23 Unique Handbags to Upgrade All Your Outfits


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If, like me, you like to keep the clothing in your wardrobe pretty simple (but of course, still stylish), an easy way to ensure your outfits don't look boring is through weaving in statement accessories. Whether it's with interesting earrings, standout shoes, or—the subject of today's post—a unique handbag, there's no better way to upgrade your usual all-black outfit, or jeans-and–T-shirt look than with a little accoutrement.

With that in mind, today I've rounded up 23 of my favorite eye-catching handbags for you to shop all in one place. After all, there's no time like the start of a new year (or the days leading into it) to give your wardrobe a little sartorial boost. And no matter what your budget or style may be, I have a feeling you'll have too many favorites to choose from. Just keep scrolling to see and shop what made my edit below!

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


Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently Editor-at-Large. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2024, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch Summer House.