Words by Tom Ryan

It’s the bag that launched a thousand memes in minutes – a Burberry tote, on the arm of cousin Greg’s date in the first episode of the final season of Succession. In the words of Tom Wambsgans, that bag “was a ludicrously capacious bag.”

Ludicrously Capacious Bag: only aired for first time a day ago, already iconic
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“What’s even in there? Flat shoes for the subway? Her lunch pail? Greg, it’s monstrous. It’s gargantuan. You can take it camping. You can slide it across the floor after a bank job,” to give the quote its full glory.

But it also marked a pivotal moment.

It’s official – the micro bag trend has finally run its course and the oversized bags, which were waiting patiently in fashion’s cyclical wings, are ready for duty. 

Case in point, Jacob Elordi and his Andiamo bag by Bottega Veneta. The Australian actor sent the internet into a spin this week when he stepped out for coffee in West Hollywood sporting Bottega Veneta’s latest ‘it’ bag. The Amdiano is the latest in a long line of popular styles by the Italian fashion house, and is already sold out with pre-orders now open for future stock.

Below, we’ve rounded up our favourite gargantuan bags for you to pack an extra set of shoes in, take camping or slide across the floor after a bank job. Not that we’re condoning that last one.

 Loewe, bag
Loewe Folded Shopper

Debuted at the Mens SS23 show last June, Mr Anderson really came through and gave new life to the humble tote bag. I’m obsessed with the dramatic silhouette of this one and my teenage self is screaming that it comes in orange.


Jacob Elordi, Bottega Veneta, bag
Bottega Veneta Virgule

This dreamy travertine leather by Bottega Veneta is a little more subdued than the Amdiano sported by Elordi. It’s giving quiet luxury, leaving the intricate details to do all the talking. If you see me on my way to the office with this in tow next week, yes you did.


Jacob Elordi, bag, Telfar, Bottega Veneta
Telfar Large Shopping Bag

We love an accessibly priced ‘it’ bag. The Large Shopping Bag is the perfect carry-on companion and comes in 40 colours – so you can match your bag to your personality. The only catch with Telfar is that you’ll need to wait for the next restock to get your hands on this cult favourite. 


Prada, Bottega Veneta, Bag
Prada Full Grain Leather Bag

Toning it down but upping the ante, is this gorgeous piece courtesy of Prada by way of Muccia and Raf. This bag is perfect for those that want to dip their toe in the oversized pool but do so in a way that is minimal and timeless. Chic.