Pop quiz: what’s the one accessory that goes with literally any outfit? Obviously, it’s that little black bag that you’ve been carrying every single day for years. Much like the little black dress, a little black bag never goes out of style. But one size most certainly does not fit all, which is why it’s easy to amass a small (or large) mountain of LBBs. For me, it’s a lot easier to justify a luxury bag when I know it’s going to match just about everything I own. “But I’ll wear it all of the time,” I say, as another box shows up containing yet another purse. While an LBB is timelessly chic, every collection needs a revamp from time to time. You can take this as your official excuse to go buy more bags. A doctor’s note for couture, if you will.
While I love my very first little black bag (kate spade circa 2009), the new generation of little black bags are, dare I say, just a little sleeker. Lately I’ve been obsessed with just about everything Marc Jacobs, and I think the magic is in the finish. The smooth leather calls to me, and luckily for me it’s all the rage. Here are a few of my favorite options for every mood.