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Summer 2012's 10 Best Bags

If you're looking for a new black leather bag, you might as well stop reading. In Barbie pinks, crisp whites and geometric neon prints, our 10 favorite bags of season might not be bright enough to mandate sunglasses, but a fresh mani in orange sherbet or electric lime? Yeah, maybe that.

Whether they're perfect for exotic summer vacations or backyard pool parties— or just look like a pool, literally— these totes, satchels and cluthes could push even a flannel shirt and corduroys into summer outfit territory. Though, of course, it might make more sense just to pair them with little white dresses and fancy sandals instead.

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Ask for a mini umbrella with your cocktail so your other hand won't get jealous.

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Half weekend in the Cape, half fancy ladies luncheon, it's bipolar (in a really good way).

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Versatile and pretty but not overly precious, so you won't freak out when it runs into some ketchup or chlorine.

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The requisite music festival bag.

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That subversive, off-kilter shape balances the Barbie pink girliness.

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An easy-to-spot, water-resistant beach bag you'll want to carry for real life errands, too.

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Along with chambray and white denim, toss Missoni's woven knits in the stereotypically summer category: you'll wear this one year after year.

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Proof that white handbags can have the same sort of swagger as studded black ones.

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Hands free, so it's easier to stir your caipirinha.

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What to pair with your stable of white dresses: eyelet, lace, crochet, it'll look amazing with them all.

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