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Expert edit: Spring's hottest handbags

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What better way to mark the changing season than with a brand new bag? But we’re not just talking about any bags. We’re talking about those extra-special, mood-boosting bags.

To help you choose your new season arm candy, we've enlisted the help of fashion industry experts and insiders (including buyers, designers and, of course, our very own fashion team) to bring you the ultimate edit of this season's hottest handbags. And, what's more, you can shop them all in just the click of a mouse.

Click on an image to launch the gallery. Let us know which handbag you'll be investing in - from our list or otherwise - in the comments section below.

  • Paul Smith Walnut Bag

    Who loves it:

    Paul Smith, designer

    Why he loves it:

    “This season I‘ve created three limited edition bags for spring/summer, and my favourite is the Walnut bag – it’s black leather with all over gigantic studs and a removable chain strap so it can be used as a clutch too. Each bag is numbered inside, although I know some people can be superstitious so there is no number 13 – there’s a 12.5 instead.”

    £869, paulsmith.co.uk

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  • Alexander McQueen Folk Tote

    Who loves it:

    Alexandra Fullerton, Stylist’s Fashion Director

    Why she loves it:

    "Natural, pared-down accessories are a huge hit this season, making this Alexander McQueen tote a great investment buy that you'll use all the time."

    £1,095, alexandermcqueen.com

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  • Stella McCartney Denim Falabella Bag

    Who loves it:

    Alexandra Fullerton, Stylist’s Fashion Director

    Why she loves it:

    "Combining denim with tough chains, Stella McCartney takes a classic and gives it a modern infusion in the Fabella bag."

    £640, stellamccartney.com

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  • Mulberry Tillie

    Who loves it:

    Jodie Kidd, model

    Why she loves it:

    "My favourite bag of this season is the Mulberry Tillie as it is incredibly versatile and holds everything a girl needs. Plus there are lots of colours and fabrics to suit everyone’s personal taste.”

    £1,016, my-wardrobe.com

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  • Halston Heritage Sequin Clutch

    Who loves it:

    Luisa De Paula, Buying and Merchandising Director at my-wardrobe.com

    Why she loves it:

    "It's the perfect ultra-glamourous clutch to fit this season's 70s trend that could be straight from the dance floor from Studio 54."

    £216, my-wardrobe.com

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