These Are the Season’s Most Versatile Handbags

From work to workout, then a summer’s night out.

By: Curranne Labercane

We’re forever seeking that perfect bag to store our life in. This is no small feat for said bag…there’s so much life to pack in these days! Keys, cards, laptop, iPhone, sunglasses, Pilates gear, and a pair of heels for later (preferably Tabitha Simmons)… A perfect bag is the secret to success for hitting all your weekday stops, and ordering your glass of wine before happy hour ends.

Backpack, tote, bucket or duffel. Whatever the shape, your carryall must not compromise on style. Black is always everyday ready, but colors help put the “fun” in functional. Sure, you’ll be schlepping across town all day. But you need a bag that’s always *on*.

Here are this season’s handbags that can give that trusty but battle-worn Longchamp a breather.

Mansur Gavriel Lady Leather Shoulder Bag, $895

A simple statement piece for your everyday essentials.

Derek Lam 10 Crosby Grove Bucket Bag, $395

Downtown denim for day to night.

Jil Sander Black Xiao Tote, $790

A sophisticated spin on the traditional shopper.

Corto Moltedo Large Costanza Shoulder Bag, $1,633

The son of the founders of Bottega Veneta made this bag. ‘Nuff said.

Clare V. Simple Tote, $395

Be bold. Think Tahitian plaid.

Simon Miller Birch Tote, $1,198

Slouchy French nubuck with an upbeat attitude.

Stella McCartney Falabella Faux-suede Shoulder Bag, $1,025

Roomy + pocketed + signature chain details + deep khaki green FTW.


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