By 30 years old, most women are firmly on the path to creating their perfect wardrobe—and are beginning to curate an impressive collection of handbags.
Although the draw to buy into of-the-moment trends and kitschy pieces is strong for the under-30 crowd, fashion obsessives know that the perfect handbag wardrobe balances trends-of-the-moment with pieces with longevity, à la Celine, Burberry and Louis Vuitton. The right handbag can elevate practically any look, and and while the occasional flirtation with a seasonal one-and-done trend is always on the cards, it's important for your budding collection to contain a backbone of dependable, ageless choices before opting for transience.
With a little bit of marie claire assistance, scroll down for the 10 It-handbags you need by 30, and precisely where and how you can work each one.
The Classic, Wear-Forever Investment Piece
Chanel 2.55 Handbag in Calfskin, $10,800; CHANEL
The Dependable Overnight Bag
Louis Vuitton Keepall 45, $2,340; louisvuitton.com
The Throw-Around, Casual Handbag
Goyard Saint-Louis Tote, $1,578; Vestiaire Collective
A Chic Gym Bag
State Of Escape 'Cityscape' Mark II Tote, $339.00; Neiman Marcus
A Clutch For Both Evening And Daywear
Valet Studio Alexa Bag in Pink Pearl, $279; Valet Studio
An Everyday Crossbody Bag
Chloé $990; Farfetch
The Practical Backpack
Fendi M$3,346; Farfetch
A Bag For The Beach
Loewe Leather-Trimmed Basket Tote, $770; My Theresa
A Mega-Trendy Bag
Gucci Ophidia GG Small Belt Bag, $1,390, Gucci
A Practical Black Bag For Work
Mansur Gavriel Leather Bucket Bag, $850, Net-a-Porter