A killer handbag is a justifiable splurge mainly because it will get more mileage than any other item in your closet. Unlike a piece of clothing, a purse can be a daily fixture for months on end—if not longer. For this reason though, it has to be something you really love, which is why even editors spend a lot of time deliberating before pulling the trigger. Here, the coveted styles on our fashion editors’ wish lists.
Designer Handbags Team Zoe Wants For Spring
"My very small handbag arsenal consists of neutrals, neutrals, neutrals. That said, I can’t get this Salar mini bag out of my head—it’s one of the only bright bags I’ve ever been drawn to, and I think this might have to be my birthday present to myself."
Kristi Mikesky, Features Editor
"I love this bag so much that I've taken to visiting it at Barneys on a regular basis."
Erin Bunch, Red Carpet Editor
"Switching to a tan suede bag is an no brainer when the warm weather finally arrives. I love this versatile suede bowler bag (complete with shoulder strap) from Courrèges and will wear it with everything from sundresses to jeans and tees."
Nicky Deam, Editorial Director
"Since my spring uniform consists of a gauzy t-shirt and high-waisted jeans, an interesting handbag is absolutely essential. I'm obsessed with this style from Valentino because the embroidered guitar strap and turquoise studs will spice up even the most simple ensemble—which is key for any working mom!"
Shannon Nash, Accessories & Jewelry Editor
"The lilac pastel hue, the multicolored studs and its mini size is perfect for spring. This would look adorable slung across a feminine white dress or a frayed jeans and tee combo."
Amy Lee, Associate Fashion Editor
"I love a fun and colorful bag on vacation—this crossbody is a great evening option for summer travel!"
Laura Lajiness, New York Editor