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Top 10 Circle Bags

The Unique Handbag Style That's Actually Super Easy To Pull Off

The Unique Handbag Style That's Actually Super Easy To Pull Off

Trend alert! This summer, the only bag you’ll need is a circle bag. A welcome deviation from bucket bags and the classic rectangular crossbody, circular silhouettes in straw and luxe leather are adding a freshness to spring and summer looks. The shape feels modern with a subtle retro flair and in our humble opinion is the most fun in bright white or a bold or pastel shade. Our Top 10 circle bags range from Amazon steals to investment pieces and all pair well with the universal summer uniform—denim cutoffs, a tank, and lace-up sandals. Contemporary designers like Rebecca Minkoff, Clare V. Moyen, and Cult Gaia are really getting in on the circle action and we couldn’t ask for anything more. The 10 best-selling and highly-rated picks below feel inspired by island getaways and Italian vacations, making them nearly impossible to resist. You won’t catch us swapping out handbags this summer; we’re tying a printed scarf on our new circle crossbody and calling it our summer staple. Opening image: net-a-porter.com

Love our 10 Best Circle Bags? Check out our 10 Best Bucket Bags for more top-ranked finds!

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April 18, 2019

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Clare V. Petite Alistair Tote

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Simple design and great size

STYLE WITH: The small stitching detail gives this round tote a rustic, casual feel that pairs well with denim and neutrals. 


Anthropologie Marianne Woven Circle Bag

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Retro vibes

STYLE WITH: This bag was made to be carried with a fun printed set!


The Lovely Tote Co. Round Cross-Body Circle Purse

Our Score

BEST FOR: Getting the look for less

USERS SAID: "Exactly what I wanted!! It's simple yet classy. It fits everything I need without looking bulky."


Anthropologie Circular Tote Bag

Our Score

USERS SAID: "I can tell you I don't think I have ever received so many compliments on a purse EVER! I was in NYC last week for work and had no fewer than 30+ people, men & women, compliment me on the color & style of this purse. I generally only buy real leather but this really looks like it! Buy it!"

LOVED FOR: We're crushing on this cute bag in ivory.


Sholov Woven Round Rattan Bag

Our Score

BEST FOR: Achieving blogger-worthy style

STYLE WITH: A flowy white top, linen shorts, and leather sandals


Cuyana Circle Crossbody Bag

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Soft, pebbled leather in beautiful neutrals or a fun pop of orange

ABOUT THE BRAND: Cuyana has made quite a name for itself with its modern, yet timeless designs. Their pieces have clean lines, are crafted from quality materials, and come with affordable price tags.


Cult Gaia Luna Crossbody Bag

Our Score

BEST FOR: Fashion over function

WHERE TO WEAR: Your summer party look won't be complete without this Cult Gaia bag.


Rebecca Minkoff Kate Embossed Leather Circle Bag

Our Score

LOVED FOR: We're suckers for anything croc embossed.

WHY YOU NEED IT: The top handle is a fresh take on the circle bag and is getting major style points from all our favorite style bloggers.


Mansur Gavriel Leather Circle Crossbody Bag

Our Score

BEST FOR: The preppy gal

LOVED FOR: Inspired by a vintage hat box, this round bag boasts beautiful craftsmanship which is just what you'd expect from a label that says, "Made in Italy."


Clare V. Moyen Alice Tote

Our Score

BEST FOR: A daytime tote

HELPFUL TIP: This cute straw bag comes in two sizes, a larger tote that even works to take to the beach and a petite size for a sweet summer handbag.

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