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The Coolest Handbags to Buy This Season

Our chicest friends reveal what's on their wish lists.

spring handbags

As the weather heats up and we shed our layers, swapping slinky tank tops for boxy outerwear and breezy dresses for wool trousers, we often lose one vital utilitarian staple: pockets. Like any home, our ensembles require storage, for lack of a better word; a place to house your phone, keys, wallet, lipstick, hand sanitizer, a book, snacks, the better part of a pharmacy—basically everything but the kitchen sink. Pardon our circumlocution-based logic here, but what better excuse to invest in a new handbag? We've tapped our most stylish friends to divulge which handbags they're buying this season. From the Gucci multicolor Marmont to a carry-all basket bag, they've got all your sartorial needs covered.

Jenni Lee, Founder & Designer, Comme Si

Wonton 20 Macrame Rafia Caramel Beige

This bag reminds me of the Pierre Jeanneret office cane chair. I love the mix of buttery-soft leather and raffia which is a fun material for spring and summer.


Leather Tote

Just looking at this color makes me smile—it's unexpected and bright, but not overpowering. It's the perfect size for essentials—phone, keys, cards, lipstick, sunglasses—and adds a punch to any outfit.

Dries Van Noten

Nylon Logo Plaque Tote Bag

I am expecting a baby this summer and have a feeling that the diaper bag will become my go-to handbag. Prada or nada, right? (This is definitely a wish-list item).


Gabriel Waller, Product Sourcer & Founder,

Horsebit 1955 Medium Tote Bag

The Gucci crochet bag—I've had a lot of sourcing requests for this style currently.


Crystal Re-edition 2000 Black Satin Shoulder Bag

This one continues to be very popular, and they've just released it in a silver colorway which is very exciting!


Mini Flap Bag with Top Handle

This is a new season favorite from the CHANEL spring/summer '21 collection. As seen on the runway, it's now peaking in demand.


Michelle Duncan, Founder & Designer, Duncan

Miss Daisy Leather and Gingham Bucket Bag

Who doesn't need a fem gingham bucket bag with daisies... But make it black!

Fabrizio Viti

Medium Osa Tote in White Patent Leather

I need to refresh my closet now that we are starting to go back into the world and the office... This Khaite bag is the perfect size for throwing every single thing I own to carry around all day.



Better, festive days are ahead! Prepping myself with a cute spring wicker clutch—but make it a BIG GREEN KIWI.


Tag Two-Tone Tote Bag

Tag Two-Tone Tote Bag

I've been eyeing this Saint Laurent Tag two-tone bag for a while now, so much so that I can picture it randomly with different outfits in my closet. There's something about a tan-and-black bag that's big enough to fit my entire life that makes me smile. It's also a true classic!

Saint Laurent

Orange Gold Clutch

We started carrying Peet Dullaert in-store and online for AW20, and it's been a true crowd favorite. Their mini orange clutch was a great accessory for fall and carries over into spring effortlessly. Although it's a mini, it ironically fits an iPhone, wallet, and phone charger.

Peet Dullaert

Brushed Silver Card Case

The Peter Do silver card case isn't necessarily a bag, but it serves the same purpose. Aside from being able to hold life's most important day-to-day necessities, it's probably the chicest thing I've seen in a while. I normally lean towards gold hardware and accessories, but for this, I'd make an exception.

Peter Do

Marianne Theodorsen, Digital Creator

Vitty Mignon

Just the perfect sparkly little number to accompany all those fabulous "finally I can dress up" outfits I've been dreaming about since the first lockdown about a year ago. The shape fits all my essentials for a night out, and the color is just DREAMY!

Benedetta Bruzziches

19 Flap Bag

The top of my wish list at the moment, this bright denim bag adds some fun to any outfit. Huge plus for being able to fit a loooot of stuff, and I also love the chunky hardware details. Yum.


Small GG Marmont Multicolor Canvas Bag

Just because we all need some extra colors in our lives right now. This style is super colorful, but still so versatile.


Charlotte Lewis, Founder & Designer, Ven Store

Symmetry Pochette Leather Tote

I recently purchased a Savette pochette in Saddle and am now seriously coveting it in black—perfect simplicity and the easiest way to add elegance to any outfit.


Straw Shopping Basket

A basket is my everyday go-to bag from spring to autumn. A longer strap is a must, and so is size—something that can fit everything from my laptop to my daughter's snack box. My friend Emily of @strawlondon scours flea markets all over the world for the best vintage baskets, dropping new styles on her website every month.

Straw London

Tangle Small Leather Shoulder Bag

I never managed to get my hands on The Row's Medicine bag and have spent many an hour searching for the exact right one secondhand. The Jil Sander Tangle bag is a pretty perfect alternative. I'm investing in the dark brown style, the perfect accompaniment to a simple white cotton dress.

Jil Sander
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