Every year, a fresh crop of designer bags is released, with each offering new colors and silhouettes for the spring and fall seasons. But a look only reaches true It bag status when celebrities start wearing them—call it the trendsetter effect!—and this year, there were certainly hero styles that all the stars kept on their arms while out and about, from Rihanna to Gigi and Bella Hadid. Here, we’re rounding up the handbags that took off in 2022.
Some of the entries to this year’s hot handbag list? Gucci’s new iteration of the Blondie bag, a 1970s style, was all the rage with celebrities like Jodie Turner-Smith and Dakota Johnson; its discreet shape—punctuated with a “GG” clasp—could be worn with virtually any outfit. Equally sleek was Bottega Veneta’s woven-leather Jodie bag; style stars like Hailey Bieber carried it around to add a sophisticated finish to their look.
Other designer bags, meanwhile, made more of a statement. When Saint Laurent released its jumbo Icare tote, complete with quilted leathers and a big “YSL” logo, the bold bag was instantly spotted on the shoulders of Bella Hadid, Zoë Kravitz, and Angelina Jolie. Dua Lipa also sported Luar’s Ana bags on a few occasions, choosing styles in a punchy green or sleek black colorway. Whether you’re a minimalist or a maximalist, these trendy bags have something for everyone—so what are you waiting for?
Below, the 13 designer bags that were celebrity-approved this year, and where to shop them.