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Fall Winter 2023 Fashion trends handbags

An Examination of Vogue’s Fall/Winter 2023 Handbag Trend Predictions

As predicted by Vogue, the renowned fashion and lifestyle magazine that has been published since 1892, we are set to see some trendy changes in the handbag game. I’ve distilled these predictions into five main categories so, if you’re a connoisseur of vintage fashion, or interested in an affordable way to have designer on a budget, stay tuned for an outline of these handbag trends and a selection to shop at Alla Moda Vintage.


1. 1990s Tom Ford Styles are Back

The fashion world is witnessing a nostalgic resurgence as handbags from the iconic Tom Ford styles of the 1990s make a triumphant comeback. Tom Ford, known for his daring designs and glamorous aesthetics, left an indelible mark on the fashion landscape during his tenure at Gucci in the late '90s. The sleek and sophisticated handbags he introduced back then are experiencing a revival, capturing the essence of that era while seamlessly blending with contemporary trends. 

Tom Ford Gucci PurseTom Ford Era Black Gucci Purse

Fashion enthusiasts are embracing the return of these statement accessories, characterized by luxurious materials, bold patterns, and distinctive silhouettes. The revival of 1990s Tom Ford handbags signifies a timeless elegance that transcends decades, proving that true style never goes out of fashion.


Tom Ford Brown Nylon and Leather Shoulder BagPink Gucci Purse


2. Welcoming Back Structured 60’s Style Bags 

Structured 60s-style handbags are staging a remarkable comeback, adding a touch of vintage sophistication to the contemporary fashion scene. Drawing inspiration from the mod and minimalist designs of the 1960s, these handbags boast clean lines, geometric shapes, and meticulous craftsmanship. The revival of structured bags from this era brings a sense of polished elegance, reflecting the refined and tailored aesthetics that defined the fashion landscape of the swinging sixties. 

1960s Mod Gucci PurseYellow Patent Leather Salvatore Ferragamo Purse

Modern reinterpretations incorporate vibrant colors, high-quality materials, and thoughtful detailing, making these accessories a perfect blend of retro charm and contemporary flair. As fashion enthusiasts embrace the revival of structured 60s-style bags, they celebrate an era marked by timeless design principles that continue to captivate and inspire.



Dior Mod Purse Navy Blue with Gold ClaspBlack and White Authentic Bally Crossbody Purse


3. Bags with Chain Straps are In

The allure of bags with chain straps has made a triumphant return, echoing the timeless glamor of past decades while seamlessly integrating into today's fashion zeitgeist. This revival pays homage to the classic elegance popularized by iconic designers like Chanel. Chain straps add a touch of edgy sophistication to a variety of bag styles, from crossbody to shoulder bags, elevating their aesthetic appeal. The distinctive clinking sound of a metal chain against the bag's surface evokes a sense of luxury and chic refinement. 

Authenticated Gucci Bag Black With gold chain strapAuthentic Jimmy Choo Purse, light colored eel skin and gold chain strap

Contemporary fashion designers are incorporating chain straps into their collections, offering versatility and a nod to the vintage allure of accessories from the past. As fashion enthusiasts embrace the return of bags with chain straps, they not only celebrate a trend but also affirm the enduring charm of these timeless, statement-making pieces.


Authentic Vintage Bally Purse Quilted Yellow Leather with Gold Chain strapBally Designer Bag, quilted black leather with braided gold and black strap




4. Trading Mini Bags for Big Hobos

The resurgence of hobo bags marks a departure from the era dominated by mini handbags, as fashion takes a turn towards relaxed and effortlessly chic styles. Hobo bags, with their slouchy silhouettes and spacious designs, are making a strong comeback, offering a refreshing contrast to the compact minimalism of mini bags that once ruled the scene. Embracing a sense of casual sophistication, hobo bags are capturing the hearts of fashion enthusiasts seeking both style and practicality. 

White Dior Bag with braided leather strapBlack Burberry Bag with nova check interior lining

The move away from mini handbags signals a shift towards functionality and comfort without compromising on fashion-forward aesthetics. As these roomy and laid-back hobo bags reclaim their place in the limelight, they embody a new era of fashion that values ease and versatility over the trend-driven, petite designs of the recent past.



Gold Gucci Purse Jackie Hobo Style with Removable StrapMakowsky Black textured leather shoulder bag




5. We All Need a Purse In Red 

The allure of a red purse is undeniable, and the timeless charm of this bold accessory is experiencing a well-deserved resurgence. A red purse is more than a fashion statement; it's an embodiment of confidence, passion, and sartorial audacity. In a sea of neutrals, a red purse emerges as the ultimate pop of color, injecting vibrancy and personality into any ensemble. Red transcends seasons and trends, making it a perennial choice for those who seek a versatile yet eye-catching accessory. Whether it's a fiery crimson, a classic cherry red, or a deep burgundy, the spectrum of red purses allows for personal expression while maintaining a sense of sophistication. 


Red Prada Bag with large gold buckleVintage Bally Purse Glossy red leather with white and red stripe flap

In a world often dominated by muted tones, the red purse stands as a testament to the transformative power of accessories. It's not just an option; it's a wardrobe essential—an indispensable splash of color that adds an exclamation point to your style. We all need a red purse to infuse our fashion repertoire with that extra dose of flair and individuality.


Botiker Trigger Red Purse Hobo Style with chrome accentsBottega Veneta Purse Red suede with orange butterflies



Stay on Trend this Fall/Winter 2023 with Vintage Handbags from Alla Moda

As we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of fashion for Fall/Winter 2023, embracing timeless style becomes paramount, and there's no better way to stay on trend than with vintage handbags from Alla Moda. These carefully curated pieces not only transport us to eras of unparalleled elegance but also serve as a testament to the enduring allure of well-crafted accessories. 

In a world that often leans towards the transient, opting for vintage handbags not only adds a touch of nostalgia but also contributes to sustainable and conscious fashion choices. So, as we embark on this style journey, let's not merely follow trends; let's curate our wardrobes with pieces that tell stories and stand the test of time. With Alla Moda's vintage handbags, we not only stay on trend; we become custodians of a fashion legacy that transcends seasons and captures the essence of enduring allure.

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