It’s no surprise that some of the top-selling bags on our favorite sites like J.Crew, Nordstrom, and Shopbop are also classic shapes. If you’re a minimalist who reaches for the same basics again and again, and your bag rotation happens to follow suit, make sure you own these five specific silhouettes, because there’s truly nothing else you need.
First up, there’s J.Crew’s Geneva, a satin clutch offered in three colorways with a short handle at the top. Whether you style it with low-rise denim, a minidress, or a skirt and tights, there’s no denying it’s the one accessory that will get you through party season. Tory Burch’s Lee Radziwill tote, named after the famous ’60s and ’70s style icon, is that luxe, structural tote bag that’s perfect for work or really whenever you want to elevate your neutrals. Topshop’s crossbody flap bag rings in at an incredible price for a wear-anywhere rectangular satchel you throw on to play up a preppy outfit or accent black accessories. Mango’s leather shopper is similar in that it’s under $100. However, this roomy tote is better for polishing casual off-duty days and feels way more relaxed in form. Finally, a sling bag of any material is ideal for days you’re traveling, running errands, or just want to be hands-free. Whether you shop St. Agni’s best selling soft crescent bag or a different pouch with a similar vibe, you’ll reach for it whenever you’re on the go.
Ahead, we’ve highlighted these five foolproof, perfectly versatile bags in multiple colorways and provided street style inspiration for each one.