Luxury handbags aren’t just special occasion pieces that you take out of the dust bag once or twice a year. A multitasking designer bag can elevate your commute, transition from the office to a dinner date, or make an everyday outfit feel special.
Versatile luxury handbags are understated and functional, so they can be used in a variety of situations. Many also easily convert from one style to another, like clutch to crossbody or tote to handbag. For this list, we looked for multitasking fan-favorites priced between $1000 and $3000 dollars. To help you find the workhorse luxury handbag that is best for you, we’ll discuss each bag’s features, and how it might fit into your busy life.
7. Rene Noir Motif Bag
Features: Adjustable handles, external and internal zipper pockets, multifunction pockets, hot-stamped Bolvainte emblem on side
Style: Hobo shoulder bag or handbag
This finely crafted bag by Bolvainte is a favorite carry-all for busy women. Customers love the Rene Noir Motif bag for its spacious capacity, smooth leather, and sleek look. The adjustable handle lets you carry the Rene Noir Motif bag over your shoulder or as a handbag.
As far as luxury handbags go, the Rene Noir Motif bag has a lot of potential for daily use, making it well worth the investment.
6. Falabella Crystal Stones Clutch
Brand: Stella McCartney
Color: Dark gray
Material: Eco-friendly polyamide and polyurethane
Features: Ruthenium chain trim and detachable shoulder strap, compact shape, magnetic closure
Style: Clutch or shoulder bag
With the addition of a diamond-cut chain, you can turn this compact bag from a clutch to a shoulder bag. The shiny exterior of the Falabella Crystal Stones is appropriately luxe for a night out, but not so embellished that it would be out of place at brunch or an afternoon shopping trip.
Standard shipping is complimentary from the Stella McCartney website. This bag is a little pricier than some plain designer clutches. However, compared to many crystal-embellished evening bags, the Falabella is a good deal.
5. Turenne MM Monogram Tote
Brand: Louis Vuitton
Color: LV signature brown, tan trim, and monogram
Material: Coated canvas, leather handles, cowhide trim
Features: Roomy (15.4” x 9.4” x 5.5”), pivoting handles, removable shoulder strap, 3 interior pockets, gold-tone hardware
Style: Tote or shoulder bag
This Louis Vuitton is a much-coveted classic for a reason. The Turenee Monogram Tote is roomy without being bulky. Take it to work: your daily essentials, laptop, and a yoga outfit will fit easily. With the shoulder strap, this bag also makes a perfect carry-on or weekender for women who like to travel light.
4. Bamboo Top Handle Pony Hair Handbag
Color: Black, beige
Material: Leather, pony hair, bamboo
Features: Detachable shoulder strap, bamboo turn-lock closure, interior mirror
Style: Handbag or cross body
This playful bag pairs well with everything from evening dresses to shorts and a tank top. The zebra print pony hair exterior and bamboo handle add eye-catching decoration without going over the top. This Gucci purse can be carried as a handbag or worn hands-free as a crossbody.
Though this bag might be pricey for some, its unique design may attract fashionistas who want a little more embellishment on their go-to purse.
3. Medium Banner in Leather and House Check
Color: 17 leather color options with Burberry check side accents
Material: Calf leather & 100% cotton
Features: Rolled leather handles, detachable shoulder strap, interior zip pockets, hand-painted edges, polished metal hardware, embossed gold Burberry lettering on front
Style: Handbag or crossbody
Inspired by looks from the Burberry equestrian archive, this medium-sized handbag combines classical style with plenty of modern function. The 17 beautiful shades of leather give you the freedom to pick the color that goes best with your wardrobe. The detachable shoulder strap transforms this purse from a sleek handbag to a hold-everything crossbody.
Shipping is free from the Burberry website. This bag is also sold at Nordstrom. Many customers report using it every day, making it well worth the cost.
2. Petite 2Jours Bag
Color: 8 bright and classic colors
Material: Calfskin leather
Features: Enameled metal hardware, detachable and adjustable shoulder strap, spacious interior divided by a zip pocket
Style: Tote, shoulder bag, or crossbody
The name of this pretty Fendi purse is a play on the French toujours, which means “always.” The 2Jours could easily become any woman’s “always” bag. With plenty of space for storage and an adjustable, removable strap, this bag works as an easy shopping tote, shoulder bag, or crossbody.
This purse is available with free shipping from Fendi website. You can also purchase the 2Jours from Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.
1. PS1 Medium
Brand: Proenza Schouler
Color: Tan, black
Features: Metal tab closure, leather-trimmed trimmed interior pockets, exterior pocket, removable shoulder strap
Style: Handbag, shoulder bag, or crossbody
The Proenza Schouler PS1 elegantly combines elements of a brief case, satchel, and crossbody. It’s professional enough to carry to the office every day but fun enough to cart around on outings with friends. The many pockets make it easy to organize everything you need. The adjustable and removable straps mean you can wear it many ways.
The PS1 is available on the Proenza Schouler website which also features a sale section.
These luxury handbags demonstrate that an indulgent purchase can also be completely practical. From a shiny Stella McCartney clutch to the spacious Proenza Schouler PS1, you’ll have all your needs covered. Do you agree with our choices? What versatile luxury handbags do you think should have been included? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.