18 White Designer Bag Styles For Your Summer Wardrobe 

By  Emily Konatella

LAST UPDATED - December 11, 2023

A white purse makes a great addition to any handbag collection— especially in the summer. The versatile neutral color can be worn any time of year, on almost any occasion, and it looks particularly stylish during the warmer months.

To help you shop, we've rounded up 18 of the best white handbags and purses designed by designers for women that are perfect for this summer below.

These 18 White Designer Handbags Feature the Latest Trends

Just like your favorite white sneakers, the key to owning a white handbag is regular maintenance. Blot stains and buff away scuffs right away. The longer they stay, the more difficult they'll be to get out. If you're using a protective spray or leather cleaner, be sure to use products designed specifically for light-colored leather care.


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La Medusa Small Shoulder Bag

Named after the Italian label's signature Medusa emblem, Versace's 'La Medusa' Small Shoulder Bag is impossibly stylish. The petite white handbag is crafted in Italy using supple white leather with a rich texture and matte finish. An adjustable shoulder strap and single cardholder tucked neatly inside offer added security while you're on the go. It's simple enough to pair with everything from black trousers to denim cutoffs to daring date night dresses. Needless to say, it's the type of piece you'll cherish forever.


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White Le Bambino Shoulder Bag

The French fashion label Jacquemus chose smooth white leather for the latest interpretation of its 'Le Bambino' shoulder bag. Its streamlined design features an angular silhouette with a magnetic front flap closure and a slim shoulder strap. The canvas-lined interior has a single card slot for added security. Made in Italy using the finest materials, it boasts gold hardware and a cute Jacquemus logo plaque at the front. It looks particularly chic styled with an all-black outfit.


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Design by Bottega Veneta

Triangle Basket Weave Leather Tote

Known for defining the latest trends, Bottega Veneta is one of the hottest brands of the summer. The Italian label's Triangle Basket Weave Leather Tote pairs the brand's signature woven texture with an angular, structured shape. The stiff leather exterior conceals a drawstring interior pouch with a soft leather lining. Triangular top handles with a magnetic closure add a fashionable finishing touch to the splurge-worthy designer bag. It's certainly worthy of a pic on the 'Gram!


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Hammock Nugget Small Leather Tote

This 'Nugget' Small Leather Tote Bag is a brand-new interpretation of Loewe's 'Hammock' style. It features the same adjustable trapeze shape with two top handles that can be slipped through one another. The luxurious purse is made from buttery-soft white leather stamped with the label's Anagram motif on the corner. Its laid-back silhouette and unexpected color choice come off effortlessly chic.


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Le Hinge Small White Leather Tote Bag

Looking for the perfect white tote bag? Your search ends with the Le Hinge Small White Leather Tote Bag from Alaia. The timeless piece is expertly crafted from panels of textured leather joined by the label's unique 'Hinge' technique. Tubular top handles and silver studs give it an ultra-modern feel that's impossible to resist. With a spacious interior and a detachable pouch included, the statement-making purse is perfect for work.


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Design by Saint Laurent

Kaia Small Leather Shoulder Bag

Saint Laurent's Kaia Small Leather Shoulder Bag makes a chic, timeless addition to any handbag collection. Not to mention, the minimalist white purse is the perfect choice for a summer vacation. It's crafted from smooth off-white leather and finished with interior slip pockets, an adjustable shoulder strap, and a gleaming gold YSL logo dangling from the front flap. Style it with sundresses, professional suits, boyfriend jeans, and everything in-between.


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Square Scrunchy Soft Buckled Bag

Not a fan of flashy designer logos? You'll love the subtlety of this Square Scrunchy Soft Buckled Bag from BOYY. The brand's signature buckle elegantly cinches its structured shape. Cut from textured leather in a sophisticated off-white shade, it's versatile enough to wear with almost anything. Slim shoulder straps make it easy to go hands-free while you're out and about.


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Design by Balenciaga

Hourglass XS Leather Tote

Frequently sported by the Kardashian clan, this Hourglass Leather Tote from Balenciaga is quickly becoming the It-Bag of 2022. Its distinctly curved bottom draws inspiration from Balenciaga's iconic 'Hourglass' silhouette. Made in Italy from smooth white leather, it boasts an oversized B logo on the front flap. Carry it with the dramatic top handle or with an adjustable (and fully removable) shoulder strap tucked neatly inside.


