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12 Bags Every Woman Should Own

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From the inherited classic to the quirky statement purse, these are the handbag essentials every woman should have in her wardrobe.

THE PRACTICAL CROSSBODY BAG


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Soho Leather Disco Bag, $980, Gucci

A bag in a neutral color that is big enough to hold all of your essentials but small enough to wear crossbody.

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A CASUAL WEEKEND BAG


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Bucket Bag, $595, Mansur Gavriel

A bucket bag that can be worn with jeans and sneakers.

THE INVESTMENT PIECE


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Hermés Birkin Bag, $14,999, 1stDibs

Pick a classic bag that can also be a literal investment—Birkins have outpaced both the S&P; 500 and the price of gold.

A QUIRKY STATEMENT BAG


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Mark Cross Grace Shoulder Bag, $2,395, Net-a-Porter

Look for a purse with whimsical stripes, flowers, or embroidery.

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THE EVERYDAY TOTE


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Neverfull MM Tote, $1,260, Louis Vuitton

A tote that can hold everything you need for a day at the office, and is sturdy enough to withstand your daily commute.

A COLORFUL PURSE


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Metallic Edge City Bag, $1,429, Balenciaga

A handbag in a shade that is bright enough to add a pop of personality to any outfit.

THE FANCY EVENING CLUTCH


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Nancy Gonzelez Metallic Python Clutch, $1,650, Bergdorf Goodman

A python, metallic, or rhinestone clutch that is neutral enough to match with any of your evening dresses.

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A BREEZY SUMMER BAG


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Ark Bag, $100, Cult Gaia

A straw tote or structured wood bag can work for the beach, the pool, or a warm day in the city.

AN HEIRLOOM BAG


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Vintage Chanel Classic Jumbo Single Flap Bag, $2,900, The Real Real

A vintage handbag in a classic silhouette, preferably passed down from your mother or grandmother.

THE DAYTIME TO NIGHTTIME CLUTCH


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Clare V. Calf Hair Leopard Print Foldover Clutch, $275, Nordstrom

A casual printed clutch can easily transition from a meeting to a dinner date.

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THE SATCHEL


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Proenza Schouler PS1 Leather Satchel bag, $1,780, Neiman Marcus

A satchel bag is both chic and utilitarian.

A PROFESSIONAL TOP HANDLE BAG


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Galleria Bag, $2,390, Prada

A timeless leather bag in a neutral tone is polished enough for the office.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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