Spring's Hottest Bag Styles

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Spring's Hottest Bag Styles

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Stars' Best Bags, Katy Perry, Mulberry
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Hardware-like buckles and zippered pockets can give an edgy vibe to a bold bag. Katy Perry toughens up her sugar-and-spice style with a Mabel bag from British brand Mulberry.

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Star Bags, Jessica Simpson, Louis Vuitton

Jessica Simpson

traveled in style with a luxurious carry-on-a Louis Vuitton Speedy Cube. The roomy embossed bag is the perfect size to hold in-flight necessities.

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Star Bags, Gwen Stefani, L.A.M.B.
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When it comes to scoring the perfect bag, lucky Gwen Stefani has to look no further than her own L.A.M.B. line. Her red leather Donington satchel has extra-long straps so it can double as a shoulder bag.

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Tod's, Satchels
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Bored with black bags? Gwyneth Paltrow added a punch of color to a neutral outfit with a bright violet design from Tod's.

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Studs, snakeskin, fringe: Heidi Klum's carryall is pure rock and roll, plus it's roomy enough to handle whatever the supermogul mom tosses inside.

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Shoulder Bags

Star Bags, Kirsten Dunst, Proenza Schouler
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Kirsten Dunst

sported a schoolgirl-chic Poncho bag from the Proenza Schouler line, PS1. The insouciant actress left the buckles undone.

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Shoulder Bags

Star Bags, Jessica Alba
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Jessica Alba

gave her hipster separates a ladylike spin with a patent chain bag. The tote has top handles for added versatility.

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Shoulder Bags

Star Bags, Shoulder Bags, Ali Larter
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Talk about versatile- Ali Larter's bag has double handles in addition to the shoulder strap and an easy-wipe patent finish.

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Shoulder Bags

Shoulder Bags
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It looks like one of her vintage finds, but the bag on Mischa Barton's shoulder is actually a fresh design from Missoni. (Packrats be warned: a structured piece like this one can lose its shape with overstuffing!)

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Shoulder Bags

Kate Bosworth, Topshop, Acid-Wash Jeans, The Look, trends
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Kate Bosworth

knows that an inventive accessory-like her multicolored Chloe Saskia-can upgrade any outfit. And forget about matching your purse to your shoes-go bold like Bosworth with bright red boots!

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Star Bags, Victoria Beckham, Loewe

Not known for understatement, Victoria Beckham chose a mongo ostrich-skin number from Loewe in a deep grape hue. A bag this size needs mega hardware, in this case, an enormous padlock.

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Star Bags, Oversized, Vanessa Hudgens, Linea Pelle
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Looking for a way to sidestep luggage restrictions? Have your handbag double up as a carry-on. Vanessa Hudgens flew the friendly skies carrying a Linea Pelle Dylan tote with handy multiple pockets.

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Jennifer Lopez

added a luxe touch to her casual look with Diane von Furstenberg's Stephanie bag. A multi-hued bag like this one-the super-slouchy hobo is made of knitted metallic leather-will blend with any outfit.

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Star Bags, Jennifer Connelly, Balenciaga
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Jennifer Connelly

hefted a serious weekender bag from Balenciaga. The purse/suitcase hybrid is a sleek choice for short trips.

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Star Bags, Rachel Bilson, Miu Miu

Rachel Bilson

toted a red woven bag from Miu Miu. The multicolored piece is an easy way to add a pop of color to any outfit.

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Star Bags, Kate Winslet, Clutches
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Have trouble cramming all your essentials in an evening bag? Skip the miniaudiere and choose an oversized design like this Ferragamo clutch carried by Kate Winslet.

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Charlize Theron, Rag & Bone, The Look, Scrunched Sleeves
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A long and skinny silhouette-like the Roger Vivier carried by Charlize Theron-gives a modern touch to an after-dark look. Plus: Extra space to stash your stuff!

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Maximize your bag budget by picking up stylish vintage clutches, like the snakeskin number carried by Nicole Richie. Just beware of dried-out leather that may crack and crumble.

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You don't need to be vegan or vegetarian to appreciate the leather-free designs of Stella McCartney. Monet Mazur gave her gown extra kick with a bright nylon bag from the British talent.

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Choose a box clutch for instant evening elegance. Rose Byrne looked to Louis Vuitton for her tiny quilted bag.

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