In 2023, fast fashion is out, and forever pieces are in. The combined influence of capsule wardrobes and eco-conscious shopping has resulted in shoppers seeking out quantity over quality when it comes to their clothes and accessories. In terms of handbags, designer purses are seeing a surge in popularity, with women wanting investment pieces that won’t go out of fashion. In particular, Judith Leiber handbags turn to more creative, handcrafted designs to stand out from the crowd.
• Styles that shine
One of the biggest handbag trends for 2023; handbags that shine are set to be everywhere this summer. Think crystals, rhinestones, and an abundance of sparkle. Whether you love a satin purse, you can’t get enough of semi-precious stones, or mixed metals that drive you wild, you won’t be able to turn around without seeing an abundance of shine when you hit the shops this summer.
Judith Leiber couture clutches are known for their style and shine, with literally thousands of handset crystals on each bag. To make your blingtastic bag truly stand out, keep the rest of your accessories understated and opt for an outfit in a neutral color such as black, navy, or grey.
• Personality purses
Do you believe that your fashion choices should reflect your individuality? If yes, then you are going to love this 2023 handbag trend. Known as “personality purses,” these bags are tailored to you and are designed to reflect your personality and sense of style. Nodding towards more whimsical designs, personality purses tend to be quirkier and more unusual than the regular bags you see in the shops.
To jump on this trend, look for handbags that bring you joy and don’t be afraid to look a little different; if you see a purse you love, go for it. If you are unsure where to begin finding your very own personality purse, then the latest Judith Leiber spring/summer collection is an excellent place to start. With some of the most unique clutches on the market, discover food-themed bags, purses shaped like your pet, celebrity collaborations, and so much more.
• Sustainable styles
As mentioned briefly above, today’s consumer is more eco-conscious than ever before, with shoppers actively seeking out brands that showcase their sustainability efforts. When it comes to handbags, many designer brands are thinking outside the box and using more sustainable materials to bring their designs to life. For example, recycled nylon is proving to be extremely popular, as is mylo, a type of faux leather that is made from mushrooms.
Pineapple leather is also becoming increasingly commonplace in the world of handbag design, offering strength and durability. Alternatively, you could jump on the bandwagon of recycled handbags or opt to invest in a vintage bag that allows you to help save the planet and enjoy a truly unique piece.
• Floral fever
As you might expect during the warmer months of the year when the great outdoors starts to bloom, florals are set to be big news this summer. From floral handbags to floral clutches, floral wallet cards to floral purses, flower fever is definitely back this summer. Having dominated all the catwalks, there are so many styles of floral bags to choose from with big and bold designs as well as more understated styles.If you need a little inspiration to find the perfect floral bag to hang from your arm this summer, Instagram is awash with floral accessories, with options to suit all budgets. In particular, floral shoulder bags are proving popular with a visually appealing bag that fits in with your busy days.
How to choose the right handbag style for you
If you are still not sure what style of handbag to pick for the upcoming season, then the below tips are just what you need.
Consider your budget. Before you start to shop, you need to first determine how much you can realistically afford to spend on a new handbag. Remember that designer bags are a long-term investment and will cost less in the long run than buying a new bag every season.
Pick a color you love. When it comes to choosing a color for your new bag, it is always a better idea to go for a shade you love rather than one that is in fashion. Don’t forget to consider the colors you already have in your wardrobe.
Choose the right material.Handbags come in a wide variety of materials, and you need to choose one that is both stylish and practical. Leather is undeniably the most popular material for a handbag, but there are lots of more eco-friendly alternatives.
Consider the occasion.Are you looking for a handbag for everyday use or one for special occasions only? Oversized bags are great for the daytime, whereas clutches are a better night-out option.
When it comes to handbags, trends come and go, but a quality bag will never go out of fashion. Here at Judith Leiber, our couture creations are made using only the finest raw materials and by some of the most talented artisans in the world. Explore our summer/spring collection and find the perfect clutch for summer 2023 and beyond.