6 Statement Bags Sure To Stand Out This Summer

Summer is an ambiguous time for handbags, because it's too hot to carry anything big, but there's so much to bring to work that it's impossible to carry a clutch everywhere. It's important to have one oversized piece for the daytime and many clutches for evening. Our favorite bags lately are Dee Ocleppo, who launched her line a few years ago to a cheering crowd. The quality is exceptional and the style is classic, trendy, and timeless. Click through for some more of our favorite statement-makers.

Photos: Akihiro Sakai

Paper Stylist: Matthew Sporzynski

Nails: Mayumi Abuku

Model: Pauline Sherrow