16 Easy-Chic, Go Anywhere Summer Bags, Starting at $5.50!

Like a killer pair of shoes, we're firm believers in the transformative powers of a truly gorgeous bag. Especially now as the warm weather beckons and forces us to haul our entire lives with us each time we step outside (like, anything can happen out there, right!?). But the trick is to find a bag that will stow your wallet (and everything else you own) without burning a hole in it. So, we've managed to work some major market magic, rounding up a fistful of bags brimming with potential. From M.Carter's perfect printed summer backpack ($80) to Olivia Harris' ball bag ($248), when it comes to the perfect new accessory, these terrific totes prove your spring-summer could really be in the bag.
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Above, from left: M. Carter Day Pack, $80, available at In God We Trust stores, for more info go to www.miltoncarter.com; C Society Denim Rope Bag, $88, available at Pixie Market.
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Above, from left: Deena & Ozzy Chain Purse, $48, available at Urban Outfitters; Topshop Aztec Fold-Over Bag, $44, available at Topshop.
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Above, from left: A.P.C. Madras Heavy Canvas Bag, $160, available at A.P.C.; 3.1 Phillip Lim Slouchy Oversized Carryall, $875, available at La Garçonne.
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Above, from left: Olivia Harris Baby Ball Bag, $248, available at Oak; Alexandra Cassaniti Canvas Tote Bag, $230, available at Alexandra Cassaniti.
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Above, from left: Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto Beach Backpack, $250, available at Revolve Clothing; Paul & Joe Sister Maze Fringed Bag, $290, available at Net-A-Porter.
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Above, from left: Billykirk Padded Flight Bag, $385, available at Revolve Clothing; Topshop Fringe Chain Bag, $60, available at Topshop.
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Above, from left: Forever 21 Peacock Feathers Tote, $5.50, available at Forever 21; American Eagle Outfitters Beachy Satchel, $49.50, available at American Eagle Outfitters.
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Above, from left: A.P.C. Madras Weekend Bag, $180, available at A.P.C.; M.Carter Hip Pouch, $40, available at In God We Trust stores, for more info go to www.miltoncarter.com.
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