Summer is right around the corner, which means there’s no better time than now to refresh your wardrobe for the coming season. Sundresses and shorts are standard warm weather essentials, but how you choose to accessorize can set your summer style a step above the rest. Handbags are often the first thing people notice about an outfit, and for good reason. The endless variety of shapes, sizes, colors, styles, and price ranges makes handbags the most versatile accessory, able to carry everything you need with style and ease. Not to mention, they can be switched out very easily, so your look never feels repetitive. If you’re looking for a quick and inexpensive way to upgrade your ensembles, look no further than these 7 must-have handbags for summer!

Straw Handbags

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Those sizzling summer days at the beach aren’t complete without a stylish straw bag to tote all of your necessities. Toss in your towel, some sunscreen, and your favorite pair of shades, and you’re all set for a relaxing afternoon in the sun. Straw bags have always been a quintessential summer staple, and 2019 will be no exception. Give this trend a personal touch by selecting a unique shape, like a round straw cross body, or whimsical bucket shaped bag.

Trunk Bags

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Looking for a fresh and funky handbag for summer? All of the major designers—from Louis Vuitton, to Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, and more—agree that trunk bags are the hottest trend of the season. These structured, rectangular shaped bags come in a variety of sizes and styles, and generally feature the same locking mechanism you’d find on an authentic travel trunk. Trunk bags are an edgy and cool alternative to your average, everyday handbag, but be careful to choose a style that’s comfortable for you. Some designs, such as those without shoulder straps, aren’t exactly practical for everyday wear.

Mini Duffel Bags

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Most people recognize duffel bags as the ultimate travel bag, but this summer, this convenient carry-on is getting a bit of a makeover. Mini duffel bags have emerged as the most current fashion craze, and it’s easy to see why. Their structured, cylindrical shape gives them a romantic, feminine look to flatter your favorite summer sundresses. A classic example of a mini duffel is the Louis Vuitton Papillon handbag. These dainty handbags offer a touch of charm to any ensemble, but be sure to pack light—their “mini” design only allows for so much interior space!

Bucket Bags

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In search of a bag that’s trendy, versatile, and able to store your everyday essentials? Then a bucket bag is the ideal style for you! Bucket bags tend to be fairly spacious and come equipped with a drawstring closure for safely storing your valuables. Depending on your personal style, a bucket bag can be as dressy or casual as you’d like. A laid back, leather bucket bag is perfect to pair with a relaxed blouse and jeans for an easygoing afternoon. Or, if you’re feeling daring, you can rock a studded leather bucket bag similar to those spotted on the runways of Prada, Fendi, and Saint Laurent.

Neon Handbags

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Nothing screams summer like a bold splash of color, and what better way to brighten up your wardrobe than an eye-catching handbag in every hue? You’re sure to notice neon colored handbags of every shape and size this summer, from electric yellow to fluorescent pink, and every shade in between. Mix and match various styles and colors for a fresh new look all summer long.

Printed Tote Bags

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There’s arguably no better bag for summer than a casual, carefree tote. This classic style is great for low maintenance ladies who don’t have time to fuss with zippers, hardware, or a labyrinth of pockets. With a tote, you simply toss your belongings in and you’re ready to rock! Don’t let the basic structural design of a tote fool you, these handbags are far from boring. In fact, this summer, expect to see exciting tote bags with elaborate prints and cheerful color schemes.

Crocodile Handbags

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Flex like a true fashionista this summer with an alluring and exotic crocodile handbag. Plenty of designers capitalized on this trend for spring and summer, with the debut of colorful creations from Calvin Klein and unique, ball-shaped bags from Louis Vuitton. Crocodile bags are ideal for those who prefer a textured handbag over something more smooth and supple. If you’re getting dressed up for a night out, be sure you shine with a metallic crocodile handbag. If you prefer something more casual, a neutral colored croc bag will work well with your day-to-day attire.

Shop Designer Handbags for Summer at Leo Hamel Boutique

The best place to find pre-loved, like-new designer handbags at unbeatable prices is Leo Hamel Boutique in San Diego! Shop luxurious brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Prada, and many more. Find the latest styles for summer from the perfect straw beach bag to a darling mini duffel—there’s truly something for everyone. Our impressive collection of designer fashion constantly varies with new items being consigned to us every day. You’re sure to discover something special each time you visit!