Daytime Bags

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Daytime Bags

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Crescent

Crescent
Chris Barlett

WEAR IT WELL Ladylike but modern, the shape provides depth and lots of holding space without getting gigantic. A good pick for smaller women.

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Attaché

Attaché
Chris Barlett

WEAR IT WELL Big hold-everything bags have trumped this classic in recent seasons, but the slim style, plus a handbag, could simplify your work life.

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Hobo

Hobo
Alison Rosa

WEAR IT WELL Laid-back cool, plus plenty of room for all of your daily essentials. But the bigger the bag, the less appropriate for work.

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Drawstring

Drawstring
Sabrina Grande

WEAR IT WELL The tapered top can rein in a hobo. Just be sure there's some interior organization so you're not rooting when your cell phone rings.

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Oblong

Oblong
Chris Bartlett

WEAR IT WELL Thin and long, it makes a great day-to-night contender. And bags that tuck under the arm flatter wide hips.

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