Ge­om­e­try class

It’s been awhile since we were so ex­cited about bags — sure, there’s been the odd de­signer style that’s tick­led our fancy, but this sea­son, what­ever your bud­get, there’s plenty to choose from. Where to start? We’re lov­ing the geo­met­ric bag trend that’s, e

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BABY BLUE

If you can’t seem to leave the house with­out a sheaf of pa­pers or a clip­board, this rect­an­gu­lar tote by Walker is any­thing but square. Semi sheer, with a ’90s, throw­back es­thetic, it also comes in baby yel­low and pink, and at this price, we won’t blame you if you get all three.

Nou­velle Nou­velle, nou­vel­lenou­velle.com | $64

GRANDMA’S FLO­RALS

Amp up your fall evening looks with this round minaudiere, which (barely) fits just the es­sen­tials but looks cool to boot. Vin­tage in­spired but oh so mod­ern, we love it with a silk jump­suit or slip dress and block-heeled an­kle boots. Zara, zara.com $59.90

BUCKET LIST

If prac­ti­cal­ity is the name of your game but you’re very much into the idea of a geo­met­ric bag, con­sider in­vest­ing in Chloé’s ‘Roy’ bag, one of the styles launched this year by new creative di­rec­tor Nat­acha Ram­say-Levi. This but­ter­scotch ver­sion is so­phis­ti­cated and roomy enough for all your ev­ery­day es­sen­tials, and is a guar­an­teed clas­sic for years to come.

SSENSE, ssense.com | $1,665

WARM AND FUZZY

What hap­pens when you take a ba­sic black rect­an­gu­lar bag and add a hexag­o­nal front flap in sump­tu­ous faux shear­ling? Your new cold-weather go-to, that’s what. The per­fect ev­ery­day style, this shoul­der bag fea­tures an ac­cor­dion side so you can fit ev­ery­thing you need for the day.

Gap, gap­canada.ca | $64.95

HELLO, SUN­SHINE

Am­s­ter­dam-based de­signer Wan­dler is the hottest name to know when it comes to unique styles at a de­cent price. This ‘Anna’ leather belt bag — ex­clu­sive to Holt Ren­frew in bright yel­low — epit­o­mizes ev­ery­thing we love about the brand: state­ment-mak­ing yet cool and prac­ti­cal yet chic. Holt Ren­frew, holtren­frew.com | $495

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