Finally, a Bag Trend That Is Actually Practical

It seems as though handbags have been getting progressively smaller over the course of the last decade, so much so that we eventually ended up at Jacquemus’s (in)famous Le Chiquito bag, which measures at just 3.5 inches high. Probably big enough for a 50p coin and packet of chewing gum. For those who have despaired at the trend’s lack of practicality, you’ll be happy to learn that XXL bags are back for A/W 21. I mean, they never really went away, but we’re just happy that fashion brands have finally realised that bigger is definitely better in the bag department. Just give the people what they want.

From oversized crossbodies to roomy structured styles, there’s so much to choose from in the XXL-handbag stakes. On the high street, we would recommend checking out COS for big bags, particularly shopper silhouettes in both leather and smocked fabrics. On the upper end of the market, you have brands such as Dragon Diffusion bringing a luxury spin on the classic woven tote while the likes of Loewe and Chloé are embracing classic raffia and canvas fabrics. So many big bags, so little time. 

So if you’re in need of a bag you can fit everything except the kitchen sink in, scroll down to see and shop our XXL-handbag edit. 

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