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    15 Bags The BuzzFeed Shopping Team Owns And Swears By

    It's in the bag.

    1. An affordable YFGBCX Shoulder Bag that comes in a variety of plush styles and patterns. This will add a ton on fun into your outfit, even if you're only going to run errands all day. 

    buzzfeed writer holding a white fuzzy purse printed with black flowers
    Allison Faccenda / BuzzFeed

    “I am obsessed with this plush shoulder bag. I’ve seen a ton of these being sold at stores (i.e. Urban Outfitters) but can’t justify the steep price tag. When I saw this one on Amazon I had to have it.

    It looks so cute with a ton of my outfits since I wear mostly neutrals and actually fits a ton of things. I can fit my disposable camera, two wallets, hand sanitizer, mask, with room to spare. If you want a fun pop of pattern to add to your outfits than snag one of these bags. I got a ton of compliments on it and for under $15? How can you go wrong?” —Allison Faccenda

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 27 patterns).

    2. A stunning Portland Leather Butterfly Bucket Bag, a roomy bag with an adjustable strap, because sometimes simplicity is exactly the statement piece to highlight your fresh summer looks. 

    a model using a brown tote bag
    buzzfeed editor holding the bag
    Portland Leather Goods, Heather Braga

    "I recently received this bag in merlot and the matching wallet (sadly, the merlot is currently sold out) and am obsessed. I've gotten tons of compliments on it when I'm out and about. I love that it holds a lot of stuff but never feels too heavy on my shoulder." —Heather Braga

    Get it from Portland Leather Goods for $148 (available in seven styles).

    3. A water-resistant ’73 Originals backpack has a built-in laptop sleeve, making it less likely you need to run into the nearest coffee shop praying the rain didn't mess up your computer. 

    a BuzzFeed writer wearing the backpack in forest green
    a reviewer image of the open backpack filled with a laptop, book, water bottle, umbrella, and cardigan
    Danielle Healy / BuzzFeed

    "I was in the market for a perfect day pack (not as big as the one I take traveling, but big enough to hold a laptop), and this beauty is PERFECT. I love the vaguely retro but timeless design, and that it doesn't look overly bulky even when it's loaded up. It has a laptop *and* tablet sleeve, an interior mesh pocket, and an outer zip pocket, so it's very easy to stay organized. Plus, it's made of heavy-duty Cordura fabric that's incredibly durable, water-resistant, and easy to clean, so I feel confident taking this bag out for every kind of adventure."—Danielle Healy

    Get it from Amazon for $70 (available. in four colors) or from '73 Originals for $70 (available in five colors).

    4. An Azaria backpack, that not only uses vegan leather, but is also extremely durable. It comes with NINE pockets, so you can stuff everything you need plus more into it without worry of it ripping and buckling underneath the weight of your water bottle, makeup, books, and the truly impressive number of old receipts you haven't thrown away yet.

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    Image of the tan backpack

    "All throughout high school and college, I carried my plethora of heavy textbooks in tote bags (sorry, aching shoulders). It wasn't until I was gifted one of Azaria’s La Mère Petite backpacks that I realized what I was missing out on. Since then, I've used this gorgeous vegan leather bag to carry everything I’d put in a regular purse, plus a water bottle and other miscellaneous things I wouldn't normally be able to squeeze into my other bags. Plus, it has SO. MANY. POCKETS. I also love the petite size because I can wear it with a dress (or anything, really) and it looks chic and cute while still being roomy enough to put all my stuff in! It's super ideal for day trips when you know you'll want your hands and arms free for other activities." —Brittany Gibson

    Get it from Azaria for $124.95 (available in three colors).

    5. A fashionable JW PEI Eva Shoulder Handbag, made out of vegan leather and recycled bottles, that looks expensive but is actually budget friendly. This will be the perfect accessory to carry while you're channeling your inner Carrie Bradshaw.

    purple baguette shaped bag with faux croc effect and a chain
    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    JW Pei is an Asian- and family-owned brand with minimalist accessory designs that are made with sustainable vegan materials.

    "I snagged this beaut from the JW PEI site on Black Friday and have carried it as my purse a few dozen times since. I recently packed it for a trip to Croatia and found that I felt totally OK in a club *not* getting pick-pocketed. The baguette shape lets the zip top sit right underneath your armpit for safe keeping. But the vegan leather and color combo looks SO luxe, like it cost me in the hundreds (at least). Because of this bag, I adore this brand and can't recommend it enough!" —Elizabeth Lilly

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99 (available in 12 colors) or from JW PEI for $59. The chain strap separately from JW PEI for $19.

