Having the right handbag in your closet allows you to be prepared for all your fashion needs. Getting caught without the perfect bag to go with your wardrobe choices can be so frustrating. Listed are the bags that should be in any closet, but you can always have more!
Classic Black – A must have color that can go with anything! The style choice is personal preference but functionality is key. As everyday or just when needed. The McGraw Leather Hobo by Tory Burch fits that need!
Daytime to Night Clutch- Busy women love the clutch that takes you through the entire day. A clutch that can be dropped in your tote and pulled out for a quick change for evening. While most clutch bags are strapless, many come with removable chains for carrying on the shoulder or a removable strap to carry as a wristlet. A classic mix of Italian leather from Swatzell + Heilig.
Crossbody- When you need hands free but you also need room for all your items. Perfect for any occasion so you aren’t weighted down. Shopping, events, and even travel are made easier, plus it can take you from morning until night. Deeper than a clutch and usually does not have handles. This is the MCM crossbody with a ton of room.
Bucket Bag- The bucket name says it all since the shape has a round or oval bottom. A roomie bag with tons of style. Usually a draw string closure that elevates it. Mansur Gavriel's mini Saffiano bucket bag is amazing!
Backpack- This is the new essential item. Backpacks come in a variety of functional uses that make life easier. From small to large, few to many pockets, and a variety of materials to make this a staple in your wardrobe. The Carson backpack by Tumi is very durable, ultra light and has a pocket for everything.
Tote Bag- There are many different types of tote bags and most do not close. Lots of extra room to fill to the brim to assist you with anything that comes your way. Made of many materials, it is important to select one that will hold up to all the weight you want to put in it. Longchamp has the perfect tote that is both roomie and extra durable.
Evening Clutch- Having an evening clutch on hand that is perfect for all occasions is essential. They vary in style from more casual to really upscale. Having one that is perfect for date night as well as compliments sequins is a real win. Judith Leiber's crystal evening clutch is a win-win!
Summer Bag- Summertime just calls for light and airy and you need that beautiful bag that is perfect for warm fun days and casual evenings. Bags made of straw, raffia, wicker and rattan are the perfect materials for your cool breezy summer fashion and also pairs beautifully with casual jeans. This beautiful and durable raffia tote from Swatzell + Heilig is a summer hit!
Satchel- The workhorse of handbags, having a quality satchel is a must. With a boxy shape that allows lots of room, it comes with secure handles and usually a shoulder strap allowing for hands free with needed. With the short handles, it can also rest on the crook of your arm as well as hand carry. Sturdy and made of quality leather with lots of space to keep you organized. Balenciaga created this rock star!
Investment Bag- Everyone wants that head turning, eye catching investment bag. You know the one that shows taste and quality with an expensive price tag. These bags can be found in all styles and prices but it must be your “it” bag. This beautiful bag is a variation of the LV Neverfull.