It’s entirely possible I have been in a black handbag mood for the past year. As you can see, all my bags are black right now! Well, black is classic, and can seamlessly move from season to season. This makes black handbags a great investment option if you are looking for longevity in your bags; and despite my handbag shopping addiction, I do look for longevity in my bags! haha, hard to believe right?!
For the holiday 2019 season, my handbag capsule wardrobe contains one mini bag I can wear to parties. This mini bag is my Valentino VSling. It’s a great little bag since it can be worn for both casual parties, and dressy events. It plays well with the sequin looks from my holiday capsule wardrobe. If you don’t have a little bag to pull out for the holiday 2019 season, I highly recommend this one! It’s a current IT bag, and the strap is convertible. See my full review here.
Since the holidays are busy, a cross body bag is a must. If you don’t need a lot of room, but want to remain hands-free, this cross body bag works like a charm. It is also convertible. It can be a cross body bag, or a belt bag. Love that!
The rainy season will start soon, and football season isn’t over. So, this little PVC tote is perfect since it is stadium approved when the interior pouch is removed; and since it’s PVC, it is rain proof. Love! Be sure to incorporate a PVC bag into your holiday wardrobe for those reasons. This is an IT bag and priced under $200. Love!
Lastly, my workhorse bag this holiday season is my Chloe Aby. It’s roomy and can be worn over the shoulder, or cross body. This makes it ideal for busy holiday, errand filled days.
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That’s it! Four bags should get you through the busy holiday season. Shop your closet for a small or mini bag you can wear to formal affairs, one cross body bag, a PVC bag, and a workhorse bag. If you are missing any of these bag styles for the holiday season, check out my picks, and invest in once!
How cute is this little flower pot in a basket bag! It jumped onto the scene last year as a hot IT bag, and it has reappeared this year as a must-have bag for resort, spring, and summer. While the red color is no longer available, neutral hues such as brown and white are available. This year, you can also find a mini version, and a new oblong tote version. The Staud Moreau can be found in the perfect size to fit your lifestyle this year, why not jump on the bandwagon? This is a comfortable bag to carry, and it has a really roomy interior. I love the natural fibers against the structured leather; it’s a nice juxtaposition, don’t you agree? You can snap snap one up here.
Staud Shirley Bag; any size
The clear tote with corresponding pouch inside has become a huge trend, and the Staud Shirley started it all over a year ago. This clear tote doubles as a stadium bag during football season with the removal of the interior pouch. I also find this bag handy on rainy days since it is made from PVC. The Staud Shirley is all over the streets, and so many brands have copied it’s look. You can find it everywhere! If you want to have the IT bag that started the trend, it is surprisingly affordable. You can find all sizes priced under $500. The little one I own is priced under $300, love that! You can find the Staud Shirley online here.
Cult Gaia Ark Bag
The Cult Gaia Ark bag is the bag that keeps coming back! Despite introducing new wooden bag styles last summer and this summer, the Ark bag is the purse everyone keeps buying. You can update yours with a scarf inside, or tired to the handle. This is your resort bag, your hot weather, and your fun bag. What’s even more fun about it? The natural color, pictured here, is priced under $200! Love that! You can snap one up here if you haven’t already.
Two new classics to add to the investment bag list
OK guys, sometimes an IT bag moves from trendy status, to classic status. We have watched everything from Mansur Gavriel move into this category, and now there are two new movers and shakers who are on the classic list. So make room next to your Chanel 2.55’s, your Hermes collection, and your Judith Leiber clutches, there are two new must-have investment bags in town; and you might already own them!
Gucci Marmont Lady Bag or Shoulder Bag
Did you jump on the Gucci Marmont movement during the logo trend? If so, you made a good decision. The Gucci Marmont collection has moved into classic territory. It is no longer a fleeting trend. The Marmont collection can now enjoy a space on the shelf with your Chanel 2.55 and your Chanel Re-Issue. The lady bags and shoulder bags are classic, iconic, and slightly more affordable than Chanel’s collection. Why not invest in one if you haven’t already! Pull out last year’s Marmont! It is now your investment bag.
Givenchy Antigona Bag
I am pretty sure I have already told you about the Givenchy Antigona turning into a classic bag. If not, I want to tell you again. The Givenchy Antigona is now a classic! It’s an understated investment bag that speaks to those of us who want a quality workhorse in our handbag arsenal. This fabulous bag is strong, roomy, practical, and chic. No-one can put theirs away. Everyone who owns one continues to wear it over, and over again. This is a fabulous work bag, workhorse bag, and more. I own it in two colors and I have been wearing it non-stop for four years. This bag is my everything, and it is for so many other bag fans too. The Givenchy Antigona was once an IT bag, now it is a classic IT bag which holds strong re-sale value and street cred. I spotted it all over the streets at New York Fashion Week in February, and it continues to grace the sidewalks everywhere I go. If you don’t already own one, snap one up! While seasonal colors are fun, classic black or brown will carry you through the years. This is hands-down my favorite bag. You can find yours online here.
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There you have it! Five bags you might already own, which are still hot this year. If you already own one of these bags, you are set for the year! If not, I recommend snapping up the one that speaks to you. Which one is your favorite?