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Let's get straight to the chase—you've seen a crescent bag before, you prob just didn't know what it was called. And that's okay! While the style is rather old, the name is pretty new. A crescent bag is essentially the edgier—or should I say curvier?—version of the baguette bag. Don't know what a baguette bag is either? No worries, that's what Google is for! It'll all come together :)
Anyway, a crescent bag is in the shape of a (you guessed it) crescent moon; it basically has this swoop effect between the handle and the top body of the bag. In the race of what'll become the "it" bag of the season, this curvy silhouette is comin' out on top (sorry, geometric and angular bags) and we're v into it. Starry-eyed, even. The throwback vibe of the bag is v 2000s but up ahead you'll find 12 modern takes (from slouchy to sculptural) that have the potential to be timeless.
Our top picks for the best crescent bags of 2023:
Can't get enough of this year's bag trends? Whether you need Taylor Swift's Ralph Lauren bag (Swifties, unite), you want to level up your travel game with a weekender, or you've been trying to get your hands on this Tiktok-viral lululemon bb or this influencer-approved bag, we've got plenty of options you can explore. You can also shop the best work bags and cute laptop bags and backpacks right here.
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Cosmo’s team of digital fashion experts—which includes Fashion Features Director Rachel Torgerson and Fashion Editor Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elien—have decades of combined experience in the industry. They spot relevant trends on the runway before they even hit your TikTok FYP or Insta Explore Page and conduct research across retailers of all kinds—testing many brands IRL—to bring you the best clothing and accessory picks for every season. Basically, we’ve curated the internet to bring you the chicest options like it’s our job (because it is, heh).
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Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elien is the fashion editor at Cosmopolitan, writing weighty and witty stories that run the gamut of gushing over Zendaya to convincing you of everything you need in your closet! She began her journey in the industry with a fashion and faith blog and an internship at Elle.com almost 10 years ago. Since then, she's also served as the style editor at The Haitian Times. The Haitian-American pageant queen is a Syracuse Masters graduate and the author of two books, including: Claim Your Crown. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @iamtarahlynn.
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