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Stylish Handbags & Purses To Carry Right Now

Thinking your purse needs a 2023 refresh? You’re scrolling the right article. Whether you’re on your way to get work done at a coffee shop or attending your best friend’s summer wedding, there’s a summer bag for every mood and occasion. For starters, preppy styles in the likes of Ralph Lauren and Kate Spade are making a come back thanks to the soft life and quiet luxury aesthetics flooding everyone’s TikTok’s FYP’s. But a bold bag from designer brands like Bottega Veneta  or Chrome Hearts can really become a conversation starter. We’ve taken some inspo from our favorite “it-girls” and made a supreme chic list of the trendiest purses hitting the streets of LA. 

Quiet Luxury

Sofia Richie could rightfully be the queen of quiet luxury (ok maybe next to Ashley & Mary-Kate Olsen). Bags to meet the aesthetic of a discreet approach to showcase wealth and luxurious taste are not that hard to find. The way to spot one is by answering this simple question: is it preppy and does it meet that modern minimalist vibe?  Hermés, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, and Givenchy have great options. But just to give you some help (if you’re on a budget) the most sought after bags in this style come in a crescent, top-handle, and lotus bags.


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2000 Vibes

It is not secret that the 2000/ Y2K aesthetic has made a come back.  The nostalgic trend is most recognizable by its bold and playful elements. Many iconic brands from the 2000’s like Coach, Marc Jacobs, and Gucci have even revived some of their signature styles. Chrome Hearts (known for their trademark cross design) has even made a comeback thanks to rom-com queen Kate Hudson.


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The Pouch Purse

For a more laidback, everyday chic bag, opt for a bucket bag, otherwise known as the pouch purse. This is the perfect street style accessory. Use this for when you’re just going for a stroll in the city or on a date night to carry all your essentials. Gigi Hadid serves as our latest favorite inspo.

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Oversized Slouchy Bags

No matter what kinda LA babe you are, an oversized bag should be a staple in your closet. Groceries, beach days, weekenders, working in coffee shops…the list of tote bag uses are endless. The puffy design tote and thick strapped oversized crossbody bag is the oversized bag of the summer. I mean, our fave babe – Shay Mitchell – wears it the BEIS-T!


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Classic Raffia

Gigi strikes again showing us how to summer with the best go to of the season. The ultimate summer bag is none other than the classic straw or raffia, or as others may call it, the canvas bag. Who knew a bag can give tropical getaway, Palm Springs weekend trip, and romantic summer in the Hamptons vibes all in one.


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For more summer fashion inspo, check out our Editor-in-Chief – Erika De La Cruz’s – tips on styling a simple white tee and jeans.