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Your Summer Look Won't Be Complete Without A Cool Bag

You've got your new one-piece swimsuit, a brand new pair of cat eye sunglasses, and your vacation plans ironed out already. Your bags are packed and you're ready to go... but wait a minute, are you, really? We say take a good look at your summer wardrobe again and make room for one more crucial item that will punctuate all the outfits you've styled. Allow us to indulge you in yet another e-window shopping sesh as we show you this season's hottest bags of the summer!

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We're not going to deny it: We're obsessed about accessories. What's an outfit without a little somethin' somethin' going on? An elaborate neckpiece can make a world of difference to a plain look, while an eye-catching summer bag just has the ability to tie an entire look together. Don't even get us started on why it's crucial to carry your own beach bag and not rely on your friend's sunblock stash (watch out for a story on that soon!) For now, check out our round-up of the prettiest, summer-ready bags and clutches sure to make you want to get one or two soon. You're welcome!

 

Floral banig tote by Lara Samar

Banig is a pretty popular material locally, and what genius to create bags and accessories made of it in the prettiest colors and summer prints? We're head over heels for the wide tote bags with round wooden handle that's a guaranteed hit at all your beach soirĂ©es! 

 

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Banig backpack by Lara Samar

First the tote, now the backpack. If this ain't a great idea, we don't know what is! Backpacks are convenient, practical, and a classic piece in everyone's closet. This summer, invest in one with local flavor, sure to be your newest summer staple!

 

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Beaded shopper bag by Parfois

This one isn't just roomy for all your beach needs; it can double as a shopping bag and a travel tote as well. We love the boho chic combination of the printed base and beaded details—a real stunner!

 

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The Sierra clutch by Joanique

A clutch may not exactly fit all your sunblock, shades, beach mat, the list goes on. But we can think of a couple reasons why it's an important piece in your closet as well. It's not just pretty to look at, it can also save you from fashion emergencies for dressy, formal occasions that require you to bring a clutch, and not a huge tote (such a no-no!) Pick one in a quirky design to get the style moment started!

 

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Hand-carved Pinya Purse by Aranaz

While pineapples are truly a summer staple, a pineapple-inspired clutch is equally a must-have! This precious piece from local favorite Aranaz is such a stunning pick for a discerning fashionista's closet in the way that it has the ability to be a conversation piece and a favorite for years to come! (You can pass it on to your daughter in the future, too!)

 

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Embellished basket bag by Matthew and Melka

Ken Samudio of Matthew and Melka is best known for his "Fleur" earrings with a cult following including Drew Barrymore, but this season, he graces us with a bag that's embellished in not one, not two, but dozens of Fleurs set to make you lust over this bag for weeks to come. It is sold at Lanai in limited quantities, so hurry and shop before it runs out!

 

Woven Body Bag by Zacarias 1925

Body bags and belt bags are this season's it piece, and getting a woven one is an unexpected choice only the chicest stylistas can make. This one is proudly local, and has the A+ quality to rival luxury brands out there. Check their product line for more out of the box designs you'll want to have in your closet STAT!

 

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Lead photo via Lovi Poe