Fall inevitably brings a back-to-school mindset, heralding a shift in routines—and wardrobes to match. This makes autumn an ideal time for an upgrade to the grown-up-version of the beloved backpack: the all-purpose carryall. To help those who might be in the market for a new handbag that’s both stylish and functional, we asked our editors across the country to share their favorite options for looking chic while on-the-go. From a lightweight camo convertible cross-body to a sleek geometric tote, these must-have accessories are sure to go the distance.
A two-toned classic
B MAY MEDIUM ESSENTIAL BAG // Available for purchase online from Scarpa in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The understated stunner
SYDNEY TOTE // Available for purchase from Barbara/Jean in Little Rock, Arkansas. To purchase: 501.227.0054
The neutral beauty
RAG & BONE PASSENGER TOTE // Available for purchase online from Quattro Tizi in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The on-trend tweed option
THE JANIE BACKPACK // Available for purchase online from J & L Tweed in Jackson, Wyoming.
The camo go-to
JAMIE CATCH TOTE // Available for purchase from Lily and Kate Gift Shop in Ramsey, New Jersey.
The understated choice
ARDEN BAG // Available for purchase online from Creative Den in Glen Rock, New Jersey.
The convertible carryall
AMPERSAND AS APOSTROPHE BACKPACK TOTE IN BLACK PYTHON // Available for purchase online from Amy Atelier in Scottsdale, Arizona.
A geometric gem
LUNA TOTE, COGNAC // Available for purchase online from urbAna in Phoenix, Arizona.
A dressed-up denim number
TIANA TOTE BEADED HANDBAG // Available for purchase from Chloe’s of Middleburg in Middleburg, Virginia.
The customizable catch-all
ALEXIS DRAKE BEACH SHOULDER TOTE HANDBAG // Available for purchase online from Alexis Drake in Cheyenne, Wyoming.