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From hobos to satchels: 5 Bags every woman needs

One of the final touches to any outfit is the handbag. Here are five styles you don’t want to miss out on.

ecco hobo

The handy hobo

Characterized by its crescent shape and slouched centre, the hobo handbag is the ideal everyday purse. ECCO’s Narbonne bag (eccocanada.com, $99) comes in a bright fuchsia that’s the perfect size for carrying your wallet, keys, cosmetic bag, smartphone and other essentials. Sling it over your shoulder, and your ready to go to the mall, the grocery store or to the movies.

guess clutch

The classic clutch

Attending a wedding reception or other formal occasion? The clutch is your go-to evening purse — its compact size won’t weigh you down. Opt for one with a wristlet strap, such as Guess’ Verdugo zip-around version (guess.ca, $55), so you’ll have it with you at all times, even when you’re busting a move on the dance floor.

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roots sorority tote

The trusty tote

With two straps and an open top, the tote is a reliable accessory when you’re in need of maximum space. Roots’ Sorority tote (canada.roots.com, $268) is a classy, leather version that keeps everything organized with a zip pocket in the back and interior, as well as a front flap pocket for housing an iPad.

kate spade crossbody

The convenient crossbody

For day outings where you’d prefer a lightweight handbag, opt for the crossbody style, which has just enough room to hold cash and credit cards, a smartphone and a tube of lip gloss. Kate Spade’s Cobble Hill Brandice version in deep pink (katespade.com, $98) is made of soft pebbled leather and has a magnetic snap closure so it’s easy to quickly access your purse contents.

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danier toteThe essential satchel

Slung over the shoulder or toted around, the satchel is a handbag that gives you the option of doing both. Danier’s embossed exotic print satchel (danier.com, $269) has a detachable shoulder strap and a middle zipper compartment, which is handy for keeping purse contents separated and organized.

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