10 BAGS EVERY WOMAN SHOULD OWN

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From the inherited classic to the quirky statement purse, these are the handbag essentials every woman should have in her wardrobe.

THE PRACTICAL CROSSBODY BAG

Soho Leather Disco Bag, $980, Gucci

A bag in a neutral color that is big enough to hold all of your essentials but small enough to wear crossbody.

A CASUAL WEEKEND BAG

Bucket Bag, $595, Mansur Gavriel

A bucket bag that can be worn with jeans and sneakers.

THE INVESTMENT PIECE

Hermés Birkin Bag, $14,999, 1stDibs

Pick a classic bag that can also be a literal investment—Birkins have outpaced both the S&P; 500 and the price of gold.

A QUIRKY STATEMENT BAG

Mark Cross Grace Shoulder Bag, $2,395, Net-a-Porter

Look for a purse with whimsical stripes, flowers, or embroidery.

THE EVERYDAY TOTE

Neverfull MM Tote, $1,260, Louis Vuitton

A tote that can hold everything you need for a day at the office, and is sturdy enough to withstand your daily commute.

A COLORFUL PURSE

Metallic Edge City Bag, $1,429, Balenciaga

A handbag in a shade that is bright enough to add a pop of personality to any outfit.

THE FANCY EVENING CLUTCH

Nancy Gonzelez Metallic Python Clutch, $1,650, Bergdorf Goodman

A python, metallic, or rhinestone clutch that is neutral enough to match with any of your evening dresses.

A BREEZY SUMMER BAG

Ark Bag, $100, Cult Gaia

A straw tote or structured wood bag can work for the beach, the pool, or a warm day in the city.

AN HEIRLOOM BAG

Vintage Chanel Classic Jumbo Single Flap Bag, $2,900, The Real Real

A vintage handbag in a classic silhouette preferably passed down from your mother or grandmother.

THE DAYTIME TO NIGHTTIME CLUTCH

Clare V. Calf Hair Leopard Print Foldover Clutch, $275, Nordstrom