Practical and stylish, handbags are the favorite accessory of many women. The right handbag can quickly make a simple outfit stand out and attract a series of positive comments along the way so it can be one of the smartest fashion investments you can make. If you are wondering what are the options you'll have for the following season when it comes to handbags, take a glimpse at some of the following suggestions to see if they match your taste.


The debut of the spring summer 2011 fashion collections always brings a lot of exciting changes when it comes to fashion as new style suggestions are delivered generously so that women can perk up their look and achieve their entire style potential.

Aside from the main fashion trends, accessories trends always are some of the most awaited ones as they offer women the chance to get an instant style update without breaking the budget. Handbags are without a doubt some of the most versatile and interesting style choices when it comes to accessories so staying informed when it comes to the latest trends is one of the best things you can do if you are planning to make a style change.

Classic and elegant or casual and flirty, the handbags of the next season will definitely be a point of attraction if the right choice is made. The great diversity of patterns, shapes and sizes will definitely create a big impact as it can satisfy even the most fervent fashion critics. Those who want to made a long term investments should definitely direct their attention towards classical designs as these never go out of style.

Collections from some of the best known designers offer plenty opportunities to make a good choice. Fendi, Emporio Armani, Tommy Hilfiger, Chanel, Phillip Lim or Christian Dior are some of the most inspiring collections for those who want a timeless style.

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For those who are interested in luxurious designer handbags with a highly modern touch that creates a distinguishable refined allure, exotic skin bags are a fabulous choice.

Since animal prints will still be a hot trend for spring summer 2011, this type of bag can be a perfect choice. While classic designs and traditional exotic prints are always a great choice considering the durability and refined touch they tend to provide, it's not necessary to stick to neutral tones. Burberry and Christian Dior give a perfect example when it comes to how color can bring out the best in a printed bag.

On the other hand, if animal prints are not exciting enough for you and you are not willing to settle for monochrome, classic bag you can still find a beautiful bag to match your tastes. Since prints of all sorts seem to be the buzzword of the warm seasons, selecting a beautifully printed bag should not be challenge.

Collections like Diane von Furstenberg, Custo Barcelona, Etro, Paul & Joe, Versus or L.A.M.B are a true lesson in diversity and creativity when it comes to prints.

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The great diversity of pattens is not the only strong point of the spring summer 2011 handbags trends. If we take a closer look at the handbags styles we can easily notice that there is not a clearly defined tendency when it comes to the size as well as the dominant style of the bags.

Handbags, shoulder bags, cross body bags, envelope bangs or clutches are all viable alternative for the following seasons so you have the chance to splurge on your favorite items completely guilt free.

The creative patterns, the versatile fabrics, the multitude of styles, sizes and combinations available are definitely sufficient reasons to be excited about the latest fashion trends. Select your favorite trend and choose a matching bag that will express your personality and that will make you stand out in style. Browse through your favorite designer's collection and check out the latest models to be able to prepare the following season with style.

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