Marie Claire's SS14 Handbag Wish List

Spring handbags have landed in stores and we can't wait to get our new season arm candy fix. Shop the tomboy totes, new school backpacks and holiday-ready bucket bags for SS14.

Spring Handbags
Spring Handbags
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Spring handbags have landed in stores and we can't wait to get our new season arm candy fix. Shop the tomboy totes, new school backpacks and holiday-ready bucket bags for SS14.

Handbags have always been one of our favourite fashion accessories, and with a new season comes plenty of exciting fresh bag styles.

For SS14, the key is in the design details. Chic python textures from Michael Kors, iridescent metallic finishes and Valentino-inspired tassels are among some of our favourite handbag features from the catwalks.

We're also revisiting old school favourites this spring/summer, with a series of chic backpacks, as seen on the Chanel and Marios Schwab runways. And continuing with the tomboy trend, our handbag favourite, the tote, has been stripped back for spring, with the focus falling on strong, masculine shapes and tough textures a la Miu Miu SS14.

But, alongside all this androgynous styling, Charlotte Olympia, Sophia Webster and Olympia Le-Tan encourage us to find the fun in SS14 accessorising, using slogans and brights, whereas Vionnet introduce us to the sweetest handbag style of them all, 'the mini'.

Spring Handbags

Spring Handbags
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So, whether you go girlie or try the tomboy trend, these are the new season handbag styles worth noting. Before scrolling, don't forget to check out our Liberty vouchers and treat yourself to something new.

Spring Handbags

Spring Handbags

Spring Handbags
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So, whether you go girlie or try the tomboy trend, these are the new season handbag styles worth noting.

DSquared2 Vancouver Medium Handbag, £1,185

DSquared2 Vancouver Medium Handbag, £1,185

DSquared2 Vancouver Medium Handbag, £1,185 - Marie Claire's Spring Handbag Wishlist

Arm candy in need of an overhaul? Put DSquared2's roomy Vancouver Medium Handbag straight to the top of your wish list. With a bold block colours and this season's key detailing, dress up with spring separates during weekdays, or down with jeans and a biker come weekend.

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Mulberry Lily Queen Green Soft Grain Bag, £750

Mulberry Lily Queen Green Soft Grain Bag, £750

Mulberry Lily Queen Green Soft Grain Bag

Mulberry's Lily Queen Soft Grain Bag is perfectly elegant in this wear-everywhere size, and the pop of green is ideal for getting you into the spring spirit.

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Whistles Limited Verity Rucksack, £295

Whistles Limited Verity Rucksack, £295

Whistles Limited Verity Rucksack

Rucksack, check. Metallics, check. In the Whistles Limited Backpack you've combined two of the hottest spring/summer 2014 trends with one fashion hit.

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Ted Baker Kenners Exotic Across The Body Bag, £199

Ted Baker Kenners Exotic Across The Body Bag, £199

Ted Baker Kenners Exotic Across The Body Bag

Take style inspiration from Michael Kors's python prints and work the Ted Baker Kenners Handbag into your repertoire. The flash of green is an important style choice for spring.

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DSquared2 Niagara Mini Shoulder Bag, £385

DSquared2 Niagara Mini Shoulder Bag, £385

DSquared2 Niagara Mini Shoulder Bag, £385 - Marie Claire's Spring Handbag Wishlist

Oh-so-small but perfectly formed, DSquared2's chic Niagara Mini Shoulder Bag taps a series of spring trends. With a classic chain, tough metallic studs and a compact interior, it's perfect for all those spring essentials, and our 2014 festival go-to.

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M&S Limited Edition Geometric Shopper Bag, £39.50

M&S Limited Edition Geometric Shopper Bag, £39.50

M&S Limited Edition Geometric Shopper Bag

Add a harsh edge to spring's baby pink palette with a tote that means business. Echo the strong, androgynous shapes of the SS14 shows and choose this M&S accessory.

