Best of: Bags

Do you have a case of the Winter Blues, or worse yet, the Winter Blahs? Trudging through the same slush everyday, wearing the same multiple layers of yawn-inducing winter wear, longing for a glimmer of sunshiney hope? We think we have the solution for you: A new bag! Brilliant, right? Somehow buying a new purse instantly lifts your mood and makes you feel fancy. It has to be a bag that carries all of your essentials and zests up your weary workdays, or an interesting new clutch for nights on the town. Something with color, please. We’ve started the search for you, and rest assured regardless of your budget or taste, there is a new special someone out there to bring a jolt of color, luxury and happiness to your day. Spring is just around the corner, and you will be armed with a fabulous new bag to greet it.

Follow Me on Pinterest | Posted: 01 Feb, 2012 by Rene

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  • Michael Kors Hamilton Tote

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    If you’re not willing to shell out for a big-time bag, this casual tote from Michael Kors might make you smile. Printed with a trompe l’oeil print, this cotton-canvas tote is only pretending to be fancy, and is completely charming because of it. Perfect for carrying books, running errands and shopping, and schlepping in style.

    $80 at Net-a-Porter | Buy

    | Posted 07 Feb, 2012 by Rene
  • Kate Spade New York Stripe Nylon Tenley Crossbody Bag

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    A crossbody bag is all about function- Look, no hands! But this little wonder from Kate Spade packs plenty of fashion-forward oomph, too. We dig the stark black and white horizontal stripes, and the black patent strap adds just a dash of shine.

    $148 at Nordstrom | Buy

    | Posted 07 Feb, 2012 by Rene
  • Village Parker Medium Hobo Bag

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    Although hobo’s are typically a slouchy bag, this one from Cole Haan manages to keep its form and still look polished. Luxe pebbled leather is showcased in navy- a great alternative to black. The Village Parker is the perfect size for all of your gear and strikes a suitably sophisticated (and stylish) note.

    $200 at Cole Haan | Buy

    | Posted 06 Feb, 2012 by Rene
  • Dipped Dots Tote

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    This leather bag is a breath of spring-inspired freshness. Miss Albright’s carryall comes in a spotty and soft paisley print. Your bag doesn’t need to be bright and bold to garner jealous attention. This patterned tote will turn plenty of heads.

    $228 at Anthropologie | Buy

    | Posted 06 Feb, 2012 by Rene
  • Disco City Cross Body Bag

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    How could you not feel happy slipping on a gold leather bag? You’re practically carrying a Grammy. This smallish tote folds over and can be carried by handles or worn crossbody. And, hello, it’s gold, so the Disco City should certainly live up to its name. Go show this bag a good time.

    $198 at Foley + Corinna | Buy

    | Posted 06 Feb, 2012 by Rene
  • Porter Tote

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    All of the features of this roomy and rich-looking tote make it drool-worthy: Pockets aplenty (seven!), a detachable shoulder strap and gold-tone grommets just to name a few. What we’re really lusting after is the gorgeous green grass color of the leather. You’ll be carrying a little bit of (luxurious) springtime with you regardless of the weather.

    $468 at Hayden-Harnett | Buy

    | Posted 02 Feb, 2012 by Rene
  • Operation Smile Clutch

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    You get good karma points for picking up a bag that benefits Operation Smile, but that is just a bonus considering how chic this metal clutch is. It comes with a hefty price tag for a little bag, but this swirl-patterned clutch is timeless, and did we mention the good karma points?

    $395 at Kotur | Buy

    | Posted 02 Feb, 2012 by Rene
  • Ships Large Zippered Tote

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    Ship to shore, this large tote has got it all together. Brown leather straps and antique brass hardware add to the nautical vibe without being too ahoy there, matey. The black and cream print featuring waves and ships is what really makes this bag a beacon of style.

    $68 at Jenna Rose Handmade | Buy

    | Posted 01 Feb, 2012 by Rene
  • Leather Clutch

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    Italian leather and Swedish canvas pair perfectly in a go-anywhere clutch. This handmade bag can be used unfolded as a pouch, but we’re partial to the doubled-over look of the clutch. Oh, the beauty of international love.

    $48 at Ira | Buy

    | Posted 01 Feb, 2012 by Rene