Bag It: Spring's Most Covet-Worthy Designer Handbags

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    What does it take for a handbag to reach “It” status? Well, it starts with an incredibly chic design, followed by a handful of stylish celebrity owners, think: Taylor Swift, Jessica Alba, and Kate Bosworth. The 11 bags in today’s story check both of the boxes, making them the cream of the handbag crop!

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    Kate Bosworth

    If Marni’s Metallic-Leather Shoulder Bag ($1550) has the Bosworth stamp of approval, you know it’s good!

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    Marni Metallic-Leather Shoulder Bag ($1550)

    An accordion-like design allows for multiple compartments, which are perfect for storing all your daily essentials and more.

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    Jessica Alba

    Chloe’s new-for-spring Baylee Medium Perforated Satchel ($2900) never left Alba’s side during Paris Fashion Week.

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    Chloe Baylee Medium Perforated Satchel ($2900)

    Perforated leather lends an element of cool to this satchel-tote hybrid.

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    Emma Roberts

    Given the actress’ easy-chic approach to dressing, it’s not surprising to see Roberts favoring Sandro’s Anaconda Snakeskin Crossbody Bag ($275) as of late.

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    Sandro Anaconda Snakeskin Crossbody Bag ($275)

    Blue and pink on one side and green and white on the other, this little cross-body bag is the ideal nod to your playful side. Even better: you can remove the straps and wear it as a clutch at night!

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    Solange Knowles

    With a myriad of celebrity supporters, including Solange Knowles, Emma Watson, Kate Hudson, and Eva Mendes, it’s no wonder there’s a waitlist for M2Malletier’s Amor Fati Leather Shoulder Bag ($1880, 212.524.9770).

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    M2Malletier Amor Fati Leather Shoulder Bag ($1880, 212.524.9770)

    With its signature metal top handle and angular shape, this bag is the epitome of modern style.

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    Kristen Stewart

    It was only a matter of time before backpack connoisseur Stewart picked up Chanel’s in-demand Graffiti Printed Canvas version.

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    Chanel Graffiti Printed Canvas Backpack ($3400)

    Does it get any cooler than a Chanel backpack? The answer is no.

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    Diane Kruger

    For off-duty errand runs around Los Angeles, Kruger relies on Jil Sander’s versatile JIL Bag ($1690) in White.

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    Jil Sander JIL Bag ($1690)

    While an investment, this satchel is one you can wear to work, on the weekend, and beyond.

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    Kate Mara

    Talk about a chic travel companion! Kate Mara selected Louis Vuitton’s NN14GM Cuir Nuance Bleu Bag ($3700, 866.VUITTON) for a flight out of LAX.

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    Louis Vuitton NN14GM Cuir Nuance Bleu Bag ($3700, 866.VUITTON)

    Offering a current take on the popular bucket shape, Louis Vuitton’s newest must-have has the minimalist written all over it.

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    Olivia Wilde

    Gucci Nouveau Fringe Suede Shoulder Bag ($2500)? Check! Leather jacket? Check! Black boots? Check! Wilde’s inner rocker has officially surfaced!

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    Gucci Nouveau Fringe Suede Shoulder Bag ($2500)

    Not just for the music festival scene, this fringe flap shoulder bag is just as alluring with a great dress for evening.

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    Dakota Fanning

    This season, Fanning is letting her accessories—specifically, Prada’s Visage Printed Saffiano Leather Bag ($2800, 310.278.8661)—take center stage.

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    Prada Visage Printed Saffiano Leather Bag ($2800)

    This bag is certainly eye-catching, don’t you agree?

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    Olivia Palermo

    Palermo is giving her beloved Givenchy satchel a break and Nina Ricci’s Marche Leather and Suede Tote ($1750) some quality play time.

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    Nina Ricci Marche Leather and Suede Tote ($1750)

    Pick up this bag now, and we promise you’ll love its sleek, timeless design for years to come.

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    January Jones

    The Mad Men actress may have a handful of designer bags on rotation this spring, but we’re most fond of her ombre Fendi 2Jours Bag ($2542) in Red.

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    Fendi 2Jours Bag ($2542)

    With this tonal bag on your arm, adding a pop of spring color to your everyday wardrobe has never been easier (or more chic).

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    Taylor Swift

    It’s easy to see why the singer loves the Sella Shopping Zip Bag ($1564) by TOD’S—the prim satchel is a perfect match for her ladylike sensibilities.

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    TOD’S Sella Shopping Zip Bag ($1564)

    We love this structured style in Swift’s preferred nude hue, but be sure to check it out in black and white, too!

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    Reese Witherspoon

    What’s that? Another amazing Saint Laurent bag on Witherspoon’s arm? Why yes, it’s the fashion house’s newest style, the Sac De Jour Nano Baby Leather Tote ($1990).

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    Saint Laurent Sac De Jour Nano Baby Leather Tote ($1990)

    We love mini anything, especially a shrunken version of Saint Laurent’s classic Sac De Jour bag.

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Baylee Medium Perforated Satchel

Baylee Medium Perforated Satchel

Chloe, $2900
Anaconda Snakeskin Crossbody Bag

Anaconda Snakeskin Crossbody Bag

Sandro, $275
Amor Fati Leather Shoulder Bag

Amor Fati Leather Shoulder Bag

M2Malletier, $1880
Graffiti Printed Canvas Backpack

Graffiti Printed Canvas Backpack

Chanel, $3400


Jil Sander, $1690
Metallic-Leather Shoulder Bag

Metallic-Leather Shoulder Bag

Marni, $1550
NN14GM Cuir Nuance Bleu Bag

NN14GM Cuir Nuance Bleu Bag

Louis Vuitton, $3700
Nouveau Fringe Suede Shoulder Bag

Nouveau Fringe Suede Shoulder Bag

Gucci, $2500
Visage Printed Saffiano Leather Bag

Visage Printed Saffiano Leather Bag

Prada, $2800
Marche Leather and Suede Tote

Marche Leather and Suede Tote

Nina Ricci, $1750
2Jours Bag

2Jours Bag

Fendi, $2542
Sella Shopping Zip Bag

Sella Shopping Zip Bag

TOD’S, $1564
Sac De Jour Nano Baby Leather Tote

Sac De Jour Nano Baby Leather Tote

Saint Laurent, $1990
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