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The proliferation of tech gadgets has been a boom for leather goods with specialized covers for a myriad of models and sizes of phones, tablets, etc. That said, it also has spawned a more generic trend of smaller bags and belt bags. Traditional handbag silhouettes are experiencing more subtle shifts, from shorter, wide straps to tall totes. An element of retro structure will remain on trend. However, be prepared torecalibrate and embrace big, soft body bags again. Here is our list of ten key bag concepts to consider:

1. Copenhagen Street 2. Dolce & Gabbana 3. Karen Walker

Mini bags come in a variety of shapes: from man-tailored tall silhouettes to cross-body mini satchels and retro top handles…all just big enough to hold a phone, credit card and keys

4. Vanessa Bruno 5. Grinko

Belt bags allow for that “hands free” feeling. The wallet “on a string” worn as a necklace is another option

6. Gucci 7. Anya Hindmarch

Classic saddle bags or structured ladylike top handle bags now share a common feature, the wide “guitar” strap that can be embellished or show off designer status

8. Krizia 9. Valextra

Trending tall! Not only tote bags have shifted from horizontal to vertical, closed double handles and top handle bags are also getting taller

10. Coach 11. Paris Street

Large zip top satchels remain a favourite carry-on bag option in luxe leathers. Wider gusset designs are creating different silhouettes for an individual look

12. Dries Van Noten 13. Milan Street

Hand-held, folded over into a clutch or worn as a tote, cut-out handles provide options

14. Mulberry 15. Calvin Klein

The large envelope containing a laptop or tablet gets a fashion makeover via individualized back straps, from fun fur to modern tubular metal handles


16. New York Street 17. Phillip Lim

Get ready for the return of big and soft and slouchy carry-alls!