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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.

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Pretty much the most luxe, classic carryall money can buy.

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Bottega's knot-topped clutches are the ultimate in evening bags.

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A bag as posh as its creator.

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We love the "T" buckle on this polished option. It's almost a logo, but not quite.

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Exotics get the stripe treatment.

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Have you ever seen a more beautiful closure on a bag? Yeah, didn't think so.

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Finally, you can match your scarf to your bag—or vice versa.

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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.

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Teddies on a tote? Terrific.

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Of course Proenza Schouler's take on the wear-anywhere tote would be texturally fantastic.

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A chain bag in rich oxblood. So ahead of the trends.

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Because leopard never goes out of style.

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We've actually never seen a clutch in this silhouette before. Leave it to Sarah Burton to be a handbag pioneer.

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This will be the star of your handbag collection for sure.

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The perfect shade of pool blue to help you dive into spring.

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You'll be able to pass it along to your kids one day.

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A stud with a difference.

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Meredith Wendell's colorful carryalls could make an entire outfit.

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Miles away from the ratty old knapsack you carried in middle school.

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Anchors always look good in the summer.

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All the tribal trimmings on a single sleek clutch.

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An iPad case we'd happily carry as a handbag, too.

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Texture-blocking and color-blocking in a single piece.

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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.

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Those colors! This Reed bag's like a sunset you can carry on your shoulder.

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No need to feel gilt-y about scooping up this Rochas.

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Just a hint of metallic makes this practical purse special.

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Tiny, adorable and incredibly luxe—just like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen themselves.

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It's a bouquet and a clutch in one.

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A fresh new way to wear diamonds.

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The structured way to wear lace.

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The perfect option for a summer music festival.

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The gorgeous plum color would match almost anything in your closet.

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It's no surprise this is called the "Happy" bag—just look at it and try not to smile. We dare you.

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The classic bucket bag, updated with bows.

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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.

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New-ish label Newbark makes incredibly comfy leather flats—and luckily, their bags are just as buttery-soft.

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As if the classic PS11 wasn't luxe enough already.

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Reed's signature Boxer bag looks even cooler in tri-tone exotic skins.

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Stella's runway stripes interpreted for real life.

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Tweed meets tassels.

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A shrunken candy-color bag gets some tough love.

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YSL's most textural Muse yet.

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