This pleated little number can carry all your secrets while still making you look pulled together.
By Jaclyn Palermo
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1. Mansur Gavriel
Consider this bag ground zero for the whole accordion trend. It's a great everyday carry-all crafted from vegetable-tanned leather with a comfortable drawstring shoulder strap. What's not to love? Mansur Gavriel, $595; www.mansurgavriel.com.
Sarah Staudinger and George Augusto’s wait-list creating bags are coveted by celebs and stylish mere mortals alike. The Hutton bag in soft white leather is fresh for spring/summer from the LA-based brand. Staud, $375; www.staud.clothing.com.
Mlouye’s founder and creative director Meb Rure is known for his architectural handbag designs and sustainable and ethical practices. We are in love with the lantern shape of this bag. Mlouye, $460; www.mlouye.com.
How cute is she? The petal mini bag is made from cow leather and microfiber suede and has a sturdy top handle. The bag cinches like an accordion to keep essentials secure. When you’re not carrying it, display it at home on a shelf as a conversation piece. Vasic, $360; www.vasic-newyork.com.
This beige mini basket bag is made from natural materials and features a drawstring closure. Use the cross-body strap to take it to the beach or brunch; detach the strap and carry it by the top handle for evening. Zara, $49.90, www.zara.com.
6. Cult Gaia
The acrylic Lileth bag has true accordion features: it collapses and folds completely flat for easy packing. Cult Gaia, $328; www.cultgaia.com.