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Top 10 Structured Handbags

The Handbag Trend We're Loving Right Now

The Handbag Trend We're Loving Right Now

This season's runways saw a slew of handbag trends, from transparent totes and baby duffels to woven clutches and croc shoulder bags. As cool as these buzzy new bag styles are, there's no denying that some of them can be a little tricky to pull off. That's why we're so excited that along with them came the revival of the always-classic structured bag. Unlike the other trends on the list, the structured bag is one that's sure to stand the test of time. Whether you're one who tends to gravitate towards timeless pieces or you're just looking for a bag that's guaranteed to outlast the trends, the structured bag is a perfect choice for all occasions. But make no mistake—just because they're classic, doesn't mean they're not fresh. The bags that follow feature modern shapes, vibrant colorblocking, cool cutouts, and more. Scroll below to see the Top 10 structured bags that cool girls are buzzing about. Opening image: @botkier

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June 20, 2019

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Charles & Keith Buckle Shoulder Bag
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Charles & Keith Buckle Shoulder Bag

LOVED FOR: A trendy wavy top handle adds a touch of fun to this classic shoulder bag.

HELPFUL TIP: Stray away from black and brown and go with the muted green. It's fresh and appropriate for summer, but still neutral.

Botkier Cobble Hill Crossbody

BEST FOR: Tiny but mighty, this colorblocked crossbody features multiple compartments for staying organized.

LOVED FOR: You've got three ways to carry it: by the crossbody strap, by the guitar strap, or by the top handle.

Studio 33 Woke Shoulder Bag

STYLE WITH: This ladylike bag style gives a forward feel to any outfit, from workwear separates to weekend loungewear.

HELPFUL TIP: Go with the navy and white to add a nautical vibe to your ensemble.

Tory Burch Medium Robinson Leather Triple Compartment Bag

WHY YOU NEED IT: This buttery-soft leather bag is one that will last you for years to come.

USERS SAID: "Beautiful handbag! Great capacity, and just lovely!! What do I love about this handbag? The fact that it is a shoulder bag or tote and perfectly sized."

Charles & Keith Wristlet Handle Bucket Bag

LOVED FOR: The optional wristlet handle makes this bucket bag feel so updated.

HELPFUL TIP: This bag comes with a detachable zipper pouch to keep your belongings safe and secure.

Cuyana Semi-Circle Bag

LOVED FOR: Architectural form and clean lines give this classic crossbody a modern spin.

HELPFUL TIP: Make it official with a pretty golden monogram.

Staud Mini Shirley Bag

LOVED FOR: The removable zip pouch is the perfect size for all of your essentials, and it looks great on its own. That's two for the price of one, ladies.

AS SEEN ON: Look familiar? That's probably because you've seen this blogger-approved bag flooding your Instagram feed.

Madewell The Abroad Shoulder Bag

WHERE TO WEAR: Bring this along on your next vacay—it's just roomy enough for all your essentials, and versatile enough to transition from day to night.

USERS SAID: "Needed a bigger crossbody bag for travel and Madewell nailed it! Up until this point, most of my crossbody bags have been a little too small for me. This bag fits a large wallet, phone, keys, chapstick, and other small items. I also love that the closure has a magnet as well as the lever, so it's pretty much thief-proof. Love my new bag!"

Marc Jacobs Snapshot Crossbody Bag

WHERE TO WEAR: The petite size and crossbody strap are perfect for nights out.

USERS SAID: "Love this little purse—got so many compliments. It's great for when you're looking to only bring the necessities with you. Tempted to get another color."

Cult Gaia Mini Ark Handbag

WHY YOU NEED IT: The natural bag trend is still going strong, and the structured silhouette of this one makes it a little more elevated than the rest.

AS SEEN ON: This under-$200 bag has gained quite a cult following. We love the way Courtney Trop styled it with modern black and white pieces.

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