Don’t get me wrong—I love the mini bag trend, but sometimes my desire for practicality takes over. (Read: I have too many items to carry with me.) I’ve found myself in this position more and more lately, so I’m in the market for something a bit larger that’s also stylish and versatile. After a bit of in-person and online research, I’ve found a winner: the Burberry Frances Bag. This tote bag is understated but doesn’t skimp on the details: It has a modern top handle and the iconic TB motif, which pays homage to the brand’s founder, Thomas Burberry. Between the sleek silhouette, the endless color options, and the craftsmanship the British heritage brand is known for, this bag has it all. Below, see why fashion editors are loving the Frances Bag (in both the small and mini sizes) and how they’re styling their favorite one for spring.
“I’ve always relied on colorful accessories to bring my everyday looks to new heights, and this rings especially true during the springtime. The Frances Bag is the kind of purse that will make someone stop me on the busy NYC streets to ask where I got it, and that’s exactly what I’m looking for. The bright pop of yellow and the glossy leather embossed to replicate a lizard-effect pack quite the punch, so I see myself styling it with neutrals to give it the main-character treatment it deserves. I’d play into the double-denim trend we saw all over the runways or even opt for an all-white ensemble.” — Aniyah Morinia, editor
“You can always find me with black accessories no matter the season. Don’t get me wrong—I love a pop of color here and there, but when I’m investing in a piece, I like to buy it in a shade that’s going to go with most items in my closet. I felt immediately drawn to this bag since it’s such a classic shape with gorgeous lines that will immediately elevate any outfit. This spring, I’m envisioning it with some cream-colored, wide-leg linen pants, a pretty white tank top, black sandals, and a little silk scarf. (The top handle is giving off a luxe vibe, and the scarf would definitely top it off.)” — Anneliese Dominguez, editor
“The cool-blue colorway of this Frances Bag caught my eye first. As someone who loves colors, I like investing in a chic handbag that isn’t afraid to stand out. The unique, glossy leather embossed to replicate a crocodile-effect adds just the right amount of detail and makes all my rather basic outfits feel a little more personalized. I’m happy to let this handbag take the spotlight this spring and wear it with all-black or earthy-brown attire and accessorize with chunky gold hoops and sneakers.” — Raina Mendonca, associate editor
“I’m trading in my mini bags for more functional, roomier handbag styles this spring. I love the Frances Bag in grey because it’s a bit less expected as far as neutrals go. This spring, I’m just as likely to wear it with light-wash denim and a neutral blazer as I am with a colorful, printed dress. Plus, I’m really into personalization right now, so I love that there’s an option to customize the bag with my initials.” — Michaela Bushkin, fashion director