We should have known this was coming the moment the first Fendi Micro Peekaboo Bag hit the runway. Most types of trends run along a continuum, and once popular favor hits something at one end, the journey in the opposite direction begins almost immediately. It took a couple seasons, but now we’ve arrive at the alternate extreme: giant bags were all over the Fall 2017 runways.

Balenciaga‘s Demna Gvasalia can probably be most directly credited with getting this look going in earnest last season with the brand’s giant, simple zipper totes and duffels inspired by the thin, light bags often used by the homeless and otherwise destitute to move and organize their worldly belongings. Thankfully, the rest of the field took their designs in less problematic directions this season.

These oversized bags mostly fell into one of two categories: totes and hobos. If you were a bag lover in the mid-to-late 2000s, the hobos in particular will look familiar to you, but mostly in a good way. If you often find yourself needing to carry a ton of stuff in everyday life, this season is for you. Check out the season’s best runway examples of the trend below. (And not to say “I told ya so,” but we did call this one a whole year ago, almost to the day!)

[Photos via Vogue Runway]

Acne

Balenciaga

Balenciaga

Céline

Céline

Chanel

Coach

Fendi

Gucci

Loewe

Maison Margiela

Max Mara

Michael Kors

Mulberry

Proenza Schouler

Tod’s

Versace

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kemilia
kemilia
5 years ago

So we’re going from dinky micro bags that a phone can’t squeeze into to bags that can carry a week’s worth of groceries, interesting.

FashionableLena
FashionableLena
5 years ago

I don’t get it. Even if you carry a lot of stuff in your everyday life, these bags are still too big. They’re like a parody of themselves.

Odd and impractical.

Sparky
Sparky
5 years ago

on the upside, glamorous way to tote your laundry to the laundromat for an emergency wash when your washing machine suddenly konks out…. Joking aside, the Tod’s is the only one that looks usable.

Rosa Lily
Rosa Lily
5 years ago

Have to agree with you. I love large bags but these are so large I can use them as a laundry basket.

Rosa Lily
Rosa Lily
5 years ago

I can fit my entire life inside those humongous bags!

Kate
Kate
5 years ago

I’m happy to see the silly micro bags go, but these are just as absurd. Carrying a bag shouldn’t give you chronic back problems.

jackiequeue
jackiequeue
5 years ago

I think we are being too harsh. The Fendi bag clearly doubles as a five-figure pillow while the Max Mara is probably excellent cover in an unexpected snow storm. The Gucci is adorable & also seems like a solid bet in case you need a blunt object to swat someone with.

In all seriousness, I am all for the resurgence of dinosaur-related fashions, ginormous or not. That Coach bag sings to my soul.

Chanel
Chanel
5 years ago

Yay, I was never really on the mini bag trend anyway I’ve always loved bigger bags as I carry my whole life and then some with me.

Withakay
Withakay
5 years ago

I LOVE that coach bag. I might buy it as home decor…like a magazine holder

Denise
Denise
5 years ago

Great. A trend where I can sneak my one year old into the movies.

A
A
5 years ago

I think now that people have downsized the items that they put in their bags (such as using card holders instead of full size wallets) and got used to carrying lighter bags, it’s going to be hard to go back to oversized bags.

Choogamo64
Choogamo64
5 years ago

Too large, not a fan.

GG Pastel