the one thing: the no-frills tote.
like i pointed out in my saint laurent accessories round-up a few weeks ago, minimalism is all the rage in bags right now. devoid of labels and logos, these totes just do what they were supposed to do in a quiet and elegant way. for some, like the row and victoria beckham (or lanvin, smythson, and rochas), that plainness comes at a high price, but many more designers, from zara to alexander wang and more are creating options for less.
1. loeffler randall locker tote / 2. the row day luxe tote / 3. victoria beckham north south two-tone tote / 4. tila march daisy tote / 5. zara two-tone tote / 6. alexander wang pelican satchel