The Ultimate Spring/Summer 2023 Bag Guide

Your go-to guide to the bags everyone will be carrying this summer

While it is still cold in many parts of the country, New York included, the arrival of March signals that spring is, in fact, on the horizon. For many of us, this also means taking a look at our wardrobes and doing a little spring cleaning to make room for some new pieces. March is also when the new arrivals section of our favorite e-tailers heats up.

Many great new bags are dropping, and we looked through Moda Operandi’s latest offerings to bring you the best new bags for every occasion of the season. So whether you’re looking for a trendy new carry, a fun novelty bag to rock for the warmer months, or you just need something to carry to the overload of weddings you’ll be attending this summer, we’ve got you covered!

New and Novelty

Straw, raffia, and crochet continue to be some of the biggest seasonal materials in the accessory world. What initially felt very niche and impractical for a majority of women actually took off at warp speed and became a full-on wardrobe staple. These novelty materials pack a punch in style, and we see more and more variety each season. From top handle carryalls to mini totes and beyond, there are many offerings at various price points. Opt for Marni’s micro tote in light blue for a pop of color too, or Isabel Marant’s Bucket Bag, which will take you to and from the beach and beyond.

Stella McCartney Falabella Crochet Bag

Joanna Oritz Woven Bag

Marni Straw Bag

Marni Raffia Micro Tote
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Isabel Marant Bucket Bag



Sure, we all love a good classic bag, one that will stand the test of time and remain a staple in our closets for years to come. But as fashion lovers, there’s also room in our collections for trend-setting pieces that you’ll want to be the first of your friends to show off. Cult favorites like the Luar Ana Bag, Jacquemus Padded Le Bambimou, and KARA Crystal shoulder bag definitely fit the bill.

Jacquemus Padded Bambino Bag

Acne Studios Distortion Bag

Luar Green Python Bag

Luar Python Ana Bag
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Khaite PVC Olivia Bag

Kara Rhinestone Bag


With the arrival of spring comes the beginning of the wedding season, which requires its own special kind of carryall. You’ll want something stylish and sleek to compliment your outfit, or if you’re going for a classic black wedding look, a sparkly carry like Benedetta Bruzziches Crystal Shoulder Bag is a good choice. Cult Gaia’s occasion clutches continue to be great picks for weddings guest at a price that won’t break the bank.

Cult Gaia Harlow Clutch

Cult Gaia Harlow Clutch
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Benedetta Bruzziches Multicolor

Cult Gaia Annika Clutch 1

Crystal Heart Bag

Oscar De La Renta Tro Tweed Shoulder Bag

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Ed B
Ed B
1 year ago

I know the style isn’t super unique anyway but the Isabel Marant one looks sooo much like the Loewe ones to me I did a double take.

1 year ago

The Johanna Ortiz bag is cute