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Best Summer Handbags – Straw, Clutches, Crossbody & More

summer handbags
Tory Burch Large Tote in Light Oak $295

This years summer handbags are absolutely fabulous. The colors are perfect, the leathers are yum, the sizes are spot on, and the lightweight options are extensive. From the whimsical clutch to that perfect neutral tote, you are going to love my recommendations…

Talbots Paper Straw Tote

best summer handbags
Talbots $89.50$62.65

I am sure you have seen all the straw bags out right now. You have the pick of the litter, but I recommend taking advantage of Talbots Friends and Family sale and picking up their black and white Paper Straw Tote for 30% off. I rarely like black and white, but this, I like. Talbots Friends and Family 30% Off Sale goes from 4/27 – 5/7.

Longchamp ‘Le Pliage-Cuir’ Crossbody Bag

summer crossbody bag
Longchamp $235

This Longchamp ‘Le Pliage-Cuir’ Crossbody Bag is wonderfully lightweight and can still hold all your basics: sunglasses, credit cards, lipstick, cell phone. The leather is yummy soft as well. This bag is available at Nordstrom and NeimanMarcus.

 Saint Laurent ‘Shopping’ Leather Tote

best summer tote bag
Saint Laurent $995

This Saint Laurent Shopping Leather Tote is that perfect feather light bag in that perfect blush shade. I swoon for this whisper of a bag. You can get this bag at Nordstrom or NeimanMarcus.

Talbots Parrot Woven Straw Wristlet

summer handbags
Talbots $59.50 $41.65

How much fun is the Talbots Parrot Woven Straw Wristlet? It will stay on your wrist for a night of dancing and start a conversation at brunch. It can even hold a thinner pair of sunglasses.

Miu Miu ‘Wave’ Cafskin Leather Shopper

best summer shopper bag
Miu Miu $1,220

One of my favorite clients adores this Miu Miu ‘Wave’ Calfskin Leather Shopper. Often people don’t realize that the most neutral bag is a bright color. This bright red works with gold, silver, black, or brown. As for style, you can pair the bag with a professional dress as well as blue jeans.

Vince Camuto ‘Gally’ Leather Crossbody Bag

best summer crossbody bag
Vince Camuto $158

This Vince Camuto ‘Gally’ Leather Crossbody Bag is one of my favorites right now. It comes in a handful of useful colors, but my favorite is the almond beige shade. I also recommend black and mocha.

Tory Burch ‘York’ Buckle Tote

tote bag
Tory Burch Large Tote $295 (Tory Burch Small Tote is $245)

If you need a professional bag the Tory Burch ‘York’ Buckle Tote is perfect for you. The navy pictured above is the larger version. I imagine the ‘Small York’ tote would be a better size for the less encumbered carrier. The small can definitely fit an iPad and a file folder. The larger one can carry a laptop.

Fossil ‘Sydney’ Leather Tote

shopper bag
Fossil $168 $84.97

I love Fossil’s shopper bags. My favorite gold one is no longer for sale, but if you are itching for a bold color, this Fossil ‘Sydney’ Leather Tote in tomato is a delight. The bag is lightweight and has the perfect outside pocket to slip your cell phone i n.

Tory Burch ‘Robinson’ Crossbody Wallet

summer handbags
Tory Burch $225

Tory Burch calls this ‘Robinson’ Crossbody a wallet but it’s the perfect clutch for a nigh out. You get the comfort of the cross body, but the elegance of a clutch. This also comes in a gorgeous tan they call ‘bark’.

Madewell Medium Leather Transport Tote

best summer leather tote bag
Madewell $158

You are going to love the weight of this Madewell Medium Leather Transport Tote. It feels like nothing and carries everything! Plus it can be a shoulder bag or a crossbody bag.

Alexander McQueen ‘Small Skull’ Open Shopper

summer shopper bag
Alexnader McQueen $990

The grey of this Alexander McQueen ‘Small Skull’ Open Shopper is beyond delicious. As is the theme, it is really light-weight and the leather is a whisper of softness. The only issue is the lack of pockets. It comes with a little zip-up pocket, but that’s not always what one wants to put their cell phone in.

Kate Spade “Cameron Street” Leather Tote

leather tote bag
Kate Spade $378

This Kate Spade leather tote with a laptop zip compartment is a sophisticated option for work or travel. Plus, it offers that ever so handy exterior slip pocket for your keys and cell phone.

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