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In a perfect world, we’d have a different bag for every season, event and even mood. (Faux fur for spunky days, red satin for nights out and dark and oversize for days that should’ve been over before they even started.) Until that perfect world, we’ll have to settle for one great bag. We’re talking about a purse that is so gorgeous and so versatile that it not only goes with every single thing in your closet, but it also enhances them. How to avoid choosing a style that will be old news by March? Stick to a classic. These handbags are timelessly chic, so you’ll have no problem throwing one over your arm for the next 30 years.

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Givenchy Navy Purse
Saks Fifth Ave

Givenchy Antigona Satchel

Softly pebbled leather adds a casual flair to this everyday bag while the solid structure keeps it from getting rundown from constant use.

Buy Now ($2,450)

Gucci Two Tone Leather Tote
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Gucci Two-Tone Tote

Interchangeable straps mean you can switch between bamboo and signature Gucci stripes, depending on your mood.

Buy Now ($1,790)

Tom Ford T Tote
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Tom Ford T Tote

This army-green hue is surprisingly neutral and a nice change from your classic black and navy.

Buy Now ($990)

DVF Two Tone Satchel
DVF

DVF Large Front Flap Satchel

A two-tone bag that’s not too small, not too big and a delicate balance of leather and suede. (In other words, it’s practically perfect.)

Buy Now ($698)

Bottega Veneta Hobo Bag
Saks Fifth Ave

Bottega Veneta Hobo Bag

Fashion lovers can spot the signature Intrecciato woven leather from a mile away.

Buy Now ($2,600)

YSL Shopper Tote
Nordstrom

Saint Laurent Shopper Tote

Smooth and buttery soft leather that can fit everything from your laptop and wallet to your top ten favorite lipsticks and lip balms.

Buy Now ($995)

Chloe Medium Leather Satchel
Saks Fifth Ave

Chloé Faye Shoulder Bag

If it's good enough for Meghan Markle, count us in.

Buy Now ($1,950)

YSL structured tote
Nordstrom

Saint Laurent Sac de Jour Tote

The stylish gal’s answer to a boss-lady briefcase.

Buy Now ($2,890)

Ferragamo Shopper Tote
Shopbop

Salvatore Ferragamo Amy Tote

A light neutral that is effortlessly seasonless.

Buy Now ($1,250)

Furla Medium Hobo Tote
Shopbop

Furla Capriccio Hobo Bag

A slouchy shopper with varying strap lengths to take you from errands to happy hour in a flash.

Buy Now ($448)

MCM Signature Print Tote
Shopbop

MCM Anya Shopper

Although most patterned totes wouldn’t make the cut as a timeless investment, we’ll make an exception for a signature print like this.

Buy Now ($690)

JW Anderson Investment Handbag
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JW Anderson Pierce Shoulder Bag

The cult bag is beloved by bloggers, editors and models alike.

Buy Now ($1,690)

Rocio Baby Diaz Clutch
Shopbop

Rocio Baby Diaz Clutch

It’s not the size of the bag that counts, but the number of compliments you’ll collect as you wear this to every formal event you attend.

Buy Now ($590)

Loeffler Randall Ribbon Tote
Shopbop

Loeffler Randall Ribbon Shopper Tote

Although smaller than most shoppers, the adorable bow adds just enough of an eye-catching (and compliment-garnering) touch.

Buy Now ($395)

Bottega Veneta Color Block Tote
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Bottega Veneta Color-Block Tote

A pop of subtle color is exactly what you need to carry you through winter.

Buy Now ($3,900)

Prada Navy Lady Bag
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Prada Textured-Leather Tote

On the smaller side, this feminine lady bag is an Italian delight.

Buy Now ($1,990)

Alexander McQueen heroine tote
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Alexander McQueen Heroine Tote

For those averse to all-black ensembles, enter this blush beauty.

Buy Now ($2,490)

Balenciaga Blackout City Bag
Saks Fifth Ave

Balenciaga BlackOut City Bag

Detailed dot-perforation and a slightly larger size make this the perfect long-weekend tote.

Buy Now ($2,650)

Mansur Gavriel Cross Body Bag
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Mansur Gavriel Envelope Shoulder Bag

Because, more often than not, you just need something big enough to hold your keys, wallet and phone.

Buy Now ($795)

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