There’s a time and a place for an investment bag. But on an average day in NYC, we put our purses through a lot of abuse—carrying more than seemingly possible, getting smooshed on crowded trains, ending up on the floor because of course there aren’t any hooks under the bar. Which is where these chic (but affordable) options come in.

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Topshop

Floral Crossbody

Ladylike pocketbook, meet rock-star vibes.

Topshop ($68)

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Moda Operandi

Straw Circle Bag

How do you keep wearing summer’s straw bag trend into fall? By swapping beachy tan for a rich sage green.

Samuji ($197)

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Everlane

Fold-over Clutch

Minimalist perfection, now available in powder pink.

Everlane ($98)

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Garmentory

Canteen Bag

Sporty stripes + on-trend round shape = bag nirvana.

Oliveve ($175)

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Anthropologie

Tasseled Shoulder Bag

Unlike our posture throughout the day, this slouch only gets better with time.

Anthropologie ($88)

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Barneys Warehouse

Metallic Backpack

We probably don’t need a sleek gold backpack…and yet here we are.

Barneys New York ($149)

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Saks Fifth Avenue

Leather Camera Bag

Keeping an iPhone in there basically makes us a photographer, right?

Rag & Bone ($170)

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& Other Stories

Structured Bucket Bag

Burnished navy leather and luxe gold accents practically scream, “I blew an entire paycheck on this.” (Nobody needs to know otherwise.)

& Other Stories ($145)

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Cult Gaia

Bamboo Tote

Then again, who needs leather when bamboo looks this cool?

Cult Gaia ($128)

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Nordstrom

Belt Bag

We know, we were wary of the whole fanny-pack resurgence, too. But the latest crop of low-profile silhouettes is making us seriously reconsider.

Rebecca Minkoff ($98)

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