The Perfect Purse: 8 Classic Handbags And Which Is Right For Each Occasion
Every woman knows a handbag is sooo much more than just a practical way to keep her essentials at her fingertips while she’s on the go. A really great purse is the one accessory that can instantly pull your outfit together, express your personality, act as a stylish security blanket and make you feel luxurious at a moment’s notice. Hence the lure of the ultimate handbag, the Birkin bag. As JustLuxe.com fashion editor Marissa Stempien tells Fortune, “When wearing a Birkin, a woman has the ability to carry her wealth, affluence and style on her arm for the world to see.”
You may not have $10,000 lying around but that doesn’t mean you don’t need a well rounded arsenal of purses in your closet.
We’ve got the ultimate list of 8 classic handbags so you’re fully armed for any occasion.
1. Roomy Tote
A roomy tote is the workhorse of handbags. When you’ve got a long day of car pools, work and errands this is a purse that will hold it all and the kitchen sink. You can even stow a smaller, cuter bag to take out to lunch or last-minute drinks. Check out WWD’s list of the ultimate totes for fall 2016.
2. Structured Top Handle
For those occasions when you need something just big enough to carry your wallet, a tablet and a few other sundries the structured top handle does the job with a sleek, professional flair. If you want a look that’s all business go for a something minimal and pared down like this totally affordable The Poppy Bag from Cambridge Satchel. The Becky Square Top Handle bag from Bill Blass is a ladylike yet vivacious take.
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