You’ll never go wrong with a Birkin or a Chanel 2.55 bag, but if you’re looking for something more original, there are plenty of other handbags you can invest in now and wear forever. In honor of National Handbag Day (today), here is a look at some seasonless stunners.
An easy carryall that can be worn as a tote or hands-free thanks to an adjustable shoulder strap, this bag also comes finished with a quirky, detachable googly eyes key chain.
Sophie Hulme Mini Leather Tote, $1,095 at Net-a-Porter
Get two looks for the price of one with this bag that can be worn folded over or open.
Tom Ford Alix Leather Medium Fold-Over Shoulder Bag, $2,490 at Tom Ford
No handbag collection is complete without a leopard print.
A.L.C. Davenport Double Buckle Leopard Print Haircalf Clutch, $675 at Intermix
Any design with the brand’s signature weaving technique, intrecciato, is bound to be a forever classic.
Bottega Veneta Mist Nappa Ayers Tote, $2,600 at Bottega Veneta
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Carry it as a tote or fold it over and carry it as a clutch. This bag also has both interior and exterior pockets.
WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie Peretola Foldable Folio, $395 at WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie
Add a fashion-forward element to a classic bag by opting for a bold color.
Saint Laurent Monogramme Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag, $2,150 at Net-a-Porter
A McCartney signature, this bag is unlikely to ever go out of production.
Stella McCartney Falabella, $1,195 at Saks
Why not invest in the matching shoes while you’re at it…
Valentino The Rockstud Leather Trapeze Bag, $2,445 at Net-a-Porter
This signature Longchamp style works just as well in monochrome as it does with a Jeremy Scott print for the gym, the beach or simply as a day bag.
Longchamp Le Pliage Color Bar Canvas Travel Bag, $370 at Neiman Marcus
A chic shopper lined in Burberry plaid.
Burberry Large Degradé Brushed Leather Tote Bag, $1,695 at Burberry
Available in a variety of colorways, this doctor bag always comes with a shoulder strap.
Prada Flap Bag, $3,990 at Prada
A standout, but versatile evening option.
Marchesa Iris Stingray Box Clutch Bag, $1,995 at Bergdorf Goodman