The Fall 2020 Bag Trend We Totally Saw Coming

There’s no denying that Bottega Veneta’s accessory game is strong — and pricey. The brand’s quilted footwear and The Pouch became all the rage last fall. Now, building on the latter, the Italian label has released The Shoulder Pouch with all the gathered fabric you can handle. But they aren’t the only ruched bags on offer. (Thank goodness because we don’t know about you, but we don’t have almost $3,000 sitting around.) Whether you prefer to cart your bag under your arm or across your body, retailers have you covered. Now that ruched bags have trickled down so everyone has access, they’ve managed to morph into all different styles and shapes. Hell, even Staud reimagined its trendy Moon Bag in ruched form. While our favorite incarnation of Staud’s latest It bag is a bold and brilliant blue, we’re favoring more neutral shades when it comes to all of our other gathered must-haves. Prefer your ruching in smaller doses? Select a bag boasting it as a detail rather than the focal point.

Check out below to discover the top and truly affordable ruched bags of fall.


Gathered Crossbody Bag, $29.90 at Zara


Mila Shoulder Bag in Black, $59 at JW PEI


Design Oversized Ruched Clutch Bag in Beige, $35 at ASOS

Violeta by Mango

Ruched Strap Bag, $79.99 at Mango

Manu Atelier

Ruched Cylinder Bag, $440 at Shopbop


Ruched Shoulder Bag, $301 at Farfetch

Alexander Wang

Scrunchie Mini Satin Tote, $295 at Net-a-Porter


Small Gathered Leather Bag in Dark Beige, $225 at COS


Vague Ruched Patent Leather Shoulder Bag, $415 at Moda Operandi

Proenza Schouler

Ruched Detail Tote, $895 at Farfetch


Design Ruched 90s Shoulder Bag in Black, $26 at ASO