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This Season’s New IT Bags

BY Annie O’Sullivan


As you search for the newest look, the hottest nail polish, and the trendiest pair of shoes every spring, your conquest is never complete without finding the perfect handbag. While your mom, your boyfriend, or even your closest friend may complain about the “dozens and dozens of bags” you have shoved away in the back of your closet, some of which you “never use”, a girl can never have too many handbags.  All handbags are NOT created equal, and in our minds there is ALWAYS room for more! This year, add these four new trendy handbags to your ever-growing collection. These four styles are the IT bags of the season, and will have you rushing to hit the sidewalks in sandals with a glorious new purse swinging from your arm.

The Sleek Clutch

A timeless classic from the world of fashion, the convenient yet cool clutch is a must-have this upcoming Spring and Summer. Whether you opt for something satin and sparkly, like the clutches Yves St. Laurent featured this past fall, or something bold and edgy, like the studded handhelds from Valentino’s runway this past September, you are sure to make a scene!

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The Shapely Top Handle

A bag known for its sleek shape and carrying capability, the top handle bag was a huge trend on runway this past fall. Prada featured a luscious line of top handle bags donned with shiny leather of various colors, from flowery fuchsia to cerulean blue. Dior featured black and white sleek bags with thick, chunky top handles. Either look you choose, this bag is best for when you are on the run and need to pack all your necessities into a cute carry on! Feel free to pack in the lip-gloss, tissues, extra makeup, and that extra snack or two, cause this bag can handle it all!

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The Bucket Bag

This effortlessly cool, light and easy bag is a great way to dress up any outfit. Bucket bags have been slowly on the rise the past few years, and are one of the hottest accessories this spring. Designer Mansur Gavriel Saffiano featured bucket bags in his fall show this past September that varied in color and size. Rebecca Minkoff featured bucket bags in light colors with fringed tassels in her collection. Whether you pick a pretty pastel color or opt for a bold black, this bag is bound to make you the talk of the town!

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The Sensational Cross-Body Satchel

The satchel is the perfect bag. It’s a convenient, hands free bag that doesn’t weigh you down, but lets you carry all the necessities for when you hit the town during a night out. Burberry hit the Fall 2016 runway with a bang, and we saw the iconic Burberry plaid over numerous styles of this satchel bag. Kate Spade designed a line of over-the-shoulder satchels adorned with her iconic bright pastels, bold patterns, and fun designs. Even if you can’t afford these two top of the line brands, there are so many affordable styles, colors, and prints of the satchel style that you are sure to find the best one for you.


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