Trends, by their very nature, go one of two ways. In many instances, something that comes into fashion lives for a single season because it either becomes over-saturated quickly and consumers tire of it or it never catches on in the first place. Sometimes, though, trends grow slowly and stretch out over seasons, which is what seems to be happening with hobo bags. Not long ago, it was tricky to find even one in many designers’ lines, but since we first reported on their resurgence last season, a lot more brands have added the look to their selections.

The hobos you’ll see on store shelves now and in our selection below are significantly different than those you may remember from the mid-2000s. They’re often more minimalist and well-tailored, with an emphasis on a clean shape instead of tons of exterior embellishments, and even those with heavy detailing do it on a simple version of the hobo shape. Many also feature the option of a second crossbody strap, which gives the bags a versatility that shoppers now demand. Check out our picks for some of the best new hobos below.

Altuzarra Ghianda Hobo
$2,295 via SSENSE

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Annabel Ingall Brook Hobo
$399 via Bloomingdale’s

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Botkier Soho Hobo
$278 via Shopbop

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Bottega Veneta Cervo Top Flap Hobo
$3,100 via Neiman Marcus

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Burberry Elmstone Small Hobo
$1,250 via Bloomingdale’s

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Celine Lefebure Alice Hobo
$730 via Bloomingdale’s

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Elizabeth and James Finley Courier Hobo
$495 via Neiman Marcus

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Gucci Dionysus Hobo
$5,890 via Gucci

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Kate Spade Healy Lane Lawrie Hobo
$378 via Nordstrom

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Lanvin New Hobo
$1,295 via Net-a-Porter

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Loewe Fortune Hobo
$3,590 via Barneys

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Marc Jacobs Waverly Large Hobo
$995 via Neiman Marcus

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MCM Milla Hobo
$830 via Neiman Marcus

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MM6 Hobo Bag
$190 via Shopbop

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Saint Laurent Suede Strap Hobo
$1,850 via Neiman Marcus

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Salvatore Ferragamo Gancio Hobo
$2,200 via Neiman Marcus

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Shinola Relaxed Leather Hobo
$895 via Nordstrom

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The Row Bindle Knot Hobo
$1,190 via Neiman Marcus

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Tom Ford Fisherman Hook Drawstring Hobo
$3,250 via Neiman Marcus

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Tory Burch Suede Tassel Hobo
$595 via Neiman Marcus

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Leslie
Leslie
5 years ago

What a timely post as I am using my ten year old Fendi Spy Hobo bag today! Classics never go out of style! 🙂

Fawcett Proust
Fawcett Proust
5 years ago

The Altuzarra is stunning. I love how easy the bag by The Row is.

Smithy
Smithy
5 years ago

I have been tempted to buy that Elizabeth and James hobo but I can’t get past the ring and tassel on it. That addition ruins the bag for me. It’s also not removable. You’d have to cut it off and there goes potential resale.

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Imgoingbroke
Imgoingbroke
5 years ago

I love hobos, they are functional and great looking. I’m in love with the Altuzarra Ghianda Hobo and I love a top flap bag too, so the Bottega Veneta Cervo Top Flap Hobo would fit the bill perfectly. That Gucci is amazing also. Oh hell, I want them all.

W S M
W S M
5 years ago

I love the Celine Lefebure. It’s very structured for a hobo so that might not work as well as softer iterations.

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