Cool Black Bags for Walking Around NYC

If you've been following along with any of the latest fashion trends, the one we keep seeing over and over is centered around the "New York cool-girl" aesthetic. Open up TikTok or Pinterest and you’ll find inspiration all over the place, from apartment tours to street style to outfits of the day (OOTD) posted by NYC's most creative and stylish. Whether it's thrifted oversize jackets, sleek hairstyles, or cool black bags, there's still no rule book to follow to nail the coveted New York girl style. One thing we do know- dressing for your true unapologetic self will hit it out of the park every single time.

With Latico Leathers' HQ based in New Jersey, just a short distance to NYC, we're here to give you a little bit of inspiration directly from the source. Taking a walk down New York streets, we're scoping out the latest outfits and mentally making a note to try to Google enviable items later. New Yorker's are famous for dressing in all black, and trust us when we tell you, that's one thing that will likely never change.

And if you want to embrace your inner city-girl style, a cool black leather bag is the accessory that will stay around for years to come.

So throw on your tiny sunnies, gold hoops and let's go shopping. We're about to find your perfect NYC cool-girl black bag. See you in our next cool girl search!

The Beth tote

The Beth tote is an effortless take on a classic crossbody bag. Designed with woven leather macrame, this roomy tote is sure to turn heads. If you're on the corporate cool-girl side of TikTok, this is a great work bag big enough to fit your extra chargers, notepads and pens, alongside your other essentials. A top zippered entry and leather cut out handles adorn the top of this bag, so you can easily move around. It also comes with a removable shoulder strap, making it the perfect convertible bag  for whatever occasion you find yourself in.

The basil crossbody

Looking for an everyday all black bag that can stand up to dinner or date night out? The Basil crossbody is a hands-free accessory that will go with any outfit you're trying out. This beautifully crafted purse comes with hand-braided leather for a sophisticated touch. The Basil's front flap doubles as an unexpected storage pocket with an extra-long space that goes all the way down the front.

the frisco crossbody

If there's one thing you want to channel when trying to attain that perfect cool girl aesthetic, it's having fun. The Frisco crossbody is a functional and playful bag that you can wear to girls night out or carry along to your office holiday party. Designed with soft, leather fringe detail, this groovy sidekick comes in a sleek all black for true city girl style. Creating content? Your phone is never more than an arm's reach away with this bag's hidden cell phone magnetic slit pocket.

THE tess crossbody

New Yorkers and women everywhere know that a little black dress is a classic look you can always keep in your closet. Likewise, a little black bag exudes the same chic, timeless style. Enter the Tess crossbody. Like our Beth tote, but in a compact size, carry the Tess when you want a more discreet look. Also coming in minimalist hues charcoal and burgundy, switch up your look with neutral colors while still accessorizing every outfit.

THE harbor crossbody

The Harbor crossbody is the understated all black handbag that is the stuff of cool-girl dreams. Similar to the "it" factor a simple blue jeans and white tee gives off, the Harbor crossbody comes with a sleek silhouette and a simple front flap. The interior, while minimal, lives up to the gorgeous exterior, with fine-tuned organization that includes a triple compartment. A front compartment features an organizer with a cell phone pocket and four credit card slots.

the dalton tote/crossbody

Rugged meets refined in the hand-crafted herringbone Dalton tote. Let's face it- even if you have the best intentions of carrying a tiny all-black bag, you've got places to be and people to meet. And that comes with needing the storage space to be prepared on the fly. The Dalton tote comes in a gorgeous rich black tone, giving off a glossy, luxe vibe. Its rounded lightly padded handles are comfortable on the shoulder and in the hand, so you never have to slow down. Keep all your essential items in place with two open pockets, an interior cell phone pocket and a complete organizer.

the cleo crossbody

Go for an all-black bag look with bold details and you'll be sure to be asked where you got your bag walking down the street. The Cleo crossbody is the handbag that is the perfect combination of fashion and function. Adorned with studded trim, this crossbody's front flap has a magnetic snap closure to easily get in and out of your bag. With five credit card slots in the interior, this makes for a great night out bag when you don't want to spend time digging in the bottom of your purse to pay for a drink. Plus, the back compartment features a zippered pocket to keep all a pair of earrings or lipstick secure. Cool purse, meet cool girl.

the morgan tote/crossbody

One of the reasons to invest in a handbag with Latico Leathers is the high-quality, 100% leather our bags are made with. With our super-soft leather that only wears better over time, you can keep your all black bag for years to come. The Morgan tote is no different. Crafted with our signature leather, this bag will develop character to become truly yours for a signature cool-girl look. Not too big and not too small, take the Morgan to the gym, to work and on the town for a handbag that adds effortless style to your look.

the bianca tote/crossbody

The Bianca tote/crossbody is one of our best-selling handbags. With over 25 various shades, you're sure to find one in just the right tone for you. Pictured here is our stunning Bubble Black, a classic color with enough textured leather to make people take notice. Bianca also comes in a black smooth leather and a charcoal to please the pickiest shopper. Multi-functional, the Bianca can be work hand-held of with a strap and comes with multiple pockets for storage, as well as an organizer.

the sunny crossbody

NYC cool girls always seem to look put together, defying all trends that might come and go. The Sunny crossbody in black can help you achieve like-minded style, thanks to its modern vibe and elevated leather herringbone pattern. Unzip the main compartment and three divided sections are revealed. The Sunny's adjustable crossbody straps lets you convert this bag into a small side bag or hands-free leather tote for a bag that keeps you cool no matter what style you try out next.