16 Black Bags That Prove the Hue Is Far From Boring

A true wardrobe essential.
Last Updated
Nov 10, 2022

Endlessly versatile and seasonless, a black handbag—one you can reliably reach for without fretting about if it’ll clash with your outfit—is a fundamental wardrobe must-have. It’s a fail-safe option that’s easy to dress up or down; one that will take you from one season to the next, year after year. So, if you’re looking for a bag worth investing in, this is it.

Split up into two categories—evening and every day— we rounded up our top contenders for the best black bags of 2022. From a cult-favorite Gucci handbag to a showstopping clutch that you’ve definitely seen a city-dwelling It girl carrying around Soho, our edit has it all.

How to Style a Black Bag

Easy—with a black blazer and straight-leg jeans. Be sure to match the metal of your jewelry to the hardware of your bag—like this Celine matelassé option. Scroll onward for our edit of black bags that are far from boring.

Best Black Everyday Bags

Best Black Evening Bags

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