6 of the Best Handbag Trends to Invest In This Year

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When you think about it, handbags are one of the best fashion pieces to invest in. You carry them everywhere and wear them with everything. And if you make a smart purchase, you can use the same handbag for years. Here are six trending styles that are worth every penny.

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Quilted Belt Bag

They made up 25 percent of accessories sales growth in 2018, and they’re still going strong (probably because they’re so damn convenient). Wear it the traditional way or sling it over your shoulder for a nonchalant look.

Get the look: Steve Madden ($27); River Island ($35); Rebecca Minkoff ($198); Gucci ($1,150)

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Top Handle Satchel

Looks like a satchel, but has all the polish of a top handle purse. Opt for a medium size and it will double as your workbag.

Get the look:  Urban Originals ($88); Rebecca Minkoff ($328); Coach ($495); Fendi ($2,890)

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Circular Bags

Think outside of the box—handbags don’t have to be angular. And these circular styles are proof that a little whimsy goes a long way.

Get the look: Aldo ($59);  TDE ($170); Kurt Geiger ($195); Loeffler Randall ($395); Mansur Gavriel ($795)

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Oversize Tote

We’re not talking your average tote, here. These guys are bordering on weekender-big, but you better believe we’ll find ways to fill them for every day (and wonder how we ever survived without them).

Get the look: Shiraleah ($71); Mansur Gavriel ($695); Burberry ($990); Valentino ($1,295)

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Convertible Shoulder Bag

Double up the chain and use it as a shoulder bag, or let it out and rock it like a crossbody. More versatility equals more outfit possibilities.

Get the look: Madewell ($70); Kurt Geiger ($225); Tory Burch ($458); Gucci ($1,790)

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Phone Crossbody

Most mini bags really only fit a phone anyway, so why not cut to the chase and get a bag made for it? We feel freer already.

Get the look: Nordstrom ($47); MZ Wallace ($125); Kate Spade ($128); Prada ($770)

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Brianna Lapolla formerly held the role of Senior Commerce Editor at PureWow covering all things shopping across beauty, fashion, and lifestyle. Now, she's putting her 12 years of...