6 New Bag Trends That Are Perfect for Brides

Perfect for every bridal event

Updated 12/15/18
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We all know the wedding dress is the most important piece of the fashion puzzle for a bride-to-be, but accessories are a crucial part of every bridal look. Whether you’re a traditional, modern, bohemian, or city hall bride, a stylish handbag is a useful accessory to have on hand and one that’s easily overlooked when shoes, jewelry and hair accessories or a veil can feel like a bigger area of focus. Even if you haven’t found the dress yet, a bridal bag is a stunning way to bring your engagement party, bridal shower, or rehearsal dinner look to life and the latest handbag trends are a stylish way to narrow in on your perfect style.

Elegant clutches, cross-body bags, and wristlets are ever popular in the bridal world from metallic fabrics to intricate beading and rhinestone detailing. We love these classic options for every type of bridal style, but if you’re looking to veer into fashion-forward territory, something inspired by new-season trends may spark your interest.

Vintage-inspired bags are having a major moment this season from styles decked in pearls to flapper fringe and hard-case box bags. Sophisticated and playful, silhouettes from drawstring pouches to modern wristlets and clutches feel perfectly bridal whether you’re for something in cream or white, a metallic hue, or maybe even colored for your something blue. For a little more texture, brocade fabrics, sumptuous velvet, and patent leather make for an impactful bridal moment—geometric shapes and pared-back designs give these mainstay textures trends new life for a modern bridal aesthetic.

Whether you’re shopping for a single bridal bag for your wedding day or a few to pair with your engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, and after party looks, ahead, shop the edit of fresh handbags trends for every style and budget.

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Velvet

Courtesy of Hunting Season

Hunting Season Tula Velvet Shoulder Bag

SHOP NOW: Net-a-Porter, $475

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Velvet

Courtesy of Hayward Hayward

Hayward Hayward Mini Velvet Shopper Tote Bag

SHOP NOW: Neiman Marcus, $490

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Velvet

Courtesy of The Volon

The Volon Cindy Feather Velvet Bucket Bag

SHOP NOW: Saks Fifth Avenue, $940

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Patent

Courtesy of Dune

Dune Occasion Patent Cross Body Bag With Chain Detail Strap

SHOP NOW: ASOS, $87

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Patent

Courtesy of Barneys

Barneys New York Framed Clutch

SHOP NOW: Barneys, $235

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Patent

Courtesy of Staud

Staud Bissett Bag White Patent Leather

Staud

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Patent

Courtesy of by Far

by Far Mini Cream Patent Bag

by Far

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Patent

Courtesy of Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin So Kate Patent Leather Clutch

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $890

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Pearl

Courtesy of Skinnydip

Skinnydip Penelope Faux Pearl Beaded Bag

SHOP NOW: ASOS, $48

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Pearl

Courtesy of Le Regale

La Regale Pearl Melange Clutch

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $59.95

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Pearl

Courtesy of Santi

Santi Imitation Pearl Clutch

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $175

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Pearl

Courtesy of Shrimps

Shrimps Quinn Cream Bag

SHOP NOW: Shrimps, $650

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Pearl

Courtesy of Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo Callie Black Mix Suede Clutch Bag with Pearl Detailing

SHOP NOW: Jimmy Choo, $1,550

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Brocade

Courtesy of Attico

Attico Jacquard Pouch Bag And Feathers

SHOP NOW: Moda Operandi, was $340, now $38

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Brocade

Courtesy of Nomia

Nomia Drawcord Bucket Bag

SHOP NOW: Nomia, $350

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Brocade

Courtesy of Edie Parker

Edie Parker Heart Wristlet Silk Brocade in Cream

Edie Parker

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Brocade

Courtesy of Dries Van Noten

Dries Van Noten Crystal Embellished Brocade Envelope Clutch

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $1,248

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Brocade

Courtesy of Bienen-Davis

Bienen-Davis Kit floral-Brocade Clutch

SHOP NOW: Matches Fashion, $2,035

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Fringe

Courtesy of Charles & Keith

Charles & Keith Circular Top Hand Bag

Charles & Keith

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Fringe

Courtesy of St. Xavier

St. Xavier Roxy Fringe Clutch

BHLDN

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Fringe

Courtesy of Cult Gaia

Cult Gaia Angelou Bag in Champagne

Cult Gaia

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Fringe

Courtesy of Whiting & Davis

Whiting & Davis Cascade Crystal Fringe Mesh Bracelet Bag

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $315

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Fringe

Courtesy of Hillier Bartley

Hillier Bartley Gold Fringed Lantern Bag

Hillier Bartley

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Structured Box

Courtesy of Forever 21

Forever 21 Floral Box Clutch

SHOP NOW: Forever 21, $24.90

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Structured Box

Courtesy of Estee & Lilly

Estee & Lilly Box With Handle Clutch

SHOP NOW: Target, $39.99

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Structured Box

Courtesy of Mango

Mango Metal Coffer Bag

SHOP NOW: Mango, $119.99

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Structured Box

Courtesy of Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham Powder Box

SHOP NOW: Victoria Beckham, was $2,125, now $1,062

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Structured Box

Courtesy of Mark Cross

Mark Cross Nicole Bag

Mark Cross

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