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10 Bright Spring Bags That Won't Break the Bank

One of the best ways to update your spring wardrobe and give your whole look an instant makeover is with a brightly colored handbag, a trend that shined on the spring 2011 runways at Marc by Marc Jacobs, Z Spoke by Zac Posen and Paul & Joe (shown above from left). Clean lines and structured shapes make these bright bags surprisingly versatile and give them staying power for seasons to come.

Here are 10 of my favorite rainbow-hued handbags under $300 to inspire you.

1. Cooperative Pebbled Turnlock Brief Satchel, $68

2. Richmond Pink Satchel, $195 (down from $454)

Richmond at ShopStyle

3. BDG Primary Messenger, $58

4. ALDO Mustard Satchel, $24.98 (down from $40)

5. Foley + Corinna Tote Disco City Tote, $198

6. Coach "Kristin" Leather Hobo, $298

7. River Island Vintage Style Crossbody Bag, $44.83

8. Cooperative Turnlock Tote, $69

9. Metropolitan Tote in Magenta, $198

10. BCBG Max Azria Wristlet, $95.20 (down from $238)

You KNOW I'm loving these!
#1 Sally McGraw (Homepage) on 2011-04-07 08:17 (Reply)
While a $300 limit seems a tad pricey for this blog, I have to admit I own the Coach Kristin bag and it is FABULOUS! I drooled over the champagne color for about 4 weeks before I broke down and got it. I wear it cross-body style for hands-free use and it contours to the body beautifully.
#2 ajdematteo on 2011-04-07 08:57 (Reply)
@ajdematteo I had to up the ante to include the Kristin, which looks gorgeous in all the colors offered. When Coach does classic, they do it well.
#2.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-04-07 16:24 (Reply)
Love the pop of color!! Need that Urban one!
#3 twenty something (Homepage) on 2011-04-07 09:05 (Reply)
Omg! The one from Aldo is perfect for spring love it!

Cess O.
#4 CessOviedo (Homepage) on 2011-04-07 09:42 (Reply)
Mmm that Aldo bag is delicious! This spring I intend to pick up the new leather carry all pouch from American Apparel.

#5 Talk Pretty To Me (Homepage) on 2011-04-07 09:50 (Reply)
I just ordered the Aldo Mustard Satchel!! Thanks for the heads up I own it in Bone but love the mustard as well and I even used a 10% coupon and got it shipped to me for $29 including tax!!! I love your site!
#6 Lizbeth on 2011-04-07 11:38 (Reply)
Sweet, thx!
#6.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-04-07 16:20 (Reply)
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