NYC Bag Stalking: The Coolest Carryalls On The Street

UPDATE: Kick those Sunday blues by peeking through our oh-so-fabulous collection of handbags, all snapped on stylish New Yorkers. This story was originally published on April 11.
We're back to our old style-stalking tricks once again. But the spring weather isn't the only thing making this bag-stalking sesh so refreshing. In an attempt to find the perfect carryall that we'll be stuffing all season (hello weekend trips!), we're taking some inspiration from 30 snaps straight from the streets of NYC. Whether you prefer to swing yours over your shoulder, keep a tight hold on the handle, or, our recent obsession, saddle up to old-(elementary) school backpack straps, the season's coolest bags are casual-yet-sleek takes on the classic shapes we already love to tote. You know you'll be needing a good satchel (or several) to sport as you do all that sunny-weather shopping — and, if you go with styles as rad as these, please don't dodge the flash — you know it's just us, back at it once again.
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Check out the 30 sweet spring bags we snapped. In this case, it's totally okay to stare.
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Our own Charlene Chang rocks a color-blocked to perfection satchel from Aldo.

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Forget spots! We're seeing stripes for this bag from Little Black Bag.

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Can you say "green with envy?"

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A Proenza classic never goes out of style.

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Cross-body bags are great for music festivals and city streets, alike.

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A school-ish satchel is a great partner for springtime florals.

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Taylor's red Balenciaga is cherry and sweet.

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An orange bowler (like this one from Henri Bendel) brightens up an outfit instantly.

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Check out the tips on this bag!

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A black classic matches everything.

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A new take on a Canadian tuxedo?

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This is the perfect sienna brown color for spring!

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Tailored yet still slouchy, this bag is subtle and perfect.

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We're digging the way this is being carried (and the orange stripes on the side!).

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This Mayle bag will last a lifetime.

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Alex Wang goes strappy in this piece of arm candy.

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A long strap bag is great for weekend traveling (or shopping!).

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More orange... we're noticing a theme.

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Proenza goes a little furry for this tiny purse.

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Simple yet sophisticated — perfect for work.

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Locked and loaded.

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One of our favorite backpacks from Fjallraven (and super comfy, too!).

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Talk about electric blue!

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An amazing worn-in bag you can't fake that kind of long-loved leather.

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Marc Jacobs puts a tail on it.

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This bag actually pulls off its fringes well.

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We're thinking this bag really is a carry all.

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More Proenza... we know, we know.

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What's bag stalking without some double C's to ogle at?

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This structured satchel is the perfect end to the slideshow (and the perfect bag to tote around town!).

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