If you’ve been paging through various retailers’ spring arrivals in the past couple weeks (and if you’re a PB reader, you probably have been), then you’ve probably noticed at least one thing: a lot of brands are really going for it, if you know what I mean. Bright, embellished, in-your-face statement bags are popping up left and right. And why not? After all, the idea seems to be working for Gucci so far.

Although Gucci is likely not responsible in total for so many brands deciding to take their creative impulses to their logical extremes, the brand’s signature mix of piled-on prints, studs, jewels, embroidery and other embellishments have been hugely successful with consumers. Those shoppers are looking for bags that feel suited to their personalities without necessarily being personalized with their initials or some other customization, and this spring, they’ll have more options than ever. Check out over two dozen of the best below and let us know whether this trend appeals to you or you’d rather stick with something more traditional.

3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli Bag
$795 via Net-a-Porter

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Balenciaga Bazar Shopper S Bag
$1,495 via Balenciaga

Burberry Buckle Tote
$1,895 via Neiman Marcus

Coach Western Rivets Page Crossbody Bag
$495 via Coach

Dolce & Gabbana Leather Trim Tote
$2,175 via Net-a-Porter

Elizabeth and James Eloise Embroidered Tote
$595 via Net-a-Porter

Fendi Kan I Bag
$2,600 via Neiman Marcus

Gucci Dionysus Hobo
$3,300 via Gucci

Jerome Dreyfuss Maurice Tie Dye Tote
$1,035 via Net-a-Porter

Kate Spade Whimsies T-Rex Bag
$378 via Bloomingdale’s

Loewe Hammock Tapestry Bag
$3,490 via Neiman Marcus

Longchamp Roseau Sakura Tote
$735 via Bloomingdale’s

Louis Vuitton Alma BB Bag
$2,000 via Louis Vuitton

Mayra Fedane Lily Trunk Bag
$1,320 via Shopbop

MCM Milla Faux Pearl Studded Tote
$1,450 via Bloomingdale’s

MICHAEL Michael Kors Flower Applique Jet Set Crossbody Bag
$248 via Net-a-Porter

Miu Miu Dahlia Bag
$3,100 via Nordstrom

Moschino Embroidered Bomber Jacket Bag
$1,525 via Nordstrom

Prada Pilgrim Tote
$2,710 via Neiman Marcus

Proenza Schouler Hava Bag
$1,950 via Nordstrom

Sophia Webster Romy Mini Bucket Bag
$750 via Net-a-Porter

Sophie Hulme Albion Mini Stripe Tote
$975 via Neiman Marcus

The Row Croissant Shoulder Bag
$6,750 via Neiman Marcus

Tory Burch Embroidered Floral Hobo
$495 via Tory Burch

Valentino Glam Lock Bag
$3,995 via Neiman Marcus

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gpc
gpc
5 years ago

Sorry, but I can’t find a redeeming quality in any of these…

Fawcett Proust
Fawcett Proust
5 years ago

I just love that Burberry bag.

bellebellebelle19
bellebellebelle19
5 years ago
Reply to  Fawcett Proust

Agreed! The Burberry is my favorite!

lara
lara
5 years ago

Loewe Hammock Tapestry B

lara
lara
5 years ago

Loewe hammock tapestry is my favorite. Also like The Row Croissant, it looks like an old vintage bag in a good way

JHH
JHH
5 years ago

There is a fine line between the statement bag and the ugly, novelty bag and many of these bags cross that line. But, I do like the Gucci bag but not enough to spend $3,300 on it.

AshleyG
AshleyG
5 years ago

Nope.

Susan
Susan
5 years ago

Some – if not most – of these bags are completely AWFUL. when this fad dies away – and it will – these bags will be on E
Bay.

memsy
memsy
5 years ago

Love the Longchamp and the LV ones. But, some of the others are awful, like the Balenciaga, Miu Miu, Elizabeth & James and D&G.

SeeJay
SeeJay
5 years ago

I don’t like the Fendi/slide 7 at all and it reminds me of the circus. It looks like a gag toy or something.

Sparky
Sparky
5 years ago

LOOOOVE the Burberry!!! The D&G tote is refreshing and fun. The Longchamps pretty and understated.

Sadly the Loewe is hideous. What IS that??? The Miu Miu is having an identity crisis.

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