If you feel like you’re being boxed in, you may be right. The current feel of bags is definitely going the way of a perfectly cubed shape. A boxy design, especially in the form of a shoulder bag, is great because it’s not an actual hard box, so it’s way more versatile for everyday. This silhouette fits a ton, and they allow you to finally keep your sunglasses in the case they came with for safety. Which is handy for me since I’m scared to crush my feather weight titanium glasses by Oliver Peoples that I’m currently obsessed with.
1. Lanvin Nomad Small Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag: Rectangular contours get softened up with an enticing combination of pebbled ivory leather, rugged whipstitching, and a braided shoulder strap. On NET-A-PORTER for $2,250.
2. Givenchy Small Pandora Studded Leather Bag: You can’t talk about the boxy shoulder bag without a mention of the Pandora. A smaller version with embellishments is the perfect update for this iconic bag. On Luisa via Roma for $2,550.
3. Saint Laurent High School Medium Leather Shoulder Bag: There’s something inherently cool about a boyish, briefcase-inspired bag. There’s something particularly cool about Saint Laurent’s classic riff. On NET-A-PORTER for $1,890.
4. Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Equipage Small Metallic Leather Tote: Your structured gym bag, carryon, or oversized daily duffel gets a modern makeover in darkly metallic anthracite leather. On NET-A-PORTER for $1,160.