The holiday season is officially in full swing and now is the perfect time to spoil ourselves and our loved ones! With gift-giving heavy on the brain, we’re always looking for opportunities to upgrade our style and a designer bag is a great place to start! After all, loading up on designer picks is a rite of passage for every fashionista.
We’ve rounded up all the styles you are dreaming of including our absolute favorite chic Tory Burch cross-body bag perfect great for keeping our essentials close, an MCM hobo bag for our work wardrobe and a splurge-worthy Gucci shoulder bag to pull out for special occasions.
- Our Absolute Favorite: The MCM Large Klara Visetos Coated Canvas Hobo Bag designed to fit all of our daily necessities for a work-ready essential.
- Our Budget-Friendly Favorite: The Tory Burch Robinson Leather Wallet on a Chain that’s perfect for a hands-free carry.
- Our Splurge-Worthy Favorite: The Gucci Supermini GG Marmont 2.0 Matelassé Leather Shoulder Bag that will give our dressy ensembles a luxurious and elegant appeal.
- Our Absolute Favorite: The MCM Large Klara Visetos Coated Canvas Hobo Bag that will allow Us to tote around our essentials to and from work with ease.
Why we love it: When it comes to finding the perfect bag that can hold all of our daily essentials while making a stylish statement, the MCM Large Klara Visetos Coated Canvas Hobo checks all the boxes. Designed with luxe leather with the brand’s iconic print, this bag is every bit as chic as it looks. Complete with a top handle and a cross-body strap we can switch up our carry for days when we’re toting around a little extra.
Reviewers say: Beloved for its top-quality construction, this bag is a great option for a vacation.
See It: Grab the MCM Large Klara Visetos Coated Canvas Hobo at Nordstrom for 35 percent off the original price of $765, now $499 while it’s still in stock.
2. Our Budget-Friendly Favorite: The Tory Burch Robinson Leather Wallet on a Chain that’s perfect for our next shopping trip.
Why it’s our pick: When we’re browsing the racks, we need a purse that can remain glued to our bodies as we shop ’til we drop. A great hands-free design, the Tory Burch Robinson Leather Wallet on a Chain gives Us easy access to our essentials while we’re busy with other errands. Complete with plenty of compartments to store our credit cards, cash and small items, this bag is a true standout style. Available in multiple colors including black, brilliant red, Gray Heron and Pale Apricot and Royal Navy, the possibilities are truly endless for a stylish finish.
Reviewers say: A cute wallet that goes with virtually any look, we can use this bag for our everyday and dressy events.
See It: Grab the Tory Burch Robinson Leather Wallet on a Chain at Nordstrom for only $298.
3. Our Splurge-Worthy Favorite: The Gucci Supermini GG Marmont 2.0 Matelassé Leather Shoulder Bag that will take our luxurious style to new heights!
Why we love it: We live for a designer find that speaks to our love for all things elegant and luxurious and the Gucci Supermini GG Marmont 2.0 Matelasse Leather Shoulder Bag is just the ticket! A stunning creation that offers feminine quilted detailing with chic gold hardware for a unique appeal, this bag is the perfect finishing touch for all of our dressy ensembles. Available in Porcelain Rose (muted pink), Nero (black) and Mystic White, there is a design to suit all tastes.
Reviewers say: Cute and compact, this shoulder bag is the perfect on the go staple.
See It: Grab the Gucci Supermini GG Marmont 2.0 Matelassé Leather Shoulder Bag at Nordstrom for only $890.
Not quite your style? Check out some of our other must-have carryalls to add to your armoire today!
4. The Maison Margiela Embossed Logo Leather Clutch that’s stylish, roomy and perfect for a night out on the town.
Why we love it: There is nothing worse than carrying around a bulky handbag and the Maison Margiela Embossed Logo Leather Clutch is a refreshing change of pace. Crafted with buttery soft leather, this raised logo clutch takes effortless style to new heights. Roomy in nature, we can fit our keys, smartphone, lipstick and credit cards with ease. Perfect for a night out on the town, this stylish carryall will certainly make quite the splash. Available in Haute red and Desert Taupe, this pocketbook has become our go-to style.
See It: Grab the Maison Margiela Embossed Logo Leather Clutch at Nordstrom for 60 percent off the original price of $830, now $332 while it’s still in stock.
5. The Alexander Wang ‘Mini Rockie’-Rose Gold’ Leather Cross-Body Satchel that’s perfect for running errands around town in style.
Why it’s our pick: Just because we’re running errands doesn’t mean we shouldn’t handle our business in style! Running around requires a compact bag that can hold our necessities without a heavy feel, so the Alexander Wang ‘Mini Rockie’-Rose Gold’ Leather Cross-Body Satchel is our saving grace. Flaunting a gorgeous textured leather with the modern detail of rose gold studs along the base, this bag redefines edgy style. Versatile and fun, we plan on pulling out this number to the office, happy hour and beyond!
Reviewers say: A top-quality design with a lot of room for a small construction, this bag is worth every penny.
See It: Grab the Alexander Wang ‘Mini Rockie’-Rose Gold’ Leather Cross-Body Satchel at Nordstrom for $650 while it’s still in stock.
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