Spring 2019 Handbag Trend Round Up

It’s true. I’m a handbag-aholic! I’ve been following every handbag trend to hit 2019 and I’m rounding them all up in this blog post. First up is the satin trend! This shiny material has been popular in skirts, shirts, and now bags, like this teal Satin & Ankara Pouch, by Southern Pantherrr. I’ve been obsessing over this purse mostly because I love satin, but also because it’s small size, round shape, and bright colors are right in line with other fashion-forward trends this season. Dress it up or down, either way you’ll turn some heads. You’d also be surprised by how much this little thing can hold! Last but not least, this bag is handmade with love by a #BossLady who designs and creates every single item in her Etsy shop. With fair prices and impeccable quality, you won’t find a better way to embody the satin handbag trend. Take a peek at all her different designs here!


Round Woven Rattan Bag, from Amazon

It’s all about that round shape and woven texture lately! The plant-based rattan material has been killing it in the handbag department. I got this cross body from an Etsy shop that is no longer around, but I found an identical one on Amazon with great reviews. Tie a small scarf around it for added dimension, and you’re ready to pair it with just about any spring/summer ensemble!


Saddle Brown Tote Bag, by Angela Valentine

Lately, designers have been stepping away from the traditional idea of a purse and embracing other shapes! Take for example this Saddle Brown Tote Bag, by Angela Valentine. It folds up into a diamond shape when held by the short handles, then it opens up into a large bucket tote which can be carried with the crossbody strap. Every time I wear this piece it turns heads! And how could it not, with its interesting shape, tortoiseshell chain detail, and crocodile embossed genuine leather!


Abby Bucket Bag, by Melie Bianco

Aside from playing around with shapes, designers are also experimenting with textures. And right now, netting is one of those popular textures. This Abby Bucket Bag, by Melie Bianco embodies this trend. It reminds me of a fisherman’s net, which is right in line with the ocean-inspired designs that have swept the runway! Stay tuned for more marine-inspired pieces coming to BTFL soon.


Acrylic Tortoise Shell Bag, by Sollista

Tortoiseshell is so popular right now! So a handbag that embodies this trend is a must must must. When I laid my eyes on the Acrylic Tortoise Shell Bag, by Sollista, I fell in love because it incorporates both the transparent acrylic and tortoiseshell trends in one design. You’ll notice that the flexible plastic body is not completely transparent. I actually prefer that so that it won’t discolor and people can’t see the contents of the bag as easily. The bag is quite durable and best of all, cruelty free! It sells for only $40 and you can use code BESTTRENDS for an extra 15% off your purchase.


Black Faux Pearl Tote Bag, by Ritzy

I’m seeing beaded bags everywhere, especially faux pearl ones like this gorgeous black beauty. The sophisticated sheen and edgy boxy design certainly makes this an eye catching accessory. It effectively dresses up almost anything you pair it with. This Black Faux Pearl Tote Bag is a handmade piece from an Etsy shop called Ritzy. It was made with impeccable quality and with love by the shop owner. It’s certainly worth the splurge, so treat yo self!

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Bill McGuiness


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