First of all, apologies for the thinness of posts last week: I was a bit under the weather, but am feeling much improved, and very much in the mood to get back to work. So let’s check out some bags, shall we? Crossbodies are my personal favorite: they’re just so much easier than shoulder bags or—heaven forfend—clutches, for when you’re shopping for groceries or walking the dog or what have you, so that’s mostly what I’m showing here. I think this little number from Isabel Marant is just great: I like the glossy cracked leather, and the contrasting webbed strap.
This bucket bag comes in black too, but I prefer this natural hue.
Claire V’s Gosee bag is a longtime favorite of mine—it fits so much without looking like it does—and I love it in this army green they recently introduced.
This is like a hobo bag but a little more structured, and it’s well-priced.
A shoulder bag big enough for those of you who never travel light.
This tote has appealingly not-too-big (but big enough) proportions.
A camera bag from Allsaints that’s delightfully hardware-free.
And speaking of hardware: I much prefer for my bags to have little or none, but I do very much like the buckle here, as well as the blue-on-blue colorway.
Here’s an appealingly streamlined option for under $100.
Another camera bag shape—this one from Longchamp—with a handy outer pocket.
This is big enough to be perfect for travel, and I love the green (though it does also come in black).
I own this Il Bisonte bag in black, and adore it. I’m always amazed by how much it manages to fit, and am so tempted by it in blue, which I think is an underrated color for bags to be.
Such a good slouchy hobo shape from Coach.
A simple-yet-sophisticated bucket bag for carrying anywhere.
The clasp here is just enough of a statement.