Your Handbag Collection Isn’t Complete Without These

Words by Kaila Abruzzo | 3.18.17
We’ve all got our staples that get the trick done: a tote, a backpack, maybe a sleek cross-body. But this spring we’ve got our eyes on the prize. We’ve never been more ready to revamp our wardrobes and reassess our handbag priorities. With the option to easily consign and switch out our designer pieces, it’s the best time to invest in a beautiful, on-trend handbag inspired by all the amazing photos we’ve obsessed over from Fashion Week. We deserve it right? (Thanks for the encouragement.) Here’s our list of coveted bags we can’t get enough of.

Decked Out

Quirky Bags

Gucci GG Supreme Embroidered Tote, $2,200Anya Hindmarch All Over Stickers Crossbody Bag, $780Fendi Petite 2Jours Monster Tote, $1,295

Bolder is better. Fur and faces, stars and stripes. Anything goes for a fun statement bag that will have people gravitating towards you at your next event. Establish yourself as the most interesting person in the room — because you obviously are.

Fun Size

Mini Bags

Gucci 2016 Suede Mini Dionysus Bag, $1,025; Chloé Small Marcie Saddle Crossbody Bag, $625Les Petits Joueurs Mini Alex Black Widow Satchel, $825

Tiny bags aren’t the most practical, but they are damn cute. They showed up everywhere from the runways to the street at Fashion Week, so now is the perfect time to get your hands on one. Mini bags are great for times you just need the essentials plus a fun pop of personality.

The New (No) Logo

New Classics

Chloé Medium Rainbow Faye Bag, $1,545J.W. Anderson Small Pierce Bag, $725Louis Vuitton 2015 Epi Malletage Petite Malle, $4,000

Bags that speak for themselves without so much as a logo are silent statement-makers. J.W. Anderson’s pierced bags became an instant classic when they dominated Fashion Week, and Chloé’s shapes are clean yet iconic. These bags are perfect for the cool girl who loves luxury without the flashiness.

Fire & Ice

New Neutral Bags

Bvlgari 2017 Quilted Serpenti Forever Bag, $1,795Céline Mini Belt Bag, $1,895Chloé Small Drew Bag, $1,595

We need our neutrals like we need air. If this sounds dramatic, it’s because it probably is, but they do play such an essential role in our wardrobes we know we can always rely on them. This season we’re treating bright white and smoldering red as our new neutrals to go with everything, creating a much less drab palette that’s still totally chic. It’s an easy move for even the safest players.

Forever Classics

Forever Classics

Hermès 2016 Shiny Porosus Crocodile Birkin 30, $45,000Chanel 2016 Medium Quilted Boy Bag, $4,095Louis Vuitton Monogram Neverfull PM, $875

If you haven’t invested in one yet, you’re missing out. A classic bag with great resale value makes a strong statement and ensures you’re making a smart investment. And it will go with everything forever. You’re brilliant! Gorgeous quality and longevity make it totally worth the splurge.
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