by ABARA SG on Mar 01, 2023


Dear Reader,

We are now right in the middle of Spring 2023, and it is the perfect moment to invest in new accessories that will refresh your look for the rest of the season. One quick and easy way to change things up? A new handbag, of course. A handbag can quickly reset your look and speaks volumes about you and your lifestyle; it basically represents who you are to the world. Your handbag not only carries your essentials from place to place, but are status signifiers, statement makers, and functional and portable works of art that you can bring wherever you go. So how do you start picking a new handbag that says “now or never”?

Here, we present the top 3 handbag trends we predict will heat up your Spring Summer 2023 looks.

The Underarm Candy

As if baguettes (the edible ones as well as the Fendi bag) are ever out of style! These tidy oblong bags are as stylish now as in the 2000s. This bag shape, which is essentially a shoulder bag with a shorter strap and which can be grasped under the arm is enjoying a surge of popularity with the Y2K movement. The versatile shape lends itself to holding just enough, while the strap can be used as a shoulder bag or a top handle. ABARA’s very own B’Aguette Bag has all the features and is a perfect versatile bag for travel. Available in calfskin as well as canvas versions, there’s a B’Aguette for every taste and budget.

Hip To Be Square

The timeless and graphic square purse is the perfect complement to simple and understated outfits which have made a comeback to recent runways. You can see it breaking out like a rash all over TikTok, or maybe it's because this design is a classic that you can wear and keep through the decades, either way, it's a style that is easy to adopt. An example would be ABARA’s boldly angular Keeps’Ake shoulder bag. It’s a classic handbag shape that comes with an adjustable strap for you to refresh your minimalist outfits this summer!

The Top Handle

After crossbody bags became predominant in recent years, the top handle has returned with a vengeance this season. This is an elegant, ladylike handbag style that spells expensive and sophisticated. And these structured hand-held pieces don't have to be stuffy or stiff — ABARA’s bestseller top handle bag The Tr’Apeze comes in different makes from the super luxury version in bespoke crocodile, to a version in practical calfskin, to a youthful take in monogram canvas, this is an iconic bag that can update a predictable look.

XXX 💋 The ABARA Team