3 Handbags Every New Yorker Should Own

Living in the City definitely has its ups and downs, but if you’re properly prepared, running from borough to borough to get to work, dinner, the club, or wherever else you’re headed to isn’t so bad. After listing 9 comfortables but fashionable shoes we’re swearing by for every day, here are the three easiest handbag types to carry you around from dawn till dusk.


In fact, you’d be surprised at how much easier having the right accessory (read: comfortable, durable shoes and a handbag with a can-do attitude) makes even the shittiest morning commute. (We’re looking at you, L Train.) 


From everyday totes to novelty clutches, each handbag we own has a special place in our lives and our closets. Here are three more must-have options to add to your collection. 


The Perfect Backpack

Despite the fact that backpacks are usually attached to the backside of college students, the right fabric, color, and size make for a very adult look. Not to mention, backpacks are a functional, stylish, and extremely convenient accessory—especially when you’re jumping from platform to platform, venti latte in tow.  


Hammitt Los Angeles

Hunter | Indigo/Brushed Silver 



Sofia Small Suede/Sport



Attica Soft Backpack In Black Leather



Kid’s Hayden Colorblock Check Backpack



Modern Zip Backpack – Mini by Everlane in Black



Fold-up Leather And Grosgrain-trimmed Shell Backpack – Black




The Everyday Handbag 

When you live in the city, having an everyday tote is essential. The tote bag is adaptable, made for everyday use, and works well with just about any outfit. Plus, it’s the perfect size to fit your phone, wallet, random tubes of chapstick, hand sanitizer, scattered gum wrappers, and even a spare pair of emergency flats


Park Small Canvas Tote Bag



Moon burgundy leather top handle bag



Circle Medium Leather Tote – Midnight blue



The Abroad Tote Bag


Hammitt Los Angeles

Daniel | Back Country/Brushed Silver



Shopper Teddy


The Novelty Handbag  

A novelty handbag has the power to transform a basic outfit into an unforgettable ensemble. (It’s what we call the effortlessly chic, off-duty look.) The best part? When shopping for a bag that’s truly unique, all of those somewhat-stuffy, but totally practical handbag rules go right out the window.


Zoe Fringed Chainmail Tote – Silver



Black L’Envol feather silk bucket bag



Mini Cind Snake Printed Leather Clutch



Sacha sequin-embellished shell bracelet bag – Metallic


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