The Five Purses Every Woman Needs in Her Closet



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Are you a bag addict? Unable to leave the store without bringing home a new purse to add to your already overstuffed closet? Although it’s hard to go wrong with a great bag, there is a lot to be said for quality over quantity. These are the five handbag staples every woman should own in her closet – and choosing good quality designs will make sure your handbag collection lasts a lifetime.
A great satchel style handbag can be your daily workhorse ‘go to’ bag. You can carry it in the crook of your arm by its smaller top handles, or utilize the longer strap to carry it over your shoulder, or even crossbody. Choose a satchel in a neutral color to go with everything in your wardrobe and try to steer clear of heavy logos or accessories that can weigh it down. Also try to pick a satchel with a front pocket to avoid having to rummage inside the bag every time your phone rings!
There are days when we need to cart around everything but the kitchen sink and that’s where a roomy tote comes in. From traveling, to kids sporting events, totes are the workhorse of the purse closet. Totes make great work bags – throw in a laptop, a change of shoes and lunch and you’re good to go for the whole day. Whether you choose a tote with built-in pockets, or prefer a wide open space, a tote bag can be easily customized through the use of small pouches and make-up bags.
For a truly hands-free experience everyone needs a good backpack. If your lifestyle is more casual choose a sporty nylon, or canvas backpack. Or pick a great leather one in a neutral ‘go with anything’ color. Another backpack bonus – they distribute weight equally on your shoulders meaning less neck and back pain.
A great clutch can not only add a touch of evening glam, it’s also great for dressing up a casual outfit. With just enough room for toting some cash, credit cards, a phone and lipstick, a clutch can easily be thrown inside a larger tote for quick grab and go errands.
Every girl needs a good ‘hands-free’ crossbody bag. From perusing farmer’s markets, to trekking around theme parks or spending a day hitting the shops, a crossbody bag is a must-have.