There is nothing more difficult than getting a mother and a pre-teen or teen to agree on something. But when it comes to fashion and bags, you might have a rare chance at a consensus. I asked my daughter for help on this one; I have to say she is pretty fashion-savvy and has her own very unique style. Which is why I’m not taking credit here. Her style is very original and not mine at all. Not only did we have a chance to bond over this, but you too get to enjoy the top five bags we came up with that are worthy of splurging on for your daughter, niece, or granddaughter. And by splurge, I mean $200 or less because we still have to be rational when it comes to shopping for Snobs-in-training.
1. Bucket: Rebecca Minkoff Micro Lexi Bucket Bag
Why not let the next generation hop on the ongoing bucket bandwagon? When it’s as cute as Rebecca Minkoff’s micro-scaled, pale pastel baby bag, it feels just right. On Shopbop for $195.
2. Tote: Whimsical Totes Cat Tote
It doesn’t matter how old you are. Everyone needs a good, roomy tote. She’ll love tossing her school supplies in this chic yet cute cotton-twill carryall. At Neiman Marcus for $55.
3. Fringe: Steve Madden Bmocha Fringe Crossbody Bag
If the young lady in your life is a budding tastemaker, she’ll appreciate some boho-inspired fringe right about now. This one delivers trendiness without tackiness. At Nordstrom for $68.
4. Top Handle: Simonetta Polka Dot Cotton Top Handle Bag
Most top-handle bags are too mature-looking for young girls, but with woven polka dots, this one is fresh, fun, and just a touch ladylike. On Luisa via Roma for $169.
5. Shoulder Bag: Kate Spade New York Cami Crossbody Bag
What girl doesn’t love a little bit of glitter? This sparkly shoulder-to-crossbody bag will get her especially excited for her first school dance or upcoming birthday party. On Shopbop for $148.