5 Adorable Summer Handbags & Wallets (Under $40)

Summer is all about the sun, the vacations and taking it easy. But unfortunately, no matter where you are, you’ll need somewhere to put your essentials. This summer, you’ll be carrying your belongings and keeping up with all your Joneses’ at the same time. Here are five cute summer handbags and wallets that will quickly become your faves.

Crossbody Convenience: Coral Summer Handbag

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Chiara Crossbody Wristlet, $19, CharmingCharlie.com

You can wear Charming Charlie’s Chiara Crossbody as a small purse or wristlet. It’s big enough for your keys, your phone and spare change. When worn as a crossbody, you don’t have to worry about putting it down if you’re going to be doing a lot of walking around town. For less than $20, this is definitely a summer essential you wouldn’t want to live without.

Statement Handbag

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Sealed Lips Metallic Clutch, $33, GoJane.com

If you’re going to a formal event and you want to stand out, the Sealed Lips Metallic Clutch from GoJane.com will definitely do the trick. Shaped like a pair of juicy red lips, this wallet will have people talking. The outside red material is high-quality, metallic and glossy. The inside is lined with a silky-looking fabric and plenty enough space for your most needed items. With a statement piece like this all you need is simple makeup and jewelry. Let the lips do the rest.

Slanted Zipper Top

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 Square Clutch Bag with Slanted Zipper Top, $25, ASOS.com

During the summer we gravitate to oranges and pinks, but what about a soft beige color that will go with any outfit? A compatible-colored wallet takes the work out of switching purses, and besides it’s too hot for that! The Square Clutch Bag from ASOS is a larger clutch, which means more space for your belongings. The slanted zipper gives the wallet a sophisticated and futuristic look. We also love it because it’s casual enough for your everyday wardrobe, but dressy enough to wear to work too.

Vegan Purse

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Oatmeal Vegan Leatherette Mini Satchel Bag, $29.99, LoveCulture.com

For our vegan friends, this wallet-sized satchel has style written all over it.

The Oatmeal Vegan Leatherette Mini Satchel Bag from LoveCulture.com has ample space for necessities on the inside, and an extra pocket on the outside for decoration. It has gold accents on the buckles, zippers, and on the handle. You can treat this satchel like a mini chic briefcase by carrying it by the handles. But if you want to keep your hands free, fasten the satchel onto the removable strap that it comes with.

Bra Stash Wallet

summer handbags - small pink wallet with credit cards poking out

Silk Undercover Bra Stash, $13.95, EagleCreek.com

Are you a bra stuffer? The Silk Undercover Bra Stash wallet snaps to your bra to keep small belongings secure and hidden. You can fasten this wallet at multiple places on your bra, including on the shoulder strap, in between the cups or on the side. No more pick pockets with a wallet like this! It’s also useful if you are going for a run.

Enjoy life and carry light. You won’t have shopper’s regret after taking home one of these cuties, all under $40. Let us know which one is your favorite!



Martha-Raye is a senior at the University of Delaware, majoring in Environmental Studies. She loves fashion and music, especially eco-fashion. In her spare time, she sews, works out, and snuggles up with Netflix.

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