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Zara Coloured Leather And Suede Bucket Bag, £79.99

Zara Coloured Leather And Suede Bucket Bag, £79.99

Zara Coloured Leather And Suede Bucket Bag

Bucket bags are a new look on the handbag scene, characteristic of a tied top, loose straps and wider base. Perfect for laidback weekend styling.

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3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Backpack, £805

3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Backpack, £805

3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Backpack

The Philip Lim Zip Rucksack softens the tomboy trend with a seasonal pastel lemon. Wear yours to a festival or weekend outing.

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Asos Clear Backpack With Internal Coin Purse, £28

Asos Clear Backpack With Internal Coin Purse, £28

Asos Clear Backpack With Internal Coin Purse

Perspex accessories are the trend to try this season, especially in backpack form. This Asos Clear Rucksack is about to rock your world.

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Oasis Stephanie Small Cross Body Bag, £25

Oasis Stephanie Small Cross Body Bag, £25

Oasis Stephanie Small Cross Body Bag

A metallic finish is the key finish for evening clutches in the new season. Add that iridescent sheen to even the most dull of outfits with the Oasis Stephanie Bag.

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River Island Green Marabou Feather Cross Body Bag, £35

River Island Green Marabou Feather Cross Body Bag, £35

River Island Green Marabou Feather Cross Body Bag

Thanks to Karl Lagerfeld and Miu Miu, fluffy furball bags are our handbag fix for the new season. You'd never believe this cross body beauty is from high street favourite, River Island.

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Sophia Webster Money Bags Clutch, £340

Sophia Webster Money Bags Clutch, £340

Sophia Webster Money Bags Clutch

Trust Sophia Webster to have a little fun with our handbag collections. This Money Bags Clutch is perfect for adding character to your new season wardrobe.

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& Other Stories Mini Leather Shoulder Bag, £65

& Other Stories Mini Leather Shoulder Bag

& Other Stories combine that high shine finish with a snake print finish to create a juxtaposition of textures. This over the shoulder bag is a must-have.

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Lulu Guinness Chartreuse Sweet Shop Edith Bag, £375

Lulu Guinness Chartreuse Sweet Shop Edith Bag, £375

Lulu Guinness Chartreuse Sweet Shop Edith Bag

Shop Lulu Guinness's SS14 collection for bags with tons of character. This season's runways called for eccentricity in spades.

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Ashish Sequin Embroidered Bag, £275

Ashish Sequin Embroidered Bag, £275

Ashish Sequin Embroidered Bag

The iconic Ashish Brand Bags are worth a try this spring. Make a statement with this sequined collectors item.

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Fendi 3 Jours Trapeze Wing Leather Tote, £1,530

Fendi 3 Jours Trapeze Wing Leather Tote, £1,530

Fendi 3 Jours Trapeze Wing Leather Tote

The Fendi 3 Jours Trapeze Wing Tote features a classic shape, restyled for the new season. Wear it parred down charcoal to offset this season's monochrome trend.

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Aldo Montemarano Clutch, £20

Aldo Montemarano Clutch, £20

Aldo Montemarano Clutch

Make a statement with a slogan handbag this season - especially when it's an homage to the ever-wise words of Kanye West.

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& Other Stories Leather Bucket Bag, £125

& Other Stories Leather Bucket Bag

Try & Other Stories' take on the bucket bag. It's cool, yet original, and we've come to expect nothing less from the high street store.

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M&S Collection Boxy Colour Block Grab Bag, £35

M&S Collection Boxy Colour Block Grab Bag, £35

M&S Collection Boxy Colour Block Grab Bag

Try a boxy tote bag to give your work outfits a tomboy edge. This M&S square colour block bag will do the trick.

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Alexander McQueen Mini De Manta Clutch, £430

Alexander McQueen Mini De Manta Clutch, £430

Alexander McQueen Mini De Manta Clutch

Alexander McQueen urges us to try an irregular bag shape this season. This turned down corner zip back is perfect for bucking tradition in the accessories department.

