10 Editor-Approved Designer Handbags You Need For Summer

Our summer getaways are no longer just the stuff of dreams. June is officially here, and we at Team Zoe are making our packing lists. We’re headed everywhere from Tokyo to Hawaii to New York City this season, and we all know a gorgeous handbag is the ne plus ultra of a really strong vacation look—strolling the streets of Florence isn’t the same without a perfect woven tote replete with pom-pom color pops, right? To inspire your own travel accessories game, here are the 10 purses we’re currently obsessing over.

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Team Zoe's Dream Summer Handbags

"In my dream world, this top-handle tote transports picnic essentials (aka several bottles of rosé and a feast of fruit and cheese) for weekend jaunts to Dolores Park in San Francisco."

—Kristi Mikesky, Features Editor

"Thanks to a multitude of weddings, my summer travel list is city-centric—Seattle, San Francisco and New York. This whimsical shoulder bag is unexpected yet practical thanks to a top zipper, expandable structure and convertible strap—making it the ideal sightseeing companion."

—Nicky Deam, Editorial Director

"I'm headed to Tuscany and Florence, and I love this Gucci cross-body for running around to markets and seeing the sights during the day and for adding a pop of color to dresses for dinner and drinks later in the evening."

—Sari Anne Tuschman, Editor at Large

"With plans to escape the sweltering NYC heat in favor of breezier California temps, I'm loving this rattan shoulder bag by Mark Cross—the boxy silhouette and contrasting materials are polished yet suited to many a summer activity."

—Laura Lajiness, New York Editor

"I'm headed to Maui, but I live in silk slip dresses and leather. This Saint Laurent fringed straw bag will infuse my wardrobe with island vibes."

—Jaclyn Decell, Social Media Manager

"This pink tote pairs perfectly with all my summery dresses and sandals—from Malibu to New York."

—Samantha Corbett, Graphic Designer

"I'm going to Las Vegas this summer with my girlfriends, and I can sling this mini star-studded cross-body over any outfit for a little glam, whether I'm headed to the pool or a night out."

—Amy Lee, Associate Fashion Editor

"Tulum is my summer escape, and since you don't need much when you're there, a little raffia clutch is just the thing."

—Erin Nicole, Editor

"I'm going to Seoul and Tokyo, and this tote is the perfect size—it's large enough to fit my scarf, a light sweater and any small souvenirs I buy. I also love the cool color combo, which is neutral enough to go with every outfit I pack, so I only need to bring one bag."

—Christian David, Art Director

"Now that I'm a mom with two-year-old twin boys running full steam 24/7, I have a new appreciation for fanny packs. But if I'm going to go there, it's got to be Chanel. I plan to wear this to the office, in Laguna Beach and in Kauai—the quilted black leather will go with everything."

—Shannon Nash, Accessories & Jewelry Editor