This is an ode to puffer bags—the trend that makes any outfit 100 times cozier. As someone who can never seem to have too many handbags, I’m always on the hunt for a new go-to. And there’s just something about puffer totes that’s perfect (and I mean *perfect*) for fall and winter ensembles. Turtlenecks and corduroys? Better with a puffer tote. Chunky sweaters and leggings? Better with a puffer tote. Winter maxi dresses? You guessed it—better with a puffer tote. Giant puffer coats are great for staying warm and all, but given the choice between a coat and a tote, you better believe I’ll be standing in the cold shivering, several puffer bags in hand.
If we were to rank handbag styles, totes would definitely have a place at the very top of my list. I love a trendy mini bag as much as the next person, but totes just hold so damn much (I have a lot to carry around, OK?), not to mention they’re ridiculously cute. Add in the whole puffy aspect, and there’s nothing better. After all, puffer totes are basically pillows you can carry around with you everywhere you go—and who wouldn’t want that? The answer is a resounding no one.
Taking a nap while out and about is now totally possible thanks to the puffer bags trend. I thought that neck pillows were the be-all and end-all of ways to sleep in public places—or while traveling, of course—but I could have never predicted that puffer totes would change everything. (A bold statement, but I stand by it, folks!)
If you’ve never actually placed your hands on this handbag style before, I can assure you that it’s worth the cost. Of course, for those who still haven’t bought into the trend, just imagine your coziest puffer coat turned into a bag. (That’s it! That’s the Tweet.) So, seriously, what are you waiting for? Your wardrobe needs a few puffer bags this season.
Thankfully, puffer totes can be found in myriad different colors and prices, so you can have score one no matter your budget or personal style. From classic black puffer totes to bold red, pink, and even animal print (!) options, there is no shortage of this trend to shop right now. Do yourself a favor and grab one while they’re still on-trend.
Although, let’s be real. I’ll be toting one around for years to come either way.
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1. A New Day Soft Puffer Tote Handbag
shop the bag — $40 from Target
2. Nimbus Bag
shop the bag — $250 from Caraa Sport
3. Stand Studio Assante Tote Bag
shop the bag — $350 from Shopbop
4. Puffer Tote
shop the bag — $39 from Nordstrom
5. Puffed Quilted Tote Bag
shop the bag — $40 from ASOS
6. Think Royln Li’l Mama Bag
shop the bag — $98 from Shopbop
7. A New Day Soft Puffer Tote Handbag
shop the bag — $40 from Target
8. Valencia Bag
shop the bag — $195 from Caraa Sport
9. Nylon Tote Bag
shop the bag — $49.90 from Zara
10. Vee Collective Vee Mini Tote
shop the bag — $176 from Shopbop
11. Camel Padded Nylon Shopper Bag
shop the bag — $40 from Topshop
12. Think Royln Big Mama Bag
shop the bag — $238 from Shopbop
13. Krystal Puffer Tote
shop the bag — $95 from UGG