A nude bag can be a staple, especially if black is not your speed, or you’re not ready for the level of maintenance white requires. Nude bags are chic, timeless, and they go with any wardrobe, much like a nude pump.
We’ve selected the chicest nude handbags from the hottest designers, authenticity guaranteed. These nude purses from Chanel, Fendi, and the like are real investment pieces that will never go out of style.
A nude purse is timeless, but only if you keep it in good shape, so we also have some tips for care, and finally, a few styling ideas for your nude bag, as well!
Nude Bags Styling Guide: Contents
21 Best Designer Nude Bags to Buy
These designer nude bags are chic, timeless and perfect fashion investments, so feel free to pick up one or two!
1. Small Nude Disco Bag
This small, nude handbag will inject your wardrobe with a bit of a ‘70s disco vibe, which is definitely on trend. Made in Italy, it’s a Gucci bag through and through with the brand’s lettering embossed monochromatically over the front. A tassel embellishment and compact square shape give it that retro, night-out touch, but we think it’s still large enough to also be suitable for a small, daily carry. Buy it directly from Gucci!
2. Gathered Nude Pouch Clutch
This gorgeous nude leather pouch is multi-purpose – you can carry it as a clutch for evening events to add a minimalist touch to your look, or you can wear it cross-body in the daytime, knowing that it will keep your essentials safe. It has a gathered pouch design that is unique but not eccentric, and totally timeless. It is made by the Italian high-fashion fashion brand Bottega Veneta, so you know the quality of the leather is incredibly high and that it will last you for decades. Order it from Net-a-Porter!
3. Diamond Quilt Nude Flap Bag
If you’re the classy type, you’ll love this nude bag from Chanel. It has a quilted diamond pattern that evokes luxury, reinforced by leather and gold chain strap and large metal hardware across the front. Even though it’s small, it’s not a bag that you pick up to fly under the radar. The strap is adjustable, so you can carry the bag cross-body or as a handbag. It’s available directly from Chanel.
4. Nude Mini Bucket Bag
This is one of those nude bags that are very well suited to a more bohemian or casual fashion sense. Made by Mansur Gavriel, it is of the moment but also guaranteed to stay fashionable for years. It has a rustic bucket bag design with a squat shape and drawstring top, and it comes with an adjustable belt strap for all kinds of carrying styles. Get it at Nordstrom!
5. Nude Purse with Calligraphy Detail
This elegant Fendi nude bag is a sophisticated choice that is excellent for professional situations, but it also comes with a special touch. The gold hardware over the clasp is based on the late Karl Lagerfeld’s calligraphy design of the brand’s iconic FF motif. Though small, this bag has two internal compartments and room for cards, while the strap is detachable. Shop for it on My Theresa!
6. Vegan Nude Bag with Logo Strap
High-fashion nude bags don’t have to be made of real leather, as proven by this vegan Stella McCartney bag. This small bag is stylish, with an inner compartment we’d describe as wallet-like, and a fold-over top perforated with the brand logo. This bag would make for an excellent clutch, while a thick, logo strap for carrying it cross-body totally transforms the design into something a little cooler and more industrial. It is sold at Farfetch.
7. Knotted Nude Bag
We love the special touches that decorate this Loewe bag, adding something special without taking away from the minimalistic design. This little bag has a circular bottom reminiscent of a saddlebag, but it can be carried like a clutch thanks to a tight backstrap or across the body with a long detachable strap. There are no obvious branding markets – just that lovely knotted leather embellishment on the front. Pick it up from Net-a-Porter!
8. Nude Buckle Bag
This is another stunning nude purse option that stands out without being loud or over-the-top. It’s a small bag with an oversized buckle that draws the eye with just a bit of gold bling. Despite the big embellishment, this Boyy bag itself is very slim and just large enough for the basics. It comes with a delicate gold strap so you can dangle it over the shoulder, but it’s removable should you need a clutch. Buy this bag at Forward!
9. Green-Touched Nude Bag
Designer nude bags are great, but maybe you want a touch of brightness in there? Green panels along the side of this playful nude bag from Marc Jacobs add a punch of color, making this bag quite unique. It can be carried like a boxy clutch, but we love the detachable guitar strap for a statement-making cross-body carry. Grab it from Nordstrom!
10. Studded Nude Purse
This nude handbag from 3.1 Phillip Lim manages to bridge the gap between industrial and luxury with a design that exudes both glamour and edginess. This flap bag is covered in metal studs and rings, with silver hardware over the clasp in a shape reminiscent of a paper clip. The delicate chain strap matches those details while adding a delicate touch. Order it from Shopbop!
11. Two-Tone Nude Bag
If you’re looking for something a little different, this two-tone nude bag from Valentino could be the right choice. The design offers a unique combination of colors, with a light nude bottom and deep rose-nude upper part and flap, with a little piece of red leather knotted around the gold logo adding some spice. Find it online through My Theresa!
12. Helix Leather Handbag
This Mlouye nude purse is super-cute and very unique, the kind of item that is worth cherishing! Its unique shape is reminiscent of a basket bag with a rounded handle and a solid external part decorated with a helix pattern, though there are some bucket bag elements, like the drawstring top. It comes with a detachable belt strap, so you can carry it over the shoulder or across the body when you need your hands free. Purchase it from Farfetch!
13. Raffia-Trimmed Nude Handbag
Raffia is going to be a huge trend in the coming seasons, and it happens to pair really nicely with nude handbags! We like this unique combo of a kiss-clasp coin purse-style design with the raffia tassel along the side. Despite the unique design, this Simone Rocha bag is very functional, with a deep inner compartment that is large enough for daily use. It’s available at Matches Fashion.
