12 Super Affordable Spring Handbags

Refresh your spring wardrobe with a new handbag in a flirty colour or punchy print. These 12 are so affordable you don’t need to pick just one

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Just Peachy

The classic rounded messenger bag shape gets a vibrant update thanks to a punchy pink grapefruit tone. Golden hardware, such as the swinging metal fringe, adds a feminine touch that earns extra style points.

Call It Spring Return Bag, $40; callitspring.com

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Glitter Critters

Whether you’re looking to complete a wedding guest outfit, a tropical vacation wardrobe or just have your heart set on something off the beaten style path, this bejeweled clutch is up for the task. It’s nicely neutral, superbly beaded and with just the right amount of quirk.
Banana Republic Jeweled Beetle Pouch, $85; bananarepublic.ca

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Violet Femme

Accompanied by an oversize textured clasp and coloured resin links, this compact bag deserves a closer look. As you’ll soon discover, the unexpected lilac hue achieves neutral status – it simply goes with everything.

MICHAEL Michael Kors Cynthia Shoulder Bag, $278; michaelkors.ca

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Mint Chip

An invigorating colour helps this ladylike bag lose any whiff of a stuffy vibe. Begging to be worn with jeans and sneakers, utilize the long strap it comes with to toss this beauty across your body for a chic laidback look.

Ted Baker London Tabatha Tote Bag, $329; tedbaker.com

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Red Alerts

There’s is a lot to love about this limited edition collection: each bag is designed by homegrown talent, the materials are luxe but the prices are low and 100% of the profits will go to the Canadian Women’s Foundation. Available April 11th – May 13th (with free shipping in Canada!). All you have to do is choose between the equally chic spacious clutch, boxy mini bag or sleek messenger style.

Jolie x eBay Hayden Clutch, $75; Opelle x eBay Mini Issa Crossbody Bag, $100; and Woolfell x eBay Caliente Bag, $50; eBay.ca/Collaborations

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Testing Pattern

Hitting the sweet spot between contemporary and classic, an artisan graphic print, colour block design and tassel detail help hit refresh on a ladylike top handle silhouette. The versatile accessory can easily update a range of outerwear staples, from a polished trench coat, to edgy moto or laidback jean jacket.
Aldo handbag, $60; aldoshoes.com

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Black Beauty

A striking shape and minimalist details make for a black tote that is anything but basic. Consider this an MVP accessory that’s well worth the investment, it holds the power to stylishly finish any outfit whether you’re wearing jeans, a suit or a dress.

Tory Burch Block T Bucket Tote, $425; toryburch.com

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Grey Matter

If it’s a balance of function and fashion you’re after then nab this backpack. A hands-free design finished with the ‘it’ detail of the season – that’s 70s-inspired fringe – will make any outing more enjoyable.
Zara Fringed Foldover Flap Backpack, $60; zara.com

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Think Pink

This is an effortless way to incorporate spring’s most popular hue into your wardrobe, and a pink bag goes with more than you may think. Besides being a pretty pop of colour next to an all-neutral outfit it will breathe new life into any print and bolster vivid picks, like an orange skirt or green jacket.
Rebecca Minkoff Unlined Feed Bag, $429; shopbop.com

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Envelope, Please

The best bags are ones you know you’ll love decades from now. Made in Canada using supple Italian leather, this sleek fold over design in simple black and white creates instant appeal that will hold up, and only get better, in years to come.
Roots Baguette Prince bag, $268; roots.com

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Show Your Stripes

A hard-working bag with a carefree attitude that’s still polished? Yes, please! This roomy top handle satchel is primed to lug all your 9-5 essentials in style while expressing a clear zest for life thanks to a rainbow of stripes.
Kate Spade Cedar Street Multi-Stripe Maise bag, US $278; katespade.com

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Neutral Territory

Not all neutral tote bags are created equal; it takes knockout design forces to help one achieve must-have status. Dipped in a mid-greige tone and supported with an eye-catching texture, this beauty passes the test with flying (non) colours.
Fossil Emerson Satchel, $448; fossil.com

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