The 10 Best High-street handbags

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Whether a multi-purpose shopper or a chic and ladylike tote, everyone needs something to carry their essentials in

1. Two-tone orange and pink

£19.99, newlook.co.uk

Wear this block-coloured bag as a shopper when full, or make use of the shoulder strap to create a satchel shape. The block pink gives this classic bag a modern edge.

2. Ladylike tote in tan

£36, warehouse.co.uk

Get the ladylike look in the bag (geddit?). This feminine option is structured and of medium size, with a tote handle as well as a long shoulder strap.

3. Black and cream shopper

£79, marksandspencer.com

From M&S's premium Autograph line, this cream and black shopper is made of high-quality leather. The unfussy aesthetic of the shopper is becoming increasingly popular.

4. Orange satchel

£199, hobbs.co.uk

If you're looking for a bag that is the height of style, then this good-quality leather version ticks all the right boxes. It comes with a detachable shoulder strap.

5. Black sturdy

£89.90, massimodutti.com

An elegant option with its understated style, you can rest assured this black leather shopper will never be deemed unfashionable – only covetable.

6. Green

£135, cosstores.com

Here's the Swedish brand's pared-down take on the usually clumpy satchel. Gone are the messy straps and pockets. Clean lines and lightweight leather are the order of the day here.

7. Purple shoulder bag

£45, missselfridge.com

If you have Céline and Chanel tastes without the bank balance to accomplish such lavish buys, then you will be interested in this brilliant leather shoulder bag complete with chain handle.

8. Gold shopper

£79, riverisland.com

The leather on this unstructured golden shopper is super supple and the finish only gently shimmers, so the overall effect is pleasingly subtle more than dazzling.

9. Fabric handbag

£110, frenchconnection.com

A nice alternative to all-over leather or pleather, this cotton bag mixes grey, black and brown. It's roomy, too, so ideal for anyone who doesn't travel day-to-day lightly.

10. Punched-hole tote

£79.99, zara.com

This tote bag from Zara has been a huge seller for the brand. Its latest makeover sees the sturdy leather bag updated with laser-cut patterns, which gives it a sporty feel.

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