The Best Purses On Amazon Right Now, From Major Labels & Indie Brands Alike

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by Julia O'Donnell
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By now, you’re probably aware that you can buy just about anything on Amazon, so the fact that the online retailer offers a vast selection of stylish purses shouldn’t come as a surprise. But with so many options to choose from, it can feel overwhelming to know where to start. To make your life easier, you'll find an editor-curated roundup of the best purses on Amazon ahead: Some come from major labels like JW PEI and Herschel, while others are made by small-scale brands and artisans. But, like any good bag should be, they're all durable, functional, and timeless enough to wear for years to come.

Beyond those broad requirements, the right bag for you will depend on your style, the occasion, and your individual priorities. For example, if you’re looking for something for everyday use, a compact crossbody bag will be super lightweight and practical to carry, which is great if you’re someone who hates lugging around a purse. But it probably won’t have room for extras like a makeup bag or mini first aid kit, so if you’re someone who always likes to be prepared, you might be better off with a trendy tote bag or shoulder bag. Of course, special occasions introduce a whole new range of criteria: If you’re headed to a formal wedding, you’ll want a glamorous clutch, while a sporty crossbody or belt bag would be the ideal choice for traveling or festivals.

Scroll on to shop 21 of the best handbags on Amazon right now, from backpacks and totes to belt bags, clutches, crossbodies, and more.


The “It” Bag Of The Moment

Who knew you could get the “it” bag of the moment on Amazon — and for just under $40, at that. This super-popular bag from JW PEI has a cool, ‘90s-inspired look, but it doesn’t feel overly trendy; in fact, you’ll probably be wearing it for years to come. It’s sold in a handful of pretty pastel colors, too — like the pistachio green pictured, and a whimsical lilac purple — in addition to classic black.

  • Available colors: 6


The Classic Tote

Based on thousands of five-star ratings and reviews, people's feelings about this vegan leather tote border on obsessive. Not that it's hard to see why — though it costs just $12, it's high-quality, expensive-looking, timeless, and versatile enough to work with any outfit. The perfect everyday carry-all, the bag has a hidden magnetic closure, a spacious interior with a slip pocket for small items, and an elegant tassel detail attached to the handle. Oh, yeah, and just look how many colors it comes in.

  • Available colors: 40


The Everyday Crossbody

Equal parts practical and chic, this crossbody bag is essentially perfect. Despite being affordable enough to buy in every color, it looks and feels like a far more expensive bag, thanks to sophisticated details like the quilted chevron pattern, tassel zipper pull, and gleaming gold hardware. Plus, the interior is surprisingly roomy, with two pockets (one zippered and one slit). Lastly, the trendy chain-link strap is both removable and adjustable, so you can carry the bag across your body, over your shoulder, or even as a casual clutch.

  • Available colors: 20


The Slouchy Shoulder Bag

This slouchy bag is practically dripping in timeless sophistication and ease. Made of buttery-soft vegan leather reviewers swear could be the real thing, it's impressively well-made and durable, especially for the price. In more than 7,600 glowing reviews, fans praise everything about it: the plethora of pockets; the thoughtfully designed, spacious interior; the fact that it has both a shoulder strap and an adjustable cross-body strap .... and the list keeps on going.

  • Available colors: 30


The Belt Bag

It’s a good thing that fanny packs are in fashion again, because frankly, they’re so useful. This one, which goes around your hips or waist like a belt, has a classic, quilted look that feels even more chic than most. The exterior of this belt bag is waterproof, and the interior has plenty of room for all of your essentials — or a lot of dog treats — and more.

  • Available colors: 6


The Little Black Bag

Another ‘90s-chic bag to add to your collection, this little shoulder bag has a completely classic look — it’s reminiscent of the little black Prada bags that were so popular in the Sex And The City days. It’ll look cute with practically any outfit, from a monochromatic pantsuit to a jeans-and-a-tee combo, or with your best little black dress. You can also get it in white, brown, or a very of-the-moment cow print.

  • Available colors: 7


The Cloud Bag

How cute is this slouchy little handbag? Featuring a magnetic frame and a soft, faux-leather construction, this stylish “cloud bag” will add a trendy touch your look, but since it’s super roomy on the inside, it’s surprisingly functional, too. Get it in four neutral colors.

  • Available colors: 4


The Camera Bag

A long, logo’d nylon strap and a tassel detail give this Marc Jacobs camera bag the playful yet sophisticated edge you’d expect of the designer. This leather purse perfectly sized to fit a small camera and other essentials, of course — but even if you're not much of a photographer, it's still a great way to add some character to any casual outfit.

