IT’S IN THE BAG

text and photos courtesy of Barneys New York

SONIA RYKIEL Le Copain Medium Tweed Shoulder Bag.

An updated handbag is an undeniable season essential. To help inspire your inevitable next purchase, Barneys team members share the latest ones they’ll be toting this spring. Whether you’re after something for a warm-weather getaway or an everyday staple, these are the bags to grab now.

Melissa Gallagher, SVP/DMM Men’s Footwear, Accessories & Home

“It’s that time of year when the winter blues are making summer feel like it can’t come too soon. This Valentino tote makes me think of summer—wearing a sundress with a straw hat and just enjoying the warm weather, but in style. The easy-to-carry shape makes it perfect for shopping or traveling, or just about anything!” 

Miso Dam, Assistant Fashion Director

“Ladylike silhouettes are a huge trend this season, and this has translated to hang bags as well. I’ll be styling this Mark Cross bag with a long coat from The Row, or mixing it with more casual pieces like a hoodie from Helmut Lang.” 

Anna Deutsch, Editorial Director

“I am always drawn to minimal styles. I like my bags to function with ease on a daily basis—no complicated clasps or flaps. A bucket bag is such an easy silhouette, and this version by Saint Laurent is an elevated take on the classic with the perfect design nuances. This bag plus the knee-high boots will be my spring splurges.”

Meisha Brown, Senior Buyer, Designer Handbags & Leather Goods

“White accessories are a great way to jump into spring. I love wearing a white bag against all of the neon tones we are seeing for spring.”

Tomm Miller, EVP, Communications & Marketing

 “This ultra-chic navy ostrich bag from The Row is a subtle statement piece to make any outfit pop. Paired with a blazer, jean, and your favorite stiletto or a chunky knit and silk skirt, this bag effortlessly takes you from day to night. It is an investment but truly a ‘wow’ piece that’s worth every penny.”

Jennifer Sunwoo, Chief Merchandising Officer & EVP

“I always appreciate a cute wicker bag for the warmer weather. This Fiveseventyfive structures clasp bag would be perfect paired with a printed dress, or when I’m throwing on jeans and these chic yellow-sling-back flats.”  


LOEWE Woven Leather & Suede Tote Bag

Katie Alvarado, Director, Women’s Digital Merchandising

“Loewe has always been one of my favorite brands—this bag would be the perfect addition for my trip to Mykonos this spring, and it’s versatile enough to transition into my New York work wardrobe.”

Meredith Hinshaw, Associate Buyer, Designer Handbags and Sun

“I’m very into ladylike bags right now, and I love that this Alaïa bag can be dressed up or down. I envision wearing it with a casual outfit to let the bag’s stud detailing shine.” 

Erica Choi, Senior Director, Digital Design

 “I’m always breath taken by the beauty and craftsmanship of Delvaux bags, and the leather on this particular piece is exquisite. I love the softer metallic blue color and silver hardware for spring.”

L.O.N.B. Roma Small Suede Shoulder Bag

Elaine Chen, Assistant Buyer, Leather Goods

“This beautifully made handbag from L.O.N.B. is an easy day-to-night bag with its detachable chain. Pair it with your favorite blouse and most flattering jeans for that casual-chic look.”