5 Unique Handbags That Will Take Your Look to the Next Level

Give your wardrobe a fresh new look with our top five handbags that are out of this world. From a velvet mini shopper to a holographic crossbody bag, you'll want to give your everyday bag a rest and pick up one of these trendy options.

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Crushed Velvet Mini Shopper

Velvet tops, dresses, and jumpsuits are all the rage, so why not top off your collection with this velvet mini shopper? Give your clutch the night off, because this bag was made for flashy parties and special events. It's large enough to fit your wallet, phone, and lip gloss, yet small enough that it won't look bulky at your side. Instead of a zip or button closure, simply cross one handle over the other and your items will stay put inside. ($490; shopbop.com)

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Payton Leather Belt Bag

The fanny pack has come out of retirement and is back with a modern twist—enter the leather belt bag. It's a mix between a fanny pack and a crossbody to create a convenient bag that looks stylish with any outfit and won't get in the way. It comes in four colors (brown, taupe, black, and blue) and can be worn around your waist or over your shoulder. ($48; freepeople.com)

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Basket Tote

Snag this woven basket tote while it's on sale for $24 off and it will be your go-to summer accessory for heading to the beach or brunch with the girls. Its half-moon silhouette is big enough to hold your sunscreen, tanning lotion, wallet, phone, and other small essentials you might need throughout the day. Carry it by the circle handles at the top, or use the long strap to swing it over your shoulder as a crossbody. ($36, usually $60; solesociety.com)

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Reversible faux leather tote with wristlet in brown and tan. photo

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Reversible Faux Leather Tote & Wristlet

Instead of buying the same handbag in two different colors (we've all done it), treat yourself to this reversible faux leather tote and matching wristlet. It's available in three color combos, but we are loving this mustard shade that transforms into a neutral taupe. It can fit a 15-inch laptop, making it perfect for the office, or you can use it as your everyday handbag and wallet to complete almost any look. ($49; nordstrom.com)

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Iridescent Crossbody Bag

No matter what you're wearing, when you add this budget-friendly iridescent crossbody to your ensemble it'll take your outfit to a whole new level. Its shiny exterior will turn heads whether you're at a party or on a shopping spree, and the interior pocket will keep your cards and cash secure. Set down your tote because this compact bag will be your go-to on days when you only need the essentials. ($10; target.com)

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