Big Bags Are Taking Oversized Handbags to the Workplace


Big bags are this season’s must-have, bringing both practicality and style to your outfits. The trend has been spotted on the runways (like Givenchy’s oversized slouchy shoulder bags and Bottega Veneta’s work-ready structured totes) and endorsed by celebrities like Zoe Kravitz, Rihanna, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. They are also a practical choice for the workplace, allowing you to transport your materials in a safe and secure container with minimal handling time.

Originally a German brand name, the term “big bag” refers to fabric bags that can hold over 1,000 liters. They are usually reusable and have an extremely large opening along with loops that allow for easy transport, lifting, and stowage. In some parts of the world, these big bags are also known as Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBCs).

The popularity of oversized handbags was catalyzed by Milan-based graphic designer Virginia Rolle, who started an Instagram account in February 2023 with the name “The Big Bag Club.” Her feed features slouchy bags stretched to outlandish sizes and superimposed over models, influencers, and celebrities like Zendaya, Kaia Gerber, and Chiara Ferragni.

With a combined following in the tens of thousands, Rolle’s images have caused a major buzz. In addition to fashion editors and buyers, even resale site Rebag has seen a spike in interest. “Our customers love the versatility and functionality of this season’s oversized bags,” says Elizabeth Layne, Rebag’s chief marketing officer. “The size allows them to carry everything they need for the day — from laptops to lipsticks.”

What’s more, big bags are a great way to reduce packaging waste. For every bag that is reused five times, a company can save up to 56% on its packaging costs. In the long run, this can have a substantial impact on its sustainability strategy and overall carbon footprint.

Moreover, big bags are also very easy to handle. FIBCs can be loaded via a classic open-top opening, a filling skirt, or a spout that is opened at the bottom. They can also be emptied by turning the bag upside down, via a classic or reversible tunnel loop, or using a spout at the bottom of the bag. They can also be printed, which is useful for product information or handling and transportation instructions.

Aside from their aesthetic appeal, the biggest advantage of big bags is that they can be transported and handled with a forklift or conveyor belt. Their light and flexible nature compared to wooden crates makes them a good alternative for transporting bulk materials such as grain, sugar, sand, or animal feed. In fact, many farmers use a special type of big bag to transport seed, as it’s very sensitive to heat and moisture.

If you’re interested in trying out the oversized bag trend, you can find a wide range of options at BONAVENTURA. In our exclusive selection, you will find the right bag for your personal needs and style preferences. We have big bags in a wide variety of colors and materials, so you can easily pick the one that matches your unique personality and aesthetic.  დიდი ჩანთები