13 Classic Bags That Will Never Go Out of Style
It's confession time: If we could only buy one accessory forever, we'd forgo statement sunglasses or even cute boots and buy bags. First of all, we've got phones and wallets and lip gloss, and we need somewhere to put them. Plus, they're just fun to look at. If you're in the market for a new carryall, our advice is to invest in something classic. You know, the picks that go with every outfit, and look great season after season. Sophisticated and elegant, these 13 bags are always winners.
Whether you're someone who likes a crossbody or a top handle, a tote or a mini bag, you'll find something to love forever in our list. One of the best parts about bags is if you buy good quality items, and you treat them right, they can have a really long lifespan, so these timeless styles can really live up to their name. Invest in your bags, and you'll be investing in your wardrobe. Plus, lest we forget, they're just so pretty! Designer picks and affordable options alike have a home in our closets, and after shopping these styles, they'll probably have a home in yours, too.
Best Everyday Bag: Madewell Sydney Shoulder Bag
The size and versatility of this Madewell Sydney Shoulder Bag ($168) make it ideal for every day. It has both shoulder straps and a longer adjustable crossbody strap, so there are so many different ways to wear it. It's big enough to hold all your essentials but not so massive that it feels too cumbersome.
Best Affordable Bag: Zara Mini City Bag
If you want a new bag, but don't want to break the bank, we've got you covered. Go for the Zara Mini City Bag ($50) because this everyday crossbody bag is both stylish and affordable. We love that you can carry it two different ways, and it's an open tote with a middle interior zip pocket, so you've got the convenience of an open tote with the security of a zippered compartment. It also comes in beige, but we love the dark green shade.
Best Timeless Bag: Tory Burch Mini Lee Radziwill Leather Bag
As soon as we saw this Tory Burch Mini Lee Radziwill Leather Bag ($548), we knew we had to have it. It's perfectly compact, and the silhouette is timeless. This bag is so elegant, and it's one of those pieces you'll always be happy to have.
Best Black Crossbody: A.P.C Betty Smooth-leather Cross-body Bag
This A.P.C Betty Smooth-leather Cross-body Bag ($337) is a bag that everyone can utilize. It's a great travel bag because it goes with every outfit, and it's big enough to fit your essentials, but small enough to be stored in a carry-on.
Best Amazon Bag: JW Pei Mini Flap Crossbody
No one would believe you scored this JW Pei Mini Flap Crossbody ($80) on Amazon. It's sleek, sophisticated, and under $100. It comes in a bunch of different colors, but the black croc is timeless and chic. It's also editor approved, and you can read our review of the JW Pei Mini Flap Crossbody.
Best Work Bag: Cuyana Easy Tote
The Cuyana Easy Tote ($248) is one of the fashion label's bestselling styles — and it's a favorite among POPSUGAR editors. The tote's unstructured design is perfect for all kinds of needs — including your commute to work. Read through the Cuyana Easy Tote product review to learn why this bag is worth the investment.
Best Everyday Shoulder Bag: Hyer Goods Mini Shoulder Bag
Looking to take your everyday bag to the next level? You need this Hyer Goods Mini Shoulder Bag ($265) in your life. It comes in five colors, but the burgundy is a great everyday netural. Plus, the faux-croc makes it feel that much more luxurious.
Best Designer Bag: Givenchy Small Antigona Leather Satchel
The structured, statement-making Givenchy Small Antigona Leather Satchel ($2,390) is giving us major heart-eyes. It's a bag that can really do it all. It's elegant and minimal enough for the office, big enough to use on the weekends, and versatile enough to bring on a trip.
Best Reversible Bag: Street Level Reversible Faux Leather Tote & Wristlet
If you love a classic tote bag, this Street Level Reversible Faux Leather Tote & Wristlet ($49) is worth adding to your wardrobe. It's a classic black tote on one side, and a leopard print on the other, so there's an option for whatever mood you're in.
Best Messenger Bag: Cuyana Messenger Bag
This Cuyana Messenger Bag ($378) features so many useful pockets inside, including a slot specifically for your laptop. Wear it as a classic crossbody, or shorten the strap to create a shoulder bag. It's an awesome bag to use for everything, from office commutes to weekends out exploring your city.
Best Zippered Tote Bag: Madewell Zip Top Medium Leather Transport Tote
This gorgeous Madewell Zip Top Medium Leather Transport Tote ($188) can hold everything you need to go from work to drinks with friends. Plus, most totes don't have a zip top, so the ability to have a bit more security is a game changer.
Best Day to Night Bag: House of Want Newbie Vegan Leather Shoulder Bag
This House of Want Newbie Vegan Leather Shoulder Bag ($78) is a great on-the-go bag that has just enough room for all your small items. It looks sleek and polished, and it's designed in vegan leather so you can feel good about your purchase. This is a lovely day to night option, which is essential in your wardrobe.
Best Bucket Bag: Kendall Conrad Niña Bag
This Kendall Conrad Niña Bag ($610) is the perfect size and shape. Not too big, not too small, and so easy to carry around. It's a deceptively deep bag, so you can actually fit a lot in this bag, and the strap is adjustable, but does fit on your shoulder.