Many things in 2021 remain unclear since the year has only just started.  However, when it comes to luxury handbags, brands send a couple of hints on what we should expect in the coming year. 

Market developments and primary purchases are usually predicted at least six months ahead of time, so we can confidently predict the designer handbags that will lead in 2021. 

Of course, novelty styles and new trends will appear at any time, shocking even the most experienced fashion shoppers, but here are the trends of the year 2020!


2020 Luxury Bag Trends

Certain models, such as smaller bags, were far more common, and this trend is expected to continue through 2021. Chanel released a new handbag that might become as popular as the renowned 2.55 bag, and Bottega Veneta is poised to have a year as successful as the previous one.

A demand for elegant, timeless items was witnessed around the fashion world in 2020 for the spring and summer season, and luxury brands like Gucci, Dior, and Prada were certainly adapting this strategy in their apparel departments, digging deeper into the catalogue to make handbags that would be just as cherished in 2020 as they were in 1950.


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5 of the Most Iconic Bags of 2020


Chanel 19 Bag 

Chanel has integrated its trademark diamond quilting on the bag while also making it distinct. The diamonds are placed in a larger-than-usual format for Chanel, which is the main attribute that distinguishes the bag as more contemporary and trendy than other Chanel bag models. 

The bag’s chain and strap are identical to those seen on the Chanel Boy bag, lending a masculine touch to an otherwise feminine look. The bag’s metal is a combination of gold-tone and silver and ruthenium.  

The long strap, in fact, combines the two metals with fabric in a rather special way. The harness is ideal for carrying the bag on your back or wearing it crossbody. 

There is also a smaller metallic chain handle that helps you to hold the bag on one arm deftly and also makes it easier to carry.


The relaxed structure is definitely a statement Chanel was trying to make and succeeded greatly, the slouch effect of the 19 combined with the soft luxurious leather and thick chains screams, new age modern.

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Prada Re-Edition 2005

At first sight, the Re-Edition 2005 is just what you’d imagine from a Prada bag. It has the brand’s trademark nylon finish, a tiny yet distinguishable badge, a chain handle, and a corresponding shoulder band with the phrase “PRADA” featured prominently.  

Though elegant, the bag retains a subtlety that is sometimes lacking in many of today’s launches. Certainly, the Re-Edition 2005 is still laid-back. 

Although its shoulder strap detaches, enabling the bag to be carried solely by the chain handle, the nylon finish isn’t anything you’d carry to an extravagant function.  This nylon bag has the ability to be chic enough for a formal dinner or a business conference.

Because of the low price, the variety of ways to wear it, and the overall design, this bag has the capacity to become a staple in almost every collection.


Bottega Veneta BV Jodie 

As Daniel Lee took the reins of Bottega Veneta, the brand took on a whole different theme. Bottega Veneta was more previously subtle and traditional for those who preferred to pass under the radar a little, but there was a buzz for the company that had not previously been felt.

The Bottega Veneta Jodie Bag is the perfect example. This bag satisfies those who want a more traditional Bottega Veneta look with a contemporary twist. 

The bag is a modern take on the classic Bottega Veneta Hobo, with a knotted detail on the strap. The Maxi, Medium, and Mini sizes are available. Each bag is handwoven, resulting in a curved, streamlined look for the finished product.


Dior Bobby Bag

Several luxury designers introduced a chic lightweight shoulder bag to their ranges in 2020, but the Dior Bobby is the most famous of this latest generation of bags. The Bobby is a streamlined hobo bag with CD initials that rest atop the buckle on the front of the bag. 

The buckle has a simple magnetic opening that leads to the half moon-shaped interior. The exterior is very elegant, with basic but sleek curves that make this bag suitable for a nice daily carry.


Gucci 1955 Bag

The bag is typical Gucci, made of the brand’s signature lined canvas and accented with alternating leather details. The most recognizable aspect of this style, though, is Gucci’s famed 1955 Horsebit, which is depicted on the bag’s leather flap closure. 

The fact that it is very rigid and the leather sides have little or no give, it can still hold a lot of items. Despite its stiffness, the bag is extremely simple to get in and out of since the flap closure effortlessly slips in and out of the leather tab. 

It is necessary to remember that this closure does not use a magnetic component.

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Which style bag should I buy?

There are a number of options to choose from, and they all depend on your use case and what style you can afford. 

If you want a bag for daily use, it’s best to get a more durable product. 

Also, smaller bags are generally less expensive which is something to keep in mind.

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What bags are trending right now in 2021?

Along with all of the trends and models mentioned above, you can expect some other trends in 2021. 

For example, bags featuring chains are very popular right now, and so are pointed tote bags, to name a few.


If you want to purchase a luxury handbag, the best way to do so is through an official retailer. That option could be too expensive, but an excellent alternative is buying through professional sellers. Good luck!