7 Bags Every Woman Should Own — at Every Price

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Even the most bag-crazy among us have to admit it: there's a limit to just how many we need. If you're lucky enough to have a closet filled with all the latest, making sure you have all the necessities is always a must. We've spent time considering a full year, including work, social, and travel obligations, and have settled on the seven styles we think every women needs at least one of. Ahead, you'll find a number of designer and affordable picks at every price point, so all you have to do is shop. Take a look.

— Additional Reporting by Leah Melby

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The Everyday Bag
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The Everyday Bag

The most basic building block of your bag collection should be a simple style smart enough for work but chic enough to make your most fashionable friend grin with approval.

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Mansur Gavriel Drawstring Vegetable-Tanned Sun Tote Bag
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Mansur Gavriel Drawstring Vegetable-Tanned Sun Tote Bag

We love that classic red interior on this Mansur Gavriel Drawstring Vegetable-Tanned Sun Tote Bag ($895).

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Sam Edelman Margo Small Ring Bag with Top Handle
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Sam Edelman Margo Small Ring Bag with Top Handle

The patent leather detail on this Sam Edelman Margo Small Ring Bag with Top Handle ($118) makes it so chic.

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The Crossbody Bag
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The Crossbody Bag

For weekends and off-duty events, it's a treat to store the work bag in favor of something lighter. The crossbody style is perfect, and whether worn over the shoulder or across the trunk, it leaves hands blissfully free for more important things (like browsing the sale rack).

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Saint Laurent Toy Loulou Crossbody Bag
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Saint Laurent Toy Loulou Crossbody Bag

This classic Saint Laurent Toy Loulou Crossbody Bag ($1,190) also comes black, gray, and pink.

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Topshop Buckle Faux Leather Crossbody Bag
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Topshop Buckle Faux Leather Crossbody Bag

We love the stud and buckle deal on this Topshop Buckle Faux Leather Crossbody Bag ($55).

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The Weekender Bag
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The Weekender Bag

The official grown-up always has a practical bag ready in case her weekend takes a turn that involves a quick, last-minute trip. Whether yours involves sliding something into an overhead bin or simply tossing it into the trunk, make it something stylish and easy.

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MCM Voyager Visetos Large Weekender Duffel Bag
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MCM Voyager Visetos Large Weekender Duffel Bag

If you want to splurge on something you'll own forever, try this MCM Voyager Visetos Large Weekender Duffel Bag ($1,125).

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Sole Society Lacie Faux Leather Duffel Bag
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Sole Society Lacie Faux Leather Duffel Bag

We love the gray shade on this Sole Society Lacie Faux Leather Duffel Bag ($85). It comes in two other neutral choices.

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The Bracelet Bag
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The Bracelet Bag

We can't stop stopping these chic bags, everywhere we look. The modern version of a clutch doubles as the perfect statement piece, almost good enough to replace your jewelry.

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Chloé Small Nile Bracelet Calfskin Leather Minaudiere
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Chloé Small Nile Bracelet Calfskin Leather Minaudiere

Everyone will want to know where this Chloé Small Nile Bracelet Calfskin Leather Minaudiere ($1,490) is from.

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Parisa Wang Addicted Bracelet Bag
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Parisa Wang Addicted Bracelet Bag

This pastel pink Parisa Wang Addicted Bracelet Bag ($245) comes with a cute crossbosy strap.

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The Tote
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The Tote

The most practical style in your arsenal should be a roomy tote. The open-top shape comes in handy more than you'd think, from tagging along to the office every now and then to doubling as the smartest carry-on ever.

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Madewell The Transport Tote
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Madewell The Transport Tote

Commuters will love this Madewell The Transport Tote ($168).

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The Evening Clutch
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The Evening Clutch

There's something undeniably off about trying to carry a big bag when you're dressed to the nines. Pick a simple box style that fits only the necessities, and use it as an accent to any after-dark look.

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Edie Parker Jean Solid Clutch
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Edie Parker Jean Solid Clutch

The rose gold detail on this Edie Parker Jean Solid Clutch ($895) stole our hearts.

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Nordstrom Metallic Box Clutch
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Nordstrom Metallic Box Clutch

Every wedding and black-tie event requires this Nordstrom Metallic Box Clutch ($79).

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The Mini Shoulder Bag
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The Mini Shoulder Bag

For the nights you're going out and don't want something huge or to carry a clutch, opt for a mini shoulder bag. They fit perfectly and comfortably under your arm and come in so many fun styles.

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Rag & Bone Atlas Shoulder Bag
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Rag & Bone Atlas Shoulder Bag

This Rag & Bone Atlas Shoulder Bag ($595) will match with every outfit you own.