Best of Spring Handbags 2009

by SheKnows
Apr 28, 2009 at 6:37 p.m. ET
Frame bags are classic and feminine. This one from Alexander McQueen has a modern flavor with its trendy pleating and shiny green patent leather.

1 /49: Antik Batik Maine Cabas Tote

1/49 :Antik Batik Maine Cabas Tote

This cotton tote bag from Antik Batik jazzed up with a vibrant print. The roomy size is perfect for shopping trips or weekend excursions.

2 /49: Anya Hindmarch Patent Box Clutch

2/49 :Anya Hindmarch Patent Box Clutch

For evening, choose a sleek and simple hardcase clutch such as this one from Anya Hindmarch. It can complement your favorite little black dress or even the most glamorous evening gown.

3 /49: Anya Hindmarch Straw Tote

3/49 :Anya Hindmarch Straw Tote

This tote bag combines woven straw and yellow patent leather for a fun springtime look. You can get this Anya Hindmarch tote at Shopbop.

4 /49: Botkier Trigger Clyde Tote

4/49 :Botkier Trigger Clyde Tote

This Botkier classic gets a rocker-chic touch with the studded details and goldtone hardware. You can get this bag in either white or black.

5 /49: Bottega Veneta Roma Intrecciato Tote

5/49 :Bottega Veneta Roma Intrecciato Tote

Bottega Veneta handbags are sophisticated and stylish with simple silhouettes and interesting details. This green woven leather tote is stylish enough for a special date but also perfect for everyday.

6 /49: Carlos Falchi Python Floral Hobo

6/49 :Carlos Falchi Python Floral Hobo

This exotic floral print is hand-painted onto shiny python. This tropical looking bag will take you from the city streets to your next vacation destination.

7 /49: Carlos Falchi Python Tote

7/49 :Carlos Falchi Python Tote

Go exotic with this Carlos Falchi tote in turquoise or yellow waxed python. This large bag features an open toe and several interior pockets to keep your organized.

8 /49: Dior Bee Tote

8/49 :Dior Bee Tote

The Dior Bee tote features buckled top handles, a front pocket and lots of other interesting details. This shiny leather bag comes in your choice of taupe or black.

9 /49: Dior Lady Dior Patent Classic Bag

9/49 :Dior Lady Dior Patent Classic Bag

This ladylike purse features white patent leather and a boxy silhouette. The removable shoulder strap allows you to convert it to a handheld bag. It also comes in black.

10 /49: Emilio Pucci Ari Print Oversized Tote

10/49 :Emilio Pucci Ari Print Oversized Tote

Emilio Pucci is famous for vibrant prints and here is another one. This soft terry bag features a coral and white print that will add some oomph to any outfit. This extra large bag is perfect for days of shopping or a weekend getaway.

11 /49: Escada Plisse Leather Boston Bag

11/49 :Escada Plisse Leather Boston Bag

This Escada bag features yellow woven leather for a sunny springtime look. This bag can be your go-to choice when you need to add a punch of color to your outfit.

12 /49: Fendi Large Python Tote

12/49 :Fendi Large Python Tote

Exotic skins are definitely in. If you are willing to splurge on a python bag, make it a beautiful one such as this large fendi tote.

13 /49: Fendi Maxi Patent Baguette

13/49 :Fendi Maxi Patent Baguette

Fendi's baguette bag is ready for spring and summer in its light pink patent leather. This bag features detachable straps so that you can convert it into an oversized clutch.

14 /49: Fendi Zucca Print Canvas Tote

14/49 :Fendi Zucca Print Canvas Tote

Fendi's signature Zucca print is emblazoned in a variety of colors on this coated canvas bag. This designer tote is perfect for days at the beach or pool.

15 /49: Ginette etc. "Cross Body Bag

15/49 :Ginette etc. "Cross Body Bag

Cross-body bags allow you to keep your hands free. This one comes in raspberry textured leather and features two convenient exterior zip pockets.

16 /49: Isabella Fiore Blossom Hobo

16/49 :Isabella Fiore Blossom Hobo

This leather bag from Isabella Fiore looks perfect for spring with its floral embrodiery. This hobo features a drawstring top with tassels, two side pockets and other interesting details.

17 /49: Jimmy Choo Riki Patent Bag

17/49 :Jimmy Choo Riki Patent Bag

Jimmy Choo dresses up their Riki bag in patent leather this season. Choose from a number of colors including this subtle mauve shade. The Riki offers metallic hardware and dual top handles.

