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Get a New Spring Bag — Starting at Just $25!

Mar 14 2014 - 8:30am

Your Spring wardrobe refresh isn't complete till you ditch the heavy tote and pick up something a little, well, lighter and way more on trend. And since we can't quite ditch our tights or slip into our favorite dresses just yet, a new handbag is a pretty good place to start, no?

This season's lineup comes equipped with fringed details — and not just for bohemian types — ladylike structured and slim purses (that can't be overstuffed!), and a cool new duffel that's not to be confused with your gym bag. Consider this your field guide to this Spring's biggest bag trends [1] — and rest assured that we've found every tote, clutch, and carryall in every price range. Just scroll through to shop the ultimate Spring bag guide.

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Handheld Clutch

Why we love it: What's better than a clutch you don't have to sling under your arm while awkwardly balancing a drink or cell phone in your other hand? This smart clutch comes with a strap to make toting it totally effortless.

How to wear it: Pay attention to the details of your handbag — embellishments and special materials make it perfect for a night out. But don't rule out a day clutch — with a sophisticated, casual ensemble, this might just be the perfect way to top it off.

Handheld Clutch

ASOS Clutch Bag With Radiator Quilting [10] ($38)

Handheld Clutch

Crystal Embellished Tortoise Clutch by Shourouk [11] ($885)

Handheld Clutch

Alexander Wang Dumbo Clutch [12] ($475)

Handheld Clutch

Milly Astor Clutch [13] ($195)

Handheld Clutch

Meckela Boticca Small Suitcase Leather Clutch [14] ($250)

Handheld Clutch

New Ultra Group Jagged Stipe Clutch [15] ($450)

Handheld Clutch

Valentino The Rockstud Leather Clutch [16] ($1,545)

Handheld Clutch

Rachael Ruddick Como Clutch [17] ($245)

Handheld Clutch

Narciso Rodriguez Folio Colorblock Clutch [18] ($1,295)

Exotic Bags

Why we love it: The texture and unique finishes don't just add a more luxurious feel, they also up the intrigue on any outfit.

How to wear it: Don't just reserve these bags for special occasions. Structured, top-handled varieties look particularly sharp at the office, while a high-octane hue makes some of these clutches and crossbody bags pretty perfect for a night out.

Exotics

BCBG Max Azria Pu Clutch Bag [19] ($88)

Exotics

Saveén Essential Clutch [20] ($250)

Exotics

Ivanka Small Snake-Print Bar Shoulder Bag [21] ($210)

Exotics

Rebecca Minkoff Moby Tricolor Lizard-Embossed Leather Convertible Clutch [22] ($295)

Exotics

Michael Kors Gia Sueded Snake Clutch With Lock [23] ($995)

Exotics

Tory Burch Medium Mixed-Media Satchel [24] ($575)

Exotics

BOYY Slash Croc-Embossed Envelope Bag [25] ($840)

Slim and Structured Bags

Why we love it: If you've ever overstuffed a tote or carried a weighty shoulder bag on your arm all day, you'll likely appreciate that these slimmer bags make it nearly impossible to cram everything into them. They force us to be choosy about what we're taking out, and the effect is impeccably chic.

How to wear it: Since these styles feel inherently more polished, we love to pair them with suits, pencil skirts, and trousers to up the ante on our most ladylike looks. Of course, they're also a perfect way to dress up skinny jeans and a tee on our days off, too.

Slim and Structured Bags

H&M Shoulder Bag [26] ($25)

Slim and Structured Bags

Kate Spade Saturday All Along Crossbody Bag [27] ($135)

Slim and Structured Bags

Angel Jackson Starlet Satchel Bag [28] ($501)

Slim and Structured Bags

Rag & Bone Enfield Mini Bag [29] ($395)

Slim and Structured Bags

Sophie Hulme Tan Leather Gold Tab Handbag [30] ($725)

Slim and Structured Bags

Rachel Comey Clue Cross Body Bag [31] ($242)

Slim and Structured Bags

Halston Heritage Pebbled Leather Crossbody Bag [32] ($160)

Slim and Structured Bags

Mackage Rubie Small Sand Crossbody Bag [33] ($295)

Duffel Bags

Why we love it: These roomy satchels are just as functional as our gym bags but look so much chicer.

How to wear it: These bags don't require a head-to-toe look; in fact, they make the look. That's partially why we love them. Add a punchy duffel to your cutoffs and a tank for an instant outfit perk while you're on the go.

Duffel

Fossil Erin Satchel [34] ($218)

Duffel

Foley and Corinna Unchained Duffel [35] ($350)

Duffel

See by Chloé Harriet Bowling Bag [36] ($577)

Duffel

DVF Sutra Small Leather Duffle Bag [37] ($395)

Duffel

Halston Heritage Baby Satchel [38] ($325)

Duffel

3.1 Phillip Lim Wednesday Medium Boston Satchel [39] ($975)

Duffel

See by Chloé Nellie Bag [40] ($577)

Duffel

ALC Lucas Duffel Satchel [41] ($895)

Duffel

Petit Duffle by Clare Vivier [42] ($540)

Duffel

Meredith Wendell Large Patchwork Duffel [43] ($395)

Fringe Bags

Why we love it: There's something so inherently fun about fringe. The texture, the way it drapes and swishes — it adds just a dash of drama to our looks, and what girl doesn't love that?

How to wear it: Don't associate fringe with Western flair; it's a lot more versatile than that, especially in these iterations. Give your boyfriend jeans a little oomph with a fringed clutch in tow, or add a fringed hobo to a printed dress to mix things up.

Fringe

Zara Leather Clutch With Fringes [44] ($100)

George J. Love Shoulder Bag [45] ($83)

Fringe

Anya Hindmarch Handbag [46] ($347)

Fringe

ASOS Leather Fringe Shopper [47] ($122)

Cleobella Fringe Backpack [48] ($377)

Ralph Lauren Flat Fringed Cross-Body [49] ($395)

Danielapi Across-Body Bag [50] ($310)

Bucket Bag

Why we love it: We associate this shape with the easy vibe of the '70s and '90s — cool and roomy enough for all of our essentials.

How to wear it: Don't overcomplicate this one; keep your outfit just as easy as the bag itself. It makes the perfect weekend tote — and by all means, play up the laid-back '70s feel with flares or high-waisted denim.

Bucket

Old Navy Faux Leather Tasseled Bucket Bag [51] ($33)

Bucket

BAGGU Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag [52] ($140)

Bucket

Madewell the Dover Bucket Bag [53] ($188)

Bucket

Elizabeth and James Cynnie Mini Bucket Bag [54] ($445)

Bucket

Joie Mabel Bucket Bag [55] ($388)

Bucket

Loeffler Randall Industry Bag [56] ($295)

Bucket

Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag [57] ($495)

Bucket

Sonia Rykiel Lucien Bucket Bag [58] ($827)


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