These 12 Handbags Are Trending—But Which One Do You Love the Most?

The best designers bags of 2017 have approximately one thing in common: They're all bags. Once upon a time, the mood of the season would be so heavily dictated that all potential It bags had to follow a theme (satchels are in! clutches are out!), but these days, there's a wider spectrum of hotness. Almost any style goes, and your choice really is your choice. If you've never been one for minimalistic fashion, all is good: Meet the Gucci belt bag that comes in myriad colours and velvet finishes, or Balenciaga's frankly quite mad Triangle bag. If you're looking for an investment piece, check out super-luxe brands like Gabriela Hearst—her bags will last and last.

What these handbags do all have going for them is a strong fashion industry following. The styles you'll find here are new and also highly coveted by those who are discerning enough to only choose the best. These are the pieces carried by influencers, celebrities and editors alike, and many of them are—unsurprisingly—already selling out. You'd be hard-pushed to locate many of Chloé's Nile bag, for example, but we did find one just for you. Keep reading to see and shop the best designer bags of 2017.