9 Minimalist Handbags That Will Always Be Timelessly Chic

by Sara Wennerstrom / Feb 23, 2023

“Go bold” isn’t everyone’s personal style mantra. There are many ways to express yourself through simple pieces that forego the bells and whistles and instead embrace uncomplicated and basic colors, patterns, and cuts. This principle applies to both clothing and accessories.


No matter your taste, there’s a place in your wardrobe for minimalist handbags that go with anything you plan to wear.  Keep reading for some of our fave minimalist handbag picks.


What is minimalist style?


Minimalist style refers to designs that aren’t embellished or over the top. Instead, minimalist apparel and accessories are clean, elegant, and simplistic, often in a neutral color palette. Minimalist style goes hand-in-hand with paring down your closet, instead focusing on the pieces that make you happiest and most comfortable. (There’s a good amount of overlap between minimalist style and a capsule wardrobe) You’ll also hear it described as “Less Is More,” the slogan for the movement, or — as TikTok calls it — “the clean girl aesthetic.”


9 minimalist handbags we love


Looking for the perfect purse to match your neutral-toned, polished aesthetic? Consider one of these nine minimalist handbags, all of which are great functional pieces to add to your collection.


  1. The Gemelli Tote Bag

The Gemelli Tote Bag is a carefree carryall made from 100% genuine Italian leather or vegan leather made to last for the long haul. This sleek bag features an internal zipper pocket for security and an external pocket for easy access. You can sling the double bucket strap over your shoulder or hold onto the handles, and a strap on the back slips with ease over a carry-on handle. Choose a midnight black or saddle caramel color to match everything in your muted-hue wardrobe.


gemelli designer tote handbag


  1. The Cavalla Saddle Bag

The Cavalla Saddle bag is the perfect blend of minimal and chic. This small shoulder bag features sleek interior lining, a hidden external pocket for your phone, and a magnetic front flap clasp adorned with beautiful silver hardware. It’s crafted from a smooth Picatta leather and comes in a variety of colors like midnight, camel, and ivory. Keep the matching strap, or swap it out with a coordinating chain.


yellow minimalist designer purse


  1. The Cadence Crossbody

The Cadence is your new signature crossbody. A sophisticated style with clean lines and thoughtful details, the curves of this purse are the epitome of Italian elegance. Carry it over your shoulder or sling it across your body. Gold hardware stands out against sleek black or classic chestnut brown. The scratch-resistant, stain-resistant Italian leather outlasts many an adventure.


  1. The Aria Belt Bag

The Aria Belt Bag is a more modern, clean take on the iconic fanny pack. A single color with minimal hardware to boot, this bag makes your monochrome dreams. Constructed of scratch-proof leather, this small bag fits all your essentials, like a wallet, phone, and keys. Choose between a chestnut, sand, or midnight color for year-round wear, or opt for blush or cream for a feminine twist. Wear this bag around your waist, or carry it as a clutch, a shoulder bag, sling, or crossbody. Pair it with jeans and a white button-up for a classy yet relaxed vibe.


versatile designer belt bag


  1. The Maestra Bag

The Maestra Bag embodies minimalist sophistication. This large tote features eight interior pockets, a laptop compartment, and a magnetic clasp to store and protect your essentials. Convertible straps mean the Maestra can be worn as a backpack, tote, shoulder bag, or crossbody. Choose this bag in a soft sand or chestnut color to pair with any outfit, or spice it up a bit with an ice or blush color to match your clean-girl aesthetic.


  1. The Circa Bag

Add a little spice to your minimalist style with the Circa Bag. This leather backpack features a unique flat base with a round shape, a great functional statement piece without detracting from your minimalist mission. This versatile bag works as a crossbody, top handle, backpack, and shoulder bag, thanks to the convertible straps. Pair it with a caramel-colored athleisure set and puffer as you run your weekly errands, or dress it up with some cream trousers and a sleek blazer for a day at the office.


round designer purse


  1. The Alunna Bag

The Alunna Bag is a gorgeous midi bag with striking yet still minimalist detailing. Made in brown, nude, cream, and silver hues and ornamented with a front flap and magnetic clasp, this leather bag is your next everyday essential. Carry this bag as a backpack, or wear it as a crossbody, shoulder bag, or top handle – the options are truly endless.


  1. The Barrel Bag

A minimalistic bag can still be a showstopper – take the Barrel Bag, for example. This leather round mini bag fits your phone and wallet, all enclosed by a magnetic flap. It also features D-rings that can fit any size chain for you to carry as a crossbody or shoulder bag — plenty of options to change up your look without buying a whole new bag. Pair this barrel bag with a little black dress for a night out, or with a monochromatic ensemble for brunch with the girls.


designer barrel bag with gold chain


  1. The Doctor Bag

Multifunctional and incredibly practical, the Doctor Bag can be worn relaxed or structured, depending on your mood. Made from high-quality Italian leather, you can fit up to a 12” laptop in this bag, with plenty of room to spare. With a sleek interior and pebbled exterior, this bag is timeless and chic, great for any outing. Use the Doctor Bag as a travel tote, or as an everyday bag when you make the trek between work and errands.


Choose high-quality minimalist purses to match your aesthetic


When searching for the perfect minimalistic purse, choose one that’s made from high-quality fabrics that are guaranteed to last the test of time. SENREVE offers a vast collection of purses, from clutches to totes, shoulder purses and handbags that are both functional, sophisticated and chic. With multiple sizes and color options to choose from, you’ll find your new everyday essential in no time.