Finding the perfect handbag is no easy feat. We’re always searching for “the one“, the bag that makes our hearts skip a beat. Ok, so maybe I’m a bit dramatic but handbags are a substantial investment and a statement accessory that can dictate our entire outfit. So yes, it has to be perfect.
Whether you’re coveting one of the season’s trending silhouettes, like a bucket bag or shearling hobo, or you’re sticking to the classics, like a great leather tote or timeless top handle, I hope you find your next dream bag here.
Women Who Wear Black Lead Colorful Lives
One of my favorite bags of the season is this elegant tote bag with a gold lock detail by The Row. Its ladylike aesthetic and classic shape will remain relevant for seasons to come. This bag also comes in navy, red, and brown – all equally swoon-worthy colors.
Another bag on my wish list is this small hand-woven black bucket bag by Bottega Venetta. Casual but cool, this is a silhouette that will carry you from day to night.
Looking for your next staple tote? Saint Laurent makes an essential one that is perfect for the woman on the go.
Navy Is My Neutral
I’ve been obsessed with Khaite’s slouchy suede tote bag since I first laid eyes on it back in August. I came across this gorgeous midnight navy over the weekend and it is simply divine. This is also available in black and brown
I’m completely goo goo for this vintage-inspired Gucci Padlock mini bag. I love the rectangular shape and of course, the signature GG supreme canvas. This bag would make for a great holiday gift – hint, hint (and a wink-wink).
Wearing Brown Never Lets A Girl Down
Founded in 1845, Mark Cross is an American luxury leather goods company, and one of my favorite heritage brands. I first came across their collection at Barneys where I bought my first wicker box-style bag. From there I purchased their iconic box silhouette, the Grace, in brown suede (see how I styled it below) and the rest is history.
If you’re hoping to channel a little Grace Kelly into your life (you guessed it – the brand’s signature bag was named after her), look no further than this Grace small box bag. This bag has an old-world elegance to it and can be worn casually or dressed up, for day and night.
When In Doubt, Wear Red
I heart this Alaia bag, another shape trending this season. I wanted to save this for my evening bag/clutch post but I just couldn’t hold back. Technically, it’s considered a shoulder bag so I guess I’m in the clear! Besides the fact that this red leather heart-shaped bag is romantic and a bit kitschy (in the best possible way), it also fits your phone and a few other small essentials. This is also another perfect holiday gift idea (comes in black and white leather too).
Though this Valentino bag is not technically red, it is called the “Rose” bag. The details on this bag like the leather appliques and the floral pattern are absolutely exquisite. I would wear this with denim for the day and a darling dress in the evening. Orange you glad I included this?
You Had Me At Yellow
Kinda obsessed with Bottega Venetta’s gold loop mini cross-body bag. It has glamour written all over it. Again this is another day or night bag that has style in spades.
Last but not least, an homage to our fabulous furry friends. Say hello to Ms. Loro Piana’s structured faux fur pouch with a detachable shoulder strap and another ‘hello yellow’ to this amber shearling shoulder bag by Elleme.
Stay tuned for my upcoming evening/clutch post. I CAN NOT wait to share my favorites with you!
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