7 Essential Bags Any Urban Woman Should Own

Writer: Farah Karim

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An outfit is never complete until you have something to accessorise it with. Whether it may be a pair of earrings, a necklace or a bracelet, everything makes a difference once you put it all together. Having a bag not only adds dimension to your outfit but it’s can also be a statement piece. A piece that reflects who you are as a person.

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Although some of us have tons of handbag sitting at the back of our closets (but only use the same three for every occasion). You don’t need to have a dozen of different bags to match with every single outfit. What you need are a few variation of bags that would go with any outfit from your wardrobe. This way, you’ll not only be able to save money but also save plenty of space for other stuff.

Here are some bag ideas that you can use to upgrade your bag collection this year!

1. The classic quilted bag in black leather

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This classic black bag will be suitable with most, if not all, of your outfits. If you’re going for a fancy dinner date or a casual brunch out with friends, this timeless design will not only complement any outfit but also will last you a long time.

2. The ‘statement piece’ bag

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This kind of bag should be a bag that’s a little bit out there. Something unusual and something that most people wouldn’t wear. It should be the bag that once they see it, they know it’s your bag and can’t imagine you without it! Even if it’s just a plain bag but comes in a unique colour such as bright pink, that will make a huge difference.

3. The zip top clutch

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This clutch is perfect for days when you don’t really want to sling a bag around and travel light. With just your phone and wallet in, you can take a trip to a nearby cafe without worrying about juggling your stuff with one hand. This limits you to only bring your essentials and lightens your load!

4. The carry-all bag

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With so many things to carry (especially for work), this bag is a must-have. Not only is it big enough for everything that we have, but also super fashionable. This kind of bag that usually comes in black, browns and greys, is definitely a jack-of-all-trades.

5. The cross-body

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Having a neutral cross-body bag serves the same purpose as the zip top clutch, except that you don’t have to hold your stuff anymore. By having it in a neutral colour, it stands out from your outfit and complements most colours.

6. The classic monogram

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From Coach, to Gucci, Louis Vitton and even Oroton, these brands all have that classic monogram look. It’s a classy element that will give your look a little bit more elite chic feel to it.

7. The tote

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Last but not least, the tote bag. This simple bag can be used for everyday purposes. If you’re going to shop for groceries, drop by a friend’s place or even take it out for lunch, a tote bag is casual and big enough to fit everything you have.