18 /49: Juicy Couture Daydreamer Terry Tote

18/49 :Juicy Couture Daydreamer Terry Tote

This terry tote from Juicy Couture features a colorful print and lots of fun details. It has a drawstring top, leather trim and straps, and several Juicy charms.

19 /49: Juicy Couture Large Straw Tote

19/49 :Juicy Couture Large Straw Tote

Straw handbags are always a hit in the spring and summer months. This one from Juicy Couture is accented with a beaded rosette detail.

20 /49: Kooba Talia Shoulder Bag

20/49 :Kooba Talia Shoulder Bag

Pleated handbags are very popular this season. This Kooba shoulder bag features pleated yellow leather and a unique handle. Inside this bag, you will find several pockets and lots of room for all your essentials.

21 /49: Lauren Merkin Cecilia Bag

21/49 :Lauren Merkin Cecilia Bag

As you probably know, yellow is the hottest color of the year in fashion. This simple yellow bag from Lauren Merkin is dressed up in pebbled leather and accented with a braided shoulder strap.

22 /49: Lauren Merkin Woven Classic Pleated Clutch

22/49 :Lauren Merkin Woven Classic Pleated Clutch

If you are going to splurge on a designer handbag, look for classic shapes that you can carry year in and year out. This pleated clutch from Lauren Merkin offers sophisticated styling and simple longevity.

23 /49: Loeffler Randall Norah Perforated Satchel

23/49 :Loeffler Randall Norah Perforated Satchel

Pleated handbags are one of the hottest styles of the season. This pleated, perforated leather bag from Loeffler Randall is the perfect neutral shade for the spring and summer months.

24 /49: Mad Imports Catalina Tote

24/49 :Mad Imports Catalina Tote

For your next trip to the beach or just a day of shopping, this Mad Imports crocheted raffia tote is a hot choice. The colored stripes give it a nautical appeal.

25 /49: Marc by Marc Jacobs Tote-ally Patent Tote

25/49 :Marc by Marc Jacobs Tote-ally Patent Tote

Look for fabulous neutrals this spring such as cream and off-white. This Marc by Marc Jacobs bag comes in glossy Mousse patent leather. It has a turn-lock closure and silvertone hardware.

26 /49: Marc by Marc Jacobs Picnic Flat Hobo

26/49 :Marc by Marc Jacobs Picnic Flat Hobo

This white leather bag has a wrinkled finish that give it a little extra texture. White bags are a trendy choice throughout the spring and summer.

27 /49: Marc by Marc Jacobs Hobo Shoulder Bag

27/49 :Marc by Marc Jacobs Hobo Shoulder Bag

This bold yellow hobo will add a splash of color to any outfit. This hot spring shoulder bag from Marc by Marc Jacobs features a turnlock closure and chain strap.

28 /49: Marc Jacobs Ostrich Stam Satchel

28/49 :Marc Jacobs Ostrich Stam Satchel

The iconic Marc Jacobs Stam really makes a statement in luxurious blue-violet ostrich. This feminine framed bag is perfect for the sophisticated girly-girl.

29 /49: Marni Printed Canvas Tote

29/49 :Marni Printed Canvas Tote

Floral prints are always trendy come springtime. This chic canvas tote by Marni is perfect for an afternoon at the beach or a day of outdoor shopping.

30 /49: Marni Leather Foldover Clutch

30/49 :Marni Leather Foldover Clutch

This isn't your everyday foldover clutch. This one features ruffled detailing and amazing purple leather. This bag will definitely add some pizazz to your wardrobe.

31 /49: Matt & Nat Shoulder Bag

31/49 :Matt & Nat Shoulder Bag

This vibrant red bag from Matt & Nat would be the perfect complement to your favorite little black dress. It features a detachable shoulder strap to convert it to a clutch and offers a crinkled look for some extra texture.

32 /49: Michael Kors Foldover Leather Clutch

32/49 :Michael Kors Foldover Leather Clutch

The foldover clutch is a versatile choice. You can tuck it under your arm or carry it by the top handle. This Michael Kors clutch features bright yellow leather for a burst of spring flavor.

33 /49: Michael Kors Sutton Patent Clutch

33/49 :Michael Kors Sutton Patent Clutch

If you are looking for a simple yet sophisticated clutch that is perfectly suited for spring, look no further. Michael Kors has you covered with this glossy white patent leather clutch and its oversized buckle.

