Shiny faux-snakeskin tote goes with almost anything. Hollywood Intuition for Target, $23; Target.com
A lot of bag for the buck: This one is reversible (the lining is silver), durable, and dazzling.
Big Buddha, $80, The Velvet Slipper, Newtown, Pennsylvania; 215-968-1050
Exceptionally well-priced designer bag doubles as an overnighter—the interior is wide open for packing it in.
DKNY Active, $85, select DKNY stores; 800-231-0884
Raspberry and cream shoulder bag—with its rope handles, zip top, and snap-out wallet—is perfect for a day at the beach. $128; LillyPulitzer.com
Urban graffiti inspired the graphics on this cotton and linen tote; 5 percent of sales goes to homeless charities. $185; Sobella.com
Flashy sequined stripes adorn a featherweight nylon day bag that travels well. $255; MZWallace.com
A narrow, structured shopper in pretty pastels features a 1960s sketch by Bonnie Cashin, one of Coach's first handbag designers.
Coach, $298; 866-262-2440
The bright color updates the classic shape of this divine mock-croc catchall. $435; CatherineRapetti.com
Carry this handmade canvas and patent leather bag straight through the fall. Bodhi, $498 with code OPRAH; BodhiBags.netMore fashion: Sandals $20-$88