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10 Waterproof Purses That Stand Up to the Elements in Style

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Like your wardrobe and your skin care routine, the purse you choose to carry around changes with the season. While a canvas tote or a woven picnic-style bucket bag may cut it for a springtime park stroll or a summer beach day, unfortunately they're just not strong enough to brave the ever-volatile winter weather. As the temperatures drop, and each day holds a weatherman's "Will they? Won't they?" episode of reading the clouds (and the weather app) to see if rain, winds, slush, snowfall, or something in between is in the cards, you're going to need a waterproof bag that is prepared to face the elements.

Waterproof purses don't have to look like a hiking pouch from the '80s to do the job, though. Luckily, they come in every, shape, size, style, color, and material, so there is sure to be an option to go with every one of the holiday party outfits you have in store. Waterproof purses are also perfect for travel because the smaller options are easy to pack, the bigger ones are great carry-ons for your extra layers and they won't get ruined if your travel shampoo happens to leak a little, and they're sturdy enough to survive if you get caught in a sudden downpour. Scroll down to shop the 10 best waterproof purses on the market that look supremely stylish while keeping all your necessities protected.

The 10 best waterproof purses

Mansur Gavriel Mini Pencil Crossbody — $395.00

If you’re going out on the town and don’t need more than your wallet, keys, phone, and maybe a lipgloss or two, this mini crossbody bag is perfect for you. There are 4 colors to choose from, and the glossy finish on the leather means water droplets just roll right off.

Dare to Roam Mini Prodigy Backpack — $72.00

No, waterproof bags don’t all have to look like a crossbody purse. This backpack is fully lined to keep your belongings safe and dry, fits a 13-inch laptop, and has a chest strap for easy carrying.

ApedeMod Lime Green Blossom Mini Lunch Box Pouch — $415.00

This delicate purse features unique accents that give it a distinct character. The design is inspired by artist, Henri Matisse’s cut outs, the leather is durable, and the color is sure to brighten up a dark winter day.

Behno Alex Shoulder Bag — $565.00

This handcrafted, crocodile-embossed purse features a secure zip-top for prime protection. The emerald green color is festive and will go with everything in your fall and winter wardrobe.

Radley London Forest Friends Medium Zip-Top Multiway Bag — $190.00

This medium zip-top tote stands out in a crowd and in a closet filled with solid purses. The festive print is unique, the bag is perfectly sized for all of your essentials but not so big that it feels bulky, and the water-based textured Saffiano material is structured and will keep your belongings safe.

Longchamp Large Le Pliage Shoulder Tote — $145.00

The Le Pliage shoulder tote is a classic. This large Longchamp bag is great for travel since the flexible, polyamide canvas stretches to hold all of your essentials and then some. It repels water, and based on the fact that I’ve had mine since high school, it’s built to last.

Cuyana Top Handle Crossbody Bag — $245.00

With three core colors and three seasonal ones to choose from, this crossbody is perfect no matter what your wardrobe looks like. It’s versatile, functional, features an adjustable strap, and is made with responsibly treated leather that won’t wear and tear if it gets a little wet.

Dagne Dover Signature Tote — $245.00

This bestselling tote bag is perfect for travel, carrying your computer and all of its necessary accoutrement to work, or for one of those days when you just know three outfit changes will be required. It can hold it all. The coated canvas exterior means that it can withstand the elements, and the neoprene water bottle insert is perfect for keeping your essentials dry.

Rebecca Minkoff Edie Nylon Jumbo Flap Shoulder Bag — $228.00

This large bag can be worn as a crossbody or as a shoulder bag. The black color goes with everything (of course!). And the durable hardware and nylon exterior will have any rain or snow rivulets sliding right off.

JW Pei Eva Shoulder Bag — $69.00

Feel like one of those Instagram “It Girls” with this on trend shoulder bag. The style screams ’90s, and the crocodile-embossed leather is durable, but the best part is that the whole interior is made from recycled plastic.

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