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ICYMI Hobo Bags Are Going To Rule 2021— Here’s Proof

By Danielle Naer

The ‘60s are back in 2021 — and so are its handbags. Just a few months ago, Gucci reissued its iconic Jackie 1961 bag — which received its name after becoming the de facto carryall of Jackie Onassis Kennedy through the decade. Also, this fall, hobo bags from Bottega Veneta (the must-have brand for modern cool-girls) were beginning to pop up in street-style appearances. Now, the triangular silhouette is on nearly everyone’s shoulder — and it’s not slowing down for spring.

For those feeling a bit of micro-bag fatigue, this will come as especially good news. Hobo bags can carry it all — from sunglasses cases to tablets to cell phones. Some can even fit a change of shoes, for those jam-packed days where you’ll need to transition your outfit from one room to the next. There are even crocheted versions that make for stylish beach tote alternates.

The bag is loved for its everyday nature, so styling options are near-infinite. Pair with a floating sundress for easy spring afternoons, or with a pair of jeans and a trench coat for days when April showers won’t let up.

Hobo bags in fall shades (maroon, beige, et cetera) also look chic with summer whites.

At the same time, the bag doesn’t need an outfit or an occasion to look chic — wearing it with your favorite activewear set will add a polished touch to the laid-back look.


As we get back to going places (and have more to carry with us than our masks and hand sanitizers) you’ll want to have the right vessel on-hand. The options ahead span designer classics, middle-market celebrity favorites and under-$100 styles, ensuring that you can access the look at every price point. As you browse, consider using the bag as a way to add a color pop or a touch of print to your look. Black will always prove to be a classic, but the most recognizable hobo bags through history have been those with patterns and hues in heavy rotation.

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