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Topshop Semi-Sheer Clutch Bag, £15

Topshop Semi-Sheer Clutch Bag, £15

Topshop Semi-Sheer Clutch Bag

Perspex clutches are a must-do for the upcoming season. Remember to carry only your most glamorous essentials inside the Topshop Semi-Sheer Clutch Bag.

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Asos Concertina Satchel Bag, £30

Asos Concertina Satchel Bag, £30

Asos Concertina Satchel Bag

We have our eyes on tiny concertina clutches this season. Mini and discrete, they still manage to conceal as much stuff with none of the fuss.

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The White Pepper Unicorn Clutch Bag, £40

The White Pepper Unicorn Clutch Bag, £40

The White Pepper Unicorn Clutch Bag

Have a little fun with your accessories this spring and pick up this adorable The White Pepper Unicorn Bag. A great choice for a girls' night.

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New Look Green Formal Zip Front Backpack, £19.99

New Look Green Formal Zip Front Backpack, £19.99

New Look Green Formal Zip Front Backpack

New Look's Formal Backpack has been a hit with high street shoppers already this season, as it features that luxe look of Alexander McQueen and Philip Lim, for less.


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Olympia Le-Tan Great Gatsby Felt Clutch, £1,045

Olympia Le-Tan Great Gatsby Felt Clutch, £1,045

Olympia Le-Tan Great Gatsby Felt Clutch

Which book would be your pick to try Olympia Le Tan's book clutch trend? We say Gatsby, because what could be more chic?

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M&S Limited Edition Iridescent Shopper Bag, £39.50

M&S Limited Edition Iridescent Shopper Bag, £39.50

M&S Limited Edition Iridescent Shopper Bag

Metallic finishes are having a moment in 2014, giving everything with a shimmer finish that high end look (even if we found this iridescent handbag beauty at Marks & Spencer).

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Next Soft Cuff Clutch Bag, £32

Next Soft Cuff Clutch Bag, £32

Next Soft Cuff Clutch Bag

Soft clutch bags created that iconic slouch look on the catwalks, where a fold over handbag was tucked effortlessly under the arm of every fashion face on the runway. Try this Next style piece to achieve the look with ease.

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Oasis Tallulah Metal Corner Tote Bag, £45

Oasis Tallulah Metal Corner Tote Bag, £45

Oasis Tallulah Metal Corner Tote Bag

This year, totes get a masculine edge and we start to favour boxier styles with clean lines. Try the Oasis Tallulah Tote with just a hint of colour for matching (or clashing).

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Topshop Concertina Bag, £25

Topshop Concertina Bag, £25

Topshop Concertina Bag

Expect to see plenty of concertina bags in the upcoming months. Sectioning all of your stuff into compartments allows this bag to go mini, as the SS14 catwalks would want it.

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New Look Gold Metallic Straw Tote Bag, £12.99

New Look Gold Metallic Straw Tote Bag, £12.99

New Look Gold Metallic Straw Tote Bag

Channel that Stella McCartney SS14 vibe with a holiday-ready wicker style bag from New Look, finished in a sprayed gold metallic effect.

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River Island Red Snake Colour Block Tote, £45

River Island Red Snake Colour Block Tote, £45

River Island Red Snake Colour Block Tote

Go for colour block contrasts on your python prints in the handbag department - especially for those days when you're accidently wearing all black, again.

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Karen Millen Multi Zip Croc Big Bag, £225

Karen Millen Multi Zip Croc Big Bag, £225

Karen Millen Multi Zip Croc Big Bag

Keeping it sophisticated, Karen Millen experiment with croc print in a classic zip tote. Perfect for workwear ensembles.

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H&M Shoulder Bag, £19.99

H&M Shoulder Bag, £19.99

H&M Shoulder Bag

Expect to see tassels hanging from just about every accessory this spring. This H&M bag is the perfect addition to a holiday outfit in a light beige.

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Asos Mini Top Handle Bag With Contrast Edge, &pou