    6. And a vegan leather JW PEI Gabbi Ruched Hobo Handbag, an elegant purse that will enhance your outfit and leave them stunned on your next date. 

    buzzfeed editor's bag in orange
    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    "When I started seeing this new "it bag" all over Instagram, I knew I had to have it. What shocked me was the fact that it's less than $100! The quality is amazing — the vegan leather is sturdy, it has a nice faux suede lining, and the magnetic closure actually stays closed. The adorable "scrunchie" design is such a great way to jazz up an outfit. Plus, it's a great size for the necessities like my phone, wallet, keys, mask, and lip gloss. I definitely plan on buying more colors!" —Kayla Boyd

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99  (comes in 13 colors) or from JW Pei for $89 (comes in 14 colors). 

    7. A casual Hobo River Backpack, a spacious leather bag perfect for tossing all your items into before heading out for an adventure. 

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    front of back pack laying on bed
    Ali Faccenda / BuzzFeed

    HOBO works to provide high quality leather products that are ethically sourced and created using only full grain leathers from primarily Italy, France, US, and Brazil.

    "HOBO makes top quality authentic leather handbags that will stand the test of time. My HOBO bag is so buttery soft and goes with EVERYTHING. I don't have many leather handbags but this one is durable and because I have it in the black color it will never go out of style. I hope to one day pass all my evergreen handbags down to my future kids so they can one day have vintage pieces that aren't "just a fad" and my HOBO bag will for sure be one of them." —Ali Faccenda

    Get it from HOBO for $298+ (available in four colors).

    8. An Italian leather Quince Crossbody, for when you want to carry something small to hold your phone and wallet. Quince's mission is to sell high quality products at a cost-effective price. By cutting out the middlemen and shipping straight from the factory, they are able to provide you with luxury level items without breaking your bank. 

    A person wearing the black bag

    Quince is a woman-owned small brand dedicated to making quality luxury clothing at an affordable price. They make great sleepwear, bedding, outerwear, jewelry, accessories, and more.

    "I just bought this bag for my spring park visits. It'll store my shades, phone, AirPods, and wallet without feeling bulky or weighing me down. Quince has so many chic, yet affordable options for every part of your life. They're becoming one of my favorite brands." —Christine Forbes

    Get it from Quince for $49.90 (available in two colors).

    9. A Hyer Good's mini bucket bag, the quintessential accessory to match your cottagecore aesthetic. It's made with up-cycled leather, ships in plastic-free packaging, and a portion of the proceeds helps out the company's rotating monthly charitable contributions.  

    a model wearing the bag as a crossbody
    Luca-mercedes Stemer / Hyer Goods

    Hyer Goods is a woman-owned, small business that is passionate about cutting down waste in the fashion industry. Their focus on sustainability also helps them team up with organizations and charities to improve the well-being of the planet and its residents. A portion of net sales are donated to a different charity every month. You can read more about it here. 

    "I just bought this purse for myself and I love it SO much. I was looking for a high-quality bag that wasn't too flashy but had a little somethin' somethin' to it and the croc-embossed leather really nailed that for me. What I really love, though, is that the brand — Hyer Goods, a woman-founded small biz — uses all sustainable materials including leftover deadstock leather from other producers. This prevents *tons* of perfectly good fabric from being sent to landfills every month and means no extra greenhouse gas emissions are required to create their materials." —Chelsea Stuart

    Get it from Hyer Goods for $195.  

    10. A waterproof Clearly Parker Handbag, that can handle you riding Splash Mountain 30 times in one day, while keeping your things dry. 

    clear crossbody purse with gold chain strap and gold tone studs
    different angle of the bag to show the zipper
    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    Clearly Handbags is a small biz founded by Kori Green and Ro Rynd to help solve the problem of finding stylish handbags that still pass clear bag requirements for stadiums, sporting events, concerts, and other events that require them. 

    "This is my Clearly Handbag that I snagged at a boutique in Nashville last October. I've used it at least a dozen times since then, including to go out on the town that very night on a bachelorette, on rides (including Splash Mountain) at Disneyland, and just while I bar hop with friends here in NYC. It's large enough to hold the stuff that I need for the night (and even a very small book to read on the subway if I plan accordingly). I get tons of compliments on it because, like the founders of the company say in their "about" statement, there are so few actually cute clear handbag options. I love that this has a purse strap I can change out (yes, they sell cute straps) if I so choose, and that the studs on it make it feel like more of a statement. I've been caught in the drizzle in this a few times and it's been fine...unlike if I was caught outdoors carrying a suede bag." —Elizabeth Lilly

    Get it from Clearly Handbags for $65 (also available with brown, red, blue, and purple zipper details).

