You can’t leave home without it. Whether your handbag serves as a mere container for your wallet and cell phone, the precise compliment to finish your outfit, or a status symbol, a purse is a universal accessory among women. Check out some of best selections in Boston.



21 Lincoln Rd
Newton, MA 02458
(617) 969-5600

Sari Brown’s shop in Newton Highlands is the winner of Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston for the last two years. Specializing in luxury handbags, this place is known for having the newest, up-and-coming bags and designers, before anybody else knows they exist.


1154 Lill Studio

220 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 247-1154

You are sure to leave this shop with a handbag unlike any other. That’s because you design it yourself! Pick the style of purse and then mix and match hundreds of rich fabric selections to create your one-of-a-kind bag. Great for ladies night.


Luna Boston

Now online only

Boston handbag aficionados mourned when Luna Boston’s Newbury Street storefront closed in March 2010. Still a locally based company, they have shifted their focus to an enormous online gallery of the hottest handbags around.


Barney’s of New York

100 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 385-3300

You won’t find bargains here, but what do you expect from Barney’s in Copley Place? The expansive handbag (and shoe) selection is drool-worthy. Barney’s has been runner-up the last two years in Boston Magazine’s annual “Best of” awards.


Gretta Luxe

10 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-1959

Style expert Gretchen Monahan owns this boutique near Newbury, as well as its sister-store in Wellesley. The bags are selections from today’s most popular designers. Winner of Best of Boston in 2008.