8 best trending designer handbags of 2022

Posted: 5 May 2022 8:00 am
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These are the most popular styles from Dior, Balenciaga and Prada that you need on your arm this year.

Not to be dramatic, but actually finding your staple handbag can be considered to be one of life's greatest achievements. From being able to fit in all your daily essentials, to matching your style, it's no wonder that a designer handbag is one of the best investments you can make for your wardrobe.

If you're ready to make your big purchase but you're not quite sure where to start, look no further. We've pulled together the top designer bags of 2022 to keep you on trend and classy. Plus, we'll show you how to check you're buying the real deal before you add to cart.

Picture not describedThis article was created in partnership with eBay Australia and its Authenticity Guarantee, which gives you peace of mind when shopping for luxury handbags across 16 eligible brands.

Image of Harry Styles wearing the Gucci Jackie bag (left) and product image of the Gucci Jackie bag (right)

Gucci Jackie 1961 Small Shoulder Bag

RRP: $3,815

You may have seen style icon Harry Styles sporting this Gucci bag recently but it's not exactly new. This leather handbag was originally released in the 1950s under the name "Constance" but was renamed after the former first lady Jackie Kennedy who was rarely seen without it.

The new and improved Jackie bag now comes in 3 sizes, medium, small and mini, and is made for both women and men. It also comes with an additional shoulder strap to seamlessly transition from night to day.

This bag is a classic that has been worn by style icons for almost 50 years, so it definitely gets the timeless tick of approval.

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Balenciaga Le Cagole Bag

RRP: $2,800

This trendy Balenciaga bag is the certified modern IT-girl bag. Worn by the likes of Kim Kardashian, Dua Lipa and Alexa Demie, the leather bag is a fun play into nostalgia and our beloved Y2K trends.

The bag features an adjustable shoulder strap, silver hardware and an adorable heart mirror for your touch-up needs.

Although black seems to be the most popular colour amongst the celebs, it also comes in bright hues like red, green and orange if you're looking for something more trendy.

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Image of Dua Lipa wearing the black Balenciage Le Cagole Bag (left) and product image of the bag (right)


Image of Bella Hadid wearing the Dior Saddle Bag (left) and product image of the same bag (right)

Dior Saddle Bag

RRP: $5,500

Yet another 90s/Y2K revival, this gorgeous Dior shoulder bag is one of the most iconic bags in pop culture history. From our favourite on-screen characters like Carrie Bradshaw to A-listers like Paris Hilton, it's no surprise that Dior decided to bring back the silhouette.

Worn today by Bella Hadid and Devon Lee Carlson, the saddle bag has clearly proven that it's here to stay. It can be dressed up or down and worn with any outfit, making it the perfect staple piece to add to your wardrobe.

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Louis Vuitton Multi Pochette Bag

RRP: $3,750

The Multi Pochette is one of Louis Vuitton's most sought after handbags and has paved the way for some of our favourite cross-body bags.

If you like to be hands free, this chic piece is for you. The bag is made up of 5 components: 2 main pochettes, a round key purse, a large cross-body strap and a gold shoulder chain.

As well as being very trendy, its versatility and functionality are hard to overlook, making for the perfect everyday bag.

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Image of Hailey Bieber wearing the Louis Vuitton Multi Pochette bag (left) and product image of the same bag (right)


Image of Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber holding the green Bottega Veneta Jodie Bag (left) and product image of the same bag (right)

Bottega Veneta Jodie Bag

RRP: $3,100

This modern minimal pouch by Bottega Veneta is loved by top models like Elsa Hosk and Hailey Bieber for good reasons. Available in 5 different sizes, this slouchy design has a simple shape but features the signature Intrecciato weave for the ultimate luxury look.

Keep it neutral for a more timeless look or go all out with a bright pop of colour.

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Prada Cleo Bag

RRP: $3,450

The Cleo Bag in 3 words? Sleek, chic and sophisticated. You can't go wrong with yet another 90s inspired look. Carried on arms like Emily Ratajkowski, Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber, this Prada bag has secured off-duty model status.

This elegant retro-style bag is the perfect accessory for touching up a more casual outfit or for a night out. The minimal but polished aesthetic gives the bag great versatility and eternal style.

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Image of Kendall Jenner wearing the white Prada Cleo Bag (left) and product image of the same bag (right)


Image of Dua Lipa with the pink Jacquemus Le Bambino Long shoulder bag (left) and product image of the same bag (right)

Jacquemus Le Bambino Long Shoulder Bag

RRP: $1,045

After gaining huge popularity with its ultra-mini Le Chiquito bag, Jacquemus has launched its updated bag for 2022. Thankfully, this long envelope bag is a more practical size to fit your essentials but still carries the same sleek design we all love.

The Le Bambino Long allows for the classic over the shoulder look or you can tuck the strap down for a chic clutch moment. The bag is currently available in a range of colours but we personally can't get over the trendy bubblegum pink spotted on Dua Lipa.

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Bvlgari Serpenti Forever Bag

RRP: $3,980

The Bvlgari Serpenti range has been a staple in the celeb world for over 10 years thanks to its timeless elegance. Debuting in 2012 on stars like Gossip Girls' Leighton Meester and supermodel Miranda Kerr, the bag still remains highly coveted in the designer world.

If you're after a more formal classic that will never go out of style, the Serpenti Forever Bag is a great option.

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Image of Elsa Hosk holding the red Bvlgari Serpenti Forever Cross Body Bag (left) and product image of the same bag (right


How to check the authenticity of a designer handbag

Now that your shopping wish list is up to date, here's how to check that your dream handbag is legitimate when you're shopping online:

Use eBay's Authenticity Guarantee

If you're purchasing from a third-party seller like eBay, make use of any authenticity checks that may be available. eBay's Authenticity Guarantee provides free authentication of luxury handbags across 16 designer brands, including Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Prada. This feature originated from eBay's sneaker Authenticity Guarantee program.

Simply shop any item that features a blue tick on eBay and it will be verified in its Sydney authentication facility at no extra cost.

Expect high prices

Designer handbags are expensive for a reason, and even if they are second-hand, they will never be extremely cheap. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Quality should be consistent

A tell-tale sign of fake designer goods is inconsistency. Inspect things like stitching, hardware quality, logo placement, stamping and colouring.

Check for a serial number

Most designer bags will have an inside tag that features the brand name, a serial number, a date code and the trademark symbol. Find out whether your handbag should have one and where it should be before purchasing.

Now you're ready to quite literally secure the bag and get the investment accessory of your dreams. If you're still looking for more, check out our round-up of the hottest handbag brands you should know about and our complete guide to designer brands.

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