Handbags are my thing. Some people love shoes or jewelry, and while those things are great, I have been a handbags girl as long as I can remember. Over the years of collecting (and a lot of trial and error), I have narrowed down the five most essential bags that every woman should have in her closet!
A Mary Poppins Tote: Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM
You will never reach a point in your life when a tote bag will not be essential. When I was considering purchasing my Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM last year, I did A LOT of research. This bag is widely considered to be a luxury collection staple and a great 1stluxury handbag purchase. With its easy, slouchy silhouette, gold hardware, and the fact that it truly is never, ever full, it’s easy to see why. For obvious reasons, I use this bag most often for travel of any kind. However, it’s still fabulous for going to the office or just running around town!
A Fancy Cross Body: Tory Burch Fleming
While most of us aren’t skirting off to black-tie soirees every other night, it’s good to have a fancy bag on hand just in case. The Tory Burch Fleming is a staple! It adds a touch of class to an elegant dress, but still looks fab with a pair of blue jeans. The gold chain is heavy, the leather is supple, and this Silver Maple color goes with just about everything. I purchased mine pre-loved on TheRealReal, because who doesn’t love a good deal? If you spot one, snatch it up quick because these babies sell like hotcakes on the pre-loved market.
A Vintage Classic: Louis Vuitton Cartouchiere
After purchasing my Neverfull, I wanted a cross body with that same, beautiful monogram canvas. The only problem? I had absolutely no business spending that much on a new bag after just purchasing my Neverfull! The solution? A pre-loved, vintage bag. Though it took a lot of searching, I eventually found mine on EBay for a great price! I am so happy with this bag y’all. It looks great with so many outfits and colors. The golden honey patina and subtle marks on the bag just add to it’s timeless beauty and uniqueness. Buying vintage means you are far less likely to see someone else with the same bag! Plus, the fact that it’s already a little weathered means I am less worried about baby-ing it!
A Pop of Color Bag: MCM Milla
I’m a girl who loves to wear neutrals, so I need a pop of color bag to add some sass to my outfits! This is hands-down one of the best handbag purchases I have ever made. I’ll be honest, I didn’t even know what MCM was until I came across this gorgeous bag on one of my Fashionphile hunts. The light blue is so beautiful for spring and summer and this bag is SO WELL MADE. The leather is sturdy, the interior is a stunning sueded material, the compartments are so well laid out. When I say this is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made? I mean it.
A Classy Clutch: Burberry Embossed Clutch
Clutches are perfect when you’re going out to dinner, or just need to carry a few essential items. This Burberry clutch is perfect with it’s stunning camel color and gold hardware detailing. The best thing about it is that it converts to a cross body! Bonus: It easily holds my LV key pouch, sunnies, lip gloss, feminine products, oil blotting wipes, gum and a couple other goodies without looking over-full or bulging!