As much as we love seasonal colors and prints, it’s hard to deny the everlasting allure of the black handbag. Unless you’re a lady of leisure (lucky!) or the kind of person who’s meticulous about changing her handbag to match her outfit every morning, you probably have a workhorse bag in your collection, and that bag is, in all likelihood, black. And that’s with good reason; black bags don’t show wear as quickly as lighter or brighter colors, and they tend to be perceived as discreet, which makes an ideal choice for the workplace.

Black bags are also great if you’re looking for variety, because you’ll rarely come across a style that doesn’t come in black or something very close to it. To demonstrate all the options out there, we went on a hunt and found two dozen very solid options that are both fairly new and haven’t already been featured heavily on this here website; we think your new go-to bag may just be below.

3.1 Phillip Lim Hana Bucket Bag
$925 via Neiman Marcus

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Alexander Wang Attica Suede Satchel
$950 via Net-a-Porter

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Burberry Honeybrook Derby Tote
$1,395 via Bloomingdale’s

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Chloé Lexa Bag
$1,790 via Neiman Marcus

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Eddie Borgo Boyd Vanity Bag
$890 via Net-a-Porter

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Hill & Friends Happy Zippy Bag
$1,275 via Net-a-Porter

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Jason Wu Suvi Shoulder Bag
$1,295 via Shopbop

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Jerome Dreyfuss Maurice Tote
$1,090 via Shopbop

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Jimmy Choo Mardy Hobo
$1,495 via Nordstrom

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Louise et Cie Towa Satchel
$298 via Nordstrom

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Maison Margiela Shoulder Bag
$2,390 via Shopbop

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Manu Atelier Pristine Mini Bag
$495 via Net-a-Porter

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Marc Jacobs West End Small Satchel
$950 via Shopbop

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Marni Sculpture Shoulder Bag
$1,340 via Net-a-Porter

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MICHAEL Michael Kors Ingrid Satchel
$298 via Neiman Marcus

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Miu Miu Matelassé Shoulder Bag
$1,840 via Nordstrom

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Mulberry Chester Satchel
$1,995 via Net-a-Porter

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Prada City Calfskin Tote
$1,970 via Neiman Marcus

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Proenza Schouler Hava Top Handle Bag
$1,950 via Proenza Schouler

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Saint Laurent Eddie Besace Serpent Bag
$1,590 via Neiman Marcus

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Salvatore Ferragamo Large Bitter Tote
$1,990 via Bloomingdale’s

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The Row Market Tote
$2,290 via Net-a-Porter

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Tod’s Bauletto Bag
$2,495 via Saks

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Vince Medium Leather Tote
$395 via Saks

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Lisa
Lisa
6 years ago

Love the Marni! If I didn’t already have too many black bags…. One thing about a black bag: IMO it always looks more expensive/luxurious than the same bag in a brighter color.

FashionableLena
FashionableLena
6 years ago

I prefer brown/tan bags if I’m going for a neutral. I think that I have two black handbags which I rarely wear. I love how black handbags look on others, but when I try…no. They just look harsh.

Sandy
Sandy
6 years ago

I love black bags but they have to have a little something to set them apart. Most of the bags above as so boring…I like the Saint Laurent bag! The Alexander Wang is also nice.

Anastasia T
Anastasia T
6 years ago

I love black bags!

Kathleen Thomas
Kathleen Thomas
6 years ago
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Susan
Susan
6 years ago

Black bags always look chic.
I have a gorgeous red bag I hardly ever carry; I always grab my black Celine.

http://a-woman-of-a-certain-age.com/

Imgoingbroke
Imgoingbroke
6 years ago

Perfect timing as I’m looking for a new black bag for fall/winter. I love the Tod’s Bauletto and may take a look at it. The other bag I’m interested in is Fendi Bauletto leather shoulder bag. Does anyone own it or can share their thoughts on it please? Thanks!

GG Pastel