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It's patently obvious that this glossy, sensibly priced shopper is perfect for work. Antonio Melani, $219; Dillard’s; 800-345-5273
A small fold-over shoulder bag offers more capacity than you'd think. Cute, too. Kipling, $178; Kipling-USA.com3.
Fashion-savvy ruffles make an everyday bag flirtatious. Rampage Handbags, $198; Endless.com4.
This classy tote packs low-key color as well as space for papers, a cell phone, even a laptop. Liz Claiborne New York, $95; 800-622-9748
Overlapping folds secured with stylish gold studs create intriguing texture on the handles. Diane von Furstenberg, $595; 646-486-4800
One of the bag's decorative straps (zippers are the latest hip trim) can double as a belt! Rebecca Minkoff, $630; SaksFifthAvenue.com
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