    11. Just Peachy Teddy Sidebag, a crossbody that will have you screaming "LOOK AT MY CUTE PURSE" as you frolic around town. It's much roomier than it looks and extremely comfortable on the shoulders, thanks to the cotton straps. 

    Ali Faccenda Buzzfeed staff wearing teddy sidebag
    inside of teddy sidebag that fits a ton of essentials
    Ali Faccenda / BuzzFeed

    Just Peachy Place is a BIPOC, woman-owned small business based in San Diego, California and they offer some of the cutest and most cheek-pinching apparel and accessories.

    "This bag is super comfortable to wear and is the most perfect size. I swear you would never be able to tell when wearing it, but inside, it fits an insane amount of items. I am able to fit my point and shoot camera, hand sanitizer, two wallets, airpods, glasses, sunglasses, with ROOM TO SPARE (what!?!?). If you love cute and cuddly accessories, then this bag is your new furry friend." —Ali Faccenda

    Get it from Just Peachy Place for $30 (currently available for preorder) or you can grab the backpack version for $40.

    12. A versatile Holly and Tanager Nylon Backpack, that can be converted into a tote bag and is eco-friendly. It is incredible durable and easy to clean, no matter how dirty you get it on your next camping trip.

    A yellow nylon backpack with two side zippers revealing a hidden shoe compartment
    Holly And Tanager

    Easily converts from a backpack to a tote to a crossbody bag!

    "I have this bag in yellow and not only is it absolutely beautiful but I love using it for little getaway trips! The bottom part of the bag zips from the side and has a perfect place to store your shoes away from your clothes. It's lightweight, so fun, and very durable." —Stephanie Hope

    Get it from Holly and Tanager for $89 (normally $290; available in six colors)

    13. A sleek Freja New York shoulder bag will feel luxurious and definitely worth the price. It is handmade with vegan leather and expansive, so you can fit more bulky items in it. 

    a model wearing white pants and brown pumps holding the bag in a light brown colors
    a gif of a model wearing the purse in dark brown on their shoulder
    Freja New York

    Freja New York is a Chinese woman–owned brand founded by Jenny Lei, who designs gorgeous handbags. She's committed to sweating the small stuff, working hard to have the smallest impact on the environment possible while working closely with her manufacturing partners to ensure all workers are treated fairly.

    "I will scream from the rooftops about how much I love this purse. Traditionally, I am not a "purse person." I've never gotten excited over luxury bags until I had this beauty in my hands. Every square inch feels super luxurious and — most importantly — makes me feel just a little bit cooler when I carry it. The bag comes with a cross-body and shoulder straps and is SHOCKINGLY spacious. I almost cried when my bulky Kindle Fire fit in the front compartment like a glove. This bag is chic, practical, and (by my account) marvelous in every way." —Danielle Healy

    Get it from Freja New York for $248+ (also available in black).

    14. A Parker Clay Tote, made with Ethiopian leather, that is not only deep enough to fit all stuff you've accumulated over the year in your refusal to clean out your purse, but also has long straps to fit over even the bulkiest of outfits. 

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    inside look at the
    Parker Clay

    "How do I know it'll fit with bulky outerwear? I'm a sucker for a muppet-like coat and have commuted back and forth with this very bag. The zippered inside pocket is the perfect placement for my work badge and wallet for swiping to get on the subway. It's also a great personal item bag to fit under an airplane seat. I own it in black and it looks cooler and cooler the more worn it gets." —Elizabeth Lilly

    Get it from Parker Clay for $160+ (available in four colors).

    15. A multi-functional Senreve Mini Maestra bag that has four styles it can be converted into — backpack, crossbody, satchel, or tote — while being totally chic. This is a purse you'll find yourself grabbing all the time, whether you're going to brunch, work, or even the beach. 

    model wearing the square-shaped purse in burgundy with handle on the top and straps to carry it like a backpack
    the same model now wearing the bag over their shoulder

    "Not only are the straps convertible on this bag, but it also featured a padded compartment big enough to fit an iPad Mini or Kindle, a leather key leash, seven interior pockets, and a large zipper pocket.

    This is a BEAUTIFUL bag. I've been eyeing it for a long time now and recently got my hands on one, and boy, oh boy, is it great. I love how the style is convertible — I feel like I can get so much more use out of it because I can wear it different ways. The mini size is big, but not too big, so it's great to wear all the time, especially on the weekends when I'm out and about a lot. Mine is a pink-ish color, and I think it actually goes with a lot of what I own. It's such a classic style that I know it will be a favorite of mine for a long, long time."Abby Kass

    Get it from Senreve for $695+ (available in 45 colors and with gold or silver hardware).