Why the Slouchy Shoulder Bag is Perfect for Post-Pandemic Life

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The slouchy shoulder bag is back. As we reemerge—whether that entails a return to office life, resuming dinner dates with old friends, or planning travels for the summer—there’s an appetite for the best slouchy handbags that are soft yet comfortable to carry. Recently during the Resort 2022 collections, Louis Vuitton made a case for the silhouette, as did Khaite and Balmain, who showcased their own iterations on the catwalk. Louis Vuitton presented their signature monogrammed versions, Khaite displayed their classic minimalist take, and over at Balmain, slouchy bags were oversized and front and center. And just last week, Altuzarra released their new Duo bag collection, which features their own unstructured shoulder bag. Altuzarra’s version, however, takes it a step further by offering it in a reversible option—why choose just one color when you can have two?

Photo: Louis Vuitton Resort 2022 

This accessories trend seems to wink at the comfort we’ve all been seeking as of late. We need practicality in our handbags, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be cushy and soft. Just as our wardrobes are shifting from cozy pajamas to double-duty dresses and our winter slippers to summer shoes, we’re all looking to ease back, rather than rush. Ahead, shop 24 best slouchy handbags for post-pandemic life perfect for all occasions—work, play, travel, and beyond.

Altuzarra Duo mini reversible texutured-leather shoulder bag

$880

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Demellier midi Milan leather shoulder bag

$480

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The Row everyday leather shoulder bag

$2,350

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Cuyana oversized double loop bag

$395

CUYANA

Anthropologie slouchy tote bag

$80

ANTHROPOLOGIE

Imago-A Plis leather shoulder bag

$535$268
MODA OPERANDI

Mango pleated bucket bag

$60$40
MANGO

Loewe Paula's Ibiza Balloon colorblock canvas hobo bag

$1,250

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Coach Ergo shoulder bag 33

$495

COACH

Prada Re-Edition 2006 nylon chain shoulder bag

$1,270

BERGDORF GOODMAN

Khaite small Beatrice hobo shoulder bag

$1,200

MODA OPERANDI

Staud navy Scotty bag

$340

SSENSE

Staud off-white large chain Sasha bag

$495$322
SSENSE

Bottega Veneta small Jodie

$3,350

BOTTEGA VENETA

JW Anderson medium chain-strap leather shoulder bag

$1,750

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JW Pei Gabbi bag

$72

AMAZON

Balenciaga Tool 2.0 tote

$1,650

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Salvatore Ferragamo

$2,200

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Isabel Marant Moskan raffia and leather shoulder bag

$875

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Frame Le Switch hobo bag

$528$212
FRAME

Everlane canvas basket tote

$58

EVERLANE

Rebecca Minkoff chain hobo bag

$298$130
NORDSTROM RACK

Fendi Croissant small shoulder bag

$2,290

BERGDORF GOODMAN

Wandler Lin leather handbag

$970$679
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