While we're big believers in the idea that every woman should wear what she likes no matter her age, there's no denying that there are some pieces better suited for certain life stages, especially when it comes to handbags. Considering a luxe leather handbag is an investment piece and a wardrobe staple, you want to ensure the style you buy complements your current lifestyle. "A handbag is ageless, but there are certain silhouettes that are essential at each stage of your life," noted Susan Thacker, CEO of American-based luxury handbag brand Brahmin. "Whether you are looking for the It silhouette of the moment, capacity to carry your essentials, or a style to keep your hands free, Brahmin has something for everyone."
Of course the styles featured ahead can be worn and enjoyed by women of any age, but if you're looking for recommendations, we tapped Thacker to help us distinguish the trends worth considering for your 20s, 30s, and 40s. Keep reading to see and shop her picks.