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7 Must-Have Purses Everyone in NYC Currently Owns, According to a NYC Fashion Blogger

New Yorkers love being at the forefront of style. We're always looking for the trendiest matcha spots, the coolest spot to snap a pic for the 'Gram, and the latest trends straight off the runways at NYFW. As a style writer, I'm always researching what trends are catching on here in the Big Apple. This usually consists of serious social media stalking, window shopping and snapping lots of pics of people I pass on the street (I know, creepy). 

I've seen some seriously stylish purses here in NYC, so get ready for my low-down on the purse styles that every New Yorker is sporting right now. Here's a guide to all the bags your closet needs now! So get scrolling for some handbag envy, courtesy of NYC's chicest student-bloggers.

Mini bags

These fun-size purses are an essential for your Friday night on the Lower East Side lewk. Their miniature size means you'll only be able to pack the essentials: wallet, phone, Fenty gloss. Lightweight and easy to carry, mini bags are perfect for keeping on your lap in a crowded bar and showing off when you hit the dancefloor! 

Colorful crossbodys

NYC is notorious for it's all black 'fits. There's no better way to add a pop of color than with a great handbag.  A hands-free crossbody lets you ride even the most crowded subway with ease! Opt for a trending spring color like bright red, neon yellow or hot pink to really make your outfit pop.

Leather fanny packs

Fanny packs have become a staple in every NYC blogger's wardrobe. Elevate your look by picking a leather bag with a chain strap. 

Logo print

There's no better way to flex on the 'gram than with a designer logo bag. A little New York secret: buy a vintage piece through an authenticated retailer like Treasures of NYC or The RealReal to save your hardearned cash! 

Beaded bags

IDK about you but I am ready for summer... and apparently so is the rest of Manhattan. This winter bloggers have been sporting this traditionally summer bag with puffers and fur coats, making for a refreshing pairing. 

Vintage finds

In a city of 8 million, shopping vintage is the only way to ensure a one of a kind piece. New York hot spots like Beacon's Closet and L Train Vintage are full of designer scores and quirky vintage pieces you won't find anywhere else. 

Tote bags

When you're on a busy New York schedule, you need a big bag to carry all your sh*t. Go for an Upper East side look with a fun leather holdall or sport a Brooklyn-approved classic canvas tote.

What bags are you sporting this spring? Let us know by tagging @hercampusstyle in all your #bagstagrams! 

Sarah Maberry is a fashion writer based in NYC. She is graduating in 2019 with a dual degree in Fashion Business Management from FIT and Apparel Design and Merchandising from Seattle Pacific University. Sarah started her writing career at the SPU Chapter of Her Campus and has since worked with various publications for event coverage and style writing. When she isn't busy writing she loves running, watching That 70's Show, and finding the best $1 pizza in Manhattan.
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