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The Most Versatile Handbag Styles

What's your definition of a versatile handbag? Discover our ideas - with examples - about what makes a handbag style versatile at

If you want a handbag that you can grab on your way out the door without thinking twice – regardless of where you're going – then finding a versatile handbag is a must. Whether you're heading to the office or to brunch with friends, certain designs lend themselves to a wider variety of uses than others. Here, we've rounded up some of the most versatile bag styles you could wish for.

Bucket Bags for More Than Just the Basics

The perfect bag with a shoulder strap to keep your hands free exists, and it's called a bucket bag. These purses are deep enough to fit anything you could need for a day out and about. Look for a zipper pocket to keep your wallet secured, side pockets for organizing necessities like lip gloss and breath mints, and an interior space deep enough to hold sunglasses, a tablet, and your favorite journal. With details like a pen pocket, a key clip, and a jewelry pocket, our Marlowe is a great example of a versatile handbag.

Take a Tote Anywhere

If you want to always keep your tablet or a favorite book with you, the classic tote is exactly what you're looking for. A sleek tote like the Tia is big enough to handle a notebook, tablet, wallet, and more in its deceptively thin silhouette.

Can't live without your laptop? Take it with you anywhere in our exceptionally designed Business Tote. With a footed bottom for stability and an interior padded laptop pocket, this versatile handbag will be your favorite bag for school, work, or the café down the street where you do your best thinking! 

A Crossbody Bag That Pulls Double-Duty

If the meaning of a versatile handbag to you is one that can serve more than one purpose, let us introduce you to the Chantal. This striking crossbody bag is great for carrying the essentials for a day of sightseeing in your favorite vacation spot, or with its simple but roomy interior, you can remove the strap to convert it to an eye-catching evening bag using the top carry handle.

No matter what your definition of a versatile handbag is, choosing a Brahmin bag means you can count on being able to wear it for years to come. Made from genuine leather with thoughtful details and durable design elements, our bags are made to last.