Handbag Needs with Dot Reeder

Dot Reeder lists five handbags of the season for any situation. Find out what's in trend and what's not! Owner, Laura Barker, will be of great assistance!

Five Handbags of the Season.

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The Spring 2015 runway offered handbag collections channeling both the past and present. From day to night, the styles are effortlessly forward with fresh shapes and bold details. Better yet, Montclair, these chic pieces are right around the corner. If there’s any store with a knack for trendy bags, it’s Dot Reeder. Owner of Dot Reeder Laura Barker says, “What everyone is looking for right now is a nice fold over clutch because it can be worn several different ways. Customers like something that is multi-functional.” Here are five more styles that will keep all-eyes-on-you this summer.

1. The Cross-body 

The cross-body is all about convenience. This trend is no stranger to the runway, but it’s new saddlebag inspired style is. For any gal on the go, this bag was made for you. The style is ideal for traveling through cities and busy areas because it rests close to you and won’t take up one of your juggling hands.

2. The Backpack

What once was an item of aid has become a fashion accessory. “The backpack is really on trend right now,” Barker commented. This travel necessity now comes in an array of different patterns and colors to match any moment. Obviously, the backpack’s biggest perk is the ability to lug heavy or large items. Whether you’re hiking, headed to a lunch date, or running errands with the kids, versatility is the backpacks middle name.

3. The Tote Bag

Once again, the tote bag has returned – there’s a twist. Metallic colors, graphic prints and bold designs have given this old staple a whole new look. This bag is perfect for long weekend trips, days on the beach, or carting your office essentials to and from work. Bonus, the tote bag doesn’t need to be an investment bag, great styles can be found for low prices.

4. The Bucket Bag

This season the bucket bag has made big waves. This laid back look comes in all sizes and leathers and is definitely for the fashionista. We recommend spending the extra dollar when purchasing the bucket bag to assure it holds its shape.

5. The Duffle Bag

This season’s duffle bag is more dressed up than ever. Fit all of your necessities to keep at your side while still looking put-together. Toting around those sweaty gym clothes just got a whole lot easier (and cuter!).


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