The Best Spring 2019 Handbag Trends From the New York Fashion Week Runways

In Runways, What's New by Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

We found some of the biggest handbag trends from New York Fashion Week Spring 2019. A look:

CLEAR AS DAY

Clear bags are sweeping the industry as Stadium rules prohibit opaque bags over a certain size to games. However, Brandon Maxwell took clear to a whole new level, with giant clear hat boxes and even drink cases! A runway moment to remember for sure.

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Brandon Maxwell New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2019

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Brandon Maxwell New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2019

HANDBAGS AS JEWELRY

Is it a necklace or is it a small bag? Who cares? It looks great, offers easy access and keeps those hands free for more important things… like texting.

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Gabriela Hearst New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2018

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Nanushka New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2018

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Alexander Wang Spring Summer 2019 New York Fashion Week

FRINGE

Don’t only file this under Western. Fringe is looking modern and fresh in a number of incarnations on all accessories. Look for sliced leather fringe, knotted macrame-like suede fringe and even metal fringe.

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Longchamp New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2019

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

3 1 Phillip Lim New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2018

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Michael Kors New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2018

ROPES & CORDING

With anoraks and cording so strong in ready-to-wear, it’s only natural that it would spill over onto accessories.

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Claudia Li New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2018

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Boss New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2018

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

3 1 Phillip Lim New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2018

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Monse New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2019

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Monse New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2019

MATCHING SETS

Matchy matchy is no longer a Fashion Don’t, as bags pick up literal prints and/or fabrics from ready to wear.

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Tory Burch New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2019

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Tom Ford New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2019

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Kate Spade New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2019

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Michael Kors New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2018

BEADS & WOVENS

The little beaded bag has become an It Girl staple, often procured from vintage stores. It’s nice to see them walking down the runways, especially when coordinated with crochet.

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Ulla Johnson New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2019

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Oscar De La Renta New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2018

CHAIN HANDLES

From metal to wood, large chain links are making a splash on handbags.

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

3 1 Phillip Lim New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2018

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Calvin Klein New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2018

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Tory Burch New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2019

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Oscar De La Renta New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2018

 

BEACH CLUB/TRAVEL

Get outta town! From travel luggage to literal Beach Club towels at Michael Kors to travel paintings, Wanderlust can take us far or near.

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Trina Turk Spring Summer 2019

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Michael Kors New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2018

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Michael Kors New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2018

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Claudia Li New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2018

FUNNY FACE

Handbags are having fun, with abstract animal faces and tufts of fur for “hair”.

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Vivienne Hu New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2019

Vivienne Hu New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2019

CROSS-BODY FANNY PACKS

It’s still cool(er) to wear that fanny pack across your chest.

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Escada New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2018

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Alexander Wang, Spring 2019 / Collection 1, New York City, June 2018

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Anna Sui New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2018

TIE DYE

Why pick one color when you can have three, blended artfully together with a dip-dye or tie-dye technique.

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Tome New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2018

PURE & SIMPLE

From clean white bags to structured camel leather, sometimes simple is best.

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Tom Ford New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 NY September 2019

Handbag Trends New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

Mansur Gavriel New York Fashion Week FW18 NY September 2018

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