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15 playful bags to add a touch of whimsy to your summer outfit

by Jordan Muto /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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The "it" bag of the summer has nothing to do with a designer label or hefty price tag.

Remember the kitschy purses from childhood in shapes like strawberries and watermelons? Well, they've recently made a comeback with high-end designers like Kate Spade, Moschino, Charlotte Olympia and Anya Hindmarch designing adult versions that are seriously cute without verging into too twee. The style is popping up on celebrities across the globe and even accessorizing outfits worn to the Met Gala.

 Katy Perry arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "China: Through the Looking Glass" on Monday, May 4, 2015, in New York. AP file

While designer novelty bags are not the most budget friendly, there are ways to rock this trend without breaking the bank. And while it may seem daunting to throw on a bag that looks like a piece of fruit or an ice cream cone, it's actually a great summer accessory to spruce up an otherwise plain outfit.

These bags are great conversation starters to get everyone asking, "Where did you get that bag?"

Be sure to take a look at some of our favorites below.

Under the sea


Skinnydip Mermaid Shell Crossbody Bag in Pink, $54.00, ASOS

 Piranha Your Request Bag By Kling Modcloth

Piranha Your Request Bag, $69.99, Modcloth

Tastes like summer


Nila Anthony Watermelon Clutch Purse, $36.95, Pacsun

  Betsey Johnson

Kitchi Strawberry Crossbody, $78.00, Betsey Johnson

  Nasty Gal

Get Peachy Crossbody Bag, $48.00, Nasty Gal

Sweet treat


Nila Anthony Patent Cupcake Crossbody Bag, $36.95, Pacsun

  Betsey Johnson

Kitchi Bubblegum Crossbody, $78.00, Betsey Johnson


Skinnydip Ice Cream Crossbody Bag, $45.00, ASOS

Drink up


Ferentino, $29.98, ALDO


Skinnydip Pineapple Juice Crossbody Bag, $46.00, ASOS


ALDO Milk Carton Novelty Crossbody, $49.00, ASOS

Take your pet for a ride!

 Cat to the Chase Bag

Cat to the Chase Bag, $39.99, Modcloth


Betsey Johnson Kitchi Dog Crossbody, $49.99, Ideel

Emoji madness

  T.J. Maxx

JOSEPH D'AREZZO Evil Eye Clutch, $19.99, T.J. Maxx


Skinnydip Emoji Face Crossbody Bag, $45.00, ASOS

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