The Best Handbag & Shoe Trends To Shop From Fashion Week


Reworked shirting, cool corseting and ruffles were among the key looks at New York Fashion Week, but lest we forget (we wouldn’t dare), major trends have likewise developed in the shoe and handbag department. Most notably, two themes are emerging for spring accessories: clean and practical vs. charismatic and quirky. Sleek bucket totes, modest mules and ankle-wrap sandals are set to rule the minimalist camp, while playfully adorned slides, über-chunky platforms and whimsical woven totes are made for the eccentric. What’s more, we’ve scouted what we’re sure to be three of the next It bags. Ahead, the best NYFW accessories setting the stage for spring—plus our picks for shopping each trend now.

Altuzarra. Photo: ImaxTree

Spring's Runway Accessory Trends

From left: Simon Miller, Mansur Gavriel, Victoria Beckham. Photos: Courtesy, Courtesy, ImaxTree.

We're predicting unique handle shapes are the next It bags, whether mini, slouchy or polished.

Leather Cross Body Bag



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City Bag With Fastening Detail



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From left: Gabriela Hearst, Tibi, 3.1 Phillip Lim. Photos: ImaxTree, Courtesy, Imaxtree.

Mules continue to rule with rounded toes, V-cut vamps and minimalist silhouettes feeling fresh for the new season.

Natasha Mules


MICHAEL Michael Kors

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Gem Mule



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From left: Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, Proenza Schouler. Photos: ImaxTree.

Drawstring pouches feel effortlessly cool whether minimal, embellished or edgy.

Grain Leather Drawstring Sling Bag


Kenneth Cole

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Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag


Clare V.

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From left: Tanya Taylor, Kate Spade, Suno. Photos: Ed Singleton / Courtesy of Tanya Taylor, Courtesy, Courtesy.

Party slides are spring's It statement shoe. See fringed tassels, cheerful floral motifs and playful pom-poms.

Hibiscus Velvet Sliders



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Multicolor Fabric Sandals



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From left: Narciso Rodriguez, Creatures of Comfort, Boss. Photos: ImaxTree, Getty Images, ImaxTree.

Holdalls get the minimalist treatment—open tops and single straps refresh the look.

Medium Bag


Massimo Dutti

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Slouchy Bag


Charles & Keith

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From Left: BY.Bonnie Young, Sies Marjan, Coach. Photos: Courtesy, ImaxTree, ImaxTree.

Loafers remain a staple but with extra oomph thanks to sky-high chunky platforms.

Leather Moccasin Gigi Hadid


Tommy x Gigi

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Turnlock Creeper Slide



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From left: Rosie Assoulin, Tory Burch, Michael Kors Collection. Photos: Courtesy, Imaxtree, ImaxTree.

From wood to straw, woven bags gain momentum via vintage-inspired shapes that feel totally modern.

Straw Clutch



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Venice Tote


Eliza Gran

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From left: Jason Wu, Derek Lam, Delpozo. Photos: ImaxTree, Courtesy, Courtesy.

The ballet-inspired streak continues as ankle ties give heels an ultra-feminine effect.

Dominque Heels


Alice & Olivia

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Elyse Ankle Tie High Heel Sandals


Loeffler Randall

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From left: DKNY, Rag & Bone, Nicholas K. Photos: Imaxtree.

Nerdy no more, fanny packs get the cool-girl treatment through high-shine leather, sporty hardware and sleek shapes.

Double Zip Fanny Pack



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Belt Bag


Alexander Wang

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