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Off the Rack: Spring Bags at Target


Just about every spring handbag trend can be found for less at Target: There are eye-catching croc-print handbags, casual-cool striped beach bags, fun floral totes and neon-lined hobos with a retro '80s flavor, to name just a few.

So what's hot and what's not?
  • Your best bet: A canvas beach bag in a stylish print, like the striped ones above. Perfect for trips to the farmer's market, beach and lunch with friends.
  • What to avoid: Overly trendy snakeskin and ruffle-detail bags that look like plastic (but were trying to look like leather). If you like these trends, try them out in a shoe instead.


Here are some pics I took at my local store. I kinda wish they had some more all-white options that didn't look so...cheap. Not every bag is a hit, but at these prices, you can probably find at least one new bag to add to your summer repertoire. What do you think of this season's Target bags so far?

(KEEP READING FOR MORE PHOTOS)


Spring/Summer Handbag Trends at Target

Spring/Summer Handbag Trends at Target

Spring/Summer Handbag Trends at Target

Spring/Summer Handbag Trends at Target

Spring/Summer Handbag Trends at Target

Spring/Summer Handbag Trends at Target

Spring/Summer Handbag Trends at Target

Spring/Summer Handbag Trends at Target

Spring/Summer Handbag Trends at Target

Spring/Summer Handbag Trends at Target

Spring/Summer Handbag Trends at Target

Spring/Summer Handbag Trends at Target

Comments
You should also check out Wal Mart. They actually have some really cute tote bags and across the chest ones. And they're a whole bunch cheaper than Target, too. :-)
#1 Cyd on 2009-04-19 11:57 (Reply)
^^ agree ^^, I got a cute green tote from Walmart for $14.00. They had many colors, it was a little basic, so I tied a chain silk scarf around the straps.

Nice pics, I saw the croc prints in person, and really liked them, but I'm waiting until they go on sale.
#2 Dina on 2009-04-19 13:27 (Reply)
nice pics, but not too many of them excite me... maybe the tall totes and the green and blue solids...
#3 miss bliss (Homepage) on 2009-04-19 21:21 (Reply)
I was at Target today and felt the bags all looked cheap and uninspired; there was definitely a lot of fake leather. I love target, but I'm not a huge fan of their bags. As a side note, my Target has had the Loomstate line since last week and the shirts and tunics seem pretty cute. I also scored McQueen black zipper leggings for 50% off at $15.
#4 Erin on 2009-04-19 23:04 (Reply)
wow target has it all! i adore canvas totes for lugging around on the weekends and these look perfect!
#5 Cupcakes and Cashmere (Homepage) on 2009-04-20 08:45 (Reply)
I was looking at your pictures to see if one of them was of a cream bag I just bought from there that I LOVE!!!! Good coverage BB!
#6 Real Style Real people (Homepage) on 2009-04-20 10:37 (Reply)
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