The Lucky Bag Guide: Short-Strap Handbags

Feminine but not froufrou, these are too much fun to save for special occasions.

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A low-key bow and a punky little stud make this an uptown bag for downtown girls.


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All the drama of a cubist painting, in a wearable neutral palette.


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Why wait for Saturday nights? This elevates casual looks, too.
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A subtle take on fall’s ubiquitous equestrian trend.


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Play up its ’60s vibe—pair it with Jackie O shades or a sheath dress.
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Snake print looks killer against sleek pieces, like a slim blazer or trench.
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A classic chanel bag, in a slightly worn-in, sophisticated color.
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The regal yet rugged combo of fur and chains is so very Game of Thrones.
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Gilded and glam enough for modern-day Rita Hayworths.
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The slinky chain is so sexy; the graphite color, insanely practical.