The Unconventional New Bag Shapes To Know & Love

Eni Subair

Micro bags – yes we can just about fit a lip gloss, bank card and smartphone in them, yet we can't stop buying them. Call it the Jacquemus effect, thanks to which we've been sporting comically small, cute but essentially unhelpful, bags.

While we are still obsessed with little bags, it's nice to see some variation on the theme. Take note – we are seeing a steady stream of new, unconventional handbag shapes that we could really get used to. Rejina Pyo had the street style scene littered with her innovative, origami foldout rectangle bags, and the high street swiftly followed suit. Over at Calvin Klein we were treated to eclectic mini duffel bags. In short: geometric shapes are filling the itty bitty bag-shaped hole in our hearts. So hop aboard the novelty bag train and explore the rectangle, circle and square shapes on offer.

Click through to shop our favourite new bag shapes.

The boxy bag

Structured, boxy bags seem to be a real hit this season and it's safe to say we're having copious amounts of fun toting them around. We'll be wearing a tiered puff-sleeve dress, velvet headband and sporting one of these babies all summer.

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This bag simply says summer euphoria and we could do with a bit of that right now.

Skinny Dip Ffifon Lemon Drop Cross Body Bag, $21, available at Topshop

A favourite on the street style scene, you'll get plenty of use out of this Rejina Pyo croc bag and of course, it'll be a surefire hit on the 'gram...

Rejina Pyo Olivia Embossed Leather Tote, $490, available at mytheresa

A muted buttery hue makes for a more subtle take on the structured shape.

Mango Mini Croc-Effect Bag, $35.99, available at Mango

We know what you're thinking – it's just the size to store a disposable camera for an impromptu beach break. Whitstable anyone?

Whistles Bibi Crossbody Bag, $129, available at Whistles

A dainty substitute for your usual oversized tote you can (just) about get away with.

Topshop Crush Stone Crocodile Bucket Bag, $25, available at Topshop

The triangle bag

Perhaps the boldest geometric shape of the new onslaught of micro bags, triangle bags might seem like a logistical nightmare but sometimes fun trumps practicality.

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There's something very Barbie about this teeny tote. We're not mad about it at all.

NITA SURI Pyramid Mini Bag, $523, available at Farfetch

If the zesty orange hue wasn't enough to grab your attention, the OTT tassel certainly will.

ASOS EDITION Triangle Bag With Tassel, $40, available at ASOS

With a versatile strap, you can take this triangle bag on a weekend stroll in the park or for evening drinks.

French Connection Fifi Recycled Leather Crossbody Bag, $29, available at French Connection

Varying shades of denim on a handbag? Very '90s. Very us.

ASAI Dragon Dream Nunchuck Bag in Blue, $375, available at LN-CC

Have you seen that sparkly handle?!

Cult Gaia Solene Mini Bag, $182.04, available at Cult Gaia

Imagine this on the dancefloor!

3.1 Phillip Lim Ines Triangle Pouch, $234, available at 3.1 Phillip Lim

The mini duffel bag

We spotted the rise of the mini duffel on the fashion circuit recently. Think your classic bowling bag, but make it fashion (and mini).

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Slime season is the only season we want on rotation.

Rejina Pyo Crinkled-Satin Shoulder Bag, $177, available at Net-A-Porter

Sure, you can just about fit your phone in this one, but on the upside, it's not going to get in your way on the dance floor.

Charles & Keith Ring Handle Bowling Bag, $69, available at Charles & Keith

Sometimes simplicity is key. Dip your toe into the trend with this minimal Urban Outfitters take.

Urban Outfitters Mini Leather Bowler Bag, $29, available at Urban Outfitters

A classic nova check bag only means one thing – yet another Burbs dream on our wish list. We'll be dropping hints about this at every birthday, Christmas, Easter...

Burberry The Vintage Check and Leather Barrel Bag, $690, available at Burberry

When in doubt, go for an all black style that will look sexy with anything and everything.

Pretty Little Thing Mini Barrel Bag In Black Croc, $17.5, available at ASOS

We couldn't not add some snakeskin to this lineup.

Topshop Grande Snake Grab Bag, $22, available at Topshop

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