37 Handbags That Any Fashion Person Would Want as a Gift


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Confession time: I am one of those people… You know, a bag lady. Despite pleas from loved ones, I can't stop buying more handbags. In fact, I could consider it a full-fledged hobby at this point because I'm constantly searching for rising brands, secondhand gems, and new trends. It may be annoying to some, but true fashion insiders know that this accessory is one of the best investments you can make.

Not only can a handbag make or break an outfit, but designer accessories can also retain and gain value over time. Unsurprisingly, then, there's no better gift idea than giving them a handbag. But if you are shopping for someone who's a self-professed bag person (like me), you can't give them any old purse. You'll want to give them a bag that can retain value and become a pivotal part of their wardrobe.

In that vein, I did the research to identify 37 purses that will retain value and remain stylish well into 2024. Keep scrolling to see the best handbag gift ideas at every price point.

Under $350

Under $650

Spoil Them

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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.