There’s nothing like a classic, structured bag that is both gorgeous and functional. I love a great tote that rests in the crook of my arm (but can also be shoved up on my shoulder), but I’m so tired of seeing that darn Phillip Lim Pashli bag everywhere.
I mean, sure it’s gorgeous and classic, but I think by examining what makes that bag so great (clean lines, classic structure), you can discover some other real winners. (And besides, I’m the kind of person who doesn’t like having the exact same thing as everyone else!)
I saw this in Nordstrom the other day, and I loved loved it. The sides zip up to create a basic black leather tote, but I’d leave them unzipped to show off the calf hair animal print all day!
There’s so much space in this bag for activities–wait, never mind. But this tote is big and roomy!
I love this MARC JACOBS option–the leather is luxe and pairs nicely with the reptile skin. Plus, it comes with a shoulder strap for hands-free shopping!
I love how navy and black create an interesting take on a neutral bag. Plus, it’s the best of structured meets slouchy (for a great price)!
Love all the luxe shades of brown in this structured bag!
Talk about a statement bag. You guys already know how I feel about the magical properties of leopard in an accessory, but once you add in the gold hardware and black leather, this is one piece that you’ll wear forever.