City Pulse

By Susan Romero

It’s officially summer. Stop! Put down that heavy black leather bag. It’s so over. Pick up one of these cool summer bags that suit a wide range of budgets for every occasion.

Summer Weekend Getaways
Overnight bags can still exude style. These two will never detract from your fabulousness. Who knows who you’ll meet on Metro North?

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O’Neill makes this floral printed coated canvas weekend bag for only $61.95, available on Zappos.com.

Check out this canvas and purple patent leather tote from Trovata, available at Barneys Co-op and Barneyscoop.com for $299.00. Also comes in green, orange and blue patent trim.

Casual/Weekends

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Weekends are no time to let your style guard down. Stay cute and perky with these totes that hold all of your gear without weighing down those delicate bronzed shoulders.
This pink and black tote from Hurley is only $59.95 and is available on Zappos.com.

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Head to the beach with this bamboo tote from Twisted Orchid, available for $80.00 on eBags.com.

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A fun geometric print tote from Hayden-Harnett.com is the perfect addition to your summer weekend wardrobe. For $133.00, this sturdy tote will carry your stuff for many summers to come.

Work

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Who said work accessories had to be boring? Your work clothes will come alive with these sexy white hot bags. The truth is I couldn’t resist this one by Chinese Laundry in white with zebra print accents, available for $105.00 on chineselaundrybags.com.

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This bag by Paul Marrot Editions exudes a summer day in Paris. Aptly name Tuileries, this bag is $481.39, available on Hayden-Harnett.com.

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This spacious patent leather tote from Nordstrom.com is only $148.00 and also comes in black.

Evening

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For those really special hot summer nights you may need a flirty bag to take some of the attention away from all that bare skin. This purple fringed Tokyo clutch is small but roomy enough for those evening essentials. Find it at Hayden-Harnett.com as well for $216.

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Le Regale’s pleated satin fuchsia handbag is only $27.00 on Macys.com and also comes in emerald, sapphire and black.

Can’t decide which ones to get? Try them all. (Just kidding.)

Originally published June 2007
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