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In the bag :: 6 chic, fun and whimsical bags you will want to carry this summer

In the bag :: 6 chic, stylish and whimsical bags to clutch on to this summer Moyna Bags, New York taxi yellow cab, $59.00

In the bag :: 6 chic, stylish and whimsical bags to clutch on to this summer
Moyna Bags, New York taxi yellow cab, $59.00

I have a thing for handbags. I love them all - large, small and everything in between. But in the summertime when the livin' is easy I want to shed those layers - both literally and figuratively. I want to leave my large carryalls behind - at home, at the office. The big totes are best left at the beach or on the boat. I want to lighten up. And, other than car keys, some money, my driver's licence, lipstick, phone and perhaps a pair of glasses what else could I possibly need? Nothing!! 

Whether I'm headed out to a summertime wedding, dinner at a fine restaurant, a bar, the country club or a clambake on the beach these 6 little clutches will perfect and compliment any outfit from formal to the most casual - from dresses to jeans to shorts. They can be paired with a pair of mules, slingbacks, sandals - even flip flops. These bags are meant to be carried with attitude, with pride... with a smile on your face and a spring in your step! 

J. McLaughlin Bamboo Clutch, $155

J. McLaughlin Bamboo Clutch, $155

Halsbrook Bags, Kayu, Malta Black Strap, $320 

Halsbrook Bags, Kayu, Malta Black Strap, $320 

Moyna Bags, Lobster, $149

Moyna Bags, Lobster, $149

Fornash, Tortoise Clutch, $100

Fornash, Tortoise Clutch, $100

Jonathan Adler, Goldie Straw Clutch, $148

Jonathan Adler, Goldie Straw Clutch, $148

Keep cool with Indigo; this summer's hottest color

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