When it comes to handbag trends and logos, in particular, it often feels like there are two camps: logo lovers and logo haters. There is a gray area, though, and with that gray area comes the belief that there are handbags for certain purposes. While there’s a time and a place for a flashy handbag that screams designer, there’s also a time and a place where a more under-the-radar, simple silhouette is better suited. Today, we’re here to talk about the latter.

Enter: the minimalist movement.

There are a slew of logo-less brands geared towards the minimalist lover. This season, clean silhouettes that though simple, are anything but boring are everywhere. Below we found a dozen bags with clean lines that still pack a stylistic punch.

Are you a fan of the minimalist movement? Which bag would you choose?

Sleek Shapes and Clean Lines Ahead

The Row Sofia Top Handle Savette Tondo Soft Bag Neos Pheonix Bag Wandler Hobo Bag
Wandler Hannah Bag
via Nordstrom
Khaite Beatrice Hobo Aesther Ekme Demi Lune Bag Jil Sander Victor Bag
Jil Sander Victor Bag
via Luisaviaroma
Khaite Maeve Bag
Khaite Maeve Bag
via Nordstrom
Neous Stigma Bag 1 BOYY Lotus Bag
BOYY Lotus Bag
via Luisaviaroma
The Row Bow Bucket Bag Wandler Lin Bag.jog
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Antonia
Antonia
1 month ago

Those are nice but don’t forget Polene for under $500! 🙂

Betsy
Betsy
13 days ago
Reply to  Antonia

Yeah, the Number One looks like the Jill Sander at a much better price point.

J B
J B
1 month ago

So nice when the designer name isn’t screaming out for attention …like an appliance. Focus is on the bag. Really like the suede hobo. All nice actually although the pricing on the row, jil sander and khaite is straight up ridiculous. They are riding the wave.

Trish D'Anna
Trish D'Anna
1 month ago

Most of these purse cost more than my car payment and insurance! There is nothing special about them. I am happy to see that the brand name is not plastered all over the bags. I have enough designer purses but, when I open my closet I become sick to my stomach! All of the money I have spent over the course of 15 years should be in my portfolio. Some were gifts, some were because I didn’t feel successful enough just carrying a regular bag. I had a friend put it to me this way. Trish? How much did that purse cost you? A little over a thousand dollars and 450 for the wallet. She asked” how much money do you have in your wallet right now?”. I told her about 50$’s. She broke it down like this. ” I would much rather have 1500$ inside a 50$ purse. She said that I was advertising for free. She was 100% correct!

Linds
Linds
1 month ago
Reply to  Trish D'Anna

So true. I used to feel like I needed a fancy bag for validation, but these days, I would rather be funelling that cash into my son’s savings account.
And truly, the all look like crap after a season or two of regular use. I much prefer quality, sturdy mid-range bags that use recycled, upcycled, or LWG certified leather or materials like Nisolo, m0851, or local designers (and they usually just need a good rub down of leather conditioner to spring back to life).
But we’ve definitely been fed a marketing scheme, whereby we are ‘better’ or more valued in the eyes of others if we purchase x, y or z product – and it’s bs for sure. Same goes for luxury cars, clothes etc.

Aspen
Aspen
1 month ago
Reply to  Trish D'Anna

I still wholeheartedly believe that a lot of these houses target people with low self esteem or people that feel they have something to prove. Same goes for men and cars. Buy a cheaper bag or a vintage bag that still makes you happy cause the new one from the boutique is gonna get scratched and used anyway, take the rest of the money and invest it. If you really wanna treat yourself, take a vacation, make memories and if you still want the bag, buy it on that vacation and make it special.

I’m really trying to help people realize that these houses are having the last laugh and so many people have turned into fashion victims it’s sad.
My goal is to have people be free of these things and live happier more fulfilling lives. I know some people say “it’s not that deep it’s just a bag” but I’ve noticed a huge uptick in people talking about that empty feeling they have after buying a bag they thought was everything.

Irinka
Irinka
1 month ago

Sorry but these are too bland for me. I do like logoless bags but if I want something like these bags, I’m not gonna pay that much money.

lalarey
lalarey
1 month ago
Reply to  Irinka

agree most of them are not really interesting. One of the (many) things I love about polene! There’s something a little special/ different about each of them.

Trish D'Anna
Trish D'Anna
1 month ago

Looking at them again( because I was sent an E-mail) I do not find half of these purses attractive. If I was gifted with one, I would be thankful. But, to go out and buy one, no thank you. In fact they look rather generic.

Trish D'Anna
Trish D'Anna
1 month ago
Reply to  Trish D'Anna

Also, they look like some purses that you could purchase at Marshalls or TJ Maz.Besides, I need a larger bag. I keep more than just keys, wallet and checkbook.

Miss C
Miss C
1 month ago

I love the Neous bucket bag as well as the Boyy bag, but it would have to be a different color. I love clean sleek lines. I’m surprised at some of the comments. I bet if Celine or Loewe was plastered on these, the sentiment would be a little different.

Betsy
Betsy
13 days ago

I love no-logo bags, and The Row’s Sofia, above, is my favorite. Honestly, I even dislike the designer’s name printed on the bag. “Wander”, or “Jil Sander” really pop out on black bags. Why must they? I don’t want to carry an ad after I’ve already paid good money for a nice bag.

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