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Must-Have Handbags for Every Occasion

October 14, 2015

A good handbag is a friend for life—just ask anyone who’s ever invested in a 2.55 quilted Chanel. And since most modern women fill so many roles—boss, coworker, mother, wife, friend—we need bags for any situation and any outfit.

Barely a day goes by that there isn’t call for a simple, stylish black shoulder bag like Ann Taylor’s turnlock satchel, available at Orlando’s Mall at Millenia. With a long shoulder strap as well as two carry handles, it can also be worn on the forearm. It’s impeccably constructed from suede and textured leather, and will easily carry you from the office to an evening out.

For workdays when you can afford to have a little more fun, you need a sleek statement piece. Henri Bendel’s metallic crossbody hobo bag is just that—and you’ll find it here at your favorite Orlando mall. The scooped shape will fit snugly around your body, making this piece perfect for busy days around town.

Or maybe it’s one of those carefree days that calls for a splash of color. Burberry has the dream bag for the occasion: the bucket bag with tiered suede fringing. A runway icon, this beloved piece is so tactile it’s almost edible, and the perfect finishing touch to any boho outfit. It comes in four colors; our favorite is the rich elderberry. Best of all, it’s large enough to hold all the supplies you’ll need on your adventure. You can pick one up on your next Orlando shopping trip, here at The Mall at Millenia.

Now, picture the outfit: skintight black jeans, the perfect biker jacket, old faithful ankle boots. On an off-duty day like this, a studded bag will give your outfit an injection of attitude—and luckily, studs were huge news for accessories in the fall 2015 shows, making appearances at Saint Laurent, Alexander Wang, and Altuzarra. Fashionistas with a rock-star streak should check out Carmen Steffens’s studded shoulder bag in soft black leather.

For evenings, every girl needs a clutch or three. Donald J. Pliner’s roomy foldover designs update the teeny-weeny clutch look—and also miraculously allow you to take your keys as well as your phone on your night out. The black oily-suede clutch has inside pockets for all your essentials, with a splash of animal print for understated glamour.

What’s your next special event? And which of these fine friends will be your plus one?

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