Rectangle bags are trending. These are the chicest styles to shop now

Trust us, they won't be in stock for long

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PSA: There’s officially a new bag shape on the block and it sure does know its angles. It’s time to say bye bye to the baguette and ditch your curved crossbody, as this season our arm candy’s turning oblong with stretched out rectangular shapes taking centre stage.

Yes, they may not be the most practical, especially in comparison to your favourite slouchy tote bag, but what the rectangle bag loses in space it makes up for in chicness especially when you take into account that Gigi Hadid and Rosie Huntington-Whitely, as well as all the most stylish influencers, have already made the switch to the swish new shape.

Leading the way in the trend is Alaia with their new season Le Teckel bag which has fast become the must-have style of the season, and, the rectangle bag of choice of Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Rihanna. So much loved is it that it’s regularly sold out online with message boards dedicated to tracking one down so snap it up quickly if you want to stay in with the style set.

Miu Miu’s Arcadie is also high on those in the fashion know’s wishlist. A favourite of Gigi Hadid and Sydney Sweeny, the style has a vintage inspired look that gives it a more timeless rather than heavily trend-led feel. The perfect investment rectangle bag, if you ask me.

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While the big design houses are no doubt blazing the way for all things oblong, that isn’t to say smaller brands aren't also bringing their own twist to the trend. Influencer Ellie Delphine took to instagram with Hereu’s Fleca bag just last week and I’m obsessed with their softer take on the rectangle shape. I predict those who love a more minimalist look are going to be huge fans of this one.

And, don’t sleep on the high street either. While it’s taking time for the trend to trickle down, Charles & Keith’s structured rectangle bag deserves adding to your basket ASAP. From the gold zip detailing to the statement top handle, it’s giving expensive without the high end price tag.

And that’s just the beginning, if you’re ready to embrace all things oblong, keep scrolling for my edit of the 11 best rectangle bags to shop now.

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Jazzria Harris
Freelance Fashion & Beauty Writer

Jazzria Harris is a freelance fashion and beauty journalist with over 8 years experience working in the industry. At just 4ft 11, she’s an expert in petite dressing and previously wrote the column Jazz’s Short Stories giving tips and advice on dressing for petite proportions. Her wardrobe staples are a great black blazer, a hardworking slip skirt and of course a great pair of heels (for the extra inches, of course). Jazz has written for publications including ELLE UK, heat magazine, Eliza, Women & Home and more.