Add To Cart: 8 Bags To Start Summer Off Right

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Rejoice! You’ve just about made it to Memorial Day. And, those thoughts of late-night barbecues, pool parties, and the laziest of days seem more real than ever — you know, after daydreaming for the last six months. But, while you may have your summer dress and swimsuit strategy all mapped out, it’s time to rethink your bag situation. Because, that black tote that took a beating this winter after shielding off sleet, snow, and whatever else needs to head into early hibernation. You need something fun and fresh to kick off the new season. So, we rounded up our favorite styles from the last week that your arm will reach for — immediately.
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Meet your new beach bag — to replace that tattered straw thing you've been using for 100 years.

Merona Leaf Tote Handbag, $34.99, available at Target.

From: 30 Summer Essentials You Can’t Skip
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This is how you do a backpack and not look like a 10-year- old going to art class.

COS Suede Backpack, $135.00, available at Opening Ceremony.

From: 18 Backpacks That Make Any Outfit Cool
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The wear-everywhere satchel that couldn't get more summery if it tried.

Zara Perforated Mini Shopper, $59.90, available at Zara.

From: Why I’ll Never Carry A Teeny-Tiny Clutch
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The updated version of the classic work tote.

Tsatsas Fluke, 1050.00, available at Roztayger.

From: Your One-Stop Shop For Luxe, Indie Work Bags
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Glitz up your LBD like that.

ASOS Crossbody Bag With Metallic Triangle Embellishment, $49.54, available at ASOS.

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Swing over your shoulder for an easy weekend bag.

Karen Walker Benah for Karen Walker Marion Mini Round Bag, $281.00, available at Shopbop.

From: How To Mix Prints & Not Look Crazy
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You know you want to reach "tiger lady" status.

Ela Editor’s Pouch Tiger (sold out in blue, but the black version is still available), $318.00, available at Ela.

From: Proof Tiger Ladies Are The New Cat Ladies
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A sweet drawstring stunner for your next tropical getaway.

Sara Battaglia Fuchsia Mochila Bag, $274 (originally $915), available at Avenue 32.

From: 25 Discounted Vacation Picks Your Suitcase Might Be Missing
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