Most of these bags have minimal hardware, because I am not a fan: nothing dates a bag as fast as hardware does. I prefer clean lines and minimal ornamentation, and am a huge fan of this red quilted APC bag.
More quilty goodness, this time in a chic chevron pattern.
I just like the shape of this one from Baggu.
This bag has always attracted me: it’s got the utility of a tote but the looks of a handbag.
Another red bag, this one delightfully slouchy.
I like the lines of this tote, and it’s big enough to double as a travel bag.
A perfect saddle bag, to my mind, is one that is totally and completely clean-lined, and this one gets it exactly right.
Such a rich wine color, with ample space for your whatnots.
I have expounded on the Virtues of the Clare V Gosee bag in the past: it is not large, but somehow manages to fit a ton, and it looks great.
The lines here are admirably clean, and it looks pricier than it is.
Another well-priced—and very ladylike—option.
This looks like an old-school messenger bag, but streamlined.
If I could spend anything on a new bag, I’d get this beauty: it’s just so elegant and really understated.
Madewell’s classic Transport Tote looks fresh in green.