I’ve never been the girl who is super into handbags, but I know what I like, and I’ve collected a few bags that I love and that work for me. I like to think of the three bags I’m sharing today as my handbag capsule wardrobe, because they work with everything in my closet for a variety of different occasions. I love small bags with cross body straps because I don’t want to be worrying about my bag whenever I’m out and about. They keep my essentials secure and close at hand which I love. My handbag capsule includes two everyday bags as well as one that’s a little dressier. Read on to see my bags, and to find some great ethical handbag brands!
I’ve been loving this vintage Coach Regina since I got it a couple of months ago. It’s the perfect everyday bag for me, and I love that the long strap can be removed if I want a more retro feel.
A girl needs a good clutch, and I love this suede number by J. Crew that I found on eBay a few years ago. It has a brass chain strap which tucks into the bag, and I love the two looks I can get with this one bag. It’s perfect for evenings out.
This little brown bag from Lauren Ralph Lauren is an old favorites, and I love it’s classic styling paired with modern practicality. The stitching and details are lovely, and the gold hardware is perfect.
Ethical Handbag Brands
You probably noticed that two thirds of my bags are second hand, which is probably my favorite way to source ethically, but I wanted to quickly share some ethically made brands that look amazing as well as some vegan options.
I love the aesthetic of the Nisolo brand, and they have a wonderful selection of leather totes and clutches. My Pick? The Sobre Leather Clutch.
You guys know my love for Everlane, and they have a beautiful selection of bags and backpacks, including one made famous by Malia Obama herself! My pick? The Twill Zip Tote.
If you’re looking to avoid leather, Angela Roi makes stunning luxury vegan bags in a beautiful range of colors. My pick? The Morning Crossbody.
That’s it for today– the autumn capsule wardrobe is coming oh so soon, and with it the return of outfit posts!!
Do you have a favorite handbag? I’d love to hear about it!