14. Shiny Matelassé Nude Bag
If you like things to look a little sleeker, this nude handbag from Miu Miu will do the trick. The leather has a glossy finish, which feels quite extravagant and works well with the quilted matelassé pattern. This bag is small, with a single compartment, and features a convertible gold-tone chain for a variety of carrying styles. We appreciate that it’s fitted with a zipped back compartment to hide things from pickpockets. Get it from Farfetch!
15. Square and Slim Nude Purse
The Row is known for elegant and minimalist designs, with this nude handbag as a great example of that. This slim bag has a simple, square shape and minimal embellishments. While it is small, there is actually more room in it than you’d think, with two compartments that can hold the must-have items. Shop for it online through Net-a-Porter!
16. Nude Matelassé Camera Bag
If you’re a fan of camera bags with their squat, rectangular shape, this one from Saint Laurent is a glamorous option. The leather is a very light and delicate nude tone with a wide matelassé pattern. The YSL logo glints in gold over the center, exuding luxury. It’s a small bag with a single compartment, with a fun tassel decoration, making it clear it’s a good choice for parties. Pick it up from Nordstrom!
17. Nude Hobo Bag
If you need a larger, more sensible designer nude bag for your day-to-day use, this Prada handbag could be a fantastic contender. The hobo design is comfortable and casual, and it comes with a restrained leather cross-body strap as well as a more playful striped shoulder strap. It’s a large, single compartment bag with a magnetic snap closure at the top, so it’s very easy to rummage through. The gold-tone Prada hardware gives it that small touch of luxury. It is sold at Farfetch.
18. Textured Nude Tote Bag
If you’re already a fan of totes, the elegance of this one is hard to resist. This Acne Studios nude bag is made of textured calf leather and is fairly large, so it can hang on to a lot of your stuff. Folded-over design elements make it a little more unique, though otherwise, we appreciate the simplicity of the design. It comes with a removable pouch for small items like keys and coins, but otherwise, it consists of a single, large compartment. Shop for it on Net-a-Porter!
19. Tasseled Pale Nude Purse
This sweet nude purse from Furla is a cute addition to any outfit. This small, structured bag has a classic square shape and is made of light nude leather with a grainy texture. It can be worn over the shoulder or cross-body with an adjustable strap. A couple of tassel embellishments give it a bit of sway, movement, and playfulness. Buy it from Farfetch!
20. Double Carry Nude Handbag
This iconic Chloé purse is a great nude handbag for committed fashionistas. It is made mostly of smooth, shiny, leather, but a stripe of suede below the closure adds some variety in texture. The C logo hardware stands out in shiny gold, matching with the big rings to which both handheld straps and a bigger shoulder strap can be attached. It’s available at Forward.
21. Spacious Snap Flap Nude Bag
If you want something sturdy and timeless but not at absurd designer prices, then a Coach bag seems like a reasonable choice. This nude purse has a timeless flap design, with a solid square shape that’s always elegant. It’s a spacious bag that can hold everything you need for a long day, with two compartments and a central zipped compartment. Find it at Farfetch!
Tips for Protecting and Cleaning Your Designer Nude Purse
Nude handbags made of leather tend to look even softer and more beautiful as they age, but it’s important to take good care of them. With a designer nude bag, taking good care of your bag means that should you ever get tired of it, you can sell it while it’s still in good condition and end up recouping your initial spending or even making a profit off of it!
• Keep your nude bag in a clean place. If you don’t use your bag on a daily basis, keep it in the dust bag with which it arrived.
• If your bag is larger or more structured, keep it stuffed with paper or fabric so that it can keep its shape.
• Condition your nude bag regularly, as this helps to maintain the suppleness of the leather to prevent cracks and scratches. Do a spot test first to make sure the conditioner won’t change the color of your bag.
• To keep your nude bag clean from dust and small debris from throughout the day, you can just wipe it with a very lightly damp microfiber cloth, but make sure to dry it up after.
• If your nude bag needs slightly more intense cleaning for more serious build-up, you can dilute a bit of soap or colorless dish detergent in warm water and then dip a microfiber cloth in it. Use the microfiber cloth to wipe down the bag, and then rinse it and wring it out to give the bag a second wipe to remove the soap residue.
• Make sure to wipe the bag down afterward with a dry cloth, since any damp residue can damage it.
• If you’re nervous about using regular soap on your designer nude purse, consider picking up a dedicated leather cleaner and conditioner set. We recommend Apple Leather Clean & Conditioner set available from Amazon.
• Some stains require professional cleaning – especially ink stains! If that’s what you’re dealing with, find your nearest handbag cleaning or leather professional for help.
Nude Bag Styling Ideas to Borrow
A nude bag goes with everything, don’t get us wrong, but sometimes a new accessory calls for you to play around with your look a bit! Here are some of our favorite outfit ideas that feature a nude handbag.
• There is something simple yet so chic about the combination of light denim jeans and a simple white top (either a button-up or a T-shirt), which allows your nude bag to stand out a little more. You can also combine these colors with other items, like a white T-shirt dress and a denim jacket, but something about the androgynous jeans and T combination is our favorite.
• Pastels look stunning with nude leather! The light colors just work so well together, and the nude bag acts as a perfect neutral against all pastel shades, including baby blue, lavender, mint, or pale pink!
• A nude bag can give a powerful contrast to an all-black outfit, though we suggest adding just one more nude item – especially nude shoes.
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