My everyday bag is a tote, but when I need something smaller, I grab this Chanel shoulder bag. It’s my go-to everything bag and I think every well stocked closet should have something like it…versatile and easy wearing that performs on many levels.
When I first spotted it years ago, I immediately knew it would serve me well. I had been specifically looking for a black bag that I could wear very casually or take to dinner. Of course, it needed to be well made and stylish, but I didn’t want anything too precious or have to worry about it getting scratched or dirty.
The distressed leather and a matte nickel chain on this bag answered all those needs. It has a rugged, street vibe that I love and lately have a new appreciation for as it’s in constant rotation while I follow my son’s band around various music venues. Easily converting from shoulder to cross body, it has tons of versatility too.
It’s the one bag that doesn’t get a lot of down time and always has a place in my suitcase or tote when traveling. If you don’t already have a super versatile go-to bag that serves many needs, I would consider some of these options below.