the chicest bag you could take to the gym — it's sporty and slouchy, and while you could easily stuff it with your sneakers and yoga pants, it'll look polished when you take it to brunch, too. That's exactly what designers delivered — a longer, top-handled bag with a more unstructured, oversize shape that makes it one of the most versatile carryalls on the market.

Duffel: Karen Walker Spring 2014

Karen Walker [9] Spring 2014

Duffel: Jil Sander Spring 2014

Jil Sander [10] Spring 2014

Duffel: Maiyet Spring 2014

Maiyet Spring 2014

Duffel: Alexander Wang Spring 2014

Alexander Wang [11] Spring 2014

Duffel: Reed Krakoff Spring 2014

Reed Krakoff [12] Spring 2014

Duffel: Hermès Spring 2014

Hermès Spring 2014

Spring Bag Trend No. 3: Slim and Structured

Be warned: if you require an extra pair of shoes or carry a spare cardigan in your tote, this isn't the bag for you. This is the anti-bag-lady bag, with slim and structured dimensions that can't be overstuffed. Instead, the look is pared down, ladylike, and modern — and only holds the essentials.

Structured: BCBG Max Azria Spring 2014

BCBG Max Azria Spring 2014

Structured: Milly Spring 2014

Milly Spring 2014

Structured: J.W. Anderson Spring 2014

J.W. Anderson Spring 2014

Structured: Chanel Spring 2014

Chanel Spring 2014

Structured: Emporio Armani Spring 2014

Emporio Armani [13] Spring 2014

Structured: Tory Burch Spring 2014

Tory Burch [14] Spring 2014

Structured: 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2014

3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2014

Structured: Miu Miu Spring 2014

Miu Miu [15] Spring 2014

Spring Bag Trend No. 4: Exotics

Exotics have earned their keep in the fashion world as the luxest kind of finishes — and this season, there are plenty to choose from. They're not limited to your usual suspects either, so think glossy python, ultrachic ostrich, or colorblock snake finishes. Oh, and they're not reserved for dressing up anymore — these bags beg to be worked into your everyday.

Exotics: Donna Karan New York Spring 2014

Donna Karan [16] New York Spring 2014

Exotics: Miu Miu Spring 2014

Miu Miu [17] Spring 2014

Exotics: Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2014

Diane von Furstenberg [18] Spring 2014

Exotics: Jason Wu Spring 2014

Jason Wu [19] Spring 2014

Exotics: Giorgio Armani Spring 2014

Giorgio Armani [20] Spring 2014

Exotics: Lanvin Spring 2014

Lanvin [21] Spring 2014

Exotics: Mulberry Spring 2014

Mulberry Spring 2014

Exotics: Christian Dior Spring 2014

Christian Dior [22] Spring 2014

Spring Bag Trend No. 5: Bucket

After a parade of bucket bags on the Spring '14 runways, we can think of nothing easier or quite so cool as toting this carefree shape all season. It's fashion conscious and entirely effortless — and there aren't many bags we can say that about.

Bucket: Paul & Joe Spring 2014

Paul & Joe [23] Spring 2014

Bucket: Vanessa Bruno Spring 2014

Vanessa Bruno [24] Spring 2014

Bucket: Chloé Spring 2014

Chloé Spring 2014

Bucket: Moschino Spring 2014

Moschino [25] Spring 2014

Bucket: Louis Vuitton Spring 2014

Louis Vuitton [26] Spring 2014

Bucket: Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2014

Rebecca Minkoff [27] Spring 2014

Bucket: Giorgio Armani Spring 2014

Giorgio Armani [28] Spring 2014

Bucket: Saint Laurent Spring 2014

Saint Laurent [29] Spring 2014

Spring Bag Trend No. 6: Handheld Clutch

So practical we wish we'd thought of this — and can't believe we lived without it for so long. Our favorite clutches this season come with convenient straps to make handling them a no-brainer. And while we love the smart handheld clutch, the strap is just as much about aesthetics — designers took every opportunity to embellish them with delicate jewels or hardware.

Handheld Clutch: Nina Ricci Spring 2014

Nina Ricci [30] Spring 2014

Handheld Clutch: L'Wren Scott Spring 2014

L'Wren Scott Spring 2014

Handheld Clutch: Alexis Mabille Spring 2014

Alexis Mabille Spring 2014

Handheld Clutch: Milly Spring 2014

Milly Spring 2014

Handheld Clutch: Fendi Spring 2014

Fendi [31] Spring 2014

Handheld Clutch: Moschino Spring 2014

Moschino [32] Spring 2014

Handheld Clutch: MSGM Spring 2014

MSGM [33] Spring 2014

Handheld Clutch: Matthew Williamson Spring 2014

Matthew Williamson [34] Spring 2014


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