Polyvore Identifies The Most Popular Handbag In Each State, And The Results Are Kind Of Surprising

I think we can all agree that style differs from state to state. While you can totally get away with edgy, avant-garde fashion in New York City, the same outfit would look a *tad* bit out of place on the more laid-back West Coast, so it seems only right that our taste in handbags would vary across the country, too. Polyvore identified the most popular handbag in each state, making the obvious differences a little more tangible. The shopping site pulled together the most popular handbag styles on Polyvore in each state — and the results are actually somewhat surprising.

While cross-body bags are most popular in states such as Nevada and Washington (I mean, they're really conducive to outdoor activities like hiking), oversized, weekender bags reign supreme in Georgia, Mississippi, Virginia and New Jersey. Guess some states really like getting away!

It's not surprising that Arizona and Oregon put the animals first with their love of vegan handbags, but what is entirely shocking is that not only did drastically different California and New York share the same most popular handbag, but it's also a FANNY PACK. They have to be counting tourists, right?

Here's the complete infographic. See what the most popular bag is in your state!

Now check out a few examples of the most popular bags across the country.

The Bucket Bag

The bucket bag won the title of most popular bag in America, but that's not surprising: it's the it bag this year. (Rebecca Minkoff Mini Fiona Bucket; $225; bloomingdales.com).


Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Nebraska are all about those boho vibes. (Sun Ray Crossbody; $128; freepeople.com).

Chain Strap

West Virginia likes a little glitz from a chain strap. (Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC; $195; bloomingdales.com).

The Belt Bag

Belt bag is really just a euphemism for fanny pack. But if you have to wear it (here's looking at you California and New York), at least choose a cute one with donuts on it! (Fifth Ave Waistpack; $17; jansport.com).

Cat Handbag

Wasn't entirely sure this was a thing, but you do you do, Maine. (Skinnydip Cat Crossbody Bag; $63; asos.com).

Images: Courtesy of Polyvore; Asos; Bloomingdales; Jansport; Free People; Pexels