18 Classic Black Bags You Will Keep Forever and Wear With Everything

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When it comes to wardrobe essentials, a black handbag is top of the list. Whether you want to splurge on that lust-worthy designer satchel or prefer an oversize tote from a more affordable fashion retailer, every stylish girl knows there's nothing that goes with everything quite like that gorgeous black bag that's in such constant rotation.

While the overarching category might very well be a must, the variations in style, size, and price run the gamut, to be sure. Here, we've curated a list of our favorites. There's the classic shoulder bag, the more bohemian bucket, and a sophisticated top-handle on the docket. What's more, whether you're looking for a splurge, a save, or something in between, there's something in this collection for you.

So as you look to elevate and update your wardrobe come Summer, consider the simple swap of your handbag to a brand-new black style that will make you feel as fresh as if you'd given your entire closet an overhaul. Shop the best of the best ahead.

The Shoulder Bag

That always-classic grab-and-go for morning, noon, and night.

The Tote

The larger and more casual carryall that will make you feel like the chicest version of Mary Poppins you can be.

The Bucket

The boho-meets-uptown gal's bag that will carry all of the essentials . . . and then some.

The Crossbody

The hands-free answer to all your structured shoulder bag woes.

The Top-Handle

The elevated work-inspired tote that will instantly tailor even the most casual looks.