There's a relatively new movement in handbags that we're pretty much getting on board with. It's a shift from statement-making, design-y numbers that are instantly recognizable to quietly understated, logo-free options with few bells and whistles. We feel like Sofia Coppola spearheaded the movement with the simple duffle she designed for Louis Vuitton back in 2008 (it was recently released in more sizes and colorways). Saint Laurent mimicked the shape with its new duffle last spring, and it's already become somewhat of a classic amongst models and celebrities. Then, of course, there's Céline, which pretty much reigns supreme in the minimalist category, with the Trio being the standout style of the moment.
But you don't have to spend thousands to get a quality, low-key leather bag. Brands like Mansur Gavriel, Clare Vivier and Baggu all have great-looking options in the under-$1,000 range. So, to make it easy for you, we've assembled a guide to the best ones out there -- from oversized totes to bucket carryalls and cross-bodies.
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