The definition of “purse” is no longer simply a shoulder bag that holds your wallet, keys, phone, and makeup. Traditional tote purses and clutches are still in, and so are cute classic shoppers, but today’s busy woman needs more than one option in her rotation. Whether you’re a lover of Michael Kors shoulder bags or you stay true to your favorite Kate Spade purse, purse trends are taking your handbag options in a new direction, literally changing the shape of your purse game.
Below are a few styles that incorporate the drawstring look into popular and widespread handbag shapes and sizes.
Simple Drawstring Bags
One new popular option is a designer drawstring bag that you simply hold in your hand. These funky beauties are based on the tried-and-true concept of securing your items from falling out by cinching the bag closed, but they are a far cry from the nylon gym bags you got for free in the ‘90s. Some lovely drawstring bags are smooth and simple, some are detailed with embroidery for a touch of class to the practical favorite, and others go all out, featuring fun flare on the grommets, front, and strings for the ultimate cinch sack that will help you show off your style.
Check out our collection of Fossil purses to find your next favorite. Or, shop from the inside. Many drawstring bags come complete with additional organizational compartments inside, while others stick to the basic throw-and-go philosophy. If you are the kind of girl who likes to keep it simple, you could grab a basic cinch bag in your favorite material for that go-to bag that matches everything. The cute drawstring detail is the centerpiece of these bags, giving you a casual cool look wherever you go.
Satchels and Crossbodies
If you love the cinch bag look but are not a big fan of carrying the purse in your hand or around your wrist, get a long-strapped satchel or a crossbody. They have all the appeal of the drawstring purse, but they can be carried in a way that makes you comfortable. Many of these bags incorporate the drawstring in place of a button or magnetic enclosure, while others feature both the drawstring and a button or magnet for extra security.
Satchel bags and cross-body bags are a close cousin to the drawstring bag, mixing high style with practicality for a purse that is a friend to every woman. Many of these bags combine several of our favorite elements, making them a shoulder bag, a drawstring pack, and a tote all in one. A lover of Kate Spade shoulder bags can pick one with her signature feminine style, while another can show off their funky Fossil style while still being able to take all of their items on the go. These can be the perfect combination for the person who likes to wear their bag instead of carry it.
A New Spin on Classic Totes
If you are a woman who prefers to stick with what she knows, your options are still nearly unlimited. Check out our Fossil shoulder bags for a fresh look for the tote bag, or look at what Kate Spade has to offer this season. Peruse our collection for roomy purses that are just the right size. Even classic shoulder bags can come with the cinch handbag look, making even the stiffest of handbags look a little more casual.
Some classic totes are receiving a makeover with a simple change in the handle, creating a bag that’s like a clutch but actually allows you to hold more than just your wallet. If you’d like to stick to the basics, but still want to incorporate this year’s hottest trend, find a bag with a chunky handle over a cinch enclosure, and you’ll show everyone that you’ve got it going on.
Your options as a purse buyer are broader than ever before. You can choose from more than just a few colors or patterns now; you can have your pick of shapes, sizes, and even straps for carrying. Find your next favorite designer drawstring bag for this season in our selection of Fossil, Kate Spade, and Michael Kors purses and more.