Ask any bagista: What is the most practical handbag color? Nine times out of ten you will hear the answer: Black. Okay, so I probably just made that up. But it is true that many of you ladies out there see black as a very practical color. It is classic and it compliments just about anything (color-wise). It is no wonder so many bagistas choose black when seeking out a handbag wardrobe staple. Oddly enough, I don’t seem to follow this line of thinking myself when choosing a handbag. Black is fine, I suppose. But I think other colors are equally worthy of being called “practical”. Brown is very versatile, for example. Red is also a wonderful color that compliments many things. There is a new trend brewing though. Dark grey is becoming the new black. It is neutral, yet it is different enough to make everyone you pass walking down the street give your handbag a second glance! Below are some great examples of this new trend!
Saint Laurent Sac Du Jour Tote. $3173
Sleek, simple, and understated. This lovely structured tote is work-ready. I also love the expandable sides and triple compartment inside!
Chloe Paraty Bag. $1895
A true classic has been given new life! I love the oversized piping trim, it gives this bag a very unique look. The optional shoulder strap gives it even more versatility.
Marc Jacobs Eugine Quilted Clutch. $557
Nothing looks more lady-like than classic quilting. This large clutch is perfect for everyday use.