There’s no denying how quickly things come and go in fashion. In an instant, a micro-trend, a rising style star or an It bag can go viral overnight, only to be considered “passed” a few months later (it’s a tough world). But every now and then, something happens that manages not to meet the kiss of death, instead becoming immortalized as a staple in the minds of fashion and celebrities alike. There are the apparent basics (i.e. leather jackets and denim), and then there are those that surprise us, like the return and continued prevalence of rhinestone bags.
While handbag trends always change every few seasons, we’ve seen rhinestone iterations continue to dominate the runway, the red carpet, and every major retailer for a few years. In part, this popularity can be attributed to the collective fanfare around all things Y2K and the renewed enthusiasm around getting out after years of battling a pandemic, but it’s more than that.
From evening to day, there’s no occasion fashion and celebrities don’t wear this style of bag, proving that the power of this handbag lies in its innate portability. And to prove that point, I’ve pulled the recipes to show how popular this style continues to be, and picked up the best rhinestone bags at any price point. If you weren’t a fan of this style before, get ready to change your mind.