Finding the perfect bag to tote all of your “stuff,” or just important essentials can require some research. I am very particular when purchasing a new a bag because they can sometimes be quite an investment and I want to make sure I will love it for several seasons. Here are ten of my favorite picks in all price ranges–there is something for everyone from boho chic to classic elegance!
1. Lanvin Amalia Shopping Tote, BUY NOW, $1,900
I bought the Lavin Amalia shopping tote a few years ago in a metallic taupe and it is still one of my year round go-to bags. You will have and love this one forever. The price is high but definitely worth the investment.
2. Proenza Schouler PS1 Medium Leather satchel, BUY NOW, $1,595
The wildly popular Proenza Schouler PS1 bag is a modern classic. It’s a perfect every day bag and never goes out of style.
3. Alexander Wang Donna Hobo, BUY NOW, $815
I’m obsessed with the Donna leather bags from Alexander Wang. Check out the unique downtown style with all of the zipper detail, love the leopard print too!
4. Marc New York Backstage Satchel, BUY NOW, $295
This is a casual and sophisticated every day bag made with the softest of leather!
5. MICHAEL Michael Kors Handbag, BUY NOW, $268
The MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Chain, large tote is a great option for a bag that holds everything and is also well-priced. Python is on trend for this season but if it’s not your style,
the bag comes in other colors and plain leather too!
6. Tylie Malibu Women’s Jet Set Kramer Fringe Cross Body Bag, BUY NOW, $225
This LA-style cross body bag has a back slip pocket and is available in four great colors–black, emerald, navy and tobacco.
7. Lauren Merkin Bag, BUY NOW, $195
Lauren Merkin makes beautiful clutches that are priced well for their quality. This one covers two hot trends: it’s metallic AND cobra embossed. All of her clutches come with a shoulder chain inside, which makes it easy to wear when you are at a cocktail party and need your hands.
8. Rebecca Minkoff Skull Crossbody, BUY NOW, $150
Rebecca Minkoff makes amazing bags and this adorably rebellious cross body one is ideal for holding just the essentials. It is perfect for casual days and lovers of skull accessories like me.
9. Ivanka Trump Victoria top handle satchel, BUY NOW, $150
You can really see Ivanka Trump’s taste and style here. A quintessential bag for the classic and elegant woman.
10. Aldo handbag, BUY NOW, $35
This little Aldo bag is so chic and great for when you just want to take the essentials: phone, lip gloss, cash and keys. A great transition bag, to take you from day to night.
Interview by Courtney Bannerot
Young. Rich. Beautiful. Brilliant. But Ivanka Trump is no heiress about town, resting on her Daughter-of-the-Donald laurels. This 29-year-old summa cum laude Wharton grad has racked up an impressive list of accomplishments: head of U.S. and international expansion for the Trump Organization’s real estate holdings, book author, founder of a luxury jewelry line, a Champion of the UN Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign, newlywed (husband is New York Observer owner Jared Kushner). Now about to launch a shoe and handbag line, Ivanka shares what motivates her. Read the interview, then shop Ivanka’s favorites (see below).
Courtney Bannerot: What inspired you to start Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry?
CB: Do you design the pieces?
CB: How would you describe the style, and how does it reflect you?
CB: What are your favorite pieces?
CB: How does your line fit the fall fashion trends?
CB: What are your favorite fall trends?
CB: What is your most recent purchase?
CB: What is your typical workday like?
CB: What do you do in your free time?
Shop Ivanka’s Picks from Her Jewelry Line