Handbags have been a component of women's fashion for a long time, going back to 1854, when Louis Vuitton created the first women's handbag, inspired by a luggage that could be turned into a tiny, wearable purse.
For a time, it was all about eye-catching details on handbags. The pendulum has now gone the other way, and simplicity is trendy. Choose one of these unadorned designs that emphasise beautiful leather and workmanship if you're searching for a versatile look. Those who enjoy texture will love this season's sherpa and fake fur purses. They're enjoyable to look at and touch, and they give a quirky element to any ensemble.
These adorable croissant-shaped purses wrap snuggly around your shoulder and under your arm, making them ideal for a night out. Though they appear little on the outside, many are actually extremely roomy on the inside.
Chain strap bags are timeless, but this season, look for purses with chain detailing on the body as well. They're sophisticated enough to wear at a Christmas party or on New Year's Eve.