Handbags are among the most functional, hard-working accessories in our closet. They hold all our day-to-day items, shielding our valuables and not-so valuables from inclement weather, damage and theft — and, in most cases, they help complete our polished look.
But now more than ever before there are so many choices, at so many price points and in every fabrication and color known to womankind, it’s almost overwhelming to understand what is — and isn’t — worth the money. Here’s a guide to the only 10 types of handbags you’ll ever need, with low- and high-priced options.
The Leather Day Satchel
This is the essential workhorse handbag. A medium to large top handle bag that can hold almost everything. Choose one in a neutral color leather like black or medium to dark brown (stay away from white and light beige, which reveal scuffs and stains more clearly).
And steer clear from those with lots of hardware or logos. Those details can date your bag.