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Have Denim Bags Become a Spring/Summer Staple?

Once a major trend, denim has returned year after year

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At what point does something move past a trend to become a closet staple? It’s a question we often ask ourselves at PurseBlog, and today we’re diving in once again. This time, the subject in question is denim. Denim bags, to be exact. Once a seasonal trend that would ebb and flow, depending on the year, since the turn of the decade it seems that the denim bag boom is no longer dependent on the trend flow.

Rather, each spring and summer, denim bags come back into rotation. So, have they become a closet staple that you can actually invest in, knowing you’ll use it year after year, versus a trendy piece that you’d rather not buy heavily into and instead opt for a contemporary or indie version? Let’s discuss this.

To Denim or Not to Denim

Whether you love, hate, or have mixed feelings about it, denim bags are not going anywhere. Not now, and maybe not ever. Thanks to fashion’s ever-present obsession with nostalgia and archival fashion right now, denim is extremely relevant. This is all thanks to the return of styles from the early aughts, like Louis Vuitton’s iconic monogram denim bags, which upon their release, spawned a sort of denim accessory revolution.

Then, there’s the Dior Saddle bag, which remains a favorite among the fashion set 5 years after its re-release. Its denim iterations of the early 2000s were some of the most coveted among shoppers — both then and now. Even brands like Prada and Miu Miu were in on the trend back then.

What’s old continues to become new again, and if fashion’s cyclical nature has taught us anything, it’s that nothing truly ever goes out of style, at least not for good. Denim is one of those novelty materials that remains relevant despite the odds, and, like a great-fitting pair of jeans, why shouldn’t a denim bag be a staple?

So go ahead and buy that Bottega Denim Cassette or Chanel Denim Mini Flap because there’s a place in every collector’s closet for the perfect denim bag.

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Tam
Tam
1 year ago

I agree with you Kaitlin! Denim bags are wedging it’s way into being a classic item.
I do love the look of them.

Paula
Paula
1 year ago

I have an LV denim bag I purchased 12 plus years ago. I only pull out every spring/summer to use and always get stopped, asking if that is from a new collection. It is one of my very favorite spring/summer bags…I think denim will always be considered a staple.

Catherine G.
Catherine G.
1 year ago

I have a Dior denim bag that I bought about 5 years ago and it is one of my favorite bags.It is great with casual clothing.

Samantha
Samantha
1 year ago

Denim may not be for everyone, but I own a Chanel denim classic and ❤️ it!

Gayle
Gayle
1 year ago

I only have 1 denim bag (vintage coach monogram) but its enough for me same with a few denim dresses. I dont wear jeans (shock haha i love dresses). Ive been wanting to add a chanel flap but i cant justify the price.

Jen
Jen
1 year ago

I totally agree with this. That is why I added a Chanel Denim Flap bag to my collection this year – as I plan to wear it in spring/summer! I’ve been wanting to get one for a long time now and I finally took the plunge!

truelvoe
truelvoe
1 year ago

I will never invest in a denim bag, I really don’t like the look.. on myself… but I definitely can understand the appeal 😊 but I prefer to wear denim on my legs 😆

FashionableLena
FashionableLena
1 year ago

I had a denim bag but gave it away. The denim color transferred on my shirt. I don’t like to not wear something because I’m too scared that something will get on it.

Catlin
Catlin
1 year ago

I don’t know if I think they are a classic… I don’t have one – not that that means anything – but also neither does anyone I know and I don’t think I’ve ever seen one in real life around the (big) city where I live. Maybe it’s a trend in some places but not all.