Elizabeth Pryde
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8 Exciting Handbag Trends for Spring/Summer 2012 ...

Handbag trends are just as fluid in the fashion world as clothing trends. They evolve from season to season to reflect the current style influences, showcase the hottest hues and highlight the must-have materials leading the design industry at that time. Spring/Summer 2012 has long since hit the runways and with the warm weather fast approaching, the latest handbag styles will soon be out in full force for us to covet. In preparation for the onset of these 'it' bags, here are 8 of the most exciting purse trends you’ll see for the Spring/Summer season.

1. Prints

As one of the season’s boldest and most unexpected handbag trends, printed purses are chic, high style, and fashion forward. They're a direct influence, in fact, from the heavily printed clothing design trends of the Spring/Summer 2012 ready to wear collections. These current bags, truly small works of art, are admittedly limited in terms of versatility. Yet they make up for any shortcomings with exciting patterns, bold colors and inspired artistic prints perfect for the fashionista in all of us. Finally, an answer to the age-old question: this is what you get the girl who has everything!

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