What color would you say all the handbags in your closet are? Quick inventory shows that mine are mostly varying shades of camel, pale tan, and navy, of all things. I only have one black handbag, and it’s always been a primarily “winter only” bag. I dunno — something about the black handbag felt heavy to me, like it was too serious and better suited for dreary winter days.
Recently though, I’ve been reevaluating my stance. I noticed I’d been bookmarking a couple different black accessories, notably this tote from Oliveve (one of my faves!), and this gorgeous crossbody saddle bag from Cuyana. When I found myself eyeing this black drawstring bucket bag (that top handle on it sold me!), I figured it might be high time to reverse my position. Below, a selection of gorgeous, classic black bags I’ve rounded up. It’s also worth noting that all the items marked with ‘Sale Alert’ are currently part of Shopbop’s spring sale, which runs from today through Saturday. It’s one of those tiered sales — you can get anywhere from 15% to 25% off, depending on how much you spend. Which is why I scooped up the Oliveve bag late last night. Insert pink-cheeked emoji here. I can’t say enough good things about this LA-based company — I bought the Zoe tote last year in a smaller size (in light navy, pre-black bag obsession) and love it.
What about you? Are you a classic black bag kinda gal? Or is your handbag a way to inject a little color into your everyday ensembles?