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The mini bag trend is adorable. Except when it forces you to also carry around a canvas tote with all your stuff in it (kinda ruins the look). Why not stick to one bag that looks great and can fit more than a lip balm? We’ve found five, so save your mini for date night.

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An Oversize Bucket Bag

This boho-inspired shape feels totally effortless. Just toss in your life and cinch off the top.

Get the look: Armani Exchange ($77); Mark and Graham ($199); Mansur Gavriel ($595)

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A Streamlined Backpack

A grown-up version of the junior high staple calls for grain leather and a clean shape.

Get the look: Phase 3 ($79); Baggu ($280); Cuyana ($350)

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A Structured Carryall

Your wallet, makeup bag, iPad and empty Tupperware all fit inside—yet the sharp lines keep you looking totally put together.

Get the look: Sole Society ($65); OAD ($495); Manufacture Pascal ($895)

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A Metallic Tote

Has your big black tote become a black hole for all your stuff? Silver, bronze and rose gold make for much brighter neutrals.

Get the look: Zara ($119); Kara ($825); Stella McCartney ($1,150)

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A Chain-Strapped Shoulder Bag

As ladylike as a Chanel suit, this style is somehow deceptively large. So go ahead, stash your gym socks in there.

Get the look: Rebecca Minkoff ($235); Ted Baker ($349); Saint Laurent ($2,550) 

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