Dogs are conversation starters between dog lovers, but handbags do the same job for the style set. There's often the exchange of a nod of approval (in real life) or a like on Insta once we spot a new bag that's captured our attention for all the right reasons.
But there are certain styles that are so loved they gain instant cult and/or classic status, and you'll see them en masse on the most stylish of arms. We don't know about you, but we've spotted at least five girls this week alone carrying the Ganni beaded bag. Then there's the Staud bucket that's just launched in brand-new colorways. These little bags may at first seem like one-season wonders, but they've been popular for years now, proving longevity doesn't have to come in the form of boring, plain shoppers.
It can be tricky to keep up with the best ones, but this is why we've sifted through the street style shots to find out exactly where everyone is shopping for their new arm candy. You are very welcome.
Whether you're a tote-only kind of women, a hands-free crossbody purist, or a totally impractical carry-hardly-anything (but look great) silly-bag person, then we've got you covered.
Like dogs (yep, we're aware this is our third reference), bags aren't just for Christmas. So, invest your time in perusing our selection below from Gucci to Ganni, and make the right choice. Believe us when we say it's going to a be tough.
Say hello to the 19 dream bags that'll be upgrading your fall/winter 2018 outfits in three, two, one…
Best It Bags to Buy Now
Tess will be taking over from Faye as the next #ChloéGirl must-have.
Boyy, oh boy, do we need this.
It's that mini bag we talked about, but in fiery red—yes.
It's the new berry colorway everyone is already obsessed with—you can probably see why.
It's the new cool-girl bag everyone is talking about.
So damn chic.
Yep, it's that Ganni beaded bag again—but in pink.
Hell yeah to a wicker-handle bag.
It's The Row's famous satin bag in gold—swoon.
We predict this will be the next cult bag.
We dream of Gucci.
Handheld or crossbody—it does it all.
It'll have you covered from daytime through to party time.
Trust Fendi to create a killer shoulder bag.
This will brighten up your wintery wardrobe in a flash.
She's so pretty.
A vintage Dior saddle bag might just change your life.
Tie a clashing scarf around the handle for a retro vibe.
Want more accessory action? Check out the fall/winter shoe trends to snap up.
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This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.