Our marketing director Hilary and every other May baby has a right to be angry with me. I totally skipped over your birthday month and didn’t give you an assortment of emerald handbags for your birthday gift guide. Somehow, I will make it up to you, but for now let me get back onto track for our June birthday girls.

June’s birthday is Alexandrite, a gem that exhibits a plethora of different colors depending on the viewing direction. For our purposes, it is a purplish hue, and for that I found nine bags for our June Birthday Gift Gift. I love a good purple bag as I consider the color beautiful while also being wearable year-round and neutral enough to work with most outfits.


Balenciaga Giant 12 Rose Golden City Bag in Glycine | $1,895 via Neiman Marcus


Proenza Schouler PS1 Medium Suede in Grape | $1695 via Proenza Schouler


Gucci Bella Tote | $1,980 via Neiman Marcus


Tory Burch Jesse Swimsuit Pouch | $65 via ShopBop


Versace Embroidered Leather Box Clutch | Now $1,032.50 via Net-A-Porter


Gucci 1973 Small Shoulder-Flap Bag | $1,650 via Neiman Marcus


Rebecca Minkoff Polka Dot Quilted Flirty Bag | $250 via ShopBop


Bottega Veneta Medium Veneta Hobo in Violet | $1,780 via Neiman Marcus


Cleobella Mini Cantina Bag | $99 via ShopBop

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  • Deedee

    Love the Balenciaga bag! Funny that they named it after an amino acid though. 

    • Al

      Glycine means wisteria in French too.

  • Love all of these fabulous handbags!

  • 19yearslater

    Great bags as usual, I always like this feature. I want to see a suede PS1 irl. They seem beautiful and I recall one of the designers saying the suede was his favorite iteration of the bag. 

  • Chris

    The PS1 is stunning. And I also like the Rebecca Minkoff and the Versace handbag (and Versace is not often on my list).

  • the balenciaga bags are perfect

  • A Versace bag I don’t hate? Wow! 

  • Faboulous30s

    I love that Balenciaga bag!!!! It is such a beatuiful color.

  • Amanda

    I need that Balenciaga. Badly. Plus I’m a scientist and require a bag named after an amino acid, lol.

  • Holy crap, a nice Versace purse?! Wonders never cease

  • Coincidentally I had ordered a bubblegum pink Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B before this feature came out as a birthday gift to myself! June babies rock!