From the inherited classic to the quirky statement purse, these are the essential bags every woman should have in her wardrobe.
BUY NOW: $980, gucci.com
A bag in a neutral color that is big enough to hold all of your essentials but small enough to wear crossbody.
BUY NOW: $595, mansurgavriel.com
A bucket bag that can be worn with jeans and sneakers.
BUY NOW: $15,000, 1stdibs.com
Pick a classic bag that can also be a literal investment — Birkins have outpaced both the S&P 500 and the price of gold.
BUY NOW: $2,395, net-a-porter.com
Look for a purse with whimsical stripes, flowers, or embroidery.
BUY NOW: $1,260, louisvuitton.com
A tote that can hold everything you need for a day at the office, and is sturdy enough to withstand your daily commute.
BUY NOW: $1,429, balenciaga.com
A handbag in a shade that is bright enough to add a pop of personality to any outfit.
BUY NOW: $1,650, neimanmarcus.com
A python, metallic, or rhinestone clutch that is neutral enough to match with any of your evening dresses.
BUY NOW: $100, cultgaia.com
A straw tote or structured wood bag can work for the beach, the pool, or a warm day in the city.
BUY NOW: $2,900, therealreal.com
A vintage handbag in a classic silhouette, preferably passed down from your mother or grandmother.
BUY NOW: $275, nordstrom.com
A casual printed clutch can easily transition from a meeting to a dinner date.
BUY NOW: $1,780, neimanmarcus.com
A satchel bag is both chic and utilitarian.
BUY NOW: $2,390, prada.com
A timeless leather bag in a neutral tone is polished enough for the office.