Style

The Big 2019
Bag Guide

Maybe you’re a serious collector. Or a minimalist. Or an avant-garde, trend-predicting style analyst. Irrespective of your overarching approach to fashion, one thing unites us all: bags. The handbag is the original investment piece, the calling card for great design houses. Bags are the ultimate sartorial unifier, and we actually need them (try carrying your laptop, wallet, cell phone, keys, several lip balms, and sunglasses without one). Below, our guide to the pretty, purposeful things we carry.

THE CARRYALL

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The leather hobo is sophisticated, down-to-earth, and effortlessly chic. In other words, it’s a rock-solid everyday carryall. On our hit list: a navy version with an exaggerated angle, a streamlined olive version, and a deep-chocolate drawstring bucket.

  1. Khaite Hobo Khaite Hobo
    Khaite
    Hobo
    Khaite, $2,600
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  2. Hunting Season Bag Hunting Season Bag
    Hunting Season
    Bag
    goop, $875
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  3. LumillaMingus x goop tote LumillaMingus x goop tote
    LumillaMingus x goop
    Tote
    goop, $950
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  4.  Altuzarra Tote  Altuzarra Tote
    Altuzarra
    Tote
    goop, $995
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THE GOLD CHAIN

A chain strap in attention-grabbing gold is serious enough to sit in on meetings but also looks fly by night. The 2019 details that give the chain detail a fresh slant? Graphic embossing, vintage-inspired styling, and high-shine hardware.

  1. The Volon Handbag The Volon Handbag
    The Volon
    Handbag
    goop, $1,183
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  2. Gucci Bag Gucci Bag
    Gucci
    Bag
    Gucci, $2,890
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  3. Victoria Beckham Bag Victoria Beckham Bag
    Victoria Beckham
    Bag
    goop, $1,890
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  4. Wear it with

  1. Harwell Godfrey Earrings Harwell Godfrey Earrings
    Harwell Godfrey
    Earrings
    goop, $4,550
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  2. G. Label G. Label
    G. Label
    Kristina Fine-Rib

    Turtleneck Sweater

    goop, $450
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  3. G. Label Danielson Midlength Skirt G. Label Danielson Midlength Skirt
    G. Label
    Danielson Midlength Skirt
    goop, $495
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  4. Tabitha Simmons boots Tabitha Simmons boots
    Tabitha Simmons
    Boots
    goop, $1,095
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THE WEARABLE SCULPTURE

Organic shapes, colors masquerading as cutouts, textural leathers—this crop of bags is proof that some art hangs on arms rather than walls. A minimal look composed of beautifully tailored pieces is the perfect blank canvas.

  1. Wandler Tote Wandler Tote
    Wandler
    Tote
    goop, $880
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  2. ATP Atelier Bag ATP Atelier Bag
    ATP Atelier
    Handbag
    goop, $525
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  3. Naturae Sacra Tote Naturae Sacra Tote
    Naturae Sacra
    Tote
    Net-a-Porter, $975
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The Belt Bag

If you’ve ever rocked a fanny pack, you understand the liberating, hands-free joy of the belt bag. Everything we loved about the OG style still holds, but it’s gotten some major upgrades: sleek leather, eye-catching clasps, tonal leatherwork, and high-profile logos.

  1. Burberry Bag Burberry Bag
    Burberry
    Bag
    Burberry, $1,390
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  2. Wandler Bag Wandler Bag
    Wandler
    Bag
    goop, $660
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  3. Loewe Bag Loewe Bag
    Loewe
    Bag
    Net-a-Porter, $1,100
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  4. Wear it with

  1. Khaite Blazer Khaite Blazer
    Khaite
    Blazer
    goop, $1,820
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  2. G. Label Annamarie Straight-Leg Jeans G. Label Annamarie Straight-Leg Jeans
    G. Label
    Annamarie Straight-Leg Jeans
    goop, $295
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  3. Stella McCartney Boots Stella McCartney Boots
    Stella McCartney
    Boots
    goop, $1,035
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THE STRUCTURED TOTE

The utilitarian elegance of a classic tote leaves plenty of room for a laptop (and lip balm, and snacks, and—in our case—the #goopbookclub pick of the month). In lieu of bells and whistles, this structured shape values versatility, a timeless silhouette, and an array of luxe leather hues.

  1. Marni Bag Marni Bag
    Marni
    Bag
    goop, $950
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  2. Celine Tote Celine Tote
    Celine
    Tote
    Celine, $1,250
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  3. Mansur Gavriel tote Mansur Gavriel tote
    Mansur Gavriel
    Tote
    goop, $595
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THE MINI BAG

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Top-handle, fold-over, bucket: Lilliputian versions of iconic shapes are not just here—they’re everywhere. Worn with a sleek, minimal outfits, a little bag turns a lot of heads (a leopard mini with a monochrome look? Chef’s kiss).

  1. Cartier Bag Cartier Bag
    Cartier
    Bag
    Cartier, $2,020
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  2. Wandler Bag Wandler Bag
    Wandler
    Bag
    goop, $720
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  3. Acne Studios Bucket Acne Studios Bucket
    Acne Studios
    Bucket
    goop, $690
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  4. Mansur Gavriel Bag Mansur Gavriel Bag
    Mansur Gavriel
    Bag
    goop, $395
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THE CROSSBODY

Scouting for a new crossbody is the grown-up version of buying a fresh backpack for the school year—and with options ranging from a bright blue fold-over to Chloé’s snake-embossed, two-tone number, the current selections are best in class.

  1. ATP Atelier crossbody ATP Atelier crossbody
    ATP Atelier
    crossbody
    goop, $570
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  2. Marni Bag Marni Bag
    Marni
    Bag
    goop, $1,850
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  3. Bottega Veneta bag Bottega Veneta Bag
    Bottega Veneta
    Bag
    Bottega Veneta, $2,480
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  4. Chloé bag Chloé bag
    Chloé
    bag
    goop, $2,350
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  5. Wear it with

  1. Joseph Sweater Joseph Sweater
    Joseph
    Sweater
    goop, $925
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  2. Khaite Jeans Khaite jeans
    Khaite
    Jeans
    goop, $340
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  3. Clergerie Boots Clergerie Boots
    Clergerie
    Boots
    goop, $695
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THE TOP-HANDLE

If the modern woman had a spirit bag, it would be the top-handle. It maintains order (inner compartments), switches roles with ease (crossbody strap), and balances authority, mystery, and a touch of irreverence (sturdy build, snap-closure clasp, playful details, in that order). It even sits up straight.

  1. Marni Handbag Marni Handbag
    Marni
    Handbag
    goop, $2,200
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  2. Mark Cross Handbag Mark Cross Handbag
    Mark Cross
    Handbag
    goop, $2,495
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  3. Chloé bag Chloé bag
    Chloé
    bag
    goop, $1,690
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