We are loving everything about the summer 2011 season.  From sleek, framed bags with intricate buckle details to soft leather shoulder bags that are available in every hue and shade of the rainbow, this warm season is going to be colorful one.  The color palette ranges from bright reds and tangerines to olives and other earth tones with metallic and other shiny accents. So, be sure you pick up one of these must have bags this season.

For those of you who want a true collector’s piece, this Alexa shimmering pink champagne by Mulberry is a showstopper.  With its subtle texture, this grain leather handbag has a belt and buckle straps.  Available for PREORDER at IntermixOnline.com for $1200, be sure to get this season’s vintage look that will transcend generations.

Mulberry handbag


From a day at the office to an after work fundraiser, this vibrant red over-the-shoulder pouch with a beautiful Byzantine gold strap will add the perfect touch to any outfit.  This Gretchen Opera Pouch is available at MyGretchen.com for $279 USD.

For a night out on the town, this ultra soft Italian leather clutch is the perfect accessory for that little black dress.  Can be used with or without the metal shoulder strap.  This Gretchen – Daria Gonflat bag is available at MyGretchen.com for $274 USD.

clutch by Gretchen

Nanette Lepore has at least one handbag hit every season.  And this season, it is the unique, metallic floral print on leather accented with a long, fringe clutch.  This stylish clutch is available at SaksFifthAvenue.com for $325.  Get free shipping on all orders of $150 with code MARSFA.