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Trending Handbags for Spring 2018
By Modalist Editor

From stylish fanny packs to new and improved straw carryalls and bags covered in fringe galore, the handbags hitting the runways this spring are surefire to be making a statement. Aren't we so lucky to have the privilege of carrying such gorgeous accessories that serve such an important purpose? Here we are featuring four styles of handbags that designers are in love with this season.

Embellished Backpacks

New stylish backpacks are back on the fashion scene! No need to be embarrassed to carry a backpack this season. Backpacks now come in shrunken sizes that are perfect for throwing in your essentials, nearly every designer has a version -even Chanel has a quilted leather backpack!  Designers are really beautifying this trend by adding embellishment and embroidery, making them in a way that you can carry them by the handle instead of straps, or sling it over your shoulder to look like a tote bag. This spring you can carry your essentials in a sleek and polished way!

High Fashion Belt Bags
Image Credit - Alena Vezza
Belt Bags

Fanny packs are back in! Designers such as Gucci, Prada, and Louis Vuitton are completely re-imaging these into belt bags.  This new and improved bags are micro bags standing on a belt meant to be worn around your waist, like a fanny pack, or as a belt over your coat or blazer or as a crossbody style. The style of these bags are much more feminine, polished, and professional, making them the perfect accessory for work, girls’ nights, or date nights! Keep your hands free and style high.

Belt Bags
Image Credit - andersphoto
Fringe Bags
Fringe was all over this season’s runway, adding a subtle, western twang to liven up spring outfits. More specifically, fringe has made its way to the spring handbag scene.  The soft fringe seen on handbags this season perfectly compliments the statement making pieces that are so popular right now. A fringe bag has the potential to liven up any outfit and is especially fun to carry with you on a girls’ night out or on your Saturday date night. Get a fringe bag in black for a sleek, glamorous look, or really brighten up your look with a fringe bag in a fun color or embroidery!
Fringe Bags for the Fashion Girl
Image Credit - andersphoto
Straw Carryalls

Basket bags are possibly one of the biggest trends to hit the runway this year. Put away your classic styles and colors for a while.  The weather is starting to have some fun, and so should you!  Straw carryalls are oh-so stylish and incredibly versatile.  From woven hand held baskets to an oversized tote or wicker bag, these basket bags will go with you from a dinner date to casual springtime stroll. Thanks to the adorable, picnic-esque carryall hanging from your arm, you can become the most forward girl in the room.

Straw Carryalls on the Runway