Plus, the leather is so durable, I'll never have to replace it.

By Tamara Kraus
Updated April 03, 2018
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Coach Bag
Credit: Coach

My go-to bag is kind of like my best friend. It’s always right by my side, trustworthy, and of course, timeless and fun at the same time. After going through (and tearing apart) countless purses of different shapes and sizes, I finally found the MVP of bags from none other than Coach.

It’s the classic Coach Saddle 23 bag, which has been around since 1972 so you know it has the track record to last your entire life—and probably beyond. Crafted of the same durable leather that a baseball glove is made from, you’re not going to find another bag that will last as much torture that we put our beloved bags through. Plus, the contrast stitching gives it a fun touch without being too loud.

And it doesn’t just have dashing good looks. This practical bag is the perfect size, especially for crossbody bags, which can be quite tricky to work with when you need to stash all your items for the entire day. It has ample room to fit your sunglasses, wallet, keys, and even a small water bottle when you’re on the go. And there is a large exterior pocket and interior pocket to house your lipstick, gum, and other essentials. I own it in the 1941 Saddle and Black Copper colorway, so it goes with everything I own. That makes getting ready and out the door in the morning a lot easier!

If you want to up your bag game a bit, this timeless purse comes in a few other styles with more embellishments including floral accents—or you can even create a custom bag to make it exactly how you want it.

With so many colors and customizable options, the Saddle 23 is one of the most versatile bags out there. You just might never have to buy another bag again. It’s clearly stood the test of time, so what are you waiting for?