SR Squared by Sondra Roberts For the quintessential warm-weather bag, look no further than this wicker style with cheery leather accents and a spacious canvas-lined interior. To buy:Unfortunately, this item is no longer available.
Felix Rey for Target Glossy faux patent leather and shiny gold-tone hardware lead you to believe this canvas carryall costs a fortune. (Psst―it doesn’t.) The slim silhouette means it will fit comfortably under your arm. To buy: $40, target.com.
Target This woven bargain is made of vinyl, not leather, so it easily wipes clean (a plus for anything white). And in summer a light neutral truly is as versatile as black. To buy: $20, target.com.
Mad Imports A small clutch in fuchsia raffia will dress up lazy-day Capris and a white tank or add a perfect pop of color to a little black dress at night. To buy: $75, madimports.net.
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This raffia-and-wood fold-over clutch is two bags in one. Tuck it under your arm by night, or carry it by the handles when you need to double its size. The sunny yellow-and-teal combo looks great with white, khaki, or navy. To buy: $79, madimports.net.
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If you find that clutches usually aren’t big enough for all your stuff, try an oversize (14½ inches long) straw version. The thick wooden frame shuts magnetically, so there’s no tricky clasp to master. To buy: $69, bananarepublic.com (available mid-May).
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A wave-inspired design in aqua-colored PVC is stylish enough to carry everywhere and sizable enough to stash everything. To buy: $99, 800-999-1877 for stores.
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This light-as-a-feather canvas tote boasts a playful peacock-plume print. Reach for it when you need an extra bag (it conveniently folds flat in a suitcase or a purse). To buy: $27, dogeared.com.
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A sturdy, metallic-trimmed canvas bag can go from day to evening…or from the office to the beach (if you’re one of the lucky few who have that option). To buy: $49, anntaylorloft.com for stores.
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Leather handles and bold stripes give the canvas carryall a sophisticated but not stuffy feel. The roomy, 15½-inch-deep bucket shape can hold just about anything you throw in it, from tennis rackets to beach towels. To buy: $49, 800-231-0884 for stores.