Hot Spring Trend: Bold and Bright Handbags

I’m looking for a new handbag. Something cute, bright and fun for summer. Maybe yellow or something equally as bright. (I know, I know, I’m known for my love of all things black, but it’s time to lighten up!)

Since it’s my first foray into color, I’d like to keep the spending under $600. Also, Nick would kill me if I hovered into Chanel territory again so soon. Here are some cute options I’ve found:

Marc by Marc Jacobs Karlie Leather Clutch

Karlie Leather Clutch

Marc by Marc Jacobs Karlie Leather Clutch in Dandelion

I am usually not a Marc Jacobs kinda gal. His cuts and prints are SO not me. But this little clutch might be the perfect mini-step into the world of bright purses. Plus, I’m a hardware fanatic, and the detail here is Tracey-approved.  ($250, net-a-porter.com)

Jimmy Choo Tilda Patent Tote

Jimmy Choo Tilda Patent Tote

Jimmy Choo Tilda Patent Tote in Red

Okay, okay, so this isn’t under $600. But I love the color and patent leather so much that I had to throw it in. I’ve always been a big fan of Jimmy Choo handbags but for some reason have never pulled the trigger. This might be a fun first dip into the Choo pool. ($950, neimanmarcus.com)

Prada Striped Canvas Clutch

Prada Striped Canvas

Prada Striped Canvas in Yellow

How cute is this? It feels so ’80s preppy. I love the stripes, the colors and the shape. ($595, saksfifthavenue.com)

Kate Spade Chrystie Street Large Anisha
and
Kate Spade Flicker Bon Shopper
Yikes! Much like Marc Jacobs, I’m usually not a Kate Spade person. But when it comes to color, she really knows what she’s doing. I couldn’t decide these two so I decided to post both.

Kate Spade Chrystie Street Large Anisha in Vine

Kate Spade Chrystie Street Large Anisha in Vine

Top handle bags are big trend for Spring and this one is such a fun color. At $445, it’s a good price a fun, new bag.  ($495, katespade.com)

Flicker Bon Shopper in Sunshine

Flicker Bon Shopper in Sunshine

Love the yellow. Simple, bright, fun, affordable—perfect for the beach. ($225, katespade.com)

Foley + Corinna Mid City Tote in Poppy

Foley + Corinna Mid City Tote

Foley + Corinna Mid City Tote in Poppy

I love the shape of this bag. I love that you can carry it by the handles or fold it over and wear as a shoulder bag with its cute detachable strap. I almost bought this last month in black (surprise!) but perhaps this shade would be more fun for summer. ($395, shopbop.com)

Michael Kors Gia Flap Leather Shoulder Bag

Michael Kors Gia Flap Leather Shoulder Bag in Daffodil

Michael Kors Gia Flap Leather Shoulder Bag in Daffodil

Clearly I’m leaning towards yellow based on the number of yellow bags I’ve featured in this post and while this isn’t my favorite yellow one in the bunch, I think it’s really cute. It’s perfect if you have an office job and need a bag with clean lines. The hardware is nice too. ($595, saksfifthavenue.com)

Unrelated sidenote: I’m loving the bags in the Victoria Beckham line. Very sharp lines and pretty handles. But, if I’m going to drop between $2,600 and $4,500 on a bag, it’s probably not going to be on a VB bag….

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3 comments

  1. Chelsea

    Great pics T! Love the bright colors and gets me in the festive spirit for summer. Also gets me in the spirit to BLOG!

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