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 (P49,000), Gucci
A bag in a neutral
A CASUAL WEEKEND BAG
Bucket Bag, $595 (P29,750), Mansur Gavriel
A bucket bag that can be worn with jeans and sneakers.
THE INVESTMENT PIECE
Hermés Birkin Bag, $14,999 (P749,950), 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 (P119,750), Net-a-Porter
Look for a purse with whimsical stripes, flowers, or embroidery.
THE EVERYDAY TOTE
Neverfull MM Tote, $1,260 (P63,000), 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 (P71,450), Balenciaga
A handbag in a shade that is bright enough to add a pop of personality to any outfit.
THE FANCY EVENING CLUTCH
Nancy Gonzalez Metallic Python Clutch, $1,650 (P82,500), 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 (P5,000), 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 [P145,000], The Real Real
A vintage handbag in a classic
THE DAYTIME TO NIGHTTIME CLUTCH
Clare V. Calf Hair Leopard Print Foldover Clutch, $275 [P13,750], Nordstrom
Proenza Schouler PS1 Leather Satchel
A satchel bag is both chic and utilitarian.
A PROFESSIONAL TOP HANDLE BAG
Galleria Bag, $2,390 [P119,500], 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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