Fashion’s obsession with all things soft and comfortable has been well-documented over the past few years, but arguably anything that makes one feel cozy isn’t really a trend—it’s confirming a standard that clothes are best when they feel good on whoever is wearing them. So it stands to reason that puffer bags, one of the moment’s most plush accessory trends, have major staying power.
The puffer bag offers the same tactile delight and dimension as its popular counterpart, the puffer jacket. While the outerwear is known for its playful Michelin Man silhouette, squishy shape, and practical warmth, it naturally swings in and out of popularity as seasons change. The puffer bag, however, works all year round. The look is accomplished in several different ways, including with classic quilting, padded straps, and pillow-y volume—each adding a cushy, often whimsical element to whatever it’s paired with. Not to mention, it's something pleasant to grasp onto as it carries all your belongings.
Below, shop 22 of the best puffer bags that demonstrate why this comfy accessory trend is more than just a passing fad.
Recently, Telfar has been repeatedly launching new shades of its smash hit shopping bag in puff format, and we're in love. Telfar bags can be a bit tricky to snag as they're always selling out, so we recommend signing up for the brand's email list to get notifications about each drop.
A soft shoulder bag is the perfect accompaniment to a heavy metal clasp, as evident in this McQ design.
While Homage Year's bags may be made of leather instead of puffer coat material, they're beloved for their signature puffy compartments, which are big enough to hold your essentials while making a statement. The brand routinely releases new colors, and we love this avocado shade, which is sure to go great with the greens and browns that are currently on trend.
This crescent-shaped style by Transience feels especially modern and unique.
Want Les Essentiels quite literally turns up the volume on the classic black tote in its puffed-up rendition.
Puffer bags get a lesson in geometry with the precise square patterns on Stand Studio's faux leather design. The playful Kelly green is an added bonus.
A boldly striped strap serves as the perfect contrast to Think RoyIn's vertically patterned puffer bag.
Another stunning green option, this carryall takes the puffer effect to the max, and you're sure to be obsessed with the extra-plush exterior.
This classic quilt pattern offers a soft exterior on a practical essential tote, and the mustard yellow color is a true standout. Who knows, this might even replace your neck pillow on your next flight.
If you love the plush feel of puffer handbags but want something a little more subtle, try a padded clutch like this one from Yvonne Koné. We can already envision the countless casual and formal outfits this will enhance.
This Coach tote has a comfortable yet luxe feel, and we can see the icy purple shade fitting right in with winter ensembles and warm-weather pastels alike.
If you're a more-is-more kind of person when it comes to carrying around daily essentials, this oversized quilted bag may be your new go-to.
The oversized bag is back, and this roomy quilted version from Furla is sure to carry all of your essentials—and then some.
Pack this quilted Mango shopper for your next weekend getaway. You won't regret it.
The puffed-up shape of this Hvisk bag really shows off the unique patterns of its embroidery, plus we love the vibrant green shade.
A tiny bag with a big impact, this warm plum puffer handbag is made even more special with the addition of embellished straps.
The sunset orange shade is the real star of this padded tote, lending any ensemble a touch of Y2K nostalgia.
The quilted belt bag keeps your belongings secure and your commute conveniently hands-free.
Mulberry's Softie collection may be giving Bottega a run for its money. From the mini crossbody to the large pillowed tote, there's a luxe option for everyone.
For the minimalist fans of cozy handbags, Kassl's clean-lined totes are an ideal option.
A style idea to consider: Puffer handbags that coordinate with your puffer jackets. You'll look and feel stunning on a snowy day with this padded porcelain tote and a matching coat.
One of the most cushiony options on this list, we think this hot pink puffer handbag from Moncler is an amazing choice whether you're going on a ski getaway or simply to a cozy dinner.