We’re only ten days into the new year, but we’ve already picked up on a trend that’s seemingly going to be huge this year in the handbag world: denim. While denim bags are nothing new, and in fact, we tend to see an uptick of blue jean babies as spring collections hit stores, this year, the trend is primed for a major comeback. Particularly, this can be attributed largely to the obsession with Y2K fashion. Louis Vuitton just released a new iteration of its iconic denim monogram, and the original collection spawned a sort of denim accessory revolution back in the early aughts. Even Chanel’s new cruise collection includes a denim Mini Classic Flap too. And on the runway, the Fendi/Versace swap collection featured an array of bags dressed in denim.

It’s hard to argue a case against denim bags, as they pop up season after season, and there is something to be said about a classic bag—like a Chanel Flap—draped in full-on denim. It’s classy yet edgy and chic all at the same time, but admittedly, spending thousands of dollars on a fabric bag can feel a bit ludicrous. Despite the names of the designers that back them, is a denim bag really worth the investment? I have to admit that I’m all for admiring these fun and no doubt fashionable bags but from afar. Not to mention, I occasionally wonder who actually is buying these bags as I don’t often see a denim purse IRL. So as we head into another year and spring/summer collections begin to drop, we (but really, me) want to know:

Do you own a denim bag?

Check out some of our favorite denim finds of the moment below!

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Thefashionableteacher
Thefashionableteacher
5 months ago

I’ve been on the hunt for a denim bag for a few months. I’m still on the fence because I owned one before which color transferred on one of my favorite tops.

Sara
Sara
5 months ago

Wow – I have considered color transfer from jeans to light bag but I never thought about color transferring from denim bag to light clothes.

C L
C L
5 months ago

Well, I guess one thing you don’t need to worry about is color transfer from your jeans to your jean bag.

A denim designer bag would be a fun casual addition if you can afford to buy $5k novelty bags on a whim, but as someone who has to save up and thus leans toward classic investment pieces, it’s a no for me!

VR vrvrv
VR vrvrv
5 months ago

I have a Chanel denim mini square. It’s super cute and fun for when you don’t need a lot. That being said, it doesn’t get much use for reasons I can’t really explain. Luckily I got a really good deal on it resale. I agree with not spending thousands on a denim bag if you are making priorities. There are more classic choices. I also can’t decide how much denim is too much. Can I carry the bag while wearing jeans? Probably. What if I have on denim Gucci sneakers? That might be pushing it. Add the Gucci denim bucket hat? I may have crossed over to Brittany and Justin territory. Sigh…. It’s tough.

Adriana
Adriana
5 months ago

I do own one chanel that is incredible ripped off in the corners but I don´t regret it, is very ripped because i really used the bag, and even though is ripped, i still loved then. If you are young with a wild free heart buy it, but if you look for something that worth the price, go for leather that don´t scuffs easily, like grainy leathers.

Here is the thing, any fabric bag will be less durable than a leather bag.

Andrea
Andrea
5 months ago

I own two, the Gucci denim GG Ophidia tote and a small Coach denim bag – I love them both. So easy to style and so lightweight! I’m a fan!

GG M
GG M
5 months ago

Be careful with buying the denim Hourglass because some sites have the exact same version in denim printed leather and you can’t tell the difference upon looking. I had both a denim version and the denim-printed version side by side at the store, and it’s really uncanny!

Susan K.
Susan K.
5 months ago

I sold my Chanel mini denim bag trimmed in leather for more than I paid for it. The price tag was still in it and it was in perfect condition. I rarely used it, not sure why. Thinking about getting a used denim backpack, but haven’t bought one yet.

lalarey
lalarey
5 months ago

oooh that Saint Laurent Loulou is fun!

Maya
Maya
5 months ago

I got a vintage mini Dior flight saddle this past summer and I love it. I think because of the monogram it doesn’t look like an old pair of jeans.

Jerri R
Jerri R
5 months ago

I love the look of denim, but I am a stain magnet no matter how careful I am!:( And I hate spraying my bag with stain guard. It seems to alter the tone of the fabric ever so slightly.

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