Courtesy of Brandon Maxwell; Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo; Courtesy Alejandra Alonso Rojas; Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo; Courtesy of Brandon Maxwell
Much to the dismay of my family, friends, and partner, mini bags had a gorilla grip on me the past few seasons. You could not convince me that buying a purse that only fit my credit cards and chapstick was a bad buy—I went to bat for my Jacquemus Le Chiquito bag. And while mini bags will always have a place in my heart and closet, as an editor, I must be able to see the writing on the walls (or, in this case, on the runways) that big bags are back. Never in a million years did I think I’d be the person to proclaim the following statement, but alas, here we are.
Coming to terms with the return of oversized bags will take time for anyone who’s loved the miniature versions, but easing into this trend may be easier than we think. F/W 22 runway collections showed us that oversized bags could be just as fun as mini bags. Need proof? Ahead, I’ve done a deep-dive to show how large purses have not only made a comeback but how they’re not the bland iterations of the past. Plus, I’ve rounded up the 36 best oversized bags to shop at every price point that is sure to convert even the biggest mini-bag fans to size up (at least for the time being).