For quite a few seasons, micro bags that are barely big enough to fit an iPhone have been stealing the limelight. Fashion often isn’t practical, and we accept that in the name of style, but handbags with a functional purpose are back. You know, the ones you can actually fit your stuff in? Groundbreaking, we know. On the S/S 22 runways, the likes of Loewe and Gucci made a case for squishy, unstructured styles, and The Row and Jil Sander made supersized handbags the centre of attention. It’s safe to say slouchy styles are back, and they’re bigger (quite literally) than ever.
Style Notes: Monikh styles her Mango crochet bag with a tonal knit dress (also from Mango) and looks effortless.
No matter your preference on bag style—whether it’s a tote, baguette or crossbody—the shape doesn’t matter as long as it delivers the soft, non-rigid silhouette that 2022 is asking for. The big carry-everything styles that will also hold a laptop, spare shoes and everything else we can shuffle out of our usual canvas tote bag get our vote. Keep scrolling to shop the 16 slouchy bags that are equal parts practical and stylish.