Summertime Chic: The Summer’s Hottest Handbag Trends

Luxury fashion resale company, ALLU, is known for creating a circular economy, allowing clients to infinitely buy and sell their pre-loved luxury goods by decreasing their footprint and environmental impact. Fashion is evolving, and ALLU is thrilled to be able to offer pre-owned designer brands a continued life, as well as happy to see the fashion industry becoming more sustainable

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As fashion-forward consumers, we tend to keep shopping and accumulate belongings. Thanks to ALLU, consumers are encouraged to “clean out” our closets and make space for new additions, so we can stay on top of the season’s hottest trends in an economically conscious way.

Here, ALLU shares some of the hottest pre-owned handbag trends for summer, fall, and seasons to come.

Summer 2022 Trends

This summer’s handbag trend is all about pops of color and texture. We are still obsessed with the Christian Dior Book tote bag—perfect for beach and weekend getaways with plenty of room for your summer necessities. The structure of the bag ensures durability and utility without compromising on style.

Our next must-have is the Chanel Tweed Filigree Flap Bag. It’s an essential bag for a summer night out that pairs well with any of this season’s wardrobe staples. Also worth mentioning is the trendsetter’s all-time favorite, a PVC Tote. We picked the Vinyl Cabas Sac, as the Louis Vuitton monogram is a classic design that will stay chic for years to come.

Bags of the Moment

The Fendi Baguette and the Dior Saddle are two classic styles from the ‘90s that are currently trending. The demand for both vintage and re-edition styles is steadily increasing, changing the pre-owned industry’s market value. Successful brands like Italian Fashion House, Bottega Veneta, under the creative direction of Daniel Lee, have revolutionized today’s trends with bags like The Cassette and The Pouch.

Timeless Classics

A staple when curating a classic handbag collection is a Louis Vuitton Neverfull—a durable tote for everyday use that can be worn year-round. Similarly, the Goyard Saint Louis Tote is a versatile option with comparable characteristics, such as durability, style, and a recognizable monogrammed canvas. Both options have a similar price point in the pre-owned market depending on the color and condition.

As far as timeless pieces go, the Chanel Flap and Hermes Kelly bags are incomparable. They never go out of style and pair with everything in your closet, from casual outfits to evening wear. Since Chanel increased the price of its most timeless bag by at least 60%, the resale value in the pre-owned luxury market has risen, making it a great investment piece. The Hermes Kelly Bag is the ultimate piece as well, made with expert craftsmanship and quality materials, aptly named after Old Hollywood’s Grace Kelly. Not only beautiful and elegant, the Kelly bag is another smart investment piece.

Fashion at Your Fingertips

With over 70 designers and 2,000 luxury items to choose from, ALLU’s new website has a wide selection of handbags, watches, and jewelry. Each item has been authenticated by their team of experts before being listed on the site, allowing clients to shop with ease. In addition, their well-curated collection offers every option from classic to trendy, so anyone can find their dream bag

Fall Forward Handbag Trends

Chunky Chains

The Bottega Veneta Cassette bag, adorned with a chunky chain, was such a sensation when the brand introduced the revolutionary design in its pre-autumn 2019 collection. The chunky chain trend will continue into the fall of 2022, with drops from many designer brands like Fendi, Loewe, Stella McCartney, and Givenchy. The chain colors even vary from classic gold to shades of neon, adding a pop of color to any outfit.

Vintage Archival Designs 

Fashion tends to repeat itself over time, as we continue to see vintage styles re-appearing on the shelves of Prada, Celine, Bottega Veneta, and other designer houses. The Cleo bag by Prada, which was released in 2021 spring/summer fashion show, and the Classique Triomphe bag by Celine, from 2018, are just a couple of examples of vintage dominance in current and future trends.

Hobo Bags

We can also expect to see the return of hobo bags this fall. Brands like Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Chanel, and Chloe debuted hobo bags on the fall season’s runways. The exciting twist is seeing the classic hobo bag in materials like leather and tweed dipped in rich autumn color palettes. Their versatility, roomy interior, and everyday function make the hobo bags a staple with almost any outfit.

Padded Puffer Bags

Since Bottega Veneta released the Padded Cassette bag, the padded and puffer trend has exploded among celebrities, influencers, and trendsetters alike. Continuing into the fall of 2022, you can expect to see padded and puffer bags on the runways of top designer brands like Bottega Veneta, Valentino, and Loewe.


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