The Best Everyday Bags, According to BAZAAR Editors

The best everyday bags need an effortlessly chic exterior and a spacious, organized interior to be worth carrying 24/7. Inside and outside, versatility is the most important factor.

Every BAZAAR editor taking stock of their accessories collection said their hardworking everyday bags eclipse 2023 trends. To these certified fashion experts, whether they’re relying on a streamlined leather tote by Cuyana or a cult-favorite bag like Luar’s Ana tote, the best everyday bags can carry all the workday essentials with a sense of originality. Some editors count forever investments like quilted Chanel bags or triangle-printed Prada totes as their most-carried bags; others rely on affordable hidden gems with extra compartments and smart strap attachments. For editors who are constantly traveling, their everyday handbags double as a roomy personal item for plane rides. And yes, most of the best everyday bags come in classic neutral shades like black, brown, and camel—to remove any overthinking from the getting-ready process.

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"I might have gasped out loud when I unboxed Silver & Riley's New Yorker bag, and I've heard it elicit the same enthusiasm from strangers on the street when I carry it. The lipstick red leather and the brass hardware are so elegant, but they also have a little verve and attitude (which I want from a bag!). It's as hardworking as it is jaw-droppingly gorgeous, with a roomy-for-a-shouler-bag interior and plenty of pockets. I've been wearing it slung over my shoulder with a laptop tote on workdays and across my body on the weekends. It might as well be glued to me, because I never take it off." —Halie LeSavage, fashion commerce editor