We are handbag lovers here at PlusMinus HQ, but who isn’t? With September just around the corner, we thought it would be the right time to bring you a selection of new season bags that are beautiful and actually usable!

Whilst we may not be able to help with the emotional baggage that we all carry around, we do have some great advice for the physical baggage we all carry around with us.

So keep reading to find 7 practical bags we love right now.

Saint Laurent Manhattan medium leather tote bag

How we adore this classic bag, without a doubt inspired very heavily by the Hermés Birkin this bag oozes class at a snippet of the price. Yes admittedly it is over £1000, but is is very good value when compared to the Birkin.

We love the pinched structure of this bag, paired with the rich tan colour- one you will be using for years to come.

Napapijri Haset bum bag

Wether we like it or not the bum bag trend is very much here to stay. We have warmed to the idea, and now see them for what they are, practical.

You will win no style points if you wore this to work, but in the right setting, say at a late summer festival, then you are onto a winner.

Valentino V-ring medium leather shoulder bag

Oh how we love this Valentino should bag. There is nothing worse than feeling weighed down by a bag and this one is big enough to fit everything that you need, but not huge. The new direction at Valentino is terrific and we adore everything they are doing at the moment.

Available in 5 colours, we have chosen this rich berry shade, but there is practical black or tan if you fancy it!

Burberry Austen House-check canvas tote bag

We love the Burberry check so much, it is iconic and so so British. Paired with this chuck-everything-in tote  shape and size and you are onto a winner. This is the perfect bag for travelling, work, the gym or even a little bit of food shopping.

We love the practicality paired with the classic print – this is a timeless piece.

Opening Ceremony dual colour medium check tote

This is basically a high street version of the Burberry bag, at a snip of the cost, and all of the same style. We love the laundrette check on this bag, and actually feels very fresh for autumn.

With the added security of a zip, this will be perfect for everyday with your belongings lovely and safe!

Aesther Ekme Leather tote bag

This bag oozes minimalism, and is SO chic. Aesther Ekme – which is the Crimean Tatar translation of ‘classic bags’, has created a classic tote that is under the radar but undeniably luxury.

We love this rich tobacco hued orange tote so much.

&Other Stories Clear Tote Bag

This &Other Stories Bag just looks so bloody expensive. That alone caught our attention, but beyond that, this is a bag that is small enough to be smart, and big enough to be practical. This bag is the sweet spot. We love the striped detail, contrasted with the see through plastic, keeping the PVC trend going.

Opt for black or tan, either way you will look fabulous!