Collecting handbags, when done well, can arguably be considered an art form. In homage to that, here find the 10 bags every woman should have in her closet—get your check list started.
Classic day bag in black
Whether you’re a Chanel girl or Fendi and Vuitton are more your speed, zero in on a bag that has withstood the trends and invest wisely in a noir version.
Chiara Ferragni ; Fendi
This is your carry-all. Get one in a color that works with everything and always look put-together because of it.
For when you don’t want the whole tote, but still need to carry your necessities.
Those black tie events and weddings are going to pop up, be prepared with an evening bag, like this one from Anya Hindmarch, that wears well with everything.
For when your neutral tote feels too business, consider this your very chic brunch and shopping bag.
Cross-body party bag
This is a style that can be worn with a chain so it looks chic and leaves you free to dance the night away.
Ideally, this is given to you from your grandmother or mom—think old school Hermès. Or you can always get on the list for a Birkin or Kelly bag to start the family tradition.
Just for fun
This is the one that makes you smile and feels perfectly you. A bit of boho fringe? Charming plaid? Make it count.
Pop of color
We’re not for the saying, but on board for the idea—a colorful bag brightens even the darkest looks.
Every girl worth her salt needs a chic oversized bag for a quick get-away. It doesn’t need to be snakeskin—but that doesn’t mean it can’t be.
Which ones do you own?