Black handbags are a chic basic, but I hate carrying them on sunny days. They feel too heavy and dark. I much prefer to carry lighter neutrals or bright colors. Here are the three basic shades–navy, red, grey–that form the foundation of my spring handbag wardrobe.
Each color features a selection of bags in multiple price points. When examining a less expensive bag, inspect the stitching and the quality of bindings, buckles and liners. That’s how you know whether you’re getting a good deal or cheap thrill.