In the market for a new handbag? We partnered with Lucky Magazine to identify what the latest trends are for Spring 2013, and to showcase some affordable options for our Savvy Spenders:
Crossbody saddlebags: $15-$80
“The weather’s getting warmer, we’re dressing in lighter fabrics, and this crossbody bag is the perfect style to wear with those Spring looks,” says Lucky’s Contributing Style Editor, Lori Bergamotto.
It’s all about bright colors and light-weight fabrics that will compliment your spring style.
Top picks include:
American Eagle’s Embroidered Cross body Bag ($24.95)
American Eagle’s Perforated Cross body Bag ($14.99)
Nasty Gal’s Night Fever Bag ($48)
Nila Anthony’s Structured Cross body ($62)
The Limited’s Crock Embossed bag ($79.90)
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Clutches used to be relegated just for evening, but they’re a lot more versatile these days.
“And the gold frame adds an instant polish and makes it look so much more expensive than it actually is.”
Consider the polka dot clutch from Melie Bianco ($68)
Forever 21’s nude clutch ($24.80)
Burlington Coat Factory’s black clutch ($9.99).
“From coffee to cocktails; desk to dinner, you can take these satchels anywhere,” says Bergamotto.
Consider the following: Forever 21’s white satchel with gold hardware ($40)
Dress Barn’s blue ostrich faux leather bag ($55)
Street Level’s color-blocked blush/peach bag ($58)
“There’s something for everyone in this category,” says Bergamotto. “If white isn’t your thing, go with a great color-blocked neutral – and if that’s still too muted for you, go for a for a brighter color.”
East-West Totes: Under $50
A fairly new silhouette for bags, the “winged” tote is in this Spring, as it blends professional with cool.
Try one of these oh-so-practical totes on for size: Justfab.com’s color-blocked tote ($39.95)
Aldo’s hot pink and straw tote ($50)
H&M’s pastel blue tote ($29.95)
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