The one fashion item I get asked about all the time are handbags – and they’re actually one of my favorite things to talk about fashion-wise. I honestly believe that bags are the best wardrobe investment you can make since they’re intrinsically versatile and go with everything. With just one or two pieces in your collection, you can instantly update your entire wardrobe. Designer bags also hold up super well, so they often become one of the most-used items in any girl’s wardrobe. The investment just makes sense when it comes down to cost per wear. If you’re wondering which bags you should add to your cart, keep scrolling because I’m sharing the 10 best designer handbags to buy in 2021.
The Chanel 19 handbag is my latest designer purchase, and I can’t seem to scroll through Instagram without seeing it on my favorite style icons. I love the slouchier look, which makes it easy to wear with more casual outfits.
One bag that I’m eyeing this year is the Fendi Baguette. It comes in so many colors and fabrics, so it’s incredibly easy to find one that fits your style. I love the the structured, compact size because it adds polish to anything.
The Givenchy Antigona Bag will always be relevant in my book. It’s a true classic that transcends the seasons. I’ve had mine for years and love how durable it is. It’s also super roomy, making it a great everyday bag.
Structured shoulder bags will be a big hit this year, and the Gucci Horsebit Bag will be one of the key styles leading the way. I’m personally loving it since it combines both modern and vintage elements for a clean, polished look.
Max Mara Teddy Bear Coat (better for budget here and here) | Bloomingdale’s Ribbed Knit Jumpsuit | Timberland Boots | Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Mini Backpack (read my full review HERE) | NY Yankees Cap | Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Tote
The Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Mini Backpack is still as tricky as ever to get your hands on, and I don’t foresee that changing this year. I find myself reaching for it more than my Neverfull totes lately – and it surprisingly packs a lot for being so little.
Bottega Veneta has been one of the most influential brands over the past year when it comes to handbags. If 2019 and 2020 was all about The Pouch, then 2021 will be all about the Jodie! So many brands have already started offering bags in this croissant-like shape.
Zara Beige Shacket (similar here and here) | Similar White Turtleneck Top | Topshop White Denim | Chanel Combat Boots (similar here and here) | Louis Vuitton Multi-Pochette Accessories Bag (read my full review HERE) | Saint Laurent Sunglasses
The multi-bag trend is everywhere from Louis Vuitton to Prada to Chanel. It combines a few individual bags into one crossbody style for a fun, playful look. This bag is unique in that the pieces can be worn together or separately. I personally love the durability and look of the Louis Vuitton Multi-Pochette Accessories Bag. It sold out almost instantly, which I think really highlights its cult status.
The Le Chiquito Bag by Jacquemus might be the more affordable bag on this list, but it’s just as iconic as the rest. The sleek, modern design is so Instagrammable, making it an incredibly popular piece among fashion girls. In fact, it’s sold out almost everywhere.
Tote bags are on the rise this year, and one bag to keep on your radar is the Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Tote. It’s great as a weekender or everyday bag during the warmer months and will last forever in your wardrobe.
For a tote that’s a bit more seasonless, you can’t go wrong with the Dior Book Tote. It’s such a functional piece that you can carry to work as well as on the weekends. It even doubles up as a travel carryall. With so many prints and designs to pick from, the Dior Book tote definitely keeps things fresh.