The Top 5 Handbag Designers for Teens

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Kate Spade

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Kate Spade is a favorite among the prep school set. The punchy colors and patterns (think stripes and polka dots) add a playful element to the brand's signature bag shapes.

In addition to classic purse styles that will be popular year over year, the brand has more whimsical options on offer each season, like bags and clutches shaped like fruit, butterflies, or other animals. Prices range from around $100 for a wristlet to upwards of $1,000 for a large bag made of luxury leathers. 

Emerson Place smooth Margot in Spa Blue, $198, ​Kate Spade

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LeSportsac was founded in 1974 and revolutionized the world of accessories with its line of nylon parachute luggage and handbags.

LeSportsac teams up with different designers like Tokidoki to create youthful Japanese streetwear-inspired handbags. Prices range from $88-160.

Tokidoki creative shopper, $148, LeSportsac

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Dooney & Bourke

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If you see Louis Vuitton in your future, then Dooney & Bourke is a great starting point for you. Dooney & Bourke dominates the "affordable luxury" niche market with product prices that range from $20-625. 

Claremont multi chevron field bag, $198, Dooney & Burke

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Photo: Courtesy of Coach

If you already own a Dooney and are looking for an instantly recognizable bag to add to your collection, this is the brand for you.

Coach began as a family-owned business in 1941 and their leather goods often last over 15 years when cared for properly. Prices average around $300.

Crossbody pouch in floral print leather, $165, Coach

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Betsey Johnson

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Betsey Johnson handbags are designed with the free-spirited, over-the-top girly-girl in mind. Bags are adorned with crystal tiaras and feature prints such as florals, skulls and animal prints. Prices range from $48-$395.

Betsey Johnson striped medium shopper, $108, Macys