Vogue’s Best Must-Have Leather Bags: Styles No One Should Be Without

Between work, weekend adventures, and special occasions, the best leather bags are among those that work the hardest in our closets. Not only are the options endless, but everyone is versatile to vary tastes and moods. Maybe you’re a lover of the classics, like a structured top-handle and flap satchel. Or maybe you love on-trend shapes like stream-inspired shoulder bags and hobos (indeed, their comeback has arrived). Either way, a leather shoulder bag, clutch, tote, or crossbody bag offers an unparalleled balance to elevate any outfit from casual to elegant.

Plus, leather bags stand the test of time like the best designer handbags always do. Those with clean, minimal lines will easily transition from day to night, while embellished designs and bright colors are meant to accentuate louder rooms. And for the dreamy summer wardrobe you can’t wait to embrace? Braided leather bags are the piece de resistance to sublimate them. Whatever your current wants and needs are, keep reading for the best leather bags with a vogue seal of approval.

Yes indeed, the hobo bag is back. Treat yourself to an ultra-sleek leather version in neutral tones from beige, white and brown to olive green and more earthy tawny.

Wandler Maggie shoulder bag

Ganni recycled shell shoulder bag

Smaller scale shoulder bags are the shape of the day day by day. Gucci’s 1961 Jackie is a timeless investment you’ll never regret, while the colorful and uniquely shaped designs create chic, modern moments.

Gucci Jackie 1961 hobo bag

Fendi Croissant mini shoulder bag

JW Anderson the Bumper Bag

shoulder bag By Far Amira

Versace La Medusa hobo bag

Think of the crossbody as your MVP leather bag. Wear your favorite over and over with casual and elevated looks of all kinds while enjoying hands-free ease.

Savette Symmetry 19 shoulder bag

Shoulder bag Off-White Burrow-22

Zara minimalist leather shoulder bag

Proenza Schouler Barrow Bag

From trapeze handles to puffy shoulder bags, a leather tote is more than just pragmatic. It’s a must-have shape for the Spring/Summer 2022 runways of Khaite, Bottega Veneta, Gabriela Hearst, and more.

Banana Republic soft tote

Yuzefi Mochi tote bag

The Top Handle Bag

The leather top handle bag is a must-have to pair with workwear and sophisticated pieces with a timeless, feminine allure. Go for an impactful hue when you’re in the mood to make a statement.

Balenciaga Hourglass shoulder bag

Monochrome Prada Astral bag

Bag Jacquemus Le Grand Chiquito

Salvatore Ferragamo Gancini shoulder bag

Aesther Ekme shoulder bucket bag

The leather pouch is a modern style of the day with timeless charm. These slip effortlessly under your arm – many with a flexible shape – while beautifully enhancing everything from party dresses to a simple t-shirt and jeans ensemble.

Strathberry Stylist Bar shoulder bag

Bottega Veneta Pouch

Stand Studio Wanda Padded Pouch

Most famously associated with Chanel, a leather flap bag is the epitome of versatility. Wear yours for the day with jeans and a shirt. When evening comes, the same can work just as well with a cocktail dress or suit.

Stella McCartney Frayme Flap Shoulder Bag

Saint Laurent Loulou quilted shoulder bag

Liffner Pebble Small Shoulder Bag

When space and style are equally important, but a tote isn’t in the mood, turn to the leather bucket bag. Current offerings are fresh with timeless distinction, from Ulla Johnson’s pleated drop to Loewe’s buzzy balloon silhouette.

Bottega Veneta Cassette Bag

Ulla Johnson Lotus Pleated Bucket Bag

Reike Nen tassel bucket bag

M. Gemi la Colette bucket bag

Anya Hindmarch Return to Nature Bucket Bag

Woven bags are more than a vacation essential. Like Bottega Veneta’s cult mini Jodi, the leather versions are some of the coolest of recent times and perfect for pairing with more airy garments suitable for warm spring and summer weather.

Bottega Veneta Jodie Bow Tote

Tory Burch Lee Radziwill double bag

woven shoulder bag & Other Stories

Dragon Diffusion Santa Croce tote bag

Simon Miller Puffin shoulder bag

Free People Banks Braided Pouch

Ethel J. Montes