34 /49: Miu Miu Crinkle Patent Shoulder Bag

34/49 :Miu Miu Crinkle Patent Shoulder Bag

Make a big statement with this red shoulder bag from Miu Miu. This crinkled patent leather bag will add a pop of color to even the most basic outfit.

35 /49: Mulberry Bayswater Spazzalato Bag

35/49 :Mulberry Bayswater Spazzalato Bag

If you are looking for something feminine and classic, check out Mulberry's iconic Bayswater bag all decked out in lavender patent leather. This bag is ideal for spring.

36 /49: Nancy Gonzales Matte Crocodile Tote

36/49 :Nancy Gonzales Matte Crocodile Tote

This crocodile bag from Nancy Gonzales features a drawstring top and comes in brilliant colors. Choose from fuchsia or aqua blue--both beautiful colors for the spring and summer months.

37 /49: Nancy Gonzales Large Crocodile Tote

37/49 :Nancy Gonzales Large Crocodile Tote

Splurge on a crocodile bag like this one from Nancy Gonzales. The pretty pink lavender color is contrasted nicely with the black handle and trim. The pleats add a feminine touch.

38 /49: 3.1 Phillip Lim Fold-Over Clutch

38/49 :3.1 Phillip Lim Fold-Over Clutch

The foldover clutch is a popular shape in handbags this season. This one from Phillip Lim features a pleated top and comes in a combination of royal blue and tan lamb leather. This ultra soft clutch can work for both daytime and evening.

39 /49: Prada Naplak Bowler

39/49 :Prada Naplak Bowler

Sometimes it's not the shape that makes the bag, it's the color. That's the case with this simple bowler bag from Prada. What could have been boring, now offers some real excitement in your choice of fuchsia or yellow patent leather.

40 /49: See by Chloe Les Jardins Shopping Bag

40/49 :See by Chloe Les Jardins Shopping Bag

This black canvas shopping tote from See by Chloe gets ready for springtime with its colorful les jardins print. It features an open top and the See by Chloe logo emblazoned across the front.

41 /49: See by Chloe Dance or Die Tote

41/49 :See by Chloe Dance or Die Tote

Functional bags don't have to be ugly, as proven by this lively yellow canvas handbag from See by Chloe. It's roomy enough to hold everything you need, while still looking chic.

42 /49: See by Chloe Zip Top Tote

42/49 :See by Chloe Zip Top Tote

Though pastels and brights are popular for spring, don't forget the staying power of neutrals. This oversized cream leather tote from See by Chloe will go with just about anything in your closet.

43 /49: Sissi Rossi Donna Boston Bag

43/49 :Sissi Rossi Donna Boston Bag

Green is always a favorite in spring fashion and this vivid green bag from Sissi Rossi will become yours. It features dual top handles and lots of organizational pockets.

44 /49: Tano Bucket Hobo

44/49 :Tano Bucket Hobo

Though you might lean toward yellow and pink handbags this spring, don't overlook the power of green. Green embodies elements of nature that epitomize the season. This Tano hobo features apple green leather with brown trim. It offers a buckled handle and cinched top in an easy-to-wear design.

45 /49: Tory Burch Brewster Twill Tote

45/49 :Tory Burch Brewster Twill Tote

In the spring and summer, you need a bag that is as durable as it is beautiful. This Tory Burch tote coats smooth twill for extra protection. The vibrant yellow color and patent leather trim make this bag really stand out.

46 /49: Tory Burch Carline Tote

46/49 :Tory Burch Carline Tote

If you are looking for something vibrant and stylish, check out this Tory Burch tote in a multicolored print. It features the Tory Burch logo and patent leather trim.

47 /49: Tory Burch Degrade T Tote

47/49 :Tory Burch Degrade T Tote

Degrade, ombre, dip dye or whatever you want to call it continues to be popular in fashion. This Tory Burch tote features fuchsia degrade patent leather and a perforated logo medallion.

48 /49: Valentino Bouquet d'Ete Printed Tote

48/49 :Valentino Bouquet d'Ete Printed Tote

This black patent handbag from Valentino comes alive with a bouquet of gorgeous flowers. This printed tote is an ideal option for spring.

49 /49: Zac Posen Carine Lock Bag

49/49 :Zac Posen Carine Lock Bag

This shoulder bag from Zac Posen features fuchsia glazed leather to liven up the simple silhouette. It has gunmetal hardware and several organizational pockets inside.