Bags are a component of our wardrobe that we wear almost every day. Sometimes we head to the store in our boyfriend jeans, a white tee and sandals, and it’s the beautiful bag that does all the work! So it’s well worth the investment to get a quality bag that will elevate your look. For this edition of Luxe Loves, we’ve scoured the town to collect 16 drop-dead gorgeous bags that will make you want to drop some serious Benjamins!
16 Beautiful Bags
Bao Bao Issey Miyake bag
These artistic, geometric bags are the brainchild of renowned fashion designer Issey Miyake. The striking structural look of the bag is deceiving, as the Bao Bao bags are light and soft, made with flexible materials, so that the bag shape-shifts with use. It’s perfect for the modern-casual style of today’s art-loving fashionistas! Find it for $795 at Betsy Prince.
Daniel tote bag
This versatile, soft Italian leather tote bag made by LA-based luxury accessories brand Hammitt is becoming wildly popular with its growing loyal following. It features a large main zipper compartment, adjustable crossbody strap and an outside cell phone pouch. Find it for $675 at Village Sportswear.
Kate Spade handbag
Vibrant color and crisp sophistication are the hallmarks of Kate Spade design. Think Jackie Kennedy style immersed in the bold and playful Pantone color wheel. And this pink and red Kate Spade handbag perfectly illustrates her signature style. Find it for $95 at Lilla.
Tory Burch shoulder bag
This Marion quilted, chain shoulder bag in an elegant navy blue epitomizes the timeless Americana-meets-urban-chic style of the Tory Burch brand. Pair it with a business blazer and pencil skirt or boyfriend jeans and a breezy top. Find it for $300 at Second Hand Rose.
Frank Clegg handbag tote
Handmade in Fall River, MA, since 1970, Frank Clegg’s bespoke leather goods each carry the “maker’s mark” of yesteryear, Frank Clegg’s signature and an item number unique to your piece of wearable art. In smooth, tumbled leather in a delicious cognac shade, this bag is an heirloom quality piece that will patina with grace for generations to come. Other sizes and colors are available. Find it for $715 at PlainClothes.
Bhags’ Tina satchel
Nothing beats traditional Italian craftsmanship paired with high-quality Italian leather. The Tina handbag by Bhags combines the classic style of a traditional handbag with a modern edge, and in this sleek white, it is especially posh. Find it for $595 at Village Sportswear.
Louis Vuitton Pallas bag
Made famous by its iconic monogram canvas, the one-and-only Louis Vuitton Pallas bag features a peekaboo colored calfskin leather panel, here in black, and an adjustable shoulder strap for personal comfort. You can’t go wrong with this legendary handbag brand! Find it for $1,925 at Lilla.
Streets Ahead boho bag
This large tote in Italian leather with fringe tassels is the perfect piece for the casual-chic gal on the go. Roomy enough for your iPad and more, this bag transitions seamlessly from running errands to running a business meeting. Find it for $375 at The Village Poodle.
Burberry shoulder bag
This coral leather Burberry bag combines the elegance of the iconic London-based brand with a bold look-at-me red that exudes a youthful, modern air. For ladies who stick to neutrals or black, this is the perfect pop of color for your wardrobe! Find this Burberry bag, which normally retails for $995, for $351 at Second Hand Rose.
Moore & Giles modern saddle bag
This Moore & Giles modern saddle bag, called the Benedict, is a timeless design that will age beautifully. With a roomy interior and an adjustable shoulder strap, it is a great weekend bag. So pack up and head for the beach in style! Find it for $1,195 at Harrison Ltd..
With the fabulous spring weather comes our beloved outdoor activities. For those who love hiking and camping, this Osprey backpack is the perfect choice. With versatile compartments, pockets and straps in an overall lightweight, comfortable design, you’ll be organized and supported for trips lasting up to seven days! Find it for $290 at Alabama Outdoors.
Waterproof beach tote
Kick off your sandals and hit the sandy beaches in style! This large, waterproof beach tote comes in a variety of patterns and fabrics and can be monogrammed, making it the perfect graduation gift for a senior who is ready to celebrate on the beach! Find it for $320 and add monogramming, ranging from $11 to $96, depending upon monogram size and style, at B. Bayer & Co. Monogramming & Gifts.
Hook & Albert leather weekender
This stylish, leather, weekender bag in brown, oiled calfskin is not only a handsome addition to any fella’s travel ensemble, it is extremely versatile. Each bag meets domestic and international carry-on requirements and comes with a padded shoulder strap for fast and comfy travel, not to mention a plethora of pockets and a garment bag. This amazing weekender might replace you as your beau’s new favorite travel companion! Find it for $595 in leather and $445 in canvas at Remon’s.
Vintage Guatemalan textile clutches
These fabulously colorful clutches will add a playful pop of boho-chic style to your spring wardrobe. They say that bright colors lift your spirits, so choose your favorite color palette, and get ready for a happy wardrobe and a happy you! Find them for $65 each at Paige Albright Orientals.
UASHMAMA washable paper bags
Each sewn in a cottage in Tuscany, these washable paper bags come in a variety of colors and sizes, some with handles and some without. Use it as a beach bag, planter, diaper bag, wine carrier, grocery bag or anything your heart desires. The oversized version can even be used as a clever pot container! Once it gets dirty and you decide you want to use it for something else, just wash and reuse! Find them, ranging from $46 to $108, at Patina.
J.McLaughlin wicker satchel and clutch
In an unexpected black and natural wicker, this picnic satchel with bamboo handle and the Leona clutch make a striking spring fashion statement. For devotees of black or simply for a more formal outdoor look, this is the spring clutch for you! Find the picnic satchel for $225 and the Leona clutch for $158 at J.McLaughlin.
Ah, how we love bags! Now grab your pocketbook and head out to get another terrific one!