The Best Everyday Handbags, According to Vogue Editors From Around the Globe

The Best Everyday Handbags According to Vogue Editors From Around the Globe
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While it might seem simple, the art of shopping for the best everyday handbags can be challenging to master. An item that’s functional and easily holds all of the essentials is non-negotiable, plus—if you ask us—it needs to be undeniably beautiful and versatile enough to seamlessly style with several outfits.

As Vogue editors, we’re constantly looking forward to discovering what’s new in the fashion world. But every now and then, we’ll come across an item that’s so good, we decide to make it a part of our daily wardrobes.

Ahead, we’ve asked 24 Vogue editors from around the globe to find out which handbags they’d gladly wear every day. While we all have unique personal styles, there’s one thing that we all have in common: We can’t say no to expertly crafted details. From Khaite’s minimalist-approved totes to Loewe’s artful silhouettes, discover the everyday handbags Vogue editors love below.

Madeline Fass, market editor

After many years of wearing only mini and small-sized bags, I’ve finally upgraded to something that’s more substantial in size. I’ll admit, I scored this perfect-sized Loewe shoulder bag off The RealReal, and it’s quickly become my everyday carry. When I want something with a bit more structure, I’ll grab Wandler’s Penelope bag.

Loewe Flamenco large leather tote

Wandler Penelope small leather shoulder bag

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Proenza Schoulder drawstring tote

A.P.C. Grace small shoulder bag

Eliseé Browchuk, experiences production and marketing manager

For carrying my everyday essentials from point A to point B, I grab my green rattan tote by Clare V. This simple style fits everything I need without feeling too bulky. The shoulder strap is also a game-changer for working on the go.

Khaite Amelia medium raffia and leather tote

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Khaite Maeve raffia shoulder bag

Proenza Schouler ruched raffia tote bag

Kylee McGuigan, commerce producer

I got this Tory Burch tote as a college graduation gift about two years ago, and it’s been my go-to work bag ever since. There’s enough room to store my laptop, planner, and notebook in the side compartments, and the middle pocket normally holds my wallet, keys, water bottle, and some snacks. Plus, the color matches perfectly with basically any outfit—no matter the season.

Tory Burch Perry triple-compartment tote bag

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The Row Margaux 10 buckled leather tote

Madewell The Transport Tote

Conçetta Ciarlo, associate events manager

I use handbags as an opportunity to add playful elements to my personal style. I prefer vintage shoulder bag styles because I love the hunt and finding a piece that personally resonates with me and maintains my individuality. My go-to everyday handbag is a red Gucci Jackie 1956 Hobo with black leather trimming. I love playful colors paired with black leather trimming and unique metal closure. The material is durable, so I don’t feel the need to be overly precious with it. While the bag looks small, I can stuff a full makeup pouch inside for touch-ups and more. My bag is from @treasuresofnyc, but you can find a similar style of Jackie O anywhere. After all, finding your favorite colorway is half the fun!

Gucci Jackie 1951 small leather bag

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Saint Laurent Le 5 à 7 bag

Staud Valerie shoulder bag

Lisa Aiken, executive fashion director

I love the Park tote from The Row (in the bigger size). You’ll be lucky to get your hands on one because It’s constantly selling out everywhere. 

The Row Park large leather tote

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Aesther Ekme lune tote

Everlane The Luxe Italian Leather Tote

Laura Jackson, commerce writer 

When it comes to work bags, I prefer the non-traditional route. Not only does my Prada backpack perfectly fit my laptop and other essentials for easy commuting, but it looks chic doing it. Not to mention, it also makes the ideal travel carry-on bag--no heavy lifting!

Prada small Re-Nylon backpack

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See by Chloé Joy Rider shell backpack

Ganni recycled-shell backpack

Christian Allaire, fashion and style writer

I’ve been using this leather Mansur Gavriel tote as my work bag every day. It’s extremely roomy and can fit just about anything I need throughout the day. But, more importantly, it’s super sleek and always makes an outfit feel polished. I’ve gotten lots of compliments from strangers on it—worth the investment.

Mansur Gavriel soft M leather hobo bag

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Everlane Cactus leather hobo

Wandler Lin leather hobo bag

Julie Tong, commerce director

There’s no denying my love of Khaite’s caramel leather envelope tote. It’s elegant, timeless, and goes with everything in my wardrobe. It’s one of the best investment buys I’ve made.

Khaite Envelope Pleat medium leather tote

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Cuyana small easy zipper tote

Gabriela Hearst Coyote paneled leather tote

Alexis Bennett, commerce writer

Lately, my Neil J. Rodgers tote has been the chic carryall on my wrist. The roomy suede bag can easily hold my laptop, the book I’m reading, and so much more. What’s even better? The versatile tote can transform into a clutch, thanks to the easily removable straps.

Neil J. Rodgers The Obi tote & clutch

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Marni brown & black Musseo tote

Savette textured leather tote

Naomi Elizée, editor

I am constantly having to lug things from work to home (forever a bag lady). I love how this tote from Nanushka can fit so much while remaining incredibly chic! The white stitching against the black leather is my favorite touch.

Nanushka Origami bag

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Chloé Monty whipstitch calfskin shoulder bag

Proenza Schouler whipstitch medium Hex bucket bag

Kiana Murden, beauty commerce writer

Staud’s Bean Bag is currently my favorite wear-with-anything handbag. It’s the perfect size to carry my essentials (phone, card holder, lip gloss, and hand sanitizer!), offers a detachable strap to carry as a clutch or over-the-shoulder, and is embellishment-free so I don’t have to worry about it clashing with other accessories. It’s become a closet staple, to say the least.

