It's Time To Give Your Bag Collection The Spring Re-Up It Needs

Chances are, the canvas tote bag that's hauled your laptop, lunch and book club-assigned read around all winter is starting to look a little worse for wear. Did it ever really look that great in the first place? Probably not, but when it comes to winter accessories, it can be hard to prioritize style over utility. Now that we've gotten a sneak peak into spring, however, we're fully prepared to toss our ratty ol' tote bags away and give our handbag collections a much-needed refresh.
And from the looks of it, every splurge-worthy accessory brand in the game (and plenty of affordable ones, too) seem to agree. Add to that the sheer number of handbag trends causing a stir across Instagram and we've got ourselves the perfect opportunity to shop. From itty bitty crossbodies to knotted up totes, new-and-improved dopp kits to nostalgic baguettes, whatever nuance bag style you've had your eye on all winter long is ready to be snatched up for spring.
So cast off your winter-worn totes and fall-colored bucket bags, because spring has sprung and with it, brought along 6 new handbag trends to tote around all season long.
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Pass Me A Baguette
It's no secret that designer bags from seasons past are making a comeback. First up was the saddle bag, then Prada's beloved nylon shoulder bags, and now, to round out the trifecta, is Fendi's baguette bag. But since we can't all afford to bid big on eBay for one of our own, we found two worthy replacements to buy up this spring (and one real one, because why not?).
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A Fisherman's Knot
There's nothing like a day on the water to kick off spring on the right foot. So to pay homage to our favorite warm-weather activity, we're bringing the boat life to our handbag collection with these fisherman knot-inspired totes.
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Easter Egg Hunt
Is there anything more synonymous with spring than a fresh smattering of pastels?
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Net Bags, Improved
Anyone else remember those $6 net bags that everyone bought on Amazon a few summers back? Well, according to our trend reporter (a.k.a. me scouring the Internet), your favorite warm-weather totes are making a comeback — this time, in leather.
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Barely-There Bags
Mini bags aren't exactly a nuanced concept, but with Jacquemus leading the way, it seems there's no limit to how small these itty bitty purses can get. What was it that Cady Heron said? The limit does not exist?
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Daddy's Old Dopp Kit
The days of dopp kits being used solely for your dad's toiletries are a thing of the past. Instead, these new-and-improved clutches are getting a fashion-focused touch that we're fully prepared to get behind for spring.
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