Dogs are conversation starters between dog lovers, but handbags do the same job for the style set. There's often the exchange of a nod of approval in real life or a like on Insta once we spot a new bag that's captured our attention for all the right reasons. But there are certain styles that are so loved they gain instant cult and/or classic status, and you'll see them en masse on the most stylish of arms.
We don't know about you, but we've spotted at least five girls this week alone wearing Ganni's beaded bag. Then there's the Staud bucket that's just launched in brand-new colourways. They've been popular for years now, proving longevity doesn't have to come in the form of boring, plain shoppers. It can be tricky to keep up, though, which is why we've sifted through the street style shots to find out exactly where everyone is shopping for their new arm candy. You're welcome.
Whether you're a tote-only kind of girl, a hands-free crossbody purist, or a person who traffics in teeny-tiny (but fabulous) bags, we've got you covered. But special bags aren't just for Christmas. So invest your time in perusing our selection below—from Gucci to Ganni—and make the right choice. Believe us when we say it'll a be tough to choose just one. Say hello to the 19 dream bags that'll be upgrading your autumn/winter 2018 outfits in 3, 2, 1…
Style Notes: Make like Monikh and opt for the most-loved satin bag by The Row. It now comes in a gold hue (below) that'll see you through party season, too.
The Best It Bags to Buy Now
Because python print has to be in your wardrobe for A/W 18.
The Tess will be taking over for the Faye bag as the next #ChloéGirl must-have.
Boy, do we need this.
It's that mini bag we talked about but in fiery red. Yes.
It's the new berry colourway everyone is already obsessed with (and it's easy to see why).
It's the new cool-girl bag everyone is talking about.
So damn chic.
Yep, it's that Ganni beaded bag again—this time in pink.
Heck yes to a wicker-handle bag.
It's The Row's famous satin bag in gold. Swoon.
We predict this is the next cult bag.
We dream of Gucci.
Handheld or crossbody, this does it all.
It'll have you covered from daytime to party time.
Trust Fendi to create a killer shoulder bag.
This will brighten up your wintry wardrobe in a flash.
A vintage Dior Saddle bag just might change your life.
Tie a clashing scarf around the handle for a retro vibe.
Want more accessory action? These are the autumn/winter shoe trends to snap up.
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