Spring is officially is here, and it’s time to update your wardrobe. A good place to start, is with a new handbag. There are many new styles, and updates to classic looks to choose from. It’s handbag heaven in certain stores. There are new shapes, new trims and new colors. Why not come on a tour of some of the stores in New York with a NYC private shopping tour. Let’s explore some of the new finds, and find your new bag this season.

A structured Bottega purse

Structured bags have always been around. But Bottega Veneta did not produce many of this type of style. This season they added a few. This small example is smart, and the gold hardware is different.


A Fun Black Handbag

Schiaparelli has done structured bags before, but most of them were shoppers. This more classic top handle bag is embellished with what looks like a child’s hand print.


Prada Shoulder Bag

Prada does classic looks too. Butter soft leather is a trend this spring. This soft, classic flap bag can be a workhorse. And yellow is a trend too.


St Laurent Classic bag

And St. Laurent offers this easy classic. And can be worn as a cross body or shoulder bag, or be carried with the handles.


A Soft, Classic Balenciaga bag

And even Balenciaga is showing more restrained and classic bags. Here is another soft, scrumptious bag that is low key and logo-less.


Fun denim bags

There are bags in all sorts of materials this season. Givenchy offers two in trompe l’oeil denim. A sense of humor is always a good thing.


A classic Fendi Handbag

And Fendi goes for full-on name recognition, the Zucca logo, and a branded Fendi scarf that wraps the handle make it clear who created this handbag.


A shoulder bag with many pockets

This bag is in the Zucca canvas too. But the multiple pockets with the logo buckles add an amusing touch. What would you keep in the small additions? Keys, change, lipstick? They are too small for a phone.


Handbags with braided details

And then there are decorative trims. And pops of color. Blues and yellows are strong this season. The braiding and tassels on these classic Chloe bags elevates them.


A Soft Loewe handbag

Mashable bags are new this year. The Paseo from Loewe has a unique shape, and a unique handle. Unstructured and having a life of its own.


Knotted Chloe Handbag

Chloe also offers an interesting bag with a twisted, origami-like tied top flap. Both the Loewe and Chloe bags are very artistic.


A knotted purse in white

Bucket bags are all over this season. Consider a white one for summer, decorated with a knotted leather mesh. Simple and sophisticated.


A Structured bucket bag

This structured bucket bag is from Alaia. The geometric shapes fuse together beautifully. This is a unique and futuristic bag.


Valentino Bucket Handbag

Valentino has made a classic, soft bucket bag in their logo canvas. It is pliable and perfect for carrying every day.


A convertible bucket bag

Loewe updates another classic bucket bag shape with color blocking. The clever use of double handles, and a removable shoulder strap are interesting design features.


A Precise tote and Bucket Bag from Fendi

Fendi does the Origami bag in a variety of sizes. The smaller bag is a simple bucket bag that closes with magnets, and opens to a small shopper. The larger bag has the same trims and magnets, but when open it is a classic tote. Two for one.


A Wide Botega Tote Bag

Bottega Veneta does a tote in larger strips of leather. And this bag too has straps and handles.


Jil Sander Handle Bag

Jil Sander takes the minimal approach. A shopper with a wide strap uses the adjustable strap as decoration to good effect.


Acne statement purse

Acne, the cool Swedish brand, also uses wide straps to good effect. These are knotted and tied, and are another perfectly minimilist example of scale.


A Black Chloe Tote Handbag with Whip Stitch

This new tote from Chloe is elegant, too. But it has more of a boho style. The hand whipstitch defines the bag, making a simple tote a statement piece.


A Heavenly Handbag from Valentino

Another statement tote bag comes from Valentino.The outer bag is “knit” with leather strings. A leather lined interior pouch keeps all your possessions in place.


Summer straw Handbag

Also from Valentino are two chic straw bags for summer. Worked with leather, and trimmed with the logo rockstuds, the bags are classics.


Straw and Leather Chloe Handbags

Chloe updates their Marcie bags by adding flaps in straw. The bag at the rear is the same top handle bag as the yellow bags seen earlier. But this bag is realized in straw, with contrast leather trim.


Chic straw handbags

And Valentino offers a trio of bucket and shoulder bags for a rockstud summer. These bags are classics with a twist.