During 2021 there have been so many trends that we’ve seen come and go, but elegance and class will be on trend forever. Luxury bags usually tick both of these boxes. So, which bags are likely to make a return in 2022. Some of these bags are older and are coming back, and others are newer and have just undergone reinvention.
The Lady Dior bag is a bag which is named after Diana, Princess of Wales because of how much she loved this bag – apparently, she owned it in over 20 colours! This bag is pretty timeless and will always remain elegant, no matter how many years on from its original design we are. Another great thing about the Lady Dior bag is that it comes with a crossbody strap as well as the two handles on top of the bag, meaning that if you prefer to wear your bags across your body instead of in the crook of your arm, you can.
Balenciaga City bag
We predict that this bag is going to be huge next year by looking at how popular the City bag has already been in 2021. The story behind this bag is a little unknown, however, it is rumoured that this bag was originally designed as a prototype for Kate Moss. The British model was soon photographed with the bag on her arm, and demand for this hasn’t really slowed down since. Balenciaga has changed the design of the city bag a little since its original design, but we believe this bag is perfect for, like the name suggests, weekends travelling into the city.
Gucci Jackie 1961 small shoulder bag
Next on this list is another bag that has a famous namesake. Luxury brands love naming their bags after celebrities, take the Hermès Birkin for example. Gucci’s Jackie shoulder bag was named after former First Lady Jackie Kennedy and she was seen wearing this bag when she was in the position as First Lady. The Jackie 1961 shoulder bag features the staple GG monogram, which gives the bag that vintage look that everyone will be wanting in 2022.
Chanel single Flap chain bag
Chanel’s bags never really go out of fashion, so it is difficult to say whether it’s actually making a ‘comeback.’ The Chanel single Flap chain bag was first released in 1955 and since then it has only gone up in value. This bag is a great addition to your wardrobe if you’re looking for investment pieces, or bags to pass down to your family. Chanel discontinued the single Flap chain bag in 2014, so you won’t be able to get this bag new. That doesn’t mean we don’t expect to see it making its comeback in 2022.
Louis Vuitton Croissant bag
The Louis Vuitton Croissant bag was originally released in the early 2000s and is now seen as a rare bag as many struggle to get their hands on it. We know that uniquely shaped bags are very on-trend right now, so a vintage Louis Vuitton Croissant bag fits nicely into that. This bag comes in the classic Louis Vuitton monogram print – if you don’t know what this print looks like, have you been living under a rock? The bag also features gold hardware and an adjustable Vachetta cowhide leather strap. Although you may not be able to get your hands on this bag new, there are many pre-loved Louis Vuitton bags on the market right now. You might even find it at a better price too.
Our trend predictions
We don’t know what 2022 will bring, but what we do know is that we’re likely to see an influx of brand new fashion trends and statement pieces. A good tip when looking to buy a luxury bag is to not buy a bag that is too on-trend. You want a bag that you can wear year upon year, not something you may look at and regret buying after only a few months. All of the bags on this list will definitely stand the test of time, as you can see, many of them have done so already. 2022 is all about investing in timeless classics which will look great now, but will also look great in the future.