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Ten handbags to stow your things in style

Handbags for 2010 are more ladylike than last year's and include elegant frame bags, youthful cross-body bags, playful fur trims, classic soft leather bags, and ornately embellished bags. Other trends include bold colours, square and rectangular shapes, satchels, military styles, animal prints, fringes and drawstrings.

1> QUIRKY Embellished with studs and tassles in a funky bucket shape. For the young and trendy. Mischa Barton Olsen studded tote €84, littlewoodsireland.ie

2> ITALIAN Understated elegance in soft leather with animal accents. Furla Royal €440, Arnotts

3> UNCONVENTIONAL A new take on the classic fringe. Karen Millen tan bag €80, Kildare Village

4> DELIGHTFUL This adorable Tommy Hilfiger is the perfect size for any shopping spree and the many pockets will keep you organised. Hilfiger Sportswear Rita satchel €180, Tommy Hilfiger

5> SLOUCHY Yummy cushiony bag that will go with any outfit. Jackpot Eabana bag €99.95, Tres Chic Sandymount and Malahide

6> FRAME Pretty feminine frame bag for the manicured elegance of the 1950s. Mischa Barton €105, Arnotts

7> CASUAL Squashy drawstring bag with outside pockets for easy accessibility. Pepe Ani bag €149, Pepe Jeans, Arnotts, BT2 and Brown Thomas

8> GORGEOUS This feels like an old friend. Once you've tried it you'll never want to put it down. Mulberry Daria hobo bag medium €680, Brown Thomas

9> SHEEPSKIN A cross-body bag is easy to carry and less likely to be lost. Chocolate satchel with sheepskin trim €39, Wallis

>10 ROAR Spice up your work wear with a fierce little handbag. Leopard print from €19.99, TK Maxx


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