No matter how many bags I shove into my cupboard-like closet, I constantly bring home more. Some people might claim this obsession is “unhealthy” (ahem, my SO), but I quickly dismiss his comments when that dream bag arrives at my door.
Speaking of those must-have accessories I’m eyeing, this season's selections will end up on every fashion girl's wish list. You'll find yourself reveling with joy over that watermelon beaded tote or pastel-colored mini bag all the models are carrying. Before you decide on the one (or two) bags to buy, consider all your options, below. These are the best bags of 2018.
Peruse most retailer websites and you'll find a straw bag or picnic-inspired wicker tote. This whimsical summer accessory can be worn with virtually any outfit, but if you want to go matchy-matchy, style this particular handbag with a polka dot sundress.
Both Emily Ratajkowski and Gigi Hadid love this Jacquemus "Le Chiquita" mini bag. The pint-size accessory only fits your phone, credit cards, and keys so you don't over pack for a night out. Keep your eyes on the item though—its small size makes it easy to lose once you've had a martini or two.
Remember the mini beaded bags you carried around as a child? This Susan Alexandra option is the adult version, but still with a playful element in the watermelon design. This fun weekend bag will let everyone know you don't take life too seriously.
4. THE PVC BAG
See-through accessories, though trendy, aren't practical. Staud solved this problem by including an opaque pastel-colored pouch inside its clear plastic bag. Now you can carry around items like tampons or floss in peace.
5. THE TREND-DRIVEN BAG
This accessories label with a cult fashion following just released its latest design, called the "Dome" clutch. The cage-like piece features lightweight bamboo in a curved U shape and a collapsible handle. If you're looking for a bag to 'gram, this one is it.
6. THE BELT BAG
This belt bag can be worn as-is or turned into a crossbody bag by changing the straps. Depending on your outfit, this versatile function can completely change up your look. You may never need another bag.
7. THE EMBELLISHED STRAP BAG
Ever since Fendi came out with interchangeable bag straps, other designers have followed suit. You can go from daytime casual to nighttime fancy by removing the strap for a top handle–only look.
8. THE RING BAG
Last season, you saw this bag all over Fashion Week, but now there's a new color way to obsess over. The white leather paired with a marble-like ring handle is super sleek and perfect for summer. Prepare to receive many compliments on it as soon as you walk into the office.
9. THE BUCKET BAG
The bucket bag silhouette is completely reimagined with translucent emerald panels and a woven stitch design in this WaiWai piece. If you're looking for a fancy vacation bag to take to dinner, I recommend you scoop this one up. It'll be the center of conversation at the table.