Fashion trends wax and wane, and along with it, embellishment levels. Indeed, sometimes everything's adorned with studs and other weird details, and immediately after, there's a complete wash of it, paring down pieces to their core. Today we're highlighting those minimal bags, which feel like such a breath of fresh air when considering luxury handbag logo overload. Enough with the "LV" and metal garb—time to pick something classic that will last for seasons to come (it's harder to tack on an expiration date to the most simple of silhouettes). Click through for 10 great picks, in every price range.
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Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.