Rad Or Bad: The Double-Bagging Trend

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This article was last updated on April 16, 2022

You’re probably a pro at double bagging (in the non-grocery sense) already, though carrying your lunch in a canvas sack, your sneakers in your ratty gym bag, or your travel essentials in a duffel is probably more out of necessity than a styling trick. But, the new, polished trend of layering bags allows you to comfortably carry all your gear without overstuffing your bag— while looking extra cute in the process. 

For the look to seem purposeful and not haphazard, make sure you’re pairing the bags together correctly:Think about them as shirts and pants. Would you wear a leopard shirt with cherry-red pants? (Yes). Would you wear a beaded top with leather shorts? (Yes). Would you wear a structured, neon sweatshirt with a lace peasant skirt? (Probably not). 

This trick will help you more successfully match up bags. Just make sure that you’re actually in need of (and able to manage) your two bags of choice — no matter how cute two clutches might look together, you’re still going to feel like a doofus double fisting them at the club. Click through to see how two of our favorite ladies rocked the look, and a few options to get you playing matchmaker with your own purses.


Teen Vogue‘s Naomi Nevitt carries a crossbody and a clutch.

Photographed by Jenna Marie Wakani


Susie Bubble double bags it with a tote and a satchel.

Photo: Courtesy of Shini Park


Balenciaga Tote, $1,595, available at BalenciagaZ Spoke Americana Mini Bag, $275, available at Zappos Couture.


AllSaints Conical Tote Bag, $295, available at AllSaintsZara Embellished Clutch, $89.90, available at Zara.


ASOS Leather Bucket Bag, $92.35, available atASOS3.1 Phillip Lim Crossbody Bag, $695, available at La Garconne.


Mango Calf-Hair Bag, $89.99, available at MangoForever21 Fringed Suede Bag, $49.80, available at Forever21.


Meredith Wendell Digi Tiger Tote, $395, available at Meredith WendellCole Haan Maria Kirby Bag, $248, available at Cole Haan.

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