Insta-Famous Arm Candy: These Were the Top 10 Hottest Handbags of 2017

Who doesn’t love swooning over pretty handbags, and we definitely are guilty of scrolling on Instagram for hours on end lusting after the arm candy we can’t afford.

We know we’re not alone when it comes to that obsession, and the shopping data experts at global fashion search platform Lyst have been keeping tabs on the handbags we’ve been searching for the most over 2017.

Over the course of the year, they monitored the shopping habits of its 80 million users worldwide and tracked more than 100 million searches.

Gucci Marmont

Crunching the queries, page views and sales data across five million fashion products from 12,000 designers and stores, they have brought us the top ten Instagram-Famous Bags.

Instantly recognisable, 2017’s hottest handbags included those from cult brands Off White, Loewe, Balenciaga, and Dior.

Summer’s insta-trophy bag the Cult Gaia Ark placed fourth, while Chloe’s Nile bag, the one on the crook of everyone’s arm at September fashion week, unsurprisingly scooped the third spot.

The hottest handbag of 2016, the J.W Anderson Pierce still placed second, however it was Gucci that took gold (and the sixth spot too), with their of the moment Marmont bag.

Scroll down to view the handbags that dominated Instagram in 2017, and the one’s we are hoping will take a hit price-wise in the January sales.

10. Off White Binder Clip Bag

loewe mini elephant

9. Loewe Mini Elephant

Balenciaga arena tote

8. Balenciaga Arena Tote


7. Dior J’Adior

Gucci Dionysus

6. Gucci Dionysus

Cult Gaia Ark

4. Cult Gaia Art

3. Chloe Nile

2. J.W Anderson Pierce

Gucci Marmont

1. Gucci Marmont