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.