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Out-of-towners just don't get it. Living in the Big Apple usually means having a big purse closet—you've got to rethink your bag each day based on where you're going after all. If you're riding your bike over the Brooklyn Bridge, your best bet is a backpack. Headed to Chelsea? You know you need your artful carryall. But, decisions aren't easy—or obvious. So, we're bringing you "The Bags Of New York," a match-up mashup that shows the go-to satchel you'll need…for every NYC neighborhood.
There are variations on each piece of arm candy on this list, but as folks who have found ourselves downtown without a handbag that could fit an extra pair of flats, we feel pretty sure that this cheat sheet is a must. Tourists (and purse-phobic NYCers) take note: Here are the It bags you should carry to embody our 'hoods. Now, represent.