Staud Bean gathered leather shoulder bag

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Boyy Wonton 20 pebbled leather top-handle bag

Miu Miu Wander matelassé nappa leather mini-bag

Ciarra Lorren-Zatorski, associate fashion editor

With the perfect shape to hug my shoulder, the Khaite hobo bag perfectly fits my daily essentials, while the contrast trim adds an elevated look for any occasion!

Khaite Remi suede hobo bag

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Marge Sherwood Medium hobo suede shoulder bag

Altuzarra leather braided hobo bag

Willow Lindley, accessories and collaborations director

I rely on a Mary Poppins tote to get me through the day. I love this Chloé Edith bag because it’s big but easy to carry. I’ve had mine for a little while now, and the leather wears in super nicely, so it looks better and better with time (and isn’t too precious!).

Chloé Edith leather day satchel

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Anya Hindmarch Return to Nature leather satchel bag

3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli mini satchel

Tonne Goodman, sustainability editor

I have this in solid navy, very chic. It has an attached keychain, which is very helpful. And Rothy’s has repurposed more than 493,000 pounds of ocean-bound marine plastic, by using it to knit their bags and other accessories. Kudos.

Rothy's The Essential Tote bag

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L.L. Bean Boat and Tote

Rue de Verneuil Traversée canvas tote bag

Laia Garcia-Furtado, senior fashion news editor

I’m actually on the hunt for a new day bag. I have been carrying around a medium orange Telfar since the pandemic began and recently decided I needed something new. I want something sleek that can fit my computer in a pinch and was looking at vintage Proenza Schouler PS1’s on The RealReal. One recently came up in that fantastic crowd mosaic print they did for spring 2013, and I stupidly didn’t purchase it right away, which I’ve regretted ever since. They recently released a special limited edition collection, and I must say, this “faded turquoise” suede one is very nice.

Proenza Schouler suede PS1 medium bag

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Métier Incognito small textured-leather and suede tote

Khaite Olivia medium suede shoulder bag

Kerstin Weng, head of editorial content, German Vogue

In general, I think that bags are a very personal accessory—like perfumes. Taking the time to look for one that suits your personality and lifestyle best is totally worth it. I love interesting details and pops of color—like the bright orange of the Loewe-puzzle bag (mini size). My wishlist at the moment includes “the saddle” from Berlin designer Agnes Nordenholz and the lovely Llinera Suede from the Spanish brand Hereu.

Loewe Puzzle mini leather shoulder bag

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The Attico 7/7 Small lizard-effect leather shoulder bag

Hereu Mabra panelled leather shoulder bag

Francesca Ragazzi, head of content, Italian Vogue

With its unique combination of fabrics—jacquard and Saffiano leather—this bag is the perfect go-to. It’s big enough to fit all I need for work, but also works for a night out. The design is classic, yet far from basic, thanks to a geometric print that gives it a modern, sophisticated twist. Plus, its colors go with everything! Such a versatile, handy bag. I love it.

Prada Symbole large jacquard fabric handbag

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DeMellier Lisbon tote

Bode checkerboard tote bag

Miriam Nehring, senior editor, German Vogue 

My favorite bag is this classic mini leather bucket bag from Mansur Gavriel in raspberry pink. Although small in size, it is still big enough to house all my personal stuff like keys, mobile, and wallet. Plus, it is easy to carry and draws attention with its unconventional shape and color. So if you are contemplating what your next investment piece could be, this one is definitely a fun design to have.

Mansur Gavriel mini leather bucket bag

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The Row mini Leo nubuck bucket bag

Bottega Veneta Cassette small intreccio leather cross-body bucket bag

Charlotte Diamond, associate fashion editor

I wear my old Celine Frame bag from The RealReal a lot! It’s super-comfortable and actually fits so much stuff.

Celine Frame shoulder bag

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Irene Kim, production and editorial coordinator

With my other handbags, I find that I have to be very gentle and careful. But I find the Balenciaga bag very durable, so my mind is put to ease even when the occasional rain gets on the bag. Plus, as all the It girls who’ve carried the bag have proven, a little wear and tear make it look even better.

Balenciaga Agneau classic hardware City Gris Pyrite

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Tory Burch small metallic marshmallow satchel

Gucci GG Marmont mini shoulder bag

Karla Martinez, head of editorial content, Vogue Mexico

I wish I was that person that could carry small bags, but sadly, I’m not. I always have my wallet, my makeup, a book, chargers, and headphones, so [it’s] impossible. I have been really into brown lately and fell in love with this Prada brown ombre bag—it feels like a great neutral for fall.

Prada Supernova handbag in Tobacco

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Neous Phoenix leather shoulder bag

Savette Symmetry 19 leather shoulder bag

Lucy Dolan-Zalaznick, senior associate of creative development

A few years ago, a friend told me to check out bags from the brand Florist, and since acquiring one, it’s become my go-to schlep-all when I want to use a canvas tote but need something a little more polished. The leather has softened beautifully over time. It fits a book, a water bottle, and all other necessary purse-detritus. And it gets unsolicited compliments from both downtown cool kids and uptown Birkin-toting moms. It’s a win-win-win situation, you know? I recommend getting one with both a crossbody strap and handles for maximal versatility.

Florist Pyramid shoulder bag

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Eugénie Trochu, head of editorial content, French Vogue

I am a fan of small bags that are easy to carry around. This glossy leather bag imitating tortoiseshell is one of my winter obsessions. I also love that it is signed by Amélie Pichard, a friend and designer committed to a responsible and human approach to fashion.

Amélie Pichard Abag tortoise handbag

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JW Pei mini flap crossbody

Saint Laurent Manhattan leather shoulder bag

Alexandra Michler Kopelman, director of fashion initiatives

My favorite new day bag is the Chanel 19 flap bag. Deceptively deep and roomy, this bag looks quite ladylike, but has enough space for all-day functionality.