For those who have read some of my recent Purseonals posts, you know how much I value functionality and practicality in a bag. If it's beautiful to look at but impossible to use, I'm usually one to pass.
Of course, there are exceptions to this rule – some handbags are truly works of art, begging to be displayed and rarely used. But for the most part, one of the biggest factors I seek out before spending any amount of money on a handbag – be it a couple hundred dollars to a few thousand – is how functional it will be for my everyday life.
Spoiler alert: A bag is only as functional as its straps. (And, well, its zipper – but today we're focusing on straps!) Lucky for me and my fellow strap-loving PurseBloggers, there has been a resurgence in double-handle and double-strap handbags.
What I mean by that is any handbag which features a sturdy top handle as well as an accompanying shoulder or crossbody strap, resulting in multiple ways to wear.
From Balenciaga and Chloé to the Row and Mansur Gavriel, these picks are as stylish as they are functional. Dress them up or down, and hold them with your hand, at the crook of your arm, or over your shoulder. Think about it: You're practically getting two bags for the price of one when there are double straps involved. Which one is your favorite?