  • Available colors: 5


The Cult-Favorite Backpack

Backpacks are obviously so functional, especially for hiking, sightseeing, traveling, and festivals — but they're not always stylish. Herschel's are, though: Thanks to its clean, minimalist silhouette, just-right size, and leather detailing, the brand’s Heritage Backpack make it easy to look chic while going totally hands-free, whatever the occasion. Other details, like a dedicated laptop pocket, makes this super functional, too. Choose from 51 prints and solid colors.

  • Available colors: 51


The Canvas Tote Bag

Everyone should own at least one (or two) BAGGU Duck Bags. They're super durable and endlessly versatile, and despite their casual canvas look, they're actually quite stylish. Use them as your daily tote, as a grocery bag, for weekend trips ... you get the idea. Oh, and they're machine washable, too — so yours is guaranteed to stay in tip-top shape for years to come. Choose from 15 chic, subdued colors and patterns, like olive, blush, navy stripes, and brown cow print.

  • Available colors: 15


The Top Handle Bag

It's hard to believe this gorgeous little tote costs less than $50 — it looks like it could easily go for 10 times as much. Thanks to its long, detachable strap, you can wear it both as a crossbody or carry it like a top-handle bag. Shades include the eternally chic mahogany (pictured), elegant classics like camel and black, and fun vibrant shades like yellow and orange.

  • Available colors: 10


The Summer Must-Have

Make a fashionable statement with this handmade, fan-style bag, which is crafted of 100% bamboo. Sold in two sizes, small and large, it's the perfect bag to pair with all your prettiest spring and summer dresses, or to bring along with you on a beach vacation (lucky you).

  • Available sizes: 2


The Statement-Maker

Sold in shades ranging from bright red to metallic silver, the cool, slouchy shape of this bag from The Drop makes a serious fashion statement. Made of buttery-soft faux leather with a subtle pebbled finish, this little tote is versatile enough to elevate any casual daytime outfit, but also makes a great evening bag.

  • Available colors: 9


The Phone Purse

If you have an especially large phone, you know all too well how rare it is to find pockets it'll actually fit in. This crossbody wallet phone case solves the problem perfectly, and looks totally chic doing it, too. Designed with a zippered card holder with space for several cards and cash, the dainty, half-chain strap will look pretty with any outfit, and the wide range of colors it comes in makes it easy to find one that complements your wardrobe.


The Gym Bag

If you've been searching for an actually stylish gym bag that's spacious enough for weekend trips, look no further. This cool black bag from NYC-based brand Think Royln is absolutely perfect. Its padded, down-like shell will keep all your valuables protected from bumps, and it comes with a detachable long strap, so you can wear it multiple ways. There are two pockets inside, including one for a water bottle, and one outside, too. Get it before it sells out again, as it is wont to do.

  • Available colors: 2


The Mini Backpack

Add a sporty-chic touch to your look with this mini backpack from adidas. Its small size is a lot less cumbersome than full-size backpacks, but it’s every bit as functional. Plus, it fits a lot more stuff than you’d think, with one big pocket and one smaller pocket in the front (both complete with zipper closures). It comes in lots of cute colors, including pastels, neutrals, brights, and a classic, black-and-white combo.

  • Available colors: 15


The Simple Evening Bag

With its under-$30 price tag, it'd be worth ordering a few of these evening bags in different colors to have on hand for future events. Elegant and expensive-looking, this envelope-style bag can be carried as a clutch or worn over your shoulder, thanks to its long, removable gold chain strap. It would look so cute paired with a simple white tee and jeans, too.

  • Available colors: 16


The Round Crossbody Bag

Geometric shapes of all kinds — including circles — are all over the runways this season. This croc-embossed canteen bag makes it easy to see the trend's appeal; the unique shape makes the most casual outfits seem 10 times more interesting. The sleek and simple design features double handles and a long, adjustable strap, with a zipper closure and two inner pockets.

  • Available colors: 1


The Bejeweled Clutch

This sparkling little clutch looks like something straight out of the 1920s. The flapper-inspired piece will be the perfect conversation starter for your next big event, but you can also pair it with more casual outfits for a cool, unexpected contrast. It's more spacious than you'd think, and it can be worn multiple ways, too. Choose from several colors and materials, like black with sparkling gemstones or beaded rose gold (pictured).

  • Available colors: 11


The Basket Bag

Basket bags are so whimsical and chic — they add a slightly bucolic touch to any outfit. Use this one all summer long, or create an interesting juxtaposition by pairing it with chunky sweaters and elegant winter coats. It's great for trips to the market, too, if you really want to embrace the cottagecore aesthetic.

  • Available colors: 1


The Beaded Tote

Beaded bags have been trending for a couple of years now, and the trend is still going strong — probably because they’re so darn cute. The white beads adorning this top-handle tote taps into another major trend this season (hello, pearlcore), but you have five other, playful colors to choose from, too — think candy-apple green, sapphire, and gold.

  • Available colors: 6

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