J.Crew's New Handbags Are Easy To Wear, Style & Personalize

Once you find the bag you love, it's hard not to wear it 24/7. The search for the perfect everyday tote or day-to-night crossbody bag is no easy feat, meaning that when you finally get your hands on The One, no other purse will do. But J.Crew's latest handbag collection might just change your mind, because these colorful options are sure to reflect your personality better than all those neutral-black bags.

Launching today, J.Crew has dropped a range of small crossbody bags and larger totes (ranging from $128 to $298) in a variety of colors. And they're all begging to be personalized: Just pick your color, monogram your desired phrase — whether it's your initials or just something like "YAY" — and then add a bold key chain, coin purse (which reminds us of the bag-on-bag trend we saw last season on runways like Prada and Dolce & Gabbana), or hangtag (which range from $10 to $50) into the mix.

"When starting to conceptualize the line, we talked about all of the things we look for in a handbag," the brand's head of women’s design, Somsack Sikhounmuong, tells Refinery29. "Words like simple, classic, functional, emotional, and fun kept coming up over and over."

We can't say these are the most boundary-pushing, forward-looking accessories we've ever seen — but they are exactly what we expect from J.Crew: classic, versatile, and solid-quality pieces at a decent price. So, if you're looking to swap out that beat-up, black leather tote, one of these could do the trick. Click through to see (and shop!) the collection and decide for yourself.
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More is more, people.
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Don't shy away from playing with color.
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Our reaction to seeing these bags for the first time.
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Let mustard be your new neutral.
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A splash of leopard never hurts.
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What's black, white, and spotted all over?
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Leopard goes with everything, right?
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A colorful hangtag takes your carryall to Insta-worthy heights.
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Express yourself on your tag.
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Look at your tote as a blank canvas for all sorts of fun additions.
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A deep hue will carry you right through fall and winter.
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Take a neutral brown up a notch with some playful add-ons.
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A little red trim makes this classic tote feel special.
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How could we possibly pick just one?
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Safe and adorable.
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You'll spot this unexpected color combination from a mile away.
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Purple can be grown-up.
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We're suckers for a bright red with a touch of turquoise.
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Minimalists, this one's for you.

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