Chain bags are to handbags what Apple bands are to their smart watches. They’re a subtle yet impactful addition that can transform an ordinary accessory into a luxurious statement piece. Also known as chain-strap bags, they appeared in the 1950s, providing women with an option to carry their bags on their shoulders instead of just in their hands. Over the years, their popularity has increased, and as a result, fashion brands now offer various iterations to cater to every preference.
Whether you prefer a mini for toting around everyday essential like your lipstick, keys and cardholder or a larger pick for lugging around your books or i-pad, you can find an option that perfectly complements your needs and style. Below, we’ve rounded up the best chain bags in all shapes in sizes to shop.