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All You Need Is One Thing to Update Your Closet

Once in a while, a trend appears on the runway, trickles down to your local mall, and then lodges itself firmly inside your brain. Now Trending is our weekly roundup of where to buy that look that’s been haunting you.

Thanks to Mansur Gavriel, simple totes with colorful linings have gone from trend to closet staple in the last few years. But we’re noticing that the new crop of bags you’re seeing all over Instagram resembles a close cousin who went to Storm King and decided to go into geometric sculpture. Instead of your standard rectangle, the newest styles come in ovals, squares, and even a pentagon.

As trendy as these sculptural handbags might seem, they’re really easy to wear. Add them to literally anything in your closet and the entire outfit feels fresh again. The best part? Since they’re molded into these shapes, they won’t get mushy and will look crisp and new for years. Scroll ahead to shop our favorites that come in all sizes, shapes, and price points.

Under $100

Measuring in at 12” x 13”, this is big enough to use for work. Don’t like to tote it by hand? It comes with a cross-body strap too.

Try this with a floral dress to give your outfit some edge.

This is our favorite cheap find that looks super expensive and we’re betting it won’t be in stock for long.

Under $200


What’s warm weather without a fun straw bag?

Under $400

What’s fresher than a crisp white bag? A crisp white bucket bag that’s in a new square shape.

If you like to stand out, this is the most artsy looking of the bunch.

Staud’s bags are super popular and sell out quickly. We obsessed over this bag style in pink and now we’re ready to add this croc to our wishlist.

Dangle it from your hand with the striking white strap or wear it hands free across your body.

Mlouye bags are a favorite around here for their ability to create familiar but unique shaped bags.

How do you make a ladylike purse shape not look fussy and dated? Make it a cylinder.

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All You Need Is One Thing to Update Your Closet