Every season, cool new bags emerge, and pretty soon we find ourselves taking screenshots of the ones that inspire a little Instagram envy. As we move from spring to summer, bags become even more essential since there are long weekends and vacations that require some stealth accessories.
Curious to know which bags will be slung around the arms of cool fashion girls over the next few months, we went straight to the source. We tapped stylists and female entrepreneurs for their take on the best bags to buy right now. There's everything from raffia totes that are perfect for your next jaunt to Malibu to sophisticated leather bags for the city. Want to know which styles they're snapping up?
Keep reading to find out the bags six cool fashion girls are buying this season, and shop some of our other favorites.
"The perfect summer accessory, a rattan or straw bag adds a seasonal touch with a sense of nostalgia and elegance. I absolutely love this Mark Cross style, which is a collaboration with the very talented Harley Viera-Newton."
We love this update on the basket bag.
"I've been a fan of Gabriela Hearst's bags for a long time, and this summer I will be carrying a new Nina bag in white leather. I love its very distinctive style, which goes perfectly with both jeans and an evening gown."
This cult bag has a waiting list.
"I prefer not to carry anything aside from the essentials; this bag is the perfect size to keep that policy in check. Plus, raffia is a fun texture for spring."
Take this bag on your next beach vacation.
"I love this bag. It's iconic and classic. [It] keeps my look effortlessly chic while still being timeless."
"Carrying a tiny bag is one of life's great luxuries. I think this adorable Clare V. will fit keys, a credit card, and my phone. Just right."
This style comes in three different colors.
"Raffia is the chicest, and it's a big in-your-face reminder that it's WARM. I'm not a 'basket bag' person, so this makes me feel beachy without looking boho."
If you need a beach bag but want to keep it luxe, reach for this one from Saint Laurent.
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A classic bag to carry all year long.
Wear yours with cropped denim flares.
The stripe detail really sets this style apart.
This designer bag is a great investment piece.
Carry this straw tote all summer long.
Gingham plus basket bag equals spring perfection.
We love the tassel detail.
Take your bucket bag to the beach.
What can't Rachel Comey do?
There's a reason this unique straw bag keeps selling out.
The price on this one is too good to pass up.
Take this everywhere from the city to the beach.
This style comes in four different colors.
Every It girl will be carrying a circle bag this summer.
Next, explore the Who What Wear Spring Issue.