You’ve got the man, the plan and the outfit – now all you need for your hot date is the perfect bag. Don’t just grab your old faithful handbag; depending on what kind of date you’re going on, you might want a clutch, crossbody or even a backpack. Think of your handbag as your safety net on a date – not only does it complement your outfit, it also houses everything you need, from lipstick to your phone and wallet (because yes, why shouldn’t you split the bill? It’s 2020 after all, ladies!)
Shop our favourite handbags for every kind of date right here:
1.THE SHOULDER BAG
Best for A lunch date
A shoulder bag can easily take you from your morning chores to your lunch date to afternoon shopping, since it can fit everything you need. Keep it sleek, not slouchy.
Asos Design ruched 70s shoulder bag in hot pink
2. THE TOTE BAG
Best for The beach date
Not all dates have to involve sitting down and eating – meet for a walk on the beach or a lazy day in the sun, with your trusty tote next to you.
Street Level chain link trim large tote
3. THE CROSSBODY BAG
Best for The movie date
Small enough to fit on your lap or under your seat and easy enough to carry while also balancing popcorn and a cold drink – the crossbody is the perfect movie date bag.
Ganni brown leopard print cross body bag
4. THE CLUTCH
Best for The dinner date
For a dinner date, you want a small, fuss-free bag that you can easily place on the table if needed, without it taking up too much space and without straps getting caught on your glass.
Jigsaw Eli leather clutch
5. THE BUCKET BAG
Best for After-work drinks
A bucket bag is big enough to hold your essentials during the day, while still being stylish enough to take on a date to the latest hot spot.
Charles & Keith wrinkled patent drawstring bucket bag
6. THE BACKPACK
Best for The activity date
Break out of the dating rut with a fun activity – go for a hike, ride a bike through a park or try go-karting. Either way you’ll need your hands free, which is why a backpack is just the ticket.
H&M roll-top opening backpack
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