Whether you’re looking to make your first big fashion investment, add a covetable purse to a growing collection, or simply need an everyday bag to go with all your outfits, it’s always safe to go with a classic. What exactly does that mean? Think something that feels basic enough to stand the test of time yet chic enough that you’ll actually want to wear it season after season (and, hopefully, year after year). The good and bad news is that the fashion-sphere is rife with them—good because there are abundant options to choose from and bad because so many choices can feel overwhelming for a shopper. Not to worry, though, because as usual, we’re here to help you cut through the clutter by sharing our editors’ all-time favorites.
Scroll through to read about and shop the classic bags we love ranging from the $200s to the $2000s, so you can invest as you please.