And Just Like That, This Early-'00s Bag Trend Is Officially Back

No, it's not just you: I've spotted yet another trend from the early 2000s that's rearing its head again in 2022. From platform shoes to low-rise everything, Y2K fashion is nearly inescapable these days with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Its latest accompaniment is none other than bowler bags. Designer labels like Prada and Louis Vuitton, whose early aughts versions first put this handbag silhouette on the sartorial map, are bubbling up once again on a certain subset of cool girls like Devon Lee Carlson and Camille Charriere whose social media feeds are peppered with vintage bowling bags.

Popular as the vintage bags may be, labels like Celine and Loewe are reinventing the shape in their latest collections and those modern-day bowlers have quickly become a hit on the street style scene, proving the trend is being led just as much by nostalgia as it is by the current moment. As such, we've charted the bowler bag trend from the street to Instagram, so keep reading to see the bags on the fashion set and, of course, shop our favorites both vintage and new.

On the Street Style Set

The double-handle silhouette lends a fresh feel to otherwise classic top-handle bags.

Loewe's mini logo-embossed style is a modern-day favorite.

Dior's boxy bowler shape has the potential to become the next It bag.

On Instagram:

Prada's bowling bags from the era are trending hard on the resale market right now.

The double-handle style is like the sophisticated cousin of all the sleek '90s shoulder bags that are massively popular right now.

Louis Vuitton's nano speedy bag is a hot-ticket item right now, another indicator that this shape is taking off.

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@devapollon

Look at any Y2K fashion girlie's feed and I guarantee you'll spot one of these bags.

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@hoskelsa

They lend a polished quality to even the simplest ensembles.

If Devon Lee Carlson is wearing one, it's not long before the rest of the TikTok world follows suit.

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@sophielopez

Marge Sherwood's funky-shaped bowler bags are a fashion-person favorite since they feel like an especially modern way to get in on the look.

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@sofiamcoelho

Retailers are offering up plenty of fun color options in this shape that are perfect for summer.

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