Assorted black handbags

Grab & Go: The 12 Best Summer Bags

Twelve playful and practical bags you'll want to add into your summer rotation.

Ally Lozada

This time of year means carefree summer outings–but don’t forget your phone, wallet, keys, SPF, reusable water bottle, headphones, lip balm… the list goes on and on. We’ve picked the best purses to hold either the bare essentials or, let’s be honest, your entire life. Whether a whimsical gingham tote, a minimalist belt bag, a staple weekender, or a bucket bag reminiscent of a picnic basket, here are 12 summer bags guaranteed to complement what’s already in your closet. As always, they come from our favorite female-founded brands.

Checker Oversized Shoulder Hobo

Mansur Gavriel

Checker Oversized Shoulder Hobo

The Helm, $495.00

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Gala Wristlet

Lizzie Fortunato

Gala Wristlet

The Helm, $290.00

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Palmetto Mini

ASHYA

Palmetto Mini

The Helm, $425.00

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Crossbody Bag

Cesta Collective

Crossbody Bag

The Helm, $425.00

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Mia Purse

Lizzie Fortunato

Mia Purse

The Helm, $290.00

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Weekender

Paravel

Weekender

The Helm, $295.00

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Tri-Stripe Lunchpail

Cesta Collective

Tri-Stripe Lunchpail

The Helm, $395.00

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Calf Crossbody

Mansur Gavriel

Calf Crossbody

The Helm, $595.00

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Florent Bucket Bag

Lizzie Fortunato

Florent Bucket Bag

The Helm, $345.00

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Crossbody Capsule

Paravel

Crossbody Capsule

The Helm, $265.00

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