7 Cool, Functional Bags
The Limited Convertible Backpack Purse
All hail the return of the easy-on-the shoulders backpack. Even better: This chic faux-leather model is convertible, transitioning seamlessly into a supremely stylish bucket bag.
To buy: $65, thelimited.com.
Featured January 2014
Stella & Dot Double Clutch Citrine Perf
An elegant nod to activewear, this faux-leather design boasts an intricately perforated texture and a neon tennis-ball shade to bring energy to any look. Plenty of interior pockets provide easy organization.
To buy: $89, stelladot.com.
Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody MAB Tote Mini
Minimal hardware and a cool, clean silhouette give this vibrant leather bag edge. With its scaled-down size and hands-free sensibility, this no-fuss pick is a great way to tie together prints and solids for busy women on-the-go. Available in seven other colors.
To buy: $195, bloomingdales.com.
Deux Lux Sunset Tote
Your new go-to: a woven faux-leather style in a hold-everything size and a seasonless metallic shade that combines the functionality of a canvas tote with the polish of a handbag. Also in rose gold.
To buy: $91, deuxlux.com.
H&M Shoulder Bag
A steal at $18, this cute faux-leather crossbody bag with sleek pulls and subtle studs is ideal for pulling together daytime and party looks alike.
To buy: $18, hm.com.
Danielle Nicole Peyton Satchel
Impart freshness to your work looks with a bold faux-leather bag: The piercing cobalt tone is an unexpected choice for neutrals. Plus, the simple design will complement sporty separates too.
To buy: $88, daniellenicole.com.
Steven by Steve Madden BNortage Studded Tote
For a sassy, lightweight alternative to your everyday structured handbag, try this easy faux-leather catchall. When you’re carrying everything from an umbrella to an iPad to a pair of flats, it’s the ultimate pick for getting out the door in a flash.
To buy: $98, nordstrom.com.
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