Long before Grace Kelly famously used her namesake Hermès bag to cover her baby bump from a sea of eager paparazzi, purses and handbags have been seen as a hallmark of success and taste for women. While some may argue that the age of the “It Bag” has come and gone, it’s undeniable that the right bag can transform your entire look as well as keep you organized. Neutral tones are having a significant moment right now, and a bag in shades of camel, beige or taupe will carry you seamlessly from season to season. A well-made leather bag will last you a lifetime so it’s well worth the investment, and there have never been more vegan options and leather alternatives that look as great in a professional setting as they do everywhere else.
1. Le Proffeseur felt and recycled leather, $426 at Ccommeça
2. Schlepp vegan tote by Matt & Nat, $90 at Indigo
3. Strut Your Stuff goatskin crossbody bag , $298 at Kate Spade
4. Pretty Penny leather bag, $295 at Erin Templeton
5. Sapporo bag, $45 at Aldo
By Alyson Linke, @AlysonLinke
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