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Luxury Handbags Market - By Product (Tote Bags, Crossbody Bags, Mini & Micro Bags, Backpacks), By Material (Cotton, Leather, Nylon, Synthetic), By Distribution Channel (Online, Offline), By End User (Men, Women) & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6279
  • Published Date: Jul 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Luxury Handbags Market Size

Luxury Handbags Market size was valued at USD 22.8 billion in 2022 and is poised to register a CAGR of over 6% between 2023 and 2032. The growing working women population around the globe had a significant impact on the luxury handbags business. As more women are entering the workforce and making their way through the corporate ladder, they are seeking to establish a successful, professional & stylish presence. Luxury handbags have emerged as a symbol of status, complementing their work attire and projecting an image of sophistication.

Luxury Handbags Market

Working women often require practical & versatile accessories to carry essential items such as laptops, documents, and personal items. Luxury handbags from reputable brands offer a combination of functionality, quality & design, making them an attractive choice for professional women who value both utility & fashion. Furthermore, as working women gain financial independence, they have a higher purchasing power and are more willing to invest in high-end products. Luxury handbags have become aspirational purchases for many working women as they provide a sense of empowerment and self-expression.

Counterfeiting and imitation pose a significant threat to the luxury handbags market. These illicit practices undermine the reputation of authentic luxury brands and lead to revenue losses as consumers opt for cheaper alternatives. In addition, the prevalence of counterfeit products also creates confusion among consumers, thereby affecting the trust & confidence in genuine luxury handbag brands. The presence of counterfeit goods in the market hampers the sale of legitimate luxury handbags and can lead to legal & brand image challenges for authentic manufacturers.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many countries to implement lockdowns and impose restrictions on non-essential retail, thereby diminishing the foot traffic in physical stores. This led to a substantial drop in luxury handbag sales. However, the pandemic accelerated digital transformation in the luxury sector as brands & retailers shifted their focus to online sales. E-commerce became the primary channel for luxury handbag sales. The decline in international travel also affected luxury handbag sales at airports and duty-free stores, where tourists typically make significant purchases.

Economic uncertainties prompted some consumers to become more cautious with their spending, which impacted discretionary purchases such as luxury handbags. Supply chain disruptions caused delays in production & distribution, which further affected the availability of certain luxury handbag models.

Luxury Handbags Market Trends

Luxury handbag brands that prioritize sustainable practices, such as using eco-friendly materials, reducing waste & implementing fair labor practices, are gaining popularity among eco-conscious consumers. These consumers seek products that account for reduced environmental impacts and uphold ethical standards throughout the supply chain. Brands that can demonstrate transparency in their sourcing & production processes are often rewarded with increased consumer loyalty and positive brand perception as they highlight their commitment to sustainability & ethical practices. Thus, luxury handbag companies are incorporating sustainable & ethical elements into their designs, materials, and marketing strategies to cater to the growing demand from eco-conscious consumers.

Luxury Handbags Market Analysis

Luxury Handbags Market Revenue, By Product,

Based on product, the tote bag segment of luxury handbags market is set to observe gains at nearly 5% up to 2032. Tote bags offer ample storage space, making them ideal for various purposes such as shopping, work, travel, and everyday use. Their simple design and functionality appeal to a wide range of consumers across different age groups & lifestyles. Moreover, tote bags have also become a canvas for creative designs and collaborations with artists & designers, thereby attracting fashion-forward consumers. Thus, the rising demand for trendy & functional tote bags will augment segment growth.

Luxury Handbags Market Share, By Material,

The luxury handbags market size from the leather segment crossed USD 8.5 billion in 2022. The leather segment is estimated to grow due to the enduring appeal and timeless elegance of leather products. Leather is associated with luxury, durability & craftsmanship, making it highly desirable among consumers looking for high-quality & long-lasting items. Additionally, leather also offers versatility and can be used in various product categories including handbags, accessories & apparel. As the luxury goods market continues to evolve, the demand for premium & authentic leather goods is anticipated to rise, thereby driving the leather segment growth.

Europe Luxury Handbags Market Revenue,

Europe held a dominant market share of over 35% in 2022. The Europe luxury handbags market benefits from a culture that appreciates craftsmanship, attention to detail, and the artistry of luxury brands. The region attracts tourists from around the world, who often purchase luxury handbags as souvenirs or to take advantage of tax-free shopping opportunities. E-commerce has also played a significant role in the regional market growth. They allow brands to reach consumers beyond their physical stores and expand their global reach.

Luxury Handbags Market Share

Major companies operating in the luxury handbags market include:

  • Burberry Group PLC
  • Chanel S.A.
  • Coach Inc. (now known as Tapestry, Inc.),
  • Dolce & Gabbana S.R.L.
  • Giorgio Armani S.p.A.
  • Guccio Gucci S.p.A.
  • Hermès International S.A
  • Lacoste
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Marc Jacobs International LLC
  • Michael Kors
  • Prada S.p.A.
  • Ralph Lauren Corporation
  • Tory Burch LLC
  •  Valentino S.p.A.

Luxury Handbags Industry News

  • In February 2022, Louis Vuitton, a French company, initiated the expansion of its capacity to create ultra-high-end handbags and subsequently intensify competition with Hermès USA in France. While struggling to meet the demand for some items, Hermes USA is also expected to launch three additional plants.

This luxury handbags market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Billion) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Product

  • Tote bags
  • Crossbody bags
  • Mini and micro bags
  • Backpacks
  • Others

By Material

  • Cotton
  • Leather
  • Nylon
  • Synthetic

By Distribution Channel

  • Online
  • Offline

By End User

  • Men
  • Women

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Singapore
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • MEA
    • GCC
    • South Africa


Authors: Avinash Singh, Sunita Singh

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of luxury handbags was valued at USD 22.8 billion in 2022 and is estimated to register a CAGR of over 6% between 2023 and 2032, backed by the growing working women population across the globe.

The leather segment reached USD 8.5 billion in 2022 and will continue to grow due to the enduring appeal and timeless elegance of leather products.

Europe luxury handbags market held around 35% of the revenue share in 2022, attribute to the culture that appreciates craftsmanship, attention to detail, and the artistry of luxury brands, along with the booming tourism.

Dolce & Gabbana S.R.L., Giorgio Armani S.p.A., Guccio Gucci S.p.A., Hermès International S.A., Lacoste, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs International, LLC, Michael Kors, Prada S.p.A., Ralph Lauren Corporation, Tory Burch LLC, and Valentino S.p.A.

Luxury Handbags Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 310
  • Countries covered: 20
  • Pages: 269
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