One item is undoubtedly at the crux of every outfit, whether your style is classic or experimental: a handbag. The ultimate add-on, an embellished mini, sleek handheld or shoulder-draped satchel is the final punctuation mark of your daily uniform. Fashion Month has ushered in a wave of must-have silhouettes appearing on the arm of every industry insider, from Alexander Wang’s studded mini-bucket to Céline’s sleek, color-blocked shoulder bag. Here, the nine It-girl bags that ruled New York Fashion Week, all worth the investment for spring.
Small but impactful, Alexander Wang's Mini Roxy Studded Bucket Bag is edgy and eye-catching in shades like black, white and pink.
3.1 Phillip Lim
This cross-body bag is quirky yet elegant, boasting a minimal silhouette and slanted paper-clip fastening, and comes in a wide range of colors, prints and textures.
Defined by its contrasting handwoven whipstitches and metal hardware, Proenza Schouler's Hex bag comes in both carryall and mini sizes. The intricate detailing and sleek silhouette add interest without going overboard.
Making its foray onto the It-bag scene last season, J.W. Anderson's pierced shoulder and cross-body styles are going strong. Pro tip: Detach the shoulder strap and carry as a clutch for double the use.
Gabriela Hearst's Nina is the ultimate cult bag—it even has a waiting list. And no wonder: The unique folding silhouette and singular top handle are impeccable.
Another widely popular shape the past few seasons, Loewe's Puzzle Bag is seeing continued momentum. Updated in fresh hues and multiple sizes, the precisely cut panels are standouts.
Mark Cross' signature Grace bag is the epitome of polish, available in a range of timeless neutrals, poppy hues or adorned with quirky appliqués. If you're seeking structure, this bag is it.
Céline's Medium Frame Shoulder Bag was literally everywhere at New York Fashion Week. The pristine shape and clean color blocking make it the perfect day bag. For a fashion-girl twist, wear it snuggly across the body.
The Louis Vuitton logo is reinstated through updated silhouettes like mini camera bags, trunks and backpacks. High-shine hardware and contrasting monogram bring an unwavering sense of cool to the classic style.