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The Perfect Everyday Black Handbag

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I don’t know about you but I am constantly on the hunt for the perfect black handbag. Sometimes I find one that will make do, but I’m never ever completely satisfied with it. I’m not sure what it is but I know I’m not alone. I have heard the handbag search compared to finding the perfect partner in life — and admittedly, there is some logic to it. As it goes with relationships, there are some things I suppose you just have to compromise on & when you can’t afford THE perfect black bag; the Hermes “Birkin”.

So until then… here are a few bags I’m drooling over. Some are pseudo-affordable, some are in between and some are absolutely not even close, but maybe one will end up on my arm in the near future or maybe the hunt will continue…






1. Phillip Lim 3.1 Mini satchel $650
2. Prada Saffiano Leather Canvas Top Handle Bag $1595
3. Prada Saffiano Lux Tote Bag $1810
4. Phillip Lim 3.1 Pashili Satchel $875 {*Fave}
5. Rachel Zoe black leather satchel $450
6. Kooba Callie Shopper tote $578
7. Rebecca Minkoff Desire Satchel $495
8. Rebecca Minkoff Romeo bag $550
9. Tory Burch Dena Tote $395
10. Steven by Steve Madden France tote $198
11. Brahmin Sara Rose handbag $365
12. Thursday Friday Diamonds black tote $121.77
13. Tory Burch 797 satchel $675
14. Alexander Wange Darcy tote $850
15. See by Chloe April shoulder bag $495
16. Alexander Wang Small Emile Tote $895

With black bags, I tend to lean towards classic shapes, that I can keep in my closet and in rotation for years to come. Too much hardware or specific shapes will date a bag. I also tend to splurge a bit more on a classic bag than a trendier style so as to ensure longevity and style.


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Maegan Tintari

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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