Small, practical handbags with a boxy square shape are seemingly everywhere this season.
Like many bag trends before them, the shape and style of the bag is relatively simple. Designers like Prada released some classics, like a brushed leather handbag from 1995 in their spring 2023 show that quickly became a street-style favorite.
Late KC native Kate Spade’s namesake brand has followed suit with their new collection of box bags, which mirror the popular style seen in designer shows in Paris, Milan and New York.
The newest line of Kate Spade totes and purses includes simple leather designs in bold colors—much like the Prada bags re-released in colors like baby blue and bright olive green. Some favorite hues of the Kate Spade small leather totes are bubble gum pink and burnt orange, which mirror the simple design and colorful pops favored in streetwear style this season.
Our favorite piece from this trend is the Boxxy Crossbody from Kate Spade ($500), which plays on the geometric style of its square shape with embellished puffed squares in bright red, pink, yellow and orange. It’s definitely a statement piece that has the perfect mix of in-vogue design with surprising, whimsical elements.