Given the chokehold Y2K dressing continues to have over the style set, the shoulder bag’s status as cool girls’ accessory of choice feels like a natural progression.
Of course, the shoulder bag never truly waned from the forefronts of our wardrobes, rather, the bag silhouette has had a makeover with a new crop of contemporary styles bringing the prominent ‘90s shape into the modern age.
Functional yet stylish, shoulder bags really do tick all the boxes, fitting everything we need for our day-to-day errands (phone, keys, wallet) but still looking elevated enough to double as an evening bag.
From asymmetrical shapes that whisper “quiet luxury” to unexpected twists on the beloved baguette, there is a shoulder bag for every taste.
Scroll on for our pick of the best shoulder bags on the market…
The Best Shoulder Bags In 2023
LOEWE Paseo leather shoulder bag, $4150 at Net-A-Porter
Crafted in Spain from leather and lined with suede, this slouchy Paseo bag is your next summer staple. With knotted ties and an elongated top handle, it’s an aesthetic accessory for every occasion.
Red Rectangular Mini-Citybag, $339 at hardtofind
With a bold burgundy saffiano texture and a velveteen logo, this double-compartment shoulder bag is as practical as it is stylish – featuring a central zippered pocket and double carry handle.
Tabby Shoulder Bag 26, $795 at Coach
Since its release, Coach’s Tabby Collection has quickly become a must-have, including their versatile shoulder bag that comes with two detachable straps to be carried by hand or worn crossbody.
Wolf Gang The Lola Mini Shoulder Bag, $249 at The Iconic
The structured shape of this mini shoulder bag and gold hardware is the perfect, sophisticated spin on the classic style.
Colt Small Baguette, $449 at Oroton
With its compact, curved design, pinched side detail and gold lock closure, Oroton’s baguette strikes the perfect balance between trendy and timeless.
Renzo Bag, $230 at Poppy Lissiman
Lean into the ‘90s look with Y2K-inspired statement bag complete with embossed snake print and dual buckle and chain straps.
Alyssa Soft Pink Asymmetrical, $239 (usually $299) at Vestirsi
This minimal bag makes a subtle statement with its on-trend asymmetrical silhouette; the perfect accessory from day to night.