It’s true, a handbag is a girl’s best friend!
The place where we can store all of our essentials, from lipstick to tissues, umbrella, hand sanitiser and perfume; we couldn’t live without them – plus they can look absolutely gorgeous and MAKE an outfit.
Whether you’re a fan of a massive Mary Poppins-inspired tote bag, a nifty rucksack or prefer to travel light with a neat cross-body bag, we’ve rounded up the best handbags for women in 2022. You won’t want to leave the house without one of these everyday beauties.
Best tote bags
Adored for their easy-wear hold-all style, tote bags can take you from the beach to the high street in an instant. These oversized shoppers are a favourite for a reason.
You just can’t go wrong with a sleek black tote bag. Combining practicality and style, it’s no wonder that tote bags are such a popular silhouette.
A great choice for everyday wear, this black tote bag has copious amounts of room - three large sections and a zipped pocket - for everything from makeup to toiletries and clothes.
The black faux-leather fabric is complemented by gold chain detailing which adds a touch of glamour. It’s TOTE-ally wonderful!
An everyday essential
Did somebody say suede? Add this must-have black faux suede trim tote bag to your wardrobe and use it season after season.
Complete with large handles, internal sections, secure top zip and popper fastening, this beautiful tote bag will be your go-to for easy, daily wear. Finish the look with your favourite pair of black skinny jeans and you’re ready to go. For more outfit inspo, read our blog on black jeans outfit ideas.
And at just £15, who’s to stop you from buying more than one?!
Best cross-body bags
Cross-body bags are perfect for ladies who are always on the go; keep your hands-free and multitask to your heart’s content with our top picks.
A cream-coloured dream
If you prefer a cross-body bag to store your everyday essentials, this cream quilted bag is a dream.
Throw this faux-leather number on with a blazer and knee-high boots for a brunch date with the girls, or pair it with your favourite winter coat to stay stylish while running errands.
Looking to update this year’s winter coat? Read our piece on the warmest winter coats for more inspiration.
Oh, and it’s available in black; perfect for smarter occasions.
Sleek and sophisticated
For a more low-key, daily handbag, this black quilted cross-body bag is neat enough to take anywhere but still provides ample room for your essentials, with a front zip pocket (ideal for emergency snacks and lip salve!) and inside pouches.
The adjustable shoulder strap means it can be slung on at a moment’s notice and you’re ready for just about anything.
It’s no wonder it’s made our list of the best cross-body bags…
Best everyday bag
For those busy days where you need all of your things in one place, you need a trusty handbag that delivers both style and practicality.
Next up on our list of the best handbags is this fabulous reversible tote bag. Yes, we said reversible!
Opt for chic black for days in the office and switch to statement leopard print when you want to let your hair down. Two bags for the price of one! Music to our ears.
Plus, this tote has enough room to fit everything you could possibly need - including the kitchen sink!
If you’re someone who is always on the move, then a rucksack could be the answer to your handbag woes.
This tan faux-leather rucksack looks like a million dollars (even though it’s only £15), and features useful inside pockets, adjustable straps and gorgeous braided detailing for added style.
For days out with friends or a city break, this bargain beauty is one of the best rucksacks for women this year.
Best quilted bag
Adored by celebrities and influencers alike, quilted bags are all the rage right now; and we are here for it!
Introducing… this stunning burnt orange quilted bag, perfect for finishing your outfit with a flash of colour. The quilted material adds detail and looks very expensive - think Louis Vuitton vibes without the price tag!
So, there you have it, our best handbags for women this season, from practical totes to glamourous, quilted designs and cross-body styles. See our collection of women's bags for an even greater range at fantastic prices. Don’t forget to tag us in your pics on Instagram@Peacocks_fashion for a chance to be featured on our page!