50 Dream Handbags
In the spring, our fancy turns to thoughts of arm candy...and we're not talking about a seasonal boyfriend. No, folks, it's bags we want—particularly of the outrageously-expensive, exotic-skin, richly embellished variety.
Click through the slideshow to peep some of our favorite current-season carryalls. These purses might be pricey, but any of them would make for a stellar investment piece.
Pretty much the most luxe, classic carryall money can buy.
Bottega's knot-topped clutches are the ultimate in evening bags.
A bag as posh as its creator.
We love the "T" buckle on this polished option. It's almost a logo, but not quite.
Exotics get the stripe treatment.
Have you ever seen a more beautiful closure on a bag? Yeah, didn't think so.
Finally, you can match your scarf to your bag—or vice versa.
Maltese crosses are one of our favorite design motifs ever, so the fact that Alber Elbaz threw one on this gorgeous clutch solidifies our love for him even more.
Teddies on a tote? Terrific.
The perfect finishing touch for any YA lit-inspired outfit.
Of course Proenza Schouler's take on the wear-anywhere tote would be texturally fantastic.
A chain bag in rich oxblood. So ahead of the trends.
Because leopard never goes out of style.
We've actually never seen a clutch in this silhouette before. Leave it to Sarah Burton to be a handbag pioneer.
This will be the star of your handbag collection for sure.
Mulberry's travel bags would make any girl feel like a jetsetter.
The perfect shade of pool blue to help you dive into spring.
You'll be able to pass it along to your kids one day.
Seriously, you're gonna want lots of orange in your closet this season.
A stud with a difference.
Meredith Wendell's colorful carryalls could make an entire outfit.
Miles away from the ratty old knapsack you carried in middle school.
Anchors always look good in the summer.
All the tribal trimmings on a single sleek clutch.
An iPad case we'd happily carry as a handbag, too.
Texture-blocking and color-blocking in a single piece.
If PS1 bags formed an actual family, this one would be the equivalent of your zany Aunt Gladys who lives in Boca Raton. And we mean that as a huge compliment.
Those colors! This Reed bag's like a sunset you can carry on your shoulder.
No need to feel gilt-y about scooping up this Rochas.
Just a hint of metallic makes this practical purse special.
Tiny, adorable and incredibly luxe—just like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen themselves.
A playful take on this season's pastel craze.
It's a bouquet and a clutch in one.
A fresh new way to wear diamonds.
The structured way to wear lace.
The perfect option for a summer music festival.
The gorgeous plum color would match almost anything in your closet.
It's no surprise this is called the "Happy" bag—just look at it and try not to smile. We dare you.
The classic bucket bag, updated with bows.
Alexander McQueen's signature skull clutches are almost too beautiful to use as actual bags. Somehow, we think we'd find a way to get past that.
New-ish label Newbark makes incredibly comfy leather flats—and luckily, their bags are just as buttery-soft.
As if the classic PS11 wasn't luxe enough already.
Reed's signature Boxer bag looks even cooler in tri-tone exotic skins.
Stella's runway stripes interpreted for real life.
The perfect basic bag to pair with your cowgirl-cool spring Thakoon outfits.
Tweed meets tassels.
A shrunken candy-color bag gets some tough love.
YSL's most textural Muse yet.