Aspire/Acquire: Metallic Shopper Handbags

One thing we saw all over the spring 2010 runways? Metallics. They're not just for glamming up a neutral winter outfit anymore, but for blinding passersby in the spring & summer sun. Shopper handbags were a huge presence, too, and the two trends combined = one seriously easy way to update your look. But should you spend a few C notes, or just pocket change on this likely fleeting glimmery trend?

Go ahead and lust after this luscious gunmetal Cynthia Vincent Berkely Tote ($403, #1 in picture) - we know we are. Crafted from fine leather, it features refined tailoring, a simple silhouette, and black leather straps for a ladylike take on fashion's obsession with rock star-worthy metallics.

Also made from 100% leather, Elliott Lucca's distinctive Astrid Tote ($158, #2 in picture) is available in black, pyrite, or copper patent leather. A ruched opening and twisted handles add visual interest to the basic shape, and it's a much more affordable alternative, though still a little spendy.

Determined to keep your budget under control? Fool the fashionistas with this fun Daisy Fuentes Metallic Snakeskin Shopper ($29 on sale, regularly $48, #3 in picture), in your choice of black, bronze, or pewter faux snakeskin. It also has a cinched top, plus interior pockets for all your daily must-haves.

So... Tell us: which bag are you going to go for?

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