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Greet warmer months with bright, easy colours in your wardrobe - start with this list of totes, satchels and shoulder bags. Image Credit: Unsplash/Luthfi Ali Qodri

With summer break right around the corner, you might be thinking of updating your bag collection with new timeless pieces for travel. Amazon has some stunning handbags and wallets by well-known designer brands currently on sale, which our list helps you take advantage of. Here are our picks of the best stylish, yet functional bags from the campaign – see which piece fits into your vacation wardrobe!

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1. Best Overall: Coach Rowan Satchel In Signature Canvas

Coach’s Rowan satchel in twilight doubles as a travel bag that’s petite enough to be a crossbody bag, with an optional 23-inch strap. It’s a practical accessory for days when only your smartphone won't do; the bag’s main compartment, roomy for all your essentials, has an inside zip and multifunctional pockets. The periwinkle crossgrain leather and silver accents will no doubt invite colour into your summer closet.

2. Best Evening Bag: DKNY Bryant Dome Cross Body Bag

In a beautiful brown, DKNY's faux leather cross-body bag with gold hardware is perfect for more than just a day about the city. This mono-tone bag elevates a warm summer night soiree look with friends and family, and offers plenty of room for your makeup and wallet, along with a smartphone. It has a hard-to-resist chain link accent on its crossbody strap. If brown is not your colour, check out the same model in military green and white.

3. Best Budget: Ted Baker Nikicon

Snap up a Ted Baker London tote without breaking the bank. Nikicon is a spacious black bag made of Ted Baker's signature glossy polyurethane (PU) fabric. An oversized knot bow on the front retains the piece’s fun personality, so it’s an ideal carry-on for late afternoon brunches. It should be noted, however, that Nikicon runs smaller than most tote bags, with dimensions 25 by 12cm.


4. Best Satchel: Tommy Hilfiger Charming Satchel


Upgrade your daily satchel to this bag by Tommy Hilfiger, which has a classic, everyday appeal. Sporting a pebble-grain finish, the satchel is in a dark grey colour (called Sky Captain), but it's also available in black. Its clean edges and no-nonsense appearance works well for semi-formal occasions, without looking too bulky.

5. Best Travel Bag: Kipling New Angie Crossbody Bag

If you’re looking for an easy travelling companion, this is it. Kipling’s New Angie crossbody bag will keep your airport essentials safe in its multiple slip, magnetic and zip pockets. It’s made of nylon and weighs only 308 grams, so you’re getting durability and comfort in one. Reviewers say the bag is deceptively small, with room enough to fit a book, tablet and a case for your sunglasses easily.

6. Best Shoulder Bag: GUESS Alexie Shoulder Bag

Treat yourself to a classy summer shoulder bag by Guess, coming in a pleasing colour called Light Rose. A hit among working women, the Alexie Shoulder Bag is much loved among working women for its stylish gold-tone hardware, and the fact that it's roomy enough to fit tablets, files, or books. The adjustable strap fits snugly over the shoulder and under the arm, making this lovely bag not just fashionable but functional, too. And if you don't like the colour, there are two others to choose from!

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