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.
Don't Be Blue
The hardware is nearly hidden, but that color keeps the bag from anything near boring.
$44.50 at ASOS.
A chain strap is always a good look—it gives just enough.
$504 at Need Supply.
We LOVE this super-simple transparent clutch—and we love the price tag even more.
$65 at Opening Ceremony.
$565 at Creatures of Comfort.
If you're going to go backpack, make it this one—it's Eastpak x Raf Simons.
$256.29 at ASOS.
So elegant in its simplicity, and utter lack of hardware.
$325 at Steven Alan.
Satchel, with Hardware
Previous pick too minimal for you? This strikes a nice balance.
$65 at Nasty Gal.
It doesn't really get much more simple than this unadorned tote.
$168 at Madewell.
This one does have a nice bit of texture throughout, but the idea of simplicity remains.
$80 at Topshop.
White is such a wonderfully unexpected color for a bag.
$130 at Topshop.