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A Pocketbook For A Pick-Me-Up

Believe it or not, spring has almost sprung. So this is a great time to update your look with a new purse.

But, how can you find a high style bag, without a high price tag, that's perfect for your needs?

Michelle Lee, executive editor of In Touch Weekly, shared some advice on The Saturday Early Show.

She also brought along a whole slew of spring bags, many of which were inspired by the looks celebrities love.

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What To Look For In A Pocketbook:

  • Pockets: a cell phone pocket, a key pocket and a zipper pocket inside the bag. That way, you don't need to rummage through your bag every time your phone rings.
  • Hardware and Details: Zippers, clasps and other hardware are instant clues on how expensive or cheap a bag is. Make sure hardware feels substantial. Also look for other details, like interesting handles or textured leather.
  • Size: You want something substantial enough to carry essentials but not so huge that you'll lose everything. Giant bags are really in this season.
  • Fabric: Leather should be durable and stylish, Patent leather is really good; it's very hard to tell if it's fake or real but inexpensive (more so than with other kinds of leather). Some nylon is OK and lightweight, but it depends on the style and it depends on the feel.
  • Color: You don't have to choose black or brown. The best bags can take you from day to night, and sometimes that means color.

    Here are some of the bags featured on The Saturday Early Show:

    From Target:

  • Rafe for Target, zip-duffel hobo, linen with brown trim, $49.99; printed straw basket bag, $39.99, and wicker print tote with khaki trim, tan and brown

    From Forth & Towne

  • Cornhusk basket tote, $118


  • Steven by Steve Madden, Lady Lock hobo, cognac, $150

    From LeSportsac

  • Tokidoki Bella, $130
  • LuLu, $45
  • Chloe, $46
  • Tokidoki Zuca, $184
  • Overnighter, $88

    From Franco Sarto

  • Dome It Leather Satchel, $89
  • Loop D Loop Patent Satchel, $69

    From Urban Outfitters

  • Kisslock Lady Satchel, $48

    From Express

  • Two-Pocket Frame Clutch, $29.50
  • Two-Pocket Turn Lock Clutch, $29.50
  • Frame Clutch, $29.50
  • Leather Tote, $59.50

    From Ann Taylor Loft

  • Slouchy Straw Shoulder, $49
  • Patent Leather Clutch, $39.99

    From Aldo :

  • Kapuka Satchel, $49.99
  • From H&M Leather satchel with pockets, $99.90

    From Nine West

  • Gain Suede and Croc Embossed Satchel, $195
  • Francesca Shopper, $89
  • Metallic Duffle, $120

    From Guess

  • Manhattan Dome Satchel, $88 and $105
  • Harley Satchel, $95

    From Rampage

  • Leah Leopard Printed Canvas Tote, $88
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