Celebs and It Girls Have Proven This One Bag Style Will Always Be Cool


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There's no denying how quickly things come and go in fashion. In a mere moment, a micro-trend, rising style star, or It bag can go viral overnight, only to be deemed "passé" a few months later (it's a harsh world). But every once in a while, something comes along and manages not to meet the kiss of death, instead becoming immortalized as a staple in the minds of the fashion and celeb sets. There are the apparent staples (aka leather jackets and denim), and then there are the ones that take us by surprise, like the return and continued prevalence of rhinestone bags. 

While handbag trends always switch up every few seasons, we've seen rhinestone iterations continue to dominate the runway, red carpet, and every major retailer for a few years. In part, that popularity can be attributed to collective fanfare around all things Y2K and the renewed excitement around going out after years of grappling with a pandemic, but it's more than that.

From evening to daytime, there's no occasion the fashion and celeb set isn't wearing this bag style for, proving that the power of this purse lies in innate wearability. And to prove that point, ahead I've pulled the recipes to show how this style continues to be popular, and I've shopped out the best rhinestone bags at every price point. If you weren't a fan of this style before, prepare to change your mind. 

Under $250


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Under $600


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Worth Investing In


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Jasmine Fox-Suliaman

Jasmine Fox-Suliaman is a fashion editor living in New York City. What began as a hobby (blogging on Tumblr) transformed into a career dedicated to storytelling through various forms of digital media. She started her career at the print publication 303 Magazine, where she wrote stories, helped produce photo shoots, and planned Denver Fashion Week. After moving to Los Angeles, she worked as MyDomaine's social media editor until she was promoted to work across all of Clique's publications (MyDomaine, Byrdie, and Who What Wear) as the community manager. Over the past few years, Jasmine has worked on Who What Wear's editorial team, using her extensive background to champion rising BIPOC designers, weigh in on viral trends, and profile stars such as Janet Mock and Victoria Monét. She is especially interested in exploring how art, fashion, and pop culture intersect online and IRL.