The It Bags Every Stylish Girl Is Carrying

 

One item is undoubtedly at the crux of every outfit, whether your style is classic or experimental: a handbag.

The ultimate add-on, an embellished mini, sleek handheld or shoulder-draped satchel is the final punctuation mark of your daily uniform. NYC Fashion Week has ushered in a wave of must-have silhouettes appearing on the arm of every industry insider, from Alexander Wang’s studded mini-bucket to Céline’s sleek, color-blocked shoulder bag.

Here, the nine It-girl bags that ruled New York Fashion Week, all worth the investment for spring.

Alexander Wang

Small but impactful, Alexander Wang's Mini Roxy Studded Bucket Bag is edgy and eye-catching in shades like black, white and pink. Mini Roxy Studded Suede Bucket Bag, Alexander Wang $595

The Valencia

The perfect accessory to bring the essentials for a power luncheon, a music festival, sporting event and everyday wear.  This dazzling and functional hands-free iPhone purse is ideal for those of us who live on the edge, non-stop from coast to coast.  The Valencia Black Italian Leather $98.99

3.1 Phillip Lim

This cross-body bag is quirky yet elegant, boasting a minimal silhouette and slanted paper-clip fastening, and comes in a wide range of colors, prints and textures. Micro Alix Crossbody Bag, 3.1 Phillip Lim $674

Loewe

Another widely popular shape the past few seasons, Loewe's Puzzle Bag is seeing continued momentum. Updated in fresh hues and multiple sizes, the precisely cut panels are standouts.  Puzzle Small Leather Shoulder Bag, Loewe $2190

J.W. Anderson

Making its foray onto the It-bag scene last season, J.W. Anderson's pierced shoulder and cross-body styles are going strong. Pro tip: Detach the shoulder strap and carry as a clutch for double the use. Pierce Medium Leather Shoulder Bag, J.W. Anderson $1690