The five handbag trends you'll be wearing this spring (hopefully)

spring summer bag trends
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Whilst we can't really go out right now and therefore have no reason whatsoever to carry a handbag, it doesn't hurt to plan ahead and dream a little.

Back in September 2019, we got a glimpse at all the lovely summer collections and took note of the trends that will dictate our new season wardrobe, and that includes which designer handbags to invest in. Here are the major bag trends everyone will be wearing this season.

Baguette bags

spring summer bag trends

Ever since Fendi brought back its baguette bag in September 2018, the iconic 90s bag has been going from strength to strength. For the new season, Fendi adorned the bag with pastel florals, while Molly Goddard and Burberry also joined the club.

Croissant bags

spring summer bag trends

These look as tasty as they sound. The name comes from the crescent shape, rounded with a heavier bottom. Seen at the likes of Bottega, Nanushka, Jacquemus and Rejina, it's the must-have medium-sized bag of the season.

Raffia bags

spring summer bag trends

This is a more grown-up, fresh twist on last summer's basket bag. At Oscar de la Renta, it was all about chic totes, whilst at Kate Spade, ladylike buckle bags were key.

The oversized bags

spring summer bag trends

Lanvin, Tom Ford, Jacquemus, Salvatore Ferragamo were just some of the designers to back super sized bags for spring/summer 2020. It's not just totes either, drawstring bags, backpacks, crossbody bags are all getting the XXL treatment.

The micro bag

spring summer bag trends

On the other end of the spectrum, micro bags show no sign of going anywhere, and for good reason, they are the perfect evening or social event bag. Look to anyone from Fendi to Versace and Jacquemus to Chanel for a take on the trend.

Scroll down to shop the major bag trends for SS20.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.