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It’s in the Bag: The Season’s Most Fashionable and Functional Bags

There are a few fashion items, I think we could all admit to owning too many of--and bags are most likely high on that list. But as the song goes, times, they are a changing. We're now finding different uses for all those bags we already have (my Strand Book Store tote has been serving as my shopping bag) and a need to find new bags that will better suit our changing needs (more biking to work, no access to free grocery bags at the supermarket anymore, walking more and more ) Fortunately for us, this means we now actually have a valid excuse to buy another bag. In bold colors and poppy prints to cheer up the cold days ahead, here’s a peek at ten of the season’s best--including a few you might not have even realized you need.
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Grocery Bag
Clutch
Crossbody Bag
Knapsack
Tote
Shoulder Bag
Weekend Bag
Bike Saddle Bag
Laptop Bag
Satchel

Shoulder Bag

Comfortable, practical, and oh so cute, this Vera Bradley shoulder bag makes running errands just a little more enjoyable.

Vera Bradley Frame Shoulder Bag, $94 Amazon

Clutch

A far cry from its glittery, furry, and rhinestone-encrusted counterparts, this bag—while pricey—is sure to make a statement at any party. Not only will it hold everything you need for a night out, but it might just spark a conversation about something more meaningful then, say, the new iPad mini. Pride and Prejudice Clutch, $325 Kate Spade

Crossbody Bag

With simple design and minimal hardware, this shoulder purse puts the polish on any daytime outfit and fits nicely around your body, making being out and about all day on foot easy as pie. Legacy Leather Penny Shoulder Purse, $198 Coach

Knapsack

It might be that the last time you carried a knapsack was when you were in the second grade, but this quilted version will make you want to carry one again. With top handles and exterior pockets, this bright nylon knapsack puts the fun in functionality. Marc by Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon Knapsack, $198 Zappos

Tote

When you just need a big, leather bag, but don’t want pay big bucks for it. Kristina Leather Tote, $150 Banana Republic

Shoulder Bag

Comfortable, practical, and oh so cute, this Vera Bradley shoulder bag makes running errands just a little more enjoyable.

Vera Bradley Frame Shoulder Bag, $94 Amazon

Weekend Bag

This polka dotted weekender, covered in a water-resistant coating, is sure to be your best friend during rainy season. Cath Kidston Weekender Bag, $114.34 ASOS

Bike Saddle Bag

This colorful bike bag, with plenty of compartments for your on-the-road necessities, makes tooling around town a cinch. Bike Saddle Bag, $168 Pendleton

Laptop Bag

With a whimsical floral pattern and a plush microfiber lining, it’s so pretty you’ll want to carry it even if you don’t need your computer. Marc by Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon Computer Commuter's Bag, $118 Nordstrom

Satchel

Complete with unique black hardware and plenty of interior and exterior pockets, this large satchel is a great alternative to the classic work bag. Nine West Large Satchel, $99 Piperlime

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