Into Minimalist Style? These 10 Bags Are for You

There are two handbag philosophies: You either rotate clutches and crossbodies with ease, jazzing up your go-to looks in countless ways, or you require one go-to bag that works with any (and every) look. Should you preach the latter view, well, the suggestion of moving around your wallet, keys, and emergency lip balm on a daily basis probably just seems like a surefire way to end up with no less than six MetroCards.

Therein usually lies the difficulty with writing a story claiming to short-list 10 perfect handbags—but we’re living in a very special time, my friends. It’s called spring/summer 2018, and the statement pieces in question are, for once, perfectly aligned with timeless style. At first glance, one of the biggest S/S 18 trend stories barely appears to be a trend at all, but the effortless boho-couture neutrals that came down the runways in September were anything but accidental.

That’s good news for you if your relationship with the bags in your current rotation can best be described as “it’s complicated”—the options we’re lining up today were built to last and last. Behold the fringing, the statement wristlets, and the elevated-neutral color palette already applied to my Williamsburg apartment in hopes of achieving total Scandi-cool zen. Behold the quality leather that’s only going to get better with age, and the clean silhouettes that never go out of style. Behold 10 perfectly on-trend yet perfectly timeless Hobo bags worth committing to.