“New year, new you” is a popular mantra at this point in the calendar, but if you’ll allow us to be so bold: it’s BS. Not only is trying to change your fundamental self a setup for failure, but you’re probably fine how you are. One thing you can change to make your life a little more stylish and organized, though, is your bag, and it won’t even require any adult education classes or kale smoothies to do it.

Seasonal statement bags are all fun and good, but when it comes to something you can carry every day in normal life, most shoppers defer to bags that are a bit more discreet, and often that means a bag in a neutral color and with minimal embellishment. Season changes are a great opportunity to look for a bag that’s might be floating a bit under the radar because new arrivals are plentiful, so we picked 20 subtle beauties to get your accessories reboot started in the right way. “New year, new bag” has a bit of a ring to it, right?

Alexander Wang Mini Lia Saddle Bag
$725 via Nordstrom

Chloé Mily Shoulder Bag
$1,950 via Net-a-Porter

Coach Rogue Satchel
$850 via Coach

Creatures of Comfort Apple Bag
$380 via Nordstrom

Derek Lam 10 Crosby Houston Mini Bag
$550 via Bergdorf Goodman

Diane von Furstenberg Moon Shoulder Bag
$350 via Net-a-Porter

Elizabeth and James Eloise Mini Satchel
$395 via Net-a-Porter

Gucci Nymphea Bag
$2,390 via Net-a-Porter

Karl Lagerfeld K/Slouchy Tote
$365 via Net-a-Porter

Kate Spade Healy Lane Lawrie Shoulder Bag
$378 via Nordstrom

Maison Margiela Shoulder Bag
$1,495 via farfetch.com

Marc Jacobs Small Kitty Shoulder Bag
$797 via farfetch.com

Max Mara Venice Twist Tote
$1,490 via Nordstrom

Miu Miu Madras Crossbody Bag
$1,660 via Nordstrom

Mulberry Camden Shoulder Bag
$995 via Nordstrom

Prada City Calf Tote
$1,970 via Neiman Marcus

Proenza Schouler Mini Hex Bucket Bag
$990 via Proenza Schouler

Valextra Twist Crossbody Bag
$1,980 via Bergdorf Goodman

Victoria Beckham Swing Shoulder Bag
$1,950 via Net-a-Porter

Vince Camuto Taja Tote
$248 via Nordstrom

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TheModMazza
TheModMazza
5 years ago

The Gucci Nymphea looks gorgeous, and love the comeback of the bamboo handles.

Fawcett Proust
Fawcett Proust
5 years ago

Victoria Beckham’s bags are always so gorgeous.

Joel Kletz
Joel Kletz
5 years ago

For a neutral bag with a sophisticated twist, please have a look at our bags at http://www.oliverbilou.com or on IG @oliverbilou. Please feel free to contact me at joel@oliverbilou.com if you are interested. Thanks!

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