12 Bags Every Woman Should Own
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
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.
A CASUAL WEEKEND BAG
Bucket Bag, $595, Mansur Gavriel
A bucket bag that can be worn with jeans and sneakers.
THE INVESTMENT PIECE
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
Mark Cross Grace Shoulder Bag, $2,395, Net-a-Porter
Look for a purse with whimsical stripes, flowers, or embroidery.
THE EVERYDAY TOTE
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
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
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.
A BREEZY SUMMER BAG
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
Vintage Chanel Classic Jumbo Single Flap Bag, $2,900, The Real Real
A vintage handbag in a classic
THE DAYTIME TO NIGHTTIME CLUTCH
Clare V. Calf Hair Leopard Print Foldover Clutch, $275, Nordstrom
Proenza Schouler PS1 Leather Satchel bag, $1,780, Neiman Marcus
A satchel bag is both chic and utilitarian.
A PROFESSIONAL TOP HANDLE BAG
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.
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