A classic black handbag is a wardrobe staple that you'll wear on a daily basis: for work, on weekends, dates, it goes with you everywhere no matter what you're wearing. This is why investing in a great black bag that will last you forever is a smart move, and even smarter if you take advantage of Shopbop's Spring Sale Event and save while you build the foundation of your handbag collection. I have rounded-up 4 must-have styles with my personal picks for each to make it easier for you to choose the right bag ;)
I'm still on the hunt for a black tote and I really need to make a decision soon because I definitely need one (anyone else? I recently saw this one and oh my!) As for a satchel, I personally love my Zac Zac Posen Eartha Top Handle Satchel (see it here and here) which I got during one of these sales (I'm not kidding when I say that these sales are the best moments to get a good bag!). It's a great structured bag that fits a lot.
I recently got this mini bag (with gold hardware) and I'm madly in love with it, all the details are exquisite, but I often carry this one because it's small but roomy enough for more than just the essentials, plus the adjustable strap makes it super versatile. I have to mention though, I do get asked very often about the hardware and if it chips off and it did a bit on the lock turn but since mine is the black on black version you can't really tell very much so it doesn't bother me. Just though it was worth mentioning!
SATCHELS: Alexander Wang Emile Bag | Meli Melo Classic Thela Bag | DKNY Chelsea Large Satchel | Zac Zac Posen Eartha Top Handle Satchel | Rebecca Minkoff Micro Perry Satchel
TOTES: Vince Premium Tote | Loeffler Randall Junior Work Tote | Botkier Tote | Annabel Ingall Tote | Kara Tie Tote
SADDLE BAGS: Rebecca Minkoff Mini Suki Saddle Bag | Mackage Rima Bag (love the side detail!) | Sophie Hulme Medium Saddle Bag | Loeffler Randall Saddle Bag | Rag & Bone Bradbury Bag
CROSSBODY: Sophie Hulme Nano Envelope Bag | Vince Crossbody | 3.1 Phillip Lim Alix Flap Mini Bag | Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac Bag | Vince Stamped Python Bag