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Mini Trunk Raffia Crossbody Bag

This adorable Mini Trunk Raffia Crossbody Bag suggests a summery take on Marni's signature trunk accordion crossbody bag. It's crafted from intricately-woven tan raffia trimmed with smooth white calf leather. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in organizations. Beneath the top flap, you'll find three compartments, including a zipped interior pocket for added security. A gold metal push clasp closure and strap hardware add an elevated finishing touch.


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VLOGO Flower Flap White Leather Shoulder Bag

How stunning is this VLOGO Flower Flap from Valentino Garavani? The eye-catching white bag is handcrafted in Italy from supple lambskin leather finished with intricate flower appliques and a tasteful gold Valentino logo. The detachable leather and chain crossbody strap can be adjusted to the perfect length for your height. You'll find a surprisingly spacious interior with a magnetic closure underneath the flap top with a single zippered pocket inside. Protective metal feet prop the bag upright, displaying it like a true work of art.


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Small Pipe Fold-Over Leather Top-Handle Bag

Bring a dose of modern luxury to your warm-weather wardrobe with this Small Pipe Fold-Over Leather Top-Handle Bag from Proenza Schouler. The sophisticated handbag is crafted in bright white calf leather with gold hardware and a dramatic handle shape. Inside you'll find a zippered side pocket and card slot to keep your lipstick, keys, and cards close at hand. Raised metal feet keep the bag upright and protect the white bottom from unnecessary wear and tear.


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GG Marmont Mini Bucket Bag

Add a sophisticated feel to your summer wardrobe with this GG Marmont Mini Bucket Bag from Gucci. The white bucket bag features Gucci's signature Double G hardware and a 23.5-inch chain strap in an antique gold-toned finish. Stitched with a chevron motif, the pearly white matelasse leather feels especially luxurious. The chic mini purse comes complete with a detachable key ring, two card slots, and a cinch-tie closure to ensure your belongings stay safe in style.


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Jitney 1.4 Leather Top-Handle Bag

It's impossible to resist this Jitney 1.4 Leather Top-Handle Bag from Off-White. Measuring 8.75 inches wide x 6.5 inches high, the small rectangular bag is the perfect everyday bag. Style it with jeans and a tee for brunch or an LBD for date night. Made in Italy from smooth white leather, it boasts a front slip pocket, interior card slots, and a flat pocket on the back to stash all your essentials. The front flap features a magnetic closure and Off-White's arrow logo in bright blue. A removable shoulder strap allows for even more versatile wear.


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Tool 2.0 North-South Leather Tote

Balenciaga's Tool 2.0 North-South Leather Tote is a worthy addition to any wardrobe. Made from panels of medium-textured leather in a rich off-white shade, the tote-meets-bucket bag is a minimalist piece you'll keep forever. A reinforced bottom panel with brass feet ensures the luxurious white handbag is up for the task! Its short top handle is subtly embossed with an all-caps Balenciaga emblem. A detachable pouch, key rings, and an optional crossbody strap make for one surprisingly practical, versatile piece.


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Devotion Mini Leather Top-Handle Bag

When your outfit could use a final, eye-catching addition, make sure the Dolce & Gabbana Devotion Mini Leather Top-Handle Bag is on hand. Made from 100% smooth calfskin, concealed press-stud fastening and bejeweled heart hand-tooled from a metal alloy with a pearl inlay. Made in Italy, this bag can be used as a handbag or to wear it on your shoulder.


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Design by ALAÏA

Lili Bag

A stylish tote bag is a staple and a must-have for all women. A tote bag is versatile from going to work or weekend getaway, and this ALAÏA Lili Bag is no exception. The laser-cut calf leather tote bag in a floral-inspired silhouette is super eye-catching. Made in Italy, this calfskin with lambskin lining tote bag is one that you won't want to miss.


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Design by Saint Laurent

Joe Leather Backpack

This Joe Leather Backpack is a mix of contemporary design with Saint Laurent's signature timeless style. Crafted in soft calf leather, with a soft drawstring top which is complemented by a structured bottom with a chevron quilting detail. Appearing in a gold tone, the iconic YSL logo adorns the front flap pocket that is perfect for storing away wallets, essentials, or any accessories.


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Design by Rosantica

Holli Feather Top Handle Bag

For something unique and different, check out Holli Feather Top Handle Bag by Rosantica. The playful and iconic design features fluffy features and an imitation pearl-embellished handle. Made in Italy, this bag is perfect for special occasions.

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About the author

Emily is a fashion consultant, designer and creative director with more than 15 years experience creating, designing and developing clothing & jewelry. From managing pageant shows to turning concepts into actual designs, she has experience with almost all fabric types and jewelry designs and is in touch with the latest fashion trends.