Like a messenger bag, but classier—you can’t go wrong with a crossbody purse. Here’s what to look for in your new favorite bag.
This sweet little envelope purse is made of leather and has two interior sections. Lucky Brand
A simple leather bag can go from a picnic to the office and back again, especially if you choose one without too many extras like braiding, chains or tassels. Choose brown, black, or tan if you want it to go with everything—and not suddenly go out of style.
Water resistant, machine washable and ideal for travel. Baggallini
Most purses have at least one smaller pocket for easy access to your phone. But if you require more organizational support from your purses, hold out for one with several smart-design compartments to store your phone, wallet, keys, lip glosses and more.
Classic leather in a shape that will never go out of style; also comes in navy and maize yellow. Frye and Co.
A designer-made, 100 percent leather bag will not only last forever, it’ll hold its value so you can resell it or hand it down to a friend or loved one down the road.
This fun and funky leather bucket bag has a chain strap and magnetic closure. Rebecca Minkoff
A purse is a fabulous way to add a pop of fun to your plain T-shirt and jeans or slacks and cardigan. Look for something in a loud print, fun color or funky detailing like tassels, crystals and chains.