It’s hard not to crave a new handbag every season, but finding the right one is a surprisingly personal and often difficult task. There’s much to consider: your bag should fit your lifestyle, your sense of style, and of course, there’s budget to consider. From totes to clutches, consider this your education for when you inevitably embark on a hunt for the perfect bag for you.
The most ladylike of all bags, it’s is also quite versatile, given the different carrying options. It’s a great choice for the girl who doesn’t have time to change her bag often, as it seamlessly transitions from day to night and works week to weekend.
If you only need a few essential items to get you through your day, we applaud your resourcefulness and recommend a clutch. Bonus: your aching shoulders will thank you.
If you’re the type of girl who has tons of stuff to tote around but doesn’t want anyone to know it, this bag is for you. The bucket bag is the most deceptively roomy of the bunch.
If keeping your hands free and your belongings secure is important to you, you’re probably a cross-body bag girl. Perfect if you’re on the go, this handbag style can go from day to night, depending on the size.
We love anything that makes life any bit easier and going hands-free with a backpack does just that. A luxe leather style will keep the look from venturing into schoolgirl territory.
The tote is the best option if you like to throw everything thing in your bag and go. This style is also ideal for traveling, as it will fit your electronics, magazines, cardigan—you name it! Tip: if you prefer a day-to-night bag, a tote bag might not be the best choice, but we think everyone needs one in their collection for work and travel.