Posted: May 13, 2013 10:00 AM
 
From bags with fringe benefits, to bold contrasts and even peek-a-boo details, totes are making a major statement on the runways this spring. We've scouted the top looks for every budget and picked the must-have bags that every mom needs in her spring wardrobe!

Totes have a spacious silhouette that make them the perfect bag for busy moms. Whether you need a bag that's easy to stash toys in so your kids will keep busy during lunch, a shopping bag or the perfect carry-on purse for travel, totes have an all-purpose shape and easily pulls double-duty as a stylish and practical accessory!

Swing freely with fringe

Newman palma tote

Fringe is making a major comeback this spring, from simple and chic side accents, to totes completely covered in fringe from top to bottom. This Newman Palma tote by Anya Hindmarch (The Outnet, $380) is a great everyday piece. It has four internal pouch pockets, an inside zippered pocket and is fully lined in stamped twill. Plus, the soft lilac leather is such a subtle shade that you can play it up with a spring sundress or downplay it as a neutral accessory.

Bold contrasts and serious stripes

Michael Kors jet set tote

Both stripes and bold color contrasts are hot in handbags this spring. Lucky for you, Michael Kors has you covered for both trends with this killer Jet Set tote (Macy's, $258). This nautical-inspired Saffiano leather handbag is accented with signature detailing, including gold-tone hardware, a dog-clip closure and signature Michael Kors logo plaque.

Peek-a-boo, I see you!

Target Merona tote

Transparent cases and see-though patterns are one of the hottest handbag trends this spring. If you're not quite organized enough to show off your goods in all-over clear, try a more subtle style like this Merona tote (Target, $33). This affordable carryall is perfect for moms on a budget. It features perforated side panels that shine a little light on your bag, without revealing everything. Sturdy double handles and a magnetic closure make this tote a great deal, at fraction of the price of its department store counterparts.

Metal accents

Danielle Nicole oversized canvas tote

This oversized Carmen canvas tote by Danielle Nicole (Nordstrom, $78) with teal trim will add the perfect pop of spring color to your purse portfolio. Plus, it capitalizes on another spring trend: metal accents. With its tastefully-placed, double metal zippers and chain-detailed strap, you can wear this stylish canvas tote whether you're at a seaside brunch or taking in a casual day of shopping with friends.

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