Whether it’s a designer splurge (read: investment) or an affordable find, a new handbag is one purchase we can always find a way to rationalize. The best, however, are those classics guaranteed to work with every look in your wardrobe, regardless of trend or season. Ahead, find the five must-have styles you need, plus shop our edit at every price point.
Bag Game Strong
The classic is refreshed via updated shapes, asymmetrical detailing and modern hardware.
Asymetric Flap City Bag
Posternak Leather Tote
Soft Bathurst Heart Bag
For hands-free occasions, a cross-body bag is a must in punchy hues or elegant neutrals.
Tricolor Crossbody Bag
Amphora Leather Top Handle
Carolina Santo Domingo
Grace Large Box Bag
A carryall can be chic, when fresh silhouettes and rich textures are in play.
Softy Grab Bag
Finley Courier Croc-Effect Leather Shoulder Bag
Elizabeth and James
The Tote In Caramel
Forever chic, a sleek shoulder bag is endlessly versatile in neutral tones.
Patent Leather Handbag
Dries Van Noten
Trunk Color-Block Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag
Continuing their reign, minis in sumptuous fabrics with polished accents are a fashion-girl take on the evening clutch.
Leather Saddle Clutch
& Other Stories
Popeye Mini Metallic Textured-Leather Bucket Bag
Pepper Mini Pochette