Black and White Bags

It seems like we’ve been talking about black-and-white bags forever, but based on the current slate of neutral, bicolor bags that have now arrived in stores for spring, the trend has only just begun. We gave you a rundown of nine styles to get you started on the right path back in January, but now we’ve got another dozen that you should consider now that spring has arrived. If you’re looking for an office-appropriate bag for warmer weather or just want your weekend looks to be a little more sophisticated than neon or raffia allows, we’ve got some suggestions.

The charms of black-and-white bags are many and varied: a wide swath of black leather makes the bags’ white elements seem less precious and fragile, the combination of the two colors manages to be simultaneously professional and trendy, combining dark and light neutrals generally creates a seasonless bag that you can carry for a long time to come. What’s nice about the particular combination of black and white, though, is that it lends a note of modernism that’s very fashionable right now without making anyone commit to a minimalist look; it can fit in with almost any aesthetic. Below, we’ve selected some of the best on the market right now.


Maiyet Sophie Leather Shoulder Bag
$1,250 via Net-a-Porter

Maiyet Sophie Leather Shoulder Bag


Diane von Furstenberg 440 Tote
$645 via Net-a-Porter

Diane von Furstenberg 440 Tote


Reed Krakoff Track Tote
$1,390 via Net-a-Porter

Reed Krakoff Track Tote


McQ Alexander McQueen Printed Shopper
$460 via Net-a-Porter

McQ Alexander McQueen Printed Shopper


Saint Laurent Lulu Shoulder Bag
$2,150 via Net-a-Porter

Saint Laurent Lulu Shoulder Bag


Alexander McQueen Heroine Laser-cut Bag
$3,450 via Neiman Marcus

Alexander McQueen Heroine Laser-Cut Bag


Proenza Schouler Triangle Print Shopping Tote
$2,400 via Neiman Marcus

Proenza Schouler Triange Print Shopping Tote Bag


Reed Krakoff Atlantique Micro Bag
$990 via Neiman Marcus

Reed Krakoff Atlantique Micro Bag


Clare Vivier Simple Tote
$407 via ShopBop

Clare Vivier Simple Tote


Botkier Valentina Mini Luxe Bag
$245 via ShopBop

Botkier Mini Valentina Luxe Bag


Marc by Marc Jacobs Werdie Weavy Isabelle Bag
$188 via ShopBop

Marc by Marc Jacobs Werdie Weavy Isabelle Bag


Club Monaco Daria Crossbody Bag
$169.50 via ShopBop

Club Monaco Daria Crossbody Bag

  • http://justj.ca/ MizzJ

    That Botkier looks quite fun to wear if you’re a PYT!

  • http://twitter.com/erikjandro EGlez ?

    The stitching on the Atlantique looks awful! On the other hand the Track tote is so beautiful in it’s simplicity