5 summer handbags you need right now

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After the year we’ve had (so far), there’s nothing like a little handbag shopping to lift our spirits. Here are five fun, lightweight and carefree options to deliver all the good vibes this summer:

Jacquemus Le Petite Baci Bag

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Jacquemus is known for its playful designs and unique charm, which are all present in Le Petite Baci Bag. The hand-woven raffia tote screams beaches and sunny French countrysides, while the long tassels hanging beneath add to Jacquemus’ signature flair and drama.

Because the bag is hand-crafted with all-natural materials, each has its unique irregularities and colour variations. In addition to the natural color of raffia, Le Petite Baci Bag also comes in fuchsia – a vibrant purplish-red that brings even more personality.

Available at jacquemus.com

Cult Gaia mini fan ark 

Cult Gaia’s mini fan ark is not only a wardrobe necessity; it is a work of art. The iconic piece has finally gained its well-deserved popularity this summer, becoming the “it” bag for many A-listers and prevailing as a seasonal staple.

This half-circle architecturally structured with bamboo was the first-ever product designed by Cult Gaia founder, Jasmin Larian. Now, the mini fan ark bag is also available in tortoise acrylic, which transitions perfectly into fall.

Available at cultgaia.com

Stella McCartney Knotted Structured Tote

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This Stella McCartney knotted structured tote bag in burgundy was totally made for a relaxing vacation in Europe. Unlike most knotted bags that come in white or beige, this version features a round handle and a detachable, adjustable shoulder strap. What makes the tote even better is that it’s also positively eco-conscious – Stella McCartney has always been a forerunner in sustainable fashion.

Available at stellamccartney.com

Anthropologie Loeffler Randall Mira Beaded Clutch 

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This hand-crafted beaded clutch by Anthropologie fits in perfectly, whether you’re spending a relaxing afternoon at the park or at a more formal evening event. With its neutral palette of shiny blush and creme, it’ll go with just about anything. What’s more – Anthropologie has always been producing their designs in small batches, ensuring that their products can become unique statement pieces in the summers to come.

Available at anthropologie.com

&Other Stories Crochet Lotus Clutch 

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The Swedish fashion retailer has made a name for itself in recent years, and with the quarantine restricting people from going out, online shoppers have taken over &other storie’s virtual shelves. If you want this cute crochet clutch bag, you’d better add it to your shopping cart right now. This must-have bag comes in both a natural straw colour and flaming hot red, which will surely be an attention-grabber all summer long.

Available at stories.com

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