Our Top Must Have Handbags for Spring 2013

In our minds the handbag is the essential accessory.  A good handbag can tie a look together, add a pop of color, or in some cases be known as a great work of art.

We’ve spent the last few week combing through collection after collection from spring 2013 to find the best of the best for you, our faithful readers.   So without further aduo we present our top picks in the following categories satchels, totes, clutches, and crossbody.


Spring 2013 Must Haves Satchels Handbags

  The satchel is the perfect everyday bag that can carry anything and everything while still looking chic.  Our must haves are:

1) The “Olivia” bag from alice & olivia by Stacey Bendet. This oversized satchel will hold everything from your wallet and makeup bag to your iPad and travel flats.  $495 aliceandolivia.com

2) We love a good structured bag and the “Regent Street” satchel from JustFab.com is a great bag at an even better price.  Don’t let the price fool you, this bag is can easily hold up to its more pricey cousins.  We love the extended sides and gold hardware, makes this bag chic enough for a dress up or dress down day.  $39.95 JustFab.com [Not a member of JustFab.com? Use this link to get started, its totally worth it]

3) Pink is the most common color for spring so why not go as bright as possible with the Selma Zip Top satchel in fuchsia from MICHAEL Michael Kors.  Made from saffiano leather, this bag will hold up to all our daily errands while always adding that needed pop of color. If bright pink isn’t your cup of tea, we suggest green or yellow for some fun. $358 at Bloomingdales.com or MichaelKors.com 

4) We’ve said it before, that black is the un-official wardrobe color of choice for NYC.  Even in spring we all need a that black bag that can carry us from late winter into spring and back again.  This is way we love the SoHo Carryall from Jill Milan.  The oversized shape makes it perfect to carry our daily everything without looking bulky.  Even better the SoHo Carryall like all the bags from Jill Milan is 100% Vegan, so everything is man-made and animal product free.  $1,400 JillMilan.com

5) Every season there is one bag, the one bag I set my sights on and will own no matter what.  The silver leather Metallic Weave Shopper from DKNY is one of the bags.  Everything about this bag from the shape to the color to the contrasting weave pattern made be fall in love and yes this bag is now proudly hanging on the wall in my collection.  $445 DKNY.com or in DKNY stores.

NEXT Spring 2013 Must Haves – Totes

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