Inaugurating a lighter, prettier, easier handbag is nothing short of a spring wardrobe ritual. But, like finding our fall boots and winter coat, the spring bag search comes with a little agenda: It needs to be a decent size, roomy enough to accommodate an extra bikini or a few paperbacks for the beach; it needs to have a sense of fun (purple, turquoise, pale pink...bring it on); and, like always, it can't be too trendy. And given we never want to see our bag coming and going at every corner, we rounded up more than 20 totes in six different categories, to make sure you can score one that feels just right for you and the sunny months ahead.
Above, clockwise from top left: Marc by Marc Jacobs Flash Kelsey Convertible Shoulder Bag, $358, available at Nordstrom; French Connection Silk Stitch Clutch, $138, available at French Connection; Proenza Schouler Large Leather PS1 Bag, $1,995, available at Barneys New York; Madewell Mini Cross Body Bag, $128, available at Shopbop.
Featured Styles from Coach
Pouches & Bucket Bags
Above, clockwise from top left: Kimchi Blue Netted Bucket Bag, $48, available at Urban Outfitters; Topshop Suede Studded Pouch Bag, $80, available at Topshop; Anthropologie Small and Mighty Bag, $98, available at Anthropologie; Temperley London Gypsy Leather Pouch Bag, $595, available at Net-A-Porter.
Above, clockwise from top left: Mulberry Oversized Alexa Satchel, $1,250, available at La Garçonne; Cambridge Satchel Company 11' Purple Satchel, $86.95, available at Cambridge Satchel Company; 3.1 Phillip Lim Tess Satchel, $575, available at Barneys New York; ASOS Striped Canvas Retro Satchel, $48.28, available at ASOS.