1. The Quirky Connoisseur
The bag: Loewe Elephant Crossbody
Why it’s perfect: Whether returning from a trip uptown to Barneys or from a Moroccan adventure, she’s the friend who always manages to boast the most unusual gems that showcases her witty and discerning taste.
2. The Tomboy
The bag: The Row Drum Bag 12
Why it’s perfect: Just because she’s laidback and prefers sneakers to heels, doesn’t mean her taste is anything but elevated. With it’s practical shape, minimal details, and buttery soft leather—The Row Drum Bag is sure to satisfy her sleek, low-key style.
3. The New Romantic
Why it’s perfect: She’s unabashed with her feminine touch—her table is always adorned with white flora and her closet stocked with frocks and heels. And she also has a soft spot for items with legacy, which is why she’ll adore this throwback YSL monogram in a fresh, pastel palette.
4. The Ivy League Bombshell
Why it’s perfect: From her always fresh manicure to her ambitious extracurriculars, she manages to charmingly overachieve in everything she does (she even bakes vegan cookies from scratch). This tweed backpack will be the perfect accessory for her Saturdays spent biking the coastline and museum hopping.
5. The Refined Bohemian
The bag: Paco Rabanne 14#02 Shoulder Bag
Why it’s perfect: Free spirited with a penchant for vintage, she’s also got a beguiling intensity that brings to mind Charlotte Rampling. She’ll love that this suede shoulder bag combines a classic ‘70s vibe with a mod, textural edge.
6. The Discerning Gallerist
The bag: Marni Fur & Felt Tote
Why it’s perfect: A shopper is the perfect practical-yet-elegant choice for her marathon work days and evenings of gallery openings and late dinners—plus, her all-black uniform will appreciate the textural kick offered by the wool-blend felt of this Marni tote.
7. The Glam Reveler
Why it’s perfect: Whether she’s scouting the latest event space or dining with her girl squad, this she always makes time in her hectic schedule to guarantee her hair is perfectly tousled, her eyes perfectly lined, and her accessories enviably edgy.
8. The Flirty Bookworm
The bag: Chloé Hudson Mini Shoulder Bag
Why it’s perfect: A twinkle in her eye and thoughtfully chosen accessories (like this fringed mini bag) punctuate her unfussy, classic style. Her innate flair manages to steal attention while she’s simply browsing the indie book section or perusing the Sunday Farmers’ Market.
9. The Graceful Multitasker
The bag: Givenchy Antigona Medium Duffel
Why it’s perfect: This Givenchy duffel is ideal for the woman in your life who makes a hectic schedule of mom duties, career, and everything else seem effortless, and channels the same ease into her refined and sleek sartorial choices.
10. The Street Style Star
The bag: Anya Hindmarch Smiley Crossbody
Why it’s perfect: With an ever-updating wardrobe and Instagram feed, she’s always on the hunt for eye-catching pieces. These cheeky crossbody bags from Anya Hindmarch ensure she’s always smiling for the camera rather than taking herself too seriously.
11. The Social Butterfly
The bag: Valentino Embellished Evening Clutch
Why it’s perfect: The friend who makes a profession out of party attendance will give these floral, embellished clutches plenty of moments to shine—whether it be on the table of a philanthropic gala or in her hand on a downtown dance floor hours later.
12. The Modern Minimalist
The bag: Valextra Zaino Isis Backpack
Why it’s perfect: Her palette may be monochrome, but her affinity for bold, architectural pieces makes her standout, which is why she’ll love the geometric form and clean lines of this Valextra backpack.