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Perfect Purses To Carry This Season

November 18, 2010 10:23 AM

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Tiffany & Co. Reversible Tote designed by Richard Lambertson and John Truex

Tiffany & Co. Reversible Tote designed by Richard Lambertson and John Truex

Your purse, your clutch, your bag… it’s your best accessory. Don’t leave home without it.  Red Carpet Bay Area shows you what you’ll want to carry on your arm this season.

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DKNY Spring 2011

Birkin-esque

When Hermes created a bag for actress Jane Birkin back in 1984, structured, ladylike satchels with locks became a classic. They’re elegant, understated and always on point.

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Jennifer Anniston carrying Tiffany & Co. Reversible Tote designed by Richard Lambertson and John Truex

Tote a Tote

The tote is the workhorse of shoulder bags. Take it shopping, to work – toss in a book, a magazine and your lunch. It can do the job with style and grace.

marcjacobscrossbody Perfect Purses To Carry This Season

Marc Jacobs Crossbody Bag With Chain/Leather Strap - Marc Jacobs Spring 2010

Cross Your Heart

Single crossbody bags with chains or leather straps leave your hands free to touch, greet, and hug. The chain embellishment looks like you’re wearing a pendant with a purpose.

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Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Keepall 55 Travel Bag with shoulder strap.

Carry On

Skip the baggage claim and hit the ground running. And don’t let those rigid airport dimensions limit you. (Currently, the basic rule is no taller than 22 inches, no wider than 14 inches, and no deeper than 9 inches.) Your carry-on doesn’t have to look like a suitcase.

hobo jimmychoo Perfect Purses To Carry This Season

Jimmy Choo Neon Elaphe Genuine Snakeskin Hobo - Jimmy Choo Spring 2011

The Hobo

The hobo is no slouch. The soft shoulder bag can dress up or down.

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Sharon Stone with her beloved Dior Quilted Satchel. (Photo by BDG/Rex Features)

Quilted

Soft and plush, quilted purses are on trend. Get started with a petite pouch, or be bold and go for a big framed satchel.

bananarepublicclutch Perfect Purses To Carry This Season

Jeweled Foldover Clutch by Banana Republic

Clutch A Classic

When less is more, for day or for evening, the clutch is timeless. Fill it with a razor thin wallet, a lipstick, your calling card and keys -- and leave the rest at home.

Jan Mabry, Red Carpet Bay Area

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