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White Bags Are Officially the New White Boots

White bag street style spotting.

White bags are the new street style bait; Image: Imaxtree

We’re experiencing a whiteout this season and, thankfully, it has nothing to do with the weather. We first saw the white accessory trend creep in from the ground up in the form of boots, and now the white boot trend has migrated to purses.

White bags were clutched on the Fall 2018 runways at Proenza Schouler, Dolce & Gabbana and Balenciaga, to name a few. Furry versions of the trendy white bag were seen at Alexander Wang and  Michael Kors, where the white totes were decked out with watercolor drawings courtesy of illustrator David Downton. The white streak continued for Spring 2019 at Burberry, Alexachung, House of Holland, Chanel, Victoria Beckham and Miu Miu. But where the white bag trend showed the most sway was where it really counts: in the hands of the street style set.

White bags also popped up in London.

White bags were also spotted on the streets of London; Image: Imaxtree

A bright optic white is the favored look among street stylers, but any shade from blinding white to alabaster to cream will make an outfit pop. The same goes for shapes and fabrics. Those who want a more practical pick can opt for wipeable fabrics with patent finishes that help repel stains from setting into that bright-white finish. And never, ever carry any pens or potentially explodable makeup products in a white bag.

White purses offer the versatility of other neutrals while providing a fresh finish to any outfit. A white bag perks up the season’s dark colors, pairs prettily with cold weather pastels and obviously looks dreamy when it completes an all-white look.

Ahead, shop 20 white bags that add the perfect